Alumni

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.

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09 June 2013

'God's philosophers - How the medieval world laid the foundations of modern science' a book by alumnus Dr James Hannam

Alumnus news. Today: Dr James Hannam.

After leaving Oxford in 1993 where he’d graduated in physics under Professor Neville Harnew, Dr James Hannam has been an accountant and a historian of science. His book God’s Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science was published in 2009. It was shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize in 2010 and the British Society for the History of Science Book Prize in 2011.

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28 May 2013

Lectures by Lord Cherwell

'You might be interested to know that I am old enough to have gone to lectures by Lord Cherwell. He got round to the topic of his lectures by the third week, by which time most of the class had deserted him, but he reminisced about his early life, and the advice his father gave him, around the turn of the 20th century. "Don't study physics, my boy; they have found everything of importance, and now they are just filling in the details". Luckily he ignored the advice'.

Contributed by Eric Crook, Balliol College (1954)

Thanks Eric!

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02 May 2013

Alumni Reunion in Madrid

During the Alumni Reunion in Madrid, held last week (26-28 April) the Department of Physics reconnected with a lot of alumni and friends who met in the Spanish capital.

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02 May 2013

Alumni event in London at the Oxford & Cambridge Club

The University Alumni Office is organising a professional networking event at the Oxford & Cambridge Club (London) on Wednesday 22nd May, 'Careers in Science Communication'.
Among the speakers, Dr Chris Lintott (Astrophysics, Department of Physics) will share his experiences.

Please have a look here for full details.

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16 April 2013

Why physicists think big - by Steve Morris (University College, 1989)

Why physicists think big

About the author: Steve Morris read Physics at University College, Oxford and graduated in 1989 with first class honours. He spent ten years working for the UK Atomic Energy Authority at Harwell, Oxfordshire, before starting his own internet company.

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11 April 2013

Cherwell-Simon Lecture on “Emergent Law” by Prof Robert Laughlin, Stanford University, Nobel Prize in Physics 1998.

This year’s Cherwell-Simon Lecture on “Emergent Law” will be held on Friday 3rd May 2013 (16.30 pm, Martin Wood Lecture Theatre).
The speaker will be Prof Robert Laughlin, Stanford University, Nobel Prize in Physics 1998.

If you should be interested to meet with the Professor (he will have some availability on the 2nd and 3rd of May 2013 and possibly very limited availability on the 1st ), please do let me Corinna know.
It would be very helpful if you please could state your availability and what you would like to discuss with him.

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11 April 2013

Halley Lecture - 'Building stars, planets and the ingredients for life between the stars' Prof Dr E.F. van Dishoeck


Please note that we request that you are seated by 4.50pm. If the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre is full there will be seating in the Lindemann Lecture Theatre that will be video linked to the talk.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

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09 April 2013

2013 Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race Dinner in NYC

Join Oxford & Cambridge alumni and friends (this Thursday 11 April) at the 80th Annual Dinner celebrating the 159th Boat Race, at the Harvard Club (New York, USA).

*Dress Code: Black tie or Boat Club Blazer*

Full details and how to register here.

Follow the Oxford North America Office on facebook here.

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08 April 2013

Holywell Manor Festival - This event welcomes Students & Alumni (it is not organised by the Department)

On Saturday 27 April 2013, the Holywell Manor Festival will bring together leaders from academia, politics, the arts and more for an exciting day of discussion, performance and commemoration - all nestled within the beautiful surrounds of Holywell Manor, the graduate residence of Balliol College. We invite all Oxford students and alumni to come enjoy a stimulating day of distinguished speakers, live music, and informal discussion.

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08 April 2013

Mrs Giana Kurti will be 100 years old - a message from Professor Harry Jones

(a copy of a message circulated around the Department for alumni who may read this blog and are interested in signing the card or sending regards)

'Dear all,

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