The Physics behind the music
On 9th March Queen's College GCSE and A level students were treated to a nationally acclaimed science workshop entitled 'DJ Physics' presented by space plasma physicist and Kiss FM DJ, Martin Archer. His presentation to a packed Queen's Hall transported students from the night club to the science lab via Mexican wave loudspeaker music and sound waves.
The undoubted highlight of the event was the 'fire wall' where propane-fuelled flames emitted from a sealed tube danced to the music from Martin's homemade speakers and equipment demonstrating, literally, sound waves. Students also learned about the functions of all parts of DJ decks and about techniques such as blending, fading and scratching.
Martin Archer captivated his audience by using the latest dance and dubstep music.
In the words of Year 13 student Tom Howe, Martin Archer demonstrated that “..a good DJ has to be a quantum DJ!”.