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.
Interest in the event has been amazing! Complete the following form to be added to the waiting list and we will let you know if places become availible: https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/my-forms/bpho-lecture-booking.
I WANT TO BELIEVE: AN ASTRONOMER’S SEARCH FOR ALIENS
This is a free event, general public welcome.
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
Professor Dr Immanuel Bloch, Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching & Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich will deliver the 57th Cherwell-Simon Lecture. Further details will follow.
This is the opportunity for Year 3 and Year 4 Leavers to enjoy an informal lunch and have a group photo taken.
This event is free and for Physics leavers only.
Leavers would have received an email with the password to be able to book.
To book, please fill in the form and bring the confirmation with you on the day.
The Halley Lecture this year will take place on Wednesday 7th June, time TBC, and Professor Rai Weiss (Massachusetts Institute of Technology - M.I.T) will be the speaker.
Details to follow.
This is a free event for all, general public welcome to attend.
*SAVE THE DATE*
The 2017 Physics Alumni Garden Party will be hosted at Rhodes House this year.
Prof. John Wheater (Head of Department) will host the event, and Dr Alexy Karenowska will be the main speaker.
More details and confirmation of time will be available soon, please save the date.
We look forward to seeing alumni and their families/guests on this beautiful venue!
The Sir Martin Wood Prize is awarded annually by the Millenium Science Forum to a young researcher from a Japanese University Research Institute who has performed outstanding research in the area of condensed matter science. The prize is named after Sir Martin Wood, Founder of Oxford Instruments. We are pleased to report that the 2016 prize-winner, Professor Akihito Ishizaki, from the Institute for Molecular Science Japan will deliver this year's lecture.
Stories of science are filled with eureka moments—from Archimedes’ bath to Newton’s apple—but the scientific method or procedure of discovery also includes false starts and mistakes that are essential to longer-term success. The scientific method is characterised by the systematic observation, measurement and experiment as well as the formulation, testing and modification of hypotheses – for which critical analysis and thinking form a central part of the process.