Past Events

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 to 6:00pm

Our 5th Workshop “The Physics of Fine Tuning: Inflationary Cosmology” which is part of the Consolidation of Fine Tuning project will take place on Tuesday 14th March, for further details please see:

14 Mar 2017 - 8:45am to 4:30pm

Fully Booked

This is an exciting opportunity to take part in an International Masterclass in Particle Physics. Students will get insight into topics and methods of basic research relating to matter and forces. They will perform measurements on real data from the ATLAS experiments at CERN and participate in an international video conference to discuss the results.

Who is it for?

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

10 Mar 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Physics Alumni Event at Oxford & Cambridge Club

10 March 2017

"From stars to proteins: unveiling material response in intense X-ray fields”

by Dr Sam Vinko