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.
BBC Stargazing Live Event
Stargazing Oxford returns on the 11th January 2014 from 2pm to 10pm (last entry 9.30pm)
Last year's event
Last year nearly 1,200 people were able to experience exciting hands-on stalls for all ages, with astronomers available to answer all their questions about space: “What constellations can you see in the night sky this month?”, “Why do stars explode?”, “Is there life on other planets?” and “What happened at the very beginning of the universe?”.
The Bonn particle physics show is an exciting live-action presentation with many demonstration experiments and show elements. It is prepared and performed by the Bonn physics students with more than a dash of German (yes!) humour.
21 November 2013
IceCube provides first evidence for high-energy neutrinos of astrophysical origin
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a giant particle detector buried in the Antarctic icecap, is a demonstration of the power of the human passion for discovery, where scientific ingenuity meets technological innovation. Today, nearly 25 years after the pioneering idea of detecting neutrinos in ice, the IceCube Collaboration announces the observation of 28 very high-energy particle events that constitute the first solid evidence for astrophysical neutrinos from cosmic accelerators.
5 November 2013
The Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, yesterday announced that the University of Oxford was one of 15 Universities to be awarded part of £100m of new NERC investment in Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs).
The Department of Physics is one of the core departments of the Oxford DTP in Environmental Research, offering a novel training environment across three broad science streams, including a Physical Climate Science stream of high relevance for Physics undergraduates considering graduate research in Climate Physics.
Graduate Student Competition
An evening of bite-sized physics presentations for the public
A showcase of research at Oxford Physics though six exciting bite-sized presentations delivered by graduate research students. Covering topics from Space, Lasers, Superconductivity, Sea Ice and the Large Hadron Collider, there is certainly something that will capture the attention of anyone from school children to adult science enthusiasts.
The magnetism of magnetism
Presented by Dr Alexy Karenowska
Magnetism is a physical phenomenon that we encounter every day. And yet there is something inescapably far from everyday about it.
In this talk we explore the ways in which our desire to unpick the tantalizing mysteriousness of magnetism has shaped—and continues to shape—science and technology as we know it.
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.
The Hintze Lecture Series
Professor Christopher Reynolds, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland
‘The role of black holes in galaxy evolution’
Tuesday 22nd October 2013 at 5pm
Abstract: Almost all galaxies possess a massive black hole at their centre. Despite being a thousand times less massive than the galaxy and a billion times smaller in size, we now believe that these black holes are major players in the story of how galaxies evolve.
Special lecture by Zahaan Bharmal - Google
Introductions by Dr Chris Lintott (Zooniverse/Astrophysics Oxford)
'Space Lab: Inspiring the next generation of scientists'
In July 2012, a Japanese Kounotori 3 cargo transporter blasted off into space carrying two very unusual scientific experiments. Whereas most payloads bound for the International Space Station are designed by professional scientists and engineers, these two were designed by teenagers. A year earlier, they had entered a global competition called YouTube Space Lab, challenging students around the