Physics will open its doors to Alumni and Families during the University Alumni Weekend in September.
16 April 2013
Prof Julia Yeomans, Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics has been awarded the EPJE Pierre Gilles De Gennes Lecture Prize, for her profound contribution to the study of the dynamical behaviour of complex and active liquids in confined geometries.
4 March 2013
Subir Sarkar, Head of the Particle Theory Group in the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics has been named Niels Bohr Professor 2013-18 by the Danish National Research Foundation. The award of 29 million kroner (~3.4 million pounds) is for setting up an international research group at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen in astroparticle physics. Titled "Connecting Inner Space & Outer Space" this will cover both fundamental theory and participation in novel experiments e.g. the IceCube neutrino observatory at the South Pole.
8 February 2013
Message from Roger Davies, Philip Wetton Professor of Astrophysics, University of Oxford
The 11th January this year marked the first anniversary of Steve Rawlings’ death. It has been a very difficult twelve months – Steve was a much loved colleague and is greatly missed as both a person and a phenomenal astrophysicist.
There has been significant interest in finding a way to memorialise Steve and I am happy to tell you that, with the full backing of Steve’s wife, Linda, we have set up the Steve Rawlings Memorial Fund in his honour.
7 February 2013
4 February 2013
A new section available
A new section with blogs has been made available, and a few new blogs have been started already: Astro, Funding news, OSMOSIS Research Cruise and Alumni are already up.
To visit, go to the top menu at the home page -> MORE -> BLOGS
11 January 2013
The Eddington Medal is awarded for investigations of outstanding merit in astrophysics and in 2013 is awarded to Professor James Binney from the University of Oxford, in recognition of his fundamental and enduring contributions to galactic astrophysics. Prof.
The Beecroft Institute of Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at the University of Oxford is hosting two single day workshops on the 14th and 15th of March, 2013.
Axions are a well motivated candidate to compose a fraction of the dark matter in the universe as observationally required from cosmological measurements. They are predicted independently as a resolution to the strong CP problem in particle physics. Axion cosmology has a long and fruitful history dating from the 1980's. With the advent of precision cosmology in recent decades it has gained new attention.
Axion like particles are also a generic prediction of string theory, axions being partnered with the moduli of the internal dimensions.
29 October 2012
Prof Giulia Zanderighi awarded a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Humboldt Foundation
Giulia Zanderighi, Professor of Physics at the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, has obtained a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Humboldt Foundation, Germany. These are awarded to internationally renowned academics from abroad in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments in research to date and their exceptional promise for the future.
Giulia's research is focussed on the phenomenology of elementary particles.