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.
11 February 2014
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 - 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.
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 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 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.
Presented by Dr. Richard Zurek
Chief Scientist of the Mars Program Office
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
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.
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.
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.
BBC Stargazing Live Event
Stargazing Oxford returns on the 11th January 2014 from 2pm to 10pm (last entry 9.30pm)
Photo credits: Joseph Caruana
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 t
The Bonn University Particle Physics Show visits Oxford! The show takes you into the heart of the LHC and brings the Higgs boson to life. The action-packed presentation has many exciting demonstrations and more than a dash humour.
The show is prepared and performed by the Bonn University physics students under the direction of Professor Herbi Dreiner whose previous shows have won a number of awards, including the High Energy Physics Outreach Prize of the European Physical Society.