Past Events for Research

26 Feb 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:15pm

On Tuesday 26 February at 2pm in the Sheldonian there will be an open afternoon to showcase the diversity of climate research in Oxford, and give a flavour of the opportunities for research and collaboration across departments. Open to all, including undergraduates thinking about climate research; graduates, post-docs and faculty, to learn about what is going on in other departments; and interested members of the public. This event is organised by the Oxford Climate Research Network (

15 Jan 2013 - 2:00pm to 17 Jan 2013 - 1:00pm

This is the third in a series of workshops on astro-particle physics with multiple messengers and the first to take place in Oxford.

It includes a series of lectures on the topic at the post-graduate level given by members of the collaboration. These lectures are open to all interested.

Presentations of their current research will also be given by PhD students of the collaboration. These, however take place behind closed doors.

The programme is listed below:

12 Jan 2013 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm

BBC Stargazing Live Event

Stargazing Oxford returns on the 12th January 2013 from 2pm to 10pm (last entry 9.30pm)

11 Jan 2013 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

Axions are a well motivated candidate to compose a fraction of the dark matter in the universe as observationally required from cosmological measurements. They are predicted independently as a resolution to the strong CP problem in particle physics. Axion cosmology has a long and fruitful history dating from the 1980's. With the advent of precision cosmology in recent decades it has gained new attention.

23 Nov 2012 - 9:00am to 5:30pm

Over the last few years, there has been growing interest in using intensity mapping to study the large scale structure of the Universe. We will be holding an informal workshop on the topic at Oxford on Friday, 23rd of November (from 9:30AM to 5PM) to discuss the state of play of this exciting field. We plan to have short talks on

26 Oct 2012 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Expected to be on the sky by 2020, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope system will produce a 6-band (0.3-1.1 micron) wide-field deep astronomical survey of over 18,000 deg2 of the southern sky using an 8.4 meter ground-based telescope and a 3200 megapixel camera. Each night, LSST will obtain multiple images covering a wide swath of sky visible from its location on Cerro Pachón in northern Chile. Each patch of visible sky will be visited more than 800 times during the 10-year survey. The LSST leverages innovative technology in all subsystems.

19 Aug 2012 (All day) to 23 Aug 2012 (All day)

73rd Harden Conference - Machines on Genes II - The central dogma at the interface of biology, chemistry and physics
19—23 August 2012

St Anne's College, Oxford, UK

14 Jun 2012 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Susan Solomon
Ellen Swallow Richards Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Science,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

'The World’s Chemistry in Our Hands: Global Environmental Challenges Past and Future'

11 Jun 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Leverhulme Lecture

Lost in Intergalactic Space

You've signed up for a mission to travel to the nearest star.
Unfortunately due to a computer error you end up travelling in
hibernation through space at a tenth of the speed of light for a billion
years. This talk is about where you end up, how we know what the
remotest possible regions of the Universe are like, and why studying
them can tell us more about the beginning (and fate) of the Universe
than anywhere else. You may also find out how to get back home again.

6 Jun 2012 - 10:30am to 7 Jun 2012 - 4:45pm

To bring together people working on telescopes and instrumentation across a range of wavelengths to provide an update on status and progress, identify synergies and consider how a healthy programme of technology and instrument development can be sustained into the future. Speakers will be encouraged to identify how the key technology developments, on which their instrument rely, came about.