Past Events for Research

12 May 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Professor Dr Immanuel Bloch, Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching & Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich will deliver the 57th Cherwell-Simon Lecture.

This is a free event and the general public are welcome. Registration not required. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

Title: Controlling and Exploring Quantum Matter Using Ultracold Atoms in Optical Lattices

6 May 2017 - 10:30am

Morning of Theoretical Physics 'Ripples in spacetime: the discovery of gravitational waves '


Prof James Binney FRS: From action at a distance to gravitational waves

Prof Subir Sarkar: The birth of gravitational wave astronomy

Prof John March-Russell: Exploring the very early universe with gravitational waves

More information, abstracts and how to book available here

5 May 2017 - 3:30pm

Oxford Physics Colloquia Series

Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, University of Oxford
'Pulsars & Extreme Physics - a 50th Anniversary'

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4 May 2017 - 5:00pm

The 14th Hintze Lecture will be delivered by Professor Conny Aerts, Director, Institute of Astronomy KU Leuven.

This is a free event, general public welcome.

27 Apr 2017 - 3:00pm

We are pleased to invite BPhO schools to attend our first open lecture at the Royal Society. Schools may bring up to 10 students from Year 10-12.


Talk details


26 Apr 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm


The Institute of Physics Oxford Centre will be hosting Jon Butterworth, Head of Physics & Astronomy at University College London. Jon will be giving a talk entitled Smashing Physics: latest news from the energy frontier based on his first hand experiences working at the Large Hadron Collider.

21 Apr 2017 - 9:30am to 3:30pm


14 Mar 2017 - 2:00pm

5th Workshop on the Physics of Fine-Tuning: Inflationary Cosmology

Speakers :
Robert Brandenberger (McGill) - Does Inflationary Cosmology Solve Fine-TuningPuzzles?
Anne-Christine Davis (DAMTP, Cambridge)- Non-Minimally Coupled Fields in the Early Universe
Jerome Martin (Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris) - Inflation After Planck

Rafael Alves Batista
Khalil Chamcham
Roger Davies
Michael Hicks
Leanne O'Donnell
Joe Silk
David Sloan

30 Nov 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Talk for Prospective DPhil Students will take place on Wednesday 30th November 2016 at 3.30pm in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre the talks will be followed by a drinks reception in the Denys Wilkinson Building Common Room.

The talks will be given by:

Professor Daniela Bortoletto
Director of Graduate Studies for Particle Physics

Professor Subir Sarkar
Head, Particle Theory Group

Professor Andrei Seryi
John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science

23 Sep 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

A meeting on the theme of "The Dynamics of Rotating Fluids" will be held on Friday 25 September 2015 in the Dobson Room (1st Floor of the Atmospheric Physics building on the Oxford Science Area). The programme is as follows:

1.00pm Mike Bell (Met Office) + Pedro Peixoto, John Thuburn and Andy White
Instabilities of zonal flows: numerical and/or non-geostrophic

1.25pm Megan Stamper (Cambridge)
Numerical simulations of submesoscale instabilities at an idealised ocean front