The Hintze Lecture Series - "Growing Black Holes over 12 Billion Years"

19 Nov 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
General public (Age 14+)

The next Hintze Lecture will be delivered by Professor Meg Urry, Israel Munson Professor of Physics & Astronomy and Director, Yale Centre for Astronomy & Astrophyiscs.

Growing Black Holes over 12 Billion Years

Abstract: Using multi-wavelength surveys, we measure the growth of supermassive black holes at the centres of galaxies over the last 12 billion years. Most actively growing black holes are heavily obscured and not seen in large optical surveys; at the same time, the deep multi-wavelength surveys too little of the sky to find rare objects like luminous quasars.

2 September 2015

Professor Harry Jones, 1945-2015

The Physics Department is sad to announce the death of Professor Harry Jones.

Harry, who was 70 in February, joined the department in 1968 and served Oxford Physics for 44 years before formally retiring in 2012. He was well known around the world for his great expertise in superconducting magnets, which formed the basis of high magnetic field work done in the Clarendon Laboratory over very many years. His legacy is kept alive by the newly formed Oxford Centre for Applied Superconductivity.

Our condolences go to his wife Linda, and to his wider family.

1 July 2015

Prof Chris Lintott awarded the IoP 2015 Kelvin Medal and Prize

Prof Chris Lintott has been awarded the Institute of Physics 2015 Kelvin Medal and Prize "For his major contributions to public engagement with science through conventional media (especially through television) and by leading citizen science projects through Zooniverse, opening a new chapter in the history of science by enabling hundreds of thousands of people to participate in the process of scientific discovery."

Further details can be found here

1 July 2015

Prof Amanda Cooper-Sarkar awarded the IoP 2015 Chadwick Medal and Prize

Professor Amanda Cooper-Sarkar has been awarded the Institute of Physics 2015 Chadwick Medal and Prize "For her study of deep inelastic scattering of leptons on nuclei which has revealed the internal structure of the proton."

Further details can be found here

30 June 2015

Nicholas Kurti Prize 2015

Condensed Matter Physics is delighted to announce that Jack Miller, third year postgraduate student, has been awarded the Nicholas Kurti Prize 2015 for distinguished work by a third year graduate student in Condensed Matter Physics.

Well done, Jack!

30 June 2015

David Ryan Prize 2015

June 2015

Condensed Matter Physics is delighted to announce that Noah Waterfield Price, second year postgraduate student, has been awarded the David Ryan Prize 2015 for the best research presentation by a postgraduate student in their second year at the annual poster session.

Well done Noah!

15 June 2015

Prof Fabian Essler wins MPLS Excellence in Teaching Award

Congratulations to Prof Fabian Essler, who has been awarded a 2015 MPLS Individual Divisional Teaching Award.

The MPLS Divisional Teaching Award Scheme celebrates success, and recognises and rewards excellence in teaching. Awards are available to all those who teach, including graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and learning support staff. The Teaching Award Scheme is administered by the MPLS Divisional Office and awards are made, on merit, across the departments by a cross-departmental panel chaired by the Associate Head of Division (Academic).

15 June 2015

Christopher Palmer wins MPLS Divisional ‘Project Award’ for innovative teaching

The Divisional Teaching Awards were announced at the MPLS Summer Party by the Head of Division Prof. Alex Halliday. Dr Christopher Palmer, Departmental Lecturer in Physics, was awarded the ‘Project Award’ for innovative teaching, worth £3k. Dr Palmer has been running the annual Oxford Undergraduate Physics Conference since 2007, when it was initially funded with an earlier Teaching award. Dr Palmer's new project will extend this concept to an Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Conference, tackling themes of broad interest across the University.

28 May 2015

Podcast of 55th Cherwell-Simon Lecture now online

The video-recording of the 55th Cherwell-Simon lecture on Topological Boundary Modes from Quantum Electronics to Classical Mechanics, delivered by Prof Charles Kane (University of Pennsylvania) on 15 May 2015 is now available

28 May 2015

LHC Run 2 collisions seen by ATLAS

Congratulations to all of the ATLAS Oxford team involved in detecting, triggering, recording, and reconstructing the first collision events seen at the record-breaking energy of 13 TeV!