The Plasma Physics Division of the European Physical Society has awarded Edmund Highcock its prize for the best PhD thesis of 2012. Edmund, whose supervisor was Alex Schekochihin, is currently a Fellow by Examination of Magdalen College and works in the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics. His thesis was entitled "The zero turbulence manifold of fusion plasmas".
IceCube provides first evidence for high-energy neutrinos of astrophysical origin
Peter Higgs and Francois Englert have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for devising a mechanism to generate mass in gauge theories, and for predicting the existence of a new scalar boson resulting from this mechanism.
Nearly 50 years after the seminal papers written separately by Peter Higgs and by Francois Englert and Robert Brout, a boson with properties consistent with their predictions was discovered at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland.
Sent on behalf of Professor Sir Christopher Llewellyn Smith
Dear Colleagues & Alumni,
I am sorry to report that Lady (Margaret) Mitchell, widow of Sir William (Bill) Mitchell – one time Dr Lee’s Professor, died on Sunday 25 August.
The funeral will be a private family affair. There will however be memorial service in Somerville Chapel at 2 p.m. on Monday 7 October.
Chris Ll S
Professor Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith FRS
Director of Energy Research Oxford University
President SESAME Council