Astrophysics

The 13th Hintze Lecture: Our Simple but Strange Universe, Professor David Spergel

Date: 
10 Nov 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

The 13th Hintze Lecture will be delivered by Professor David Spergel, Charles A. Young Professor of Astronomy, Princeton Unversity, on Thursday 10th November 2016 @ 17:30 in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre.

Title: Our Simple but Strange Universe

For more information contact: 

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

4 July 2017

Four Royal Society University Research Fellowships for Physics

The Royal Society has announced the appointment of 43 new University Research Fellows (URFs) for 2017. The University Research Fellowship scheme aims to provide outstanding early career scientists, who have the potential to become leaders in their chosen fields, with the opportunity to build an independent research career. The scheme is extremely competitive and URFs are expected to be strong candidates for permanent posts in universities at the end of their fellowships, and many have gone on to enjoy significant national or international recognition for their work.

22 June 2017

Steven Balbus awarded MPLS teaching award

Congratulations to Prof Steven Balbus who has been awarded an MPLS Teaching Award.

Prof Balbus commenced lecturing on the year 3 core course on General Relativity in HT 16. He received this award for his "exceptional ability to integrate research and teaching — both presenting complex current developments to undergraduates in an engaging and accessible form, and deriving new research insights through the teaching process."

19 June 2017

Congratulations Katherine Blundell

Professor Katherine Blundell is appointed OBE for services to astronomy and the education of young people.

12 June 2017

First detection of the 670µm water transition in space

We presented the first detection of the 670µm water transition in space in A&A, 601, L3. This transition can be used to trace the infrared radiation in the nucleus of galaxies providing key information on dust obscured events like the growth of supermassive black holes or extreme bursts of star-formation. This will help us to understand how galaxies evolve from star-forming spirals, like the Milky Way, to dead elliptical galaxies.
fig_sp.jpg670µm water emission detected in a nearby galaxy

8 May 2017

Professor Myles Padgett, Kelvin Chair of Natural Philosophy and Vice Principal (Research), University of Glasgow 26 May (3.30pm): ‘Ghost Imaging with Quantum Light’

Professor Myles Padgett, Kelvin Chair of Natural Philosophy and Vice Principal (Research), University of Glasgow
26 May (3.30pm): ‘Ghost Imaging with Quantum Light’
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, followed by tea/coffee in the Clarendon Labs Common Room

Ghost imaging and ghost diffraction were first demonstrated by Shih and co-workers using photon pairs created by parametric down-conversion. They were able to obtain an image or a diffraction pattern using photons that had never interacted with the object, relying instead on the correlations with photons that have.

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'

fullwidth_Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell at the MHS Oct 2013 credits Val Crowder Physics.jpg

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.

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

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