Physics boffin inspires Leeds schoolkids

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He’s more used to dealing with particles than pupils, but top nuclear physicist Dr Mick Storr drew a large crowd when he went back to school in Leeds.

Dr Storr, who is the head of academic and technical training at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Switzerland, based at the world-famous CERN facility, delivered two lectures at Fulneck School in Pudsey.

Dr Storr’s speech, which was called ‘CERN - Research, Innovation and Education’, was a precursor to Fulneck’s A-level physics students visiting CERN in February.

Gary Russell, Fulneck School’s head of senior school, said: “It was an absolute privilege to welcome Dr Storr. This was a rare opportunity.

“The students were able to cross-examine a leading expert in particle physics and expand their understanding of our universe.

“Dr Storr’s home-made particle detector allowed many of us to see our first cosmic rays. I fully expect that one day a Fulneck student will be taking his place, inspiring scientists of the future.”

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