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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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26 November 2017

Antarctic telescope shows how the Earth stops high-energy particles

A group of scientists which includes Prof Subir Sarkar Head of Particle Theory Group, Theoretical Physics, working with the world’s largest particle detector, have for the first time demonstrated the Earth’s ability to stop highly energetic neutrino particles.

Read the whole article here.

Stargazing Oxford 2018

Date: 
27 Jan 2018 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
dwb
Audience: 
Something for everone

Stargazing Oxford returns on the 27th January 2018 from 2pm to 9pm (last entry 8.30pm)

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Key Stage 3 Physics Challenge Day 2018 - It's electrifying!

Date: 
26 Jan 2018 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Venue: 
Department of Education - University of Oxford
Audience: 
School years 7-9

About: Each year students from local schools come to the University of Oxford to take part in a series of interactive workshops and hands-on collaborative activities designed to explore a core topic in Physics.

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If you have any questions please contact: schools.liaison@physics.ox.ac.uk

You can find a news article about the last event here: http://www.ogdentrust.com/about-us/news/post/1275-its-electrifying.

The Physics Key Stage 3 Challenge Day is sponsored by the Ogden Trust and has been developed by the Oxford Ogden Science Partnership. The event is hosted by the Oxford University Education Department.

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15 November 2017

New industrial applications by driving particle accelerators with lasers

Simon Hooker is a Professor of Atomic and Laser Physics at Oxford and Chris Arran and Robert Shalloo are two of his graduate students. They discuss the group's work on developing plasma accelerators for real-world applications.

14 November 2017

New invention available to industry – A novel signal cross coupling method

Signal couplers allow signals from two transmission lines to be combined and/or split, and can be used in a variety of applications including power distribution networks, sensor arrays, and astronomical instrumentation. Conventional couplers have both transmission lines, which carry the signal, running in parallel to each other, which makes them unsuitable for circuits that require signal path crossing or bypassing, particularly in applications in a linear array. Traditionally this is overcome by using cross-guide coupler, additional cabling or series of optical free-space beam splitters.

14 November 2017

Understanding YIG – the magnetic properties of an artificial garnet

Researchers from the University of Oxford have for the first time mapped the magnetic interactions of an artificial garnet known as YIG (yttrium iron garnet). This understanding could pave the way for the ‘magnonics’ revolution, which offers an entirely new way to transfer data.

13 November 2017

From particle physics research to a commercial product

The new edition of the Oxford Physics Newsletter showcases commercialisation of technology invented for fundamental particle physics experiments and is now being used in applications across the hi-tech manufacturing sector. The article describes how we collaborated with industry to bring this exciting precise measurement technology to market. We also recount the story of Oxford Physics’ first ever spin-out company, the now hugely successful Oxford Instruments plc.

13 November 2017

Physics Newsletter Autumn 2017

Our latest Department newsletter is now available to download in PDF format here (the file may not display correctly with Firefox/Chrome pdf viewers -- in this case save a file and open it with e.g. Acrobat reader or Preview).

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