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.
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.
The 3rd Workshop in the Physics of Fine Tuning - Stars, Galaxies, and the Multiverse will be held in Trinity College on Thursday 12th May 2016 from 14:00 - 16:00.
John Peacock (Edinburgh)
Observer Selection and Fine-Tuning Puzzles in Cosmology
Joe Silk (Oxford, IAP; John Hopkins)
The Limits of Cosmology
Adrianne Slyz (Oxford)
How do Galaxies know when, where and how quickly to form stars?
The 12th Hintze Lecture will be delivered by Professor Robert Kennicutt, Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge.
Title: Unveiling the Birth of Stars and Galaxies
Abstract: Understanding the birth of stars is one of grand challenges of 21st century astrophysics, with impacts extending from the formation of planets to the birth and shaping of galaxies themselves. The challenge has been all the more difficult because the most active birth sites are largely hidden in visible light.
Dr Jena Meinecke
The largest laser on Earth, at the National Ignition Facility (California), is to be used to recreate scaled astrophysical conditions and answer the question: What is the origin of magnetic fields in our universe?
Photo credit: Damien Jemison/LLNL
The universe is ubiquitously magnetised — from clusters to filaments and even voids – but the origin of these fields is still unknown.
Oxford Climate Research Network Annual Lecture
In conjunction with the Met Office Academic Partnership
Professor Kerry Emanuel (MIT)
In his talk, Kerry will explore the pressing practical problem of how hurricane activity will respond to global warming, and how hurricanes could in turn be influencing the atmosphere and ocean.
3.30 – 4.30 Prof.
The Final Dennis Sciama Lecture will be delivered by Professor David Deutsch FRS on Thursday 3rd March 2016 @ 17:30 in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre.
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.