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 PHYSICS OF LIFE; AN EXPLORATION OF BIOLOGY ON THE NANOSCALE
Date: Monday 27 June
Time: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.
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.
56th Cherwell-Simon Lecture 2016 - Professor Lisa Randall, "Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe"
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.