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Every Friday - Physics Colloquia Series 15:30 all welcome

Date: 
20 Oct 2017 - 3:30pm to 24 Nov 2017 - 3:30pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

The following Department colloquia will take place during Michaelmas term 2017 as we aim to share with you the latest research and developments across the discipline - Undergraduates, Graduate, Postdocs, Support Staff and Faculty members are all encouraged to attend. Alumni and members of the University in other departments/colleges, too!

Each talk is followed by tea in the Physics common room. We look forward to seeing you there!

All lectures will commence at 3.30pm, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory.

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Alumni Garden Party

Date: 
29 Jun 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Audience: 
Family friendly

Sunday 29th June, afternoon tea in the Garden at St Hugh's College, Oxford

Following on the success from last year’s first Physics Alumni Garden Party, and thanks to the generosity of one of our alumnus, we are hosting this year’s party at St Hugh College’s beautiful gardens on Sunday 29th June, 4-6:30 pm.

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Physics Department Carol Service

Date: 
15 Dec 2017 - 4:30am
Venue: 
University Church of St Mary the Virgin
Room: 
Audience: 
Family friendly

Physics Department Carol Service 2017

The Carol Service will be held this year on Friday, 15th December, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, High St, followed by wine and mince pies in the church. Please make a note in your diary. As always friends and family, especially children, are welcome to attend.

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Inaugural Oxford Network for Planets in the Universe Distinguished Lecture

Date: 
8 Nov 2017 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
clarendon
Room: 
Lindemann Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

Title: Getting to know alien worlds: Characterizing exoplanets from the ground and from space

Registration is required (no registration fee) Link to registration page

Time: 5 pm (to be seated by 4.50pm) on 8th November 2017

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17 October 2017

Jessica Bolan awarded the Institute of Physics 2017 Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize

Congratulations to Jessica Boland who has been awarded the Institute of Physics 2017 Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize

for her work developing 'novel techniques for characterising the charge carrier dynamics of semiconductor nanowires, enabling demonstration of single nanowire terahertz detectors and ultrafast optically switchable nanowire-based terahertz modulators for ultrafast wireless communication.'

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15th Hintze Lecture 'State of the Universe'

Date: 
13 Nov 2017 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

The 15th Hintze Lecture will be delivered by Professor Brian Schmidt, Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University and 2011 Noble Prize Winner in Physics.

Title: State of the Universe
Abstract: Our Universe was created in 'The Big Bang' and has been expanding ever since. Professor Schmidt will describe the vital statistics of the Universe, including its size, weight, shape, age, and composition. Professor Schmidt will also try to make sense of the Universe's past, present, and future – and describe what we know, and what we do not yet know, about the Cosmos

For more information contact: 

Leanne O'Donnell
Tel: 01865 613 973
email : Leanne.odonnell@physics.ox.ac.uk

20 September 2017

Oxford physicists could change our understanding of the universe in this new venture

"Why are we here?"

Oxford physicists could change our understanding of the universe in this new venture...

(In the photo we see from left to right, Prof Alfons Weber, Prof Giles Barr and Dr Farrukh Azfar. Photo copyright Department of Physics/S.Bebb)

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15 August 2017

Oxford Physicists Line Up Laser Pulses To Drive Plasma Wakefields

Oxford Physicists Line Up Laser Pulses To Drive Plasma Wakefields

A team led by Professor Simon Hooker's group at Oxford have shown that very compact particle accelerators could be driven by trains of laser pulses travelling through a plasma (an ionized gas). This work illustrates the potential for efficient plasma accelerators operating at much higher pulse repetition rates than possible to date.

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