Rotating condensor, 1951
There is a small collection of around 60 items reflecting advances in atomic and nuclear physics.
The emphasis is upon Liverpool University's role in advances in particle physics.
Highlights of the collection are:
- The Cyclotron Dees from the first Liverpool Cyclotron.
- The rotating condensor from the 156" synchrocyclotron.
- The remaining parts from Oliver Lodge's Ether apparatus.
Of historical wartime significance are examples of a fused rice bowl from Hiroshima and a roof tile and rock sample from Nagasaki. There is also a physics teaching collection, represented by a collection of instruments and apparatus donated by Liverpool University and Liverpool John Moores University.