The Department of Physics Alumni Relations Office works to develop, nurture and promote a continuing relationship between the Department and its alumni.
We also work with current students, staff, researchers and friends of the Department, aiming and enhancing the experience of being part of one of the largest and most successful Departments of Physics in the world.
Today we were delighted and honoured with the visit from Principessa Maria Elettra, daughter of Guglielmo Marconi. Prof Paolo Radaelli and Dr Alexy Karenowska hosted her visit to Physics, together with other members of the Department.
Alumni Reception in London
Last week, Dr Sam Vinko gave a wonderful talk to Physics Alumni & Guests at the Oxford & Cambridge Club.
His talk was titled: "From stars to proteins: unveiling material response in intense X-ray fields” and guests' feedback has been fantastic.
This yearly event is always very popular and is really nice to meet new people every time.
Professor John Wheater, Head of Physics, hosted this lovely evening.
The 12th Hintze Lecture delivered by Professor Robert Kennicutt, Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge.
Title: Unveiling the Birth of Stars and Galaxies
David Francis Howell (1955 - 2016)
A note from the Department's Senior Administrator, Malcolm Bradbury:
I am sorry to inform you that, following a short illness, David Howell passed away on Thursday 7th April at Wexham Park Hospital. David had recently decided to retire this year which makes this news particularly sad and poignant.
The Final Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture
Professor David Deutsch FRS (Oxford)
Title: The Unity of the Universe
Thursday 3rd March, 2016. Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
AOPP Alumni Event - 'Climate change in the run-up to the Paris conference: what has Physics got to say?'
Prof David Marshall, Prof Tim Palmer CBE FRS, Prof Laure Zanna, Prof Myles Allen and Prof Raymond Pierrehumbert, some of the current faculty in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics in Oxford engaged in the research that underpins the whole debate over climate change, hosted a fantastic event at The Royal Society, London, last November.
Before the event, The Royal Society offered a tour of the Organisation to Physics Alumni attending the AOPP event.
Below, a list of the topics covered on the evening:
Meeting Minds Alumni Weekend in Oxford
Physics opened its doors to alumni and friends on Friday 18th (with the popular telescope tours) and on Saturday 19th, with lectures, posters, members of staff to talk to about Particle Physics, Space Instruments and Atomic and Laser Physics among other things; followed by a reception.
For the second year, on Friday 22nd May, we held our Leavers 2015 celebrations.
A chance for leavers to pick up their alumni card and learn about all the benefits of being part of the University of Oxford and Physics Alumni Community, as well as meet fellow physicists and wish each other farewell while enjoying a buffet lunch.
Alumni Reception in London
Booking is now open for this event.
Please follow this link if you are interested to learn more about it and meet us there!
This is an alumni only event, guests are welcome, 2 tickets per alumna/us - spaces are limited, so first come, first served - if spaces are available, further guests may be able to join us.
Today 14th May, open a new fantastic exhibition focused on the life and achievements of Henry G.J.Moseley, entitled 'Dear Harry...'
We attended the official launch at the Museum, and reception at Trinity College on Tuesday, and had a chance to have a look at this excellent showcase of his life and work.