Events

Date:
20 Oct 2017 - 3:30pm to 24 Nov 2017 - 3:30pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
General public (Age 14+)

The following Department colloquia will take place during Michaelmas term 2017 as we aim to share with you the latest research and developments across the discipline - Undergraduates, Graduate, Postdocs, Support Staff and Faculty members are all encouraged to attend. Alumni and members of the University in other departments/colleges, too!

Each talk is followed by tea in the Physics common room. We look forward to seeing you there!

All lectures will commence at 3.30pm, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory.

Date:
28 Oct 2017 - 10:30am
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
Alumni and guests

Morning of Theoretical Physics
'Superfluids and Superconductors'

Saturday 28 October, 10:30 to 13:00

Booking will open in September, and details will be listed here.

Date:
31 Oct 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
General public (Age 12+)

Booking: Recommended, please see below

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Date:
8 Nov 2017 - 5:00pm
Venue:
Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
General public (Age 14+)

Title: Getting to know alien worlds: Characterizing exoplanets from the ground and from space

Registration is required (no registration fee) Link to registration page

Time: 5 pm (to be seated by 4.50pm) on 8th November 2017

Date:
10 Nov 2017 - 6:00pm
Venue:
The Royal Society, London
Audience:
Physics Alumni and guests

Alumni Event at The Royal Society hosted by Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics group (AOPP)

Led by Prof David Marshall (Head of AOPP) and a panel of senior academics from the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics group, we are organising a third alumni event focused on the work the Department of Physics is carrying on on this field.

Date:
13 Nov 2017 - 5:30pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
General public (Age 14+)

The 15th Hintze Lecture will be delivered by Professor Brian Schmidt, Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University and 2011 Noble Prize Winner in Physics.

Title: State of the Universe
Abstract: Our Universe was created in 'The Big Bang' and has been expanding ever since. Professor Schmidt will describe the vital statistics of the Universe, including its size, weight, shape, age, and composition. Professor Schmidt will also try to make sense of the Universe's past, present, and future – and describe what we know, and what we do not yet know, about the Cosmos

Date:
2 Dec 2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
Physics Alumni and guests /Physics Staff & Students

The Particle Physics Christmas Lecture

We are delighted to host our second Particle Physics Christmas Lecture, and have Prof. Sir Tejinder Singh Virdee, FRS, as our guest speaker.
He is an experimental particle physicist and Professor of Physics at Imperial College London.

Date:
7 Dec 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
Year 7 to Year 9 (11+)

Magnets are all around us, and we use them for all kinds of things, from decorating our fridges to helping doctors see inside our bodies. Humans have known about magnets for thousands of years, but for almost all that time, they’ve been something of a mystery. How does a magnet work? What makes something magnetic? Why do compasses always point North?