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19 July 2016

Royal Society Annual Awards - Kavli Medal and lecture winner 2017

Congratulations to Henry Snaith who has been awarded the Royal Society Kavli Medal and lecture winner 2017. This award is made for excellence in all fields of science and engineering relevant to the environment or energy. Henry receives this award for his discovery and development of highly efficient perovskite solar cells which promise to dramatically increase the efficiency and reduce the cost of solar energy.

7 July 2016

Nicholas Kurti Prize 2016

Condensed Matter Physics is delighted to announce that Marein Rahn, third year postgraduate student, has been awarded the Nicholas Kurti Prize 2016 for distinguished work by a third year graduate student in Condensed Matter Physics.

Many congratulations, Marein.

7 July 2016

David Ryan Prize 2016

Condensed Matter Physics is delighted to announce that David McMeekin, second year postgraduate student, has been awarded the David Ryan Prize 2016 for the best research presentation by a second year student at the annual poster session.

Many congratulations, David.

Halley Lecture

Date: 
8 Jun 2016 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

This year's Halley Lecture will be delivered by Professor Scott Tremaine FRS, Richard Black Professor, School of Natural Sciences, IAS, Princeton University, on Wednesday 8th June 2016 @ 5pm in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre.

Title: The Origin and Structure of the Solar System Comet Cloud
Abstract: Comets have inspired awe and fear since pre-historic times, but the modern study of comets only
began with Halley's analysis of comet orbits and his successful prediction of the return of what is now
called Halley's comet.

Biological Physics Seminar Week 6

Date: 
3 Jun 2016 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience: 
Specialised / research interest

Week 6 Biological Physics Seminar

10.00: Tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits
10:10: Marco Fritzsche (Eggeling Group WIMM)
Mechanisms of actin cytoskeleton organisation in T-cell activation
10.45: Christian Eggeling (WIMM)
Biophysics of membranes - new Insights from super-resolution STED microscopy

22 April 2016

Colloquia Series Trinity Term 2016

Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following lectures will be given at 3.30 pm on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory. Tea will be served in the Common Room at 4.30 pm.

The Physics of Fine Tuning - 3rd Workshop - Stars, Galaxies and the Multiverse

Date: 
12 May 2016 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Trinity College
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

The 3rd Workshop in the Physics of Fine Tuning - Stars, Galaxies, and the Multiverse will be held in Trinity College on Thursday 12th May 2016 from 14:00 - 16:00.

Speakers:
John Peacock (Edinburgh)
Observer Selection and Fine-Tuning Puzzles in Cosmology

Joe Silk (Oxford, IAP; John Hopkins)
The Limits of Cosmology

Adrianne Slyz (Oxford)
How do Galaxies know when, where and how quickly to form stars?

The 12th Hintze Lecture

Date: 
10 May 2016 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

The 12th Hintze Lecture will be delivered by Professor Robert Kennicutt, Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge.

Title: Unveiling the Birth of Stars and Galaxies

Abstract: Understanding the birth of stars is one of grand challenges of 21st century astrophysics, with impacts extending from the formation of planets to the birth and shaping of galaxies themselves. The challenge has been all the more difficult because the most active birth sites are largely hidden in visible light.

Oxford Symposium on Quantum Materials 2016

Date: 
29 Apr 2016 - 8:45am - 5:45pm
Venue: 
Somerville College, Oxford

An annual interdisciplinary forum to bring together physicists, chemists, materials scientists and theoreticians in and around Oxford to advance the science and promote direct collaboration between groups interested in novel quantum materials and phenomena.

Final Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture

Date: 
3 Mar 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

The Final Dennis Sciama Lecture will be delivered by Professor David Deutsch FRS on Thursday 3rd March 2016 @ 17:30 in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre.