Public Outreach

Stargazing Oxford 2016

Date: 
16 Jan 2016 - 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: 
Denys Wilkinson Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH
Audience: 
Family friendly

Stargazing Oxford returns on the 16th January 2016 from 2pm to 10pm (last entry 9.30pm)

Last year over 1000 people of all ages gathered at Stargazing Oxford as they sought to explore the wonders of the Universe.

Cherwell-Simon Lecture 2012

Date: 
18 May 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Venue: 
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

QUANTUM GAMES AND QUANTUM INFORMATION

Professor Anton Zeilinger

University of Vienna and Scientific Director of the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

A quantum magician can play tricks that defy our classical imagination. For example, futuristic quantum dice rolled at an arbitrary distance can show the same number, or quantum balls hidden under a cup can exhibit colors impossible in any classical scenario.

4 July 2016

A celebration of Citizen Science on the Higgs boson's birthday

Volunteers around the world are helping Oxford scientists searching for relatives of the Higgs boson … using just their eyes!

Today, 4th July 2016, the Higgs boson celebrates its fourth birthday. Remarkably, over the last two of those years, more than twenty thousand amateur scientists from 179 countries have been collaborating to look for its siblings.

6 June 2016

Supersymmetry squeezed at the high-energy frontier

First year Oxford graduate student Jesse Liu has just released a paper showing how the increase in LHC energy from 8 to 13 TeV has squeezed the permissible models of the theory of supersymmetry.

Supersymmetric theories predicts particles that could help explain the mysterious dark matter in our universe, and which can be produced at the LHC, so they are well worth pursuing.

Halley Lecture

Date: 
8 Jun 2016 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

This year's Halley Lecture will be delivered by Professor Scott Tremaine FRS, Richard Black Professor, School of Natural Sciences, IAS, Princeton University, on Wednesday 8th June 2016 @ 5pm in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre.

Title: The Origin and Structure of the Solar System Comet Cloud
Abstract: Comets have inspired awe and fear since pre-historic times, but the modern study of comets only
began with Halley's analysis of comet orbits and his successful prediction of the return of what is now
called Halley's comet.

Physics of Life: an exploration of biology on the nanoscale (Oxfordshire Science Festival)

Date: 
27 Jun 2016 - 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU

THE PHYSICS OF LIFE; AN EXPLORATION OF BIOLOGY ON THE NANOSCALE

Date: Monday 27 June

Times:

  • 17:00-18:30 (Family Friendly younger audience)
  • 18:30- 20:30 (14+ yrs and adults)

Venue: Martin Wood Complex

Admissions: Free, Book Tickets

Immerse yourself in the living nano-world with Oxford physicists! A showcase of biophysics research with demonstrations, stalls, flash talks and lab tours. See experimental equipment in action and real working labs.

Oxfordshire Science Festival: Festival Opening Weekend

Date: 
25 Jun 2016 (All day) - 26 Jun 2016 (All day)
Venue: 
Various
Audience: 
Family friendly

CHASING THE BIG BANG
DATE/TIME: SATURDAY 25 JUNE, 15:00
VENUE: OXFORD TOWN HALL, ASSEMBLY ROOM
ADMISSION: £5/£4(CONC.)/£16(FAM.)SUITABILITY:14+
How did the Universe begin? We are now on the hunt to find signals from the Big Bang itself, looking for ripples in space-time put in at the beginning of time.

Oxfordshire Science Festival: Space Days

Date: 
24 Jun 2016 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Various
Audience: 
Family friendly

SPACE ON THE STREETS
DATE/TIME: FRIDAY 24 JUNE, 13:00 - 17:00
VENUE: BROAD STREET, OXFORD
ADMISSION: FREE, DROP-IN
SUITABILITY: ALL AGES
The University of Oxford’s Department of Physics takes you on a journey through the cosmos.

4 May 2016

56th Cherwell-Simon Lecture, Prof Lisa Randall "Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe".

The 56th Cherwell-Simon Lecture will be delivered by Prof Lisa Randall, Frank B Baird Jr, Professor of Science, Harvard University at 16:30 on Friday 13 May 2016.

Title: "Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe".

Prof Randall will explore a speculative hypothesis in which the comet that may have triggered the mass extinction of dinosaurs was dislodged from the Oort cloud at the edge of our solar system by a disk of dark matter.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

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56th Cherwell-Simon Lecture 2016 - Professor Lisa Randall, "Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe"

Date: 
13 May 2016 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Venue: 
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

Title: Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

Professor Lisa Randall, Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science, Harvard University will deliver Oxford Physics 56th Cherwell-Simon Lecture.