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Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell 'Pulsars & Extreme Physics - a 50th Anniversary'

Date: 
5 May 2017 - 3:30pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

Oxford Physics Colloquia Series

Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, University of Oxford
'Pulsars & Extreme Physics - a 50th Anniversary'

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28 April 2017

Oxford reflects fondly on Cassini as the end draws near

Oxford reflects fondly on Cassini as the end draws near

On Wednesday 26 April 2017, Cassini became the first spacecraft to ever plunge between Saturn and its innermost rings. In doing so, it came closer to the planet than any probe before it. This historic manoeuvre marks the beginning of the end, for what has been a landmark space mission.

Isaac Physics Calculus Workshop

Date: 
16 Jun 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: 
Abingdon School, Abingdon
Audience: 
Schools (secondary)

The Abingdon Science Partnership have teamed up with Isaac Physics and the University of Oxford Physics Department to offer an exciting end of term experience which aims to stretch and challenge Year 12 Physics students. We aim to help students improve their problem solving skills within a scientific context, a key requirement for students who wish to study STEM subjects at university.

For more information contact: 

To register your interest please click here. If you have any further queries please email isaac.physics@physics.ox.ac.uk

Halley Lecture

Date: 
7 Jun 2017 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

The 2017 Halley Lecture will be delivered by Professor Rainer Weiss, MIT on behalf of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration on Wednesday 7th June 2017

TITLE: Observation of the mergers of binary black holes: The opening of gravitational wave astronomy

For more information contact: 

Leanen O'Donnell
Tel: 01865 613 973
Email: Leanne.odonnell@physics.ox.ac.uk

22 April 2017

Oxford Physicists shortlisted for Innovator of the Year.

BBSRC have announced the shortlisted finalists for their 2017 Innovator of the Year competition, which include Oxford Physics’ Achillefs Kapanidis and Bo Jing, who developed the Nanoimager, a high-resolution microscope based on detecting single fluorescent molecules.

13 April 2017

A mechanical route to cell death

A MECHANICAL ROUTE TO CELL DEATH

By exploiting analogies to ‘active’ liquid crystals Oxford theoretical physicists have contributed to discovering a mechanical mechanism controlling the extrusion of dying cells from layers of tissue.

Smashing Physics: latest news from the energy frontier

Date: 
26 Apr 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

Description

The Institute of Physics Oxford Centre will be hosting Jon Butterworth, Head of Physics & Astronomy at University College London. Jon will be giving a talk entitled Smashing Physics: latest news from the energy frontier based on his first hand experiences working at the Large Hadron Collider.

The Henry Moseley Society Special Event

Date: 
9 Jun 2017 - 1:30pm to 11:00pm
Venue: 
Culham Science Centre
Room: 
Audience: 
Members of the Henry Moseley Society

The Henry Moseley Society Special Event

We are delighted to announce that we will be visiting JET at Culham on June 9th. for our Special Event.
Due to the nature of the experiment, we are restricted in the number of guests we can take (50 only), so we will book places on a first come, first served basis.

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4 April 2017

Congratulations Subir Sarkar!

Many congratulations to Subir Sarkar who has been awarded the IUPAP-TIFR Homi Bhabha Medal and Prize 2017.

This prize is awarded for distinguished contributions in high energy cosmic ray physics and astro-particle physics.

You can read more here

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