Physics vs Psychology: Which is the Hard Science?

Join Helen Cammack & Kate Cross at 8.20pm, Tuesday 8th August at the New Town Theatre (Fringe venue 7) for a battle between physics and psychology. 

Tell us a bit about yourselves

Helen is a PhD student in Physics, working on quantum computing. Kate is a lecturer in Psychology (both at St Andrews)

How does your CoDI show fit in with your research?

It’s about the difficulties (and joys!) of working in our respective fields generally.

Why is the topic ‘dangerous’?

It could overturn all of your assumptions about ‘soft’ subjects and ‘hard’ subjects, seriously change your view of science, and question your assumptions about what subjects are ‘for girls’

Does it rightly have this label? is the topic unjustly controversial?

We think we’re asking a perfectly valid and sensible question, about which many people get much, much too angry…

Why is the topic important to you?

Helen is sick of people goggling at her in astonishment when she reveals she’s a physicist. Kate is sick of being told her subject is ‘fluffy’

Describe your show in 3 words

Lively, silly, challenging

Why should the unenlightened Fringe-goer attend your show? What will they learn?

We’re not sure what will be learned, because a large part of our plan is to have a chat with the audience. So please come along and ask us some difficult questions! You might well find out exactly what you’re hoping to.


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