School of Physics and Astronomy

Physics Student Wins Cosmonaut Training Experience in Russia

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3rd year physics student Kieran Hashmi won a place at a russian cosmonaut training centre this week for his video submission to a competition joint sponsored by SEPnet, the South East Physics Network.

Kieran was selected to take part in a week’s cosmonaut training in Star City near Moscow.  The opportunity, sponsored jointly by SEPnet and University of Kent, will enable them to develop their team building and communication skills using the same equipment as the astronauts.

See Kieran's winning video on how microgravity affects the thermal conductivity of a ferrofluid.

Image courtesy of NASA