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Every Friday - Physics Colloquia Series 15:30 all welcome

Date: 
20 Oct 2017 - 3:30pm to 24 Nov 2017 - 3:30pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

The following Department colloquia will take place during Michaelmas term 2017 as we aim to share with you the latest research and developments across the discipline - Undergraduates, Graduate, Postdocs, Support Staff and Faculty members are all encouraged to attend. Alumni and members of the University in other departments/colleges, too!

Each talk is followed by tea in the Physics common room. We look forward to seeing you there!

All lectures will commence at 3.30pm, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory.

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Inaugural Oxford Network for Planets in the Universe Distinguished Lecture

Date: 
8 Nov 2017 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
clarendon
Room: 
Lindemann Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

Title: Getting to know alien worlds: Characterizing exoplanets from the ground and from space

Registration is required (no registration fee) Link to registration page

Time: 5 pm (to be seated by 4.50pm) on 8th November 2017

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17 October 2017

Jessica Bolan awarded the Institute of Physics 2017 Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize

Congratulations to Jessica Boland who has been awarded the Institute of Physics 2017 Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize

for her work developing 'novel techniques for characterising the charge carrier dynamics of semiconductor nanowires, enabling demonstration of single nanowire terahertz detectors and ultrafast optically switchable nanowire-based terahertz modulators for ultrafast wireless communication.'

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9 October 2017

Dr Fernando de Juan awarded Royal Spanish Physical Society prize

Royal Spanish Physical Society prize "Investigador Novel en Física Teórica" awarded to Dr Fernando de Juan for his work on the theory of two-dimensional conducting materials, especially their topological properties.

More details can be found here.

15th Hintze Lecture

Date: 
13 Nov 2017 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

The 15th Hintze Lecture will be delivered by Professor Brian Schmidt, Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University and 2011 Noble Prize Winner in Physics.

Title: State of the Universe
Abstract: Our Universe was created in 'The Big Bang' and has been expanding ever since. Professor Schmidt will describe the vital statistics of the Universe, including its size, weight, shape, age, and composition. Professor Schmidt will also try to make sense of the Universe's past, present, and future – and describe what we know, and what we do not yet know, about the Cosmos

For more information contact: 

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

Magnets Fantastic

Date: 
7 Dec 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Audience: 
Year 7 to Year 9 (11+)

Magnets are all around us, and we use them for all kinds of things, from decorating our fridges to helping doctors see inside our bodies. Humans have known about magnets for thousands of years, but for almost all that time, they’ve been something of a mystery. How does a magnet work? What makes something magnetic? Why do compasses always point North?

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Cassini-Huygens: Space Odyssey to Saturn and Titan

Date: 
11 Oct 2017 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

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Organised by the Oxford University Aeronautical Society (AerOx)

Booking recommedned, register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cassini-huygens-space-odyssey-to-saturn-a...

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Dark Matter Day

Date: 
31 Oct 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Audience: 
General public (Age 12+)

Booking: Recommended, please see below

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Booking: Recommended, please complete the following form: http://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/my-forms/booking-for-dark-matter-day
Email: public.events@physics.ox.ac.uk
Twitter: @oxfordphysics #darkmatterday

29 September 2017

AOPP Retreat Prize Winners

Despite a very high standard of presentations overall, two stood out as being particularly clear and engaging presentations of some great physics work: Kevin Thielen and Chris MacMackin, both of the Ice and Fluid Dynamics group, won prizes for the best talk and poster respectively. Many congratulations to both of them!

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