Past Events

8 Jun 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

This year's Halley Lecture will be delivered by Professor Scott Tremaine FRS, Richard Black Professor, School of Natural Sciences, IAS, Princeton University, on Wednesday 8th June 2016 @ 5pm in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre.

19 May 2016 (All day) to 6 Jun 2016 (All day)

Each year the Department of Physics invites school students to create an A3 poster to promote an area within physics. The subject of this year’s competition is weather and climate. This competition can be completed at home or in school.

Poster topics

Please choose one of the following topics for your poster:

1. Public information poster

3 Jun 2016 - 10:00am

Week 6 Biological Physics Seminar

10.00: Tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits
10:10: Marco Fritzsche (Eggeling Group WIMM)
Mechanisms of actin cytoskeleton organisation in T-cell activation
10.45: Christian Eggeling (WIMM)
Biophysics of membranes - new Insights from super-resolution STED microscopy

2 Jun 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

2016 Leavers Reception - *NOTE NEW DATE* THURSDAY 2 JUNE 2016

This is the opportunity for Year 3 and Year 4 Leavers to enjoy lunch while picking up their Alumni Card and having a group photo taken.

1 Jun 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Generation and control of magnetic excitations by polarized light in antiferromagnets and ferrimagnets

Dr Takuya Satoh,Faculty of Science, Kyushu University

27 May 2016 (All day)

Atmospheres are dynamic entities, formed from the volatile substances that accrete when a planet is formed and later in its history, cooked out in the hot-high pressure interior of the planet, and exchanging with the interior through crustal processes (for planets which have a solid surface) or mixing into the deep interior (for fluid planets). Loss of atmosphere to space is also a major mechanism whereby the chemical composition of entire planets evolve.

21 May 2016 (All day)

A Morning of Theoretical Physics

The tenth Morning of Theoretical Physics will be hosted by members of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics on Saturday the 21st May 2016.

Booking for this event will open in April 2016, and you can book your place here.

20 May 2016 - 3:30pm

Cochlear implants are the first device to successfully restore neural function. They have instigated a popular but controversial revolution in the treatment of deafness, and they serve as a model for research in neuroscience and biomedical engineering. After a visual tour of the physiology of natural hearing the function of cochlear implants will be described in the context of electrical engineering, psychophysics, clinical evaluation, and my own personal experience.

13 May 2016 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Title: Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

Professor Lisa Randall, Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science, Harvard University will deliver Oxford Physics 56th Cherwell-Simon Lecture. She will explore a speculative hypothesis in which the comet that may have triggered the mass extinction of the dinosaurs was dislodged from the Oort cloud at the edge of our solar system by a disk of dark matter.

Related Research

12 May 2016 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

The 3rd Workshop in the Physics of Fine Tuning - Stars, Galaxies, and the Multiverse will be held in Trinity College on Thursday 12th May 2016 from 14:00 - 16:00.

John Peacock (Edinburgh)
Observer Selection and Fine-Tuning Puzzles in Cosmology

Joe Silk (Oxford, IAP; John Hopkins)
The Limits of Cosmology

Adrianne Slyz (Oxford)
How do Galaxies know when, where and how quickly to form stars?