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.

The light fantastic - a tour of the electromagnetic spectrum

Date: 
15 Dec 2015 - 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Venue: 
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience: 
General public (Age 12+)

Humans are able to view the world in all the colours of the rainbow - but there are far more colours that we can't see. From insects using ultraviolet light to see patterns on flowers to snakes detecting their prey using thermal infrared, other types of light can reveal unseen detail all around us. Scientists use satellites to measure these other types of light to observe the Earth and the way it is changing around us.

Higgs Hunters: Uncover the building blocks of the Universe

Date: 
27 Oct 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

As the Large Hadron Collider pushes to ever-higher energies, join Prof Alan Barr to find out about the mysteries of particle physics and how the citizen scientists of Higgs Hunters are helping researchers in their search for unknown exotic particles.

Booking required

Please complete the online booking form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HiggsHunters15.

For more information contact public [dot] events [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk

Professor Alan Barr

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The Hintze Lecture Series - "Growing Black Holes over 12 Billion Years"

Date: 
19 Nov 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

The next Hintze Lecture will be delivered by Professor Meg Urry, Israel Munson Professor of Physics & Astronomy and Director, Yale Centre for Astronomy & Astrophyiscs.

Growing Black Holes over 12 Billion Years

Abstract: Using multi-wavelength surveys, we measure the growth of supermassive black holes at the centres of galaxies over the last 12 billion years. Most actively growing black holes are heavily obscured and not seen in large optical surveys; at the same time, the deep multi-wavelength surveys too little of the sky to find rare objects like luminous quasars.

22 July 2015

LPAG graduate student is runner up in FameLab

Rob Shalloo, a first year graduate student studying laser plasma wakefield acceleration in the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science, was awarded one of two runners up prizes in the UK national final of FameLab on 22nd April.

28 May 2015

Podcast of 55th Cherwell-Simon Lecture now online

The video-recording of the 55th Cherwell-Simon lecture on Topological Boundary Modes from Quantum Electronics to Classical Mechanics, delivered by Prof Charles Kane (University of Pennsylvania) on 15 May 2015 is now available
here

28 May 2015

LHC Run 2 collisions seen by ATLAS

Congratulations to all of the ATLAS Oxford team involved in detecting, triggering, recording, and reconstructing the first collision events seen at the record-breaking energy of 13 TeV!

Sir Martin Wood Prize Lecture

Date: 
8 Jun 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Somerville College
Audience: 
Specialised / research interest

Title:
Effective field measurements and spin torque dynamics in magnetic nanostructures

The Sir Martin Wood Prize is awarded annually by the Millenium Science Forum to a young researcher from a Japanese University of Research Institute who has performed outstanding research in the area of condensed matter science. The prize is named after Sir Martin Wood, Founder of Oxford Instruments.

30 April 2015

Oxford graduate student is runner-up in UK FameLab final

Rob Shalloo, a first year graduate student studying laser plasma wakefield acceleration in the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science, was awarded one of 2 runners up prizes in the UK national final of FameLab on 22nd April. FameLab is an international science communication competition where contestants have to give a presentation on any area of science, using only the props they can carry on stage, in just 3 minutes.