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.
10 May 2013
The video recording of the 54th Cherwell-Simon Lecture on "Emergent Law", held by Prof Robert B Laughlin (Stanford University, Nobel Prize in Physics 1998) on 3rd May 2013, is now available. Please click below:
Graduate Student Competition
An evening of mini research presentations for the public
A showcase of research at Oxford Physics though six exciting mini presentations delivered by graduate research students. The topics span the breadth of research at Oxford and look to include climate change, exoplanets, magnets, the higgs and quantum electronics.
Physics will open its doors to Alumni and Families during the University Alumni Weekend in September.
Information Day - Friday 20th September 2013
A smaller open day, with tutors available to answer course-specific questions and course literature available for collection but no sample lectures or activities.
There will be an enquiry desk in the Martin Wood Complex from 10.00am to 4.00pm. For directions, please see the Oxford Physics Map
Some other Departments and Colleges will also be open on this day, some of which you do need to book to attend. For more information please see www.admissions.ox.ac.uk/opendays
The properties of liquid gases can be strange and mysterious. In this talk we will explore what happens when gases are cooled to near absolute zero, and demonstrate some interesting effects such as nitrogen ice and high temperature superconductivity in the process. There will also be an opportunity to experience the more entertaining and frivolous aspects of working with cryogenic materials, and the properties of various gases at different pressures.
Oxford European Reunion
This year the European Reunion will take place in Madrid, Spain.
Professor Julianne Dalcanton (University of Washington)
In this talk I will discuss some of the largest observing programs ever undertaken with the Hubble Space Telescope. These have resolved millions of the most luminous stars in nearby galaxies. These measurements lead to an unprecedented understanding of where and when stars formed, the composition of galaxies and the distribution of mass within galaxies.
Professor Dr E F van Dishoeck
(Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, the Netherlands and Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Germany)
Abstract: One of the most exciting developments in astronomy is the discovery of planets around stars other than our Sun. Nearly 1000 exo-planets have now been detected. But how do these planets form, and why are they so different from our own solar system? Which ingredients are available to build them?
TO WATCH THE RECORDING OF THIS LECTURE PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Professor Robert B Laughlin
Department of Physics, Stanford University, USA
1998 Nobel Prize in Physics
Physics is the science of law - quantitative relationships among measured quantities that are always accurately true.