Public Outreach

Cherwell-Simon Lecture 2012

Date: 
18 May 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Venue: 
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

QUANTUM GAMES AND QUANTUM INFORMATION

Professor Anton Zeilinger

University of Vienna and Scientific Director of the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

A quantum magician can play tricks that defy our classical imagination. For example, futuristic quantum dice rolled at an arbitrary distance can show the same number, or quantum balls hidden under a cup can exhibit colors impossible in any classical scenario.

23 April 2014

Mireia Crispin Ortuzar awarded Winton prize

Congratulations to Mireia Crispin Ortuzar who has been awarded the Winton Prize 2014 for the most promising D.Phil student in Physics for work in the area of Statistical Analysis of data.

During her graduate research, Mireia performed data analysis that led to the first search for supersymmetric particles using all the data from the recent run of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider.

The 10th Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture

Date: 
7 May 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

The 10th Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture

Professor James Binney
Department of Physics, Merton College and All Souls Visiting Lecturer, University of Oxford

Galaxies and the intergalactic medium

Cosmology tells us that most "ordinary" matter such as we are made of is not in stars or in the interstellar media of galaxies. So it must lie between galaxies. In rich clusters of galaxies it is so dense and so hot that its thermal X-ray emission has long been detected.

11 February 2014

Researchers feature in The Sky at Night: Jupiter's Weather and Moons

Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics researchers feature strongly as contributors to the first edition of the new series of the BBC's Sky at Night programme on BBC4 presented by Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Oxford Astrophysics's Chris Lintott.

Stargazing Oxfordshire - March 2014 (National Astronomy Week)

Date: 
5 Mar 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Denys Wilkinson Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH
Audience: 
Family friendly

Stargazing Oxfordshire - Astronomy Evening

Find out more about research in astrophysics from professional scientists, and observe the night sky with your local community astronomers.

An evening of space science, with astronomers from the University Physics Department and local Amateur Astronomy groups. Stargazing on the roof (if clear), the latest astrophysics and planetary science inside.

Astronomy For All Lectures 2014

Date: 
19 Feb 2014 - 6:00pm - 5 Mar 2014 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
E P Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

Wednesday 19 February 2014 at 6pm
Pictures In The Sky
Ian Ridpath, FRAS, Editor of Norton's Star Atlas

Wednesday 26 February 2014 at 6pm
Big Telescopes - Why Size Always Matters
Dr Fraser Clarke, Oxford Astrophysics.

Wednesday 5 March 2014 at 6pm
Close Encounters - Misunderstanding Comets
Charles Barclay, FRAS, Marlborough College, Oxford
Astrophysics and Associate Fellow, Green Templeton College

The Hintze Lecture Series

Date: 
26 Feb 2014 - 4:50pm - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience: 
General public (Age 12+)

"The Fast Track to Finding an Inhabited Exoplanet"

Professor David Charbonneau, Harvard University

The investigation of planets orbiting other stars has moved from the study of gas giants to the hunt for smaller planets that are predominantly rock and ice in composition. When such planets are discovered in edge-on orbits, such that the planet and star undergo mutual eclipses, we are granted the opportunity to determine directly the planetary masses and sizes.

17 January 2014

Chris Lintott awarded The Beatrice Tinsley Prize

Chris Lintott has been awarded the Beatrice M. Tinsley Prize of the American Astronomical Society for the creation of the Zooniverse. The award is in recognition of the citizen science programs at Zooniverse.org, which have led nearly a million people to discover and classify galaxies, planets and star clusters.

The first project, Galaxy Zoo, was launched in 2007 and we now support more than twenty projects in astronomy and other disciplines.

Mars: Latest Results for an Ever-Changing Planet

Date: 
16 Jan 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

Presented by Dr. Richard Zurek
Chief Scientist of the Mars Program Office
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology


FULLY BOOKED

Mars is a world that has changed throughout its long history and continues to change today. Gale Crater was once a habitable locale, buried for much of Mars history and only exposed relatively recently.

Special lecture 'Low Temperature Physics and Physicists Six decades ago'

Date: 
17 Feb 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

Professor B S Chandrasekhar (Walther Meissner Institute, Bavarian Academy of Arts and Sciences) is an Oxford Physics Alumnus and Rhodes Scholar, and will talk to us about Low temperature Physics and physicists Six Decades Ago. He finished his D.Phil at the Clarendon in 1952.

Abstract

Low Temperature Physics and Physicists Six Decades Ago

[i]'I started doing experiments with liquid helium and superconductors in 1949, some sixty years ago. The field has come a long way since then.