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.
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.
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.