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.
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 13th Hintze Lecture will be delivered by Professor David Spergel, Charles A. Young Professor of Astronomy, Princeton Unversity, on Thursday 10th November 2016 @ 17:30 in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre.
Title: Our Simple but Strange Universe
Abstract "Observations of the microwave background, the left-over heat from the big bang, the large-scale distribution of galaxies and the properties of distant supernova have led to a remarkable simple model for our universe.
Dr Colin Wilson, Physics, Oxford
Is there, or was there ever, life on Mars?
Can humans one day go to Mars (and come back safely)?
On the 19 October, two European spacecraft will arrive at Mars. The Trace Gas Orbiter will, as the name suggests, go into orbit and will map gases like methane, whose presence in the Martian atmosphere is still unexplained.
4 July 2016
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
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.
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.
THE PHYSICS OF LIFE; AN EXPLORATION OF BIOLOGY ON THE NANOSCALE
Date: Monday 27 June
- 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.
CHASING THE BIG BANG
DATE/TIME: SATURDAY 25 JUNE, 15:00
VENUE: OXFORD TOWN HALL, ASSEMBLY ROOM
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.
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.