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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
Abstract: Understanding the birth of stars is one of grand challenges of 21st century astrophysics, with impacts extending from the formation of planets to the birth and shaping of galaxies themselves. The challenge has been all the more difficult because the most active birth sites are largely hidden in visible light.
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.
David joined the department in 1993 and worked firstly as an Applied Physicist in Nuclear Physics.
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
Abstract: Dennis Sciama's 1959 book The Unity of the Universe was ostensibly about the Steady State theory, a cosmological/astrophysical theory which was to be comprehensively and irreversibly refuted by observations only a few years later. But it wasn't really about that.
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:
•Professor Ray Pierrehumbert: The long
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.
More than 200 people visited us.
If you have any photos you'd like to share, comments or feedback, please write to alumni [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk (Val at the alumni office).
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For the second year, on Friday 22nd May, we held our Leavers 2015 celebrations.
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.
Please email Val alumni [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk if you have any specific dietary or access requirements, or any other questions.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
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.
Starting from his life in Oxford, and following his steps through school, University, work and later his military life through his mother's diary; this is an excelle
Last week we held a lovely and informative event at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock, to commemorate and honour the life of Henry G. J.
The traditional Physics Christmas Carol Service took place yesterday in St Mary the Virgin Church (High St, Oxford.
About 100 people attended the lovely event, and heard the choir sing; readings by Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell (Astrophysics) and Professor Robert Taylor (Condensed Matter Physics) and enjoyed an informal reception with wine and mince pies.
As always, it is wonderful to see so many old and new friends on this occasion, and we look forward to the next one.
Here are some photos to illustrate...
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