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14 November 2017

Professor Frederick K. Lamb
University of Illinois

Friday 1 December 2017 at 3.30pm
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, followed by reception

Title: Scientific and Policy Aspects of the Iran Nuclear Deal

14 November 2017

Researchers from the University of Oxford have for the first time mapped the magnetic interactions of an artificial garnet known as YIG (yttrium iron garnet). This understanding could pave the way for the ‘magnonics’ revolution, which offers an entirely new way to transfer data.

13 November 2017

Our latest Department newsletter is now available to download in PDF format here (the file may not display correctly with Firefox/Chrome pdf viewers -- in this case save a file and open it with e.g. Acrobat reader or Preview).

10 November 2017

Researchers propose a scheme to position, focus, and sort magnetic particles in a microchannel with a magnetic field.

18 October 2017

Oxford Physics will play a leading role in the development of a new instrument that enables better understanding of climate change and star formation in the Universe.

17 October 2017

Congratulations to Jessica Boland who has been awarded the Institute of Physics 2017 Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize

for her work developing 'novel techniques for characterising the charge carrier dynamics of semiconductor nanowires, enabling demonstration of single nanowire terahertz detectors and ultrafast optically switchable nanowire-based terahertz modulators for ultrafast wireless communication.'

20 September 2017

"Why are we here?"

Oxford physicists could change our understanding of the universe in this new venture...

(In the photo we see from left to right, Prof Alfons Weber, Prof Giles Barr and Dr Farrukh Azfar. Photo copyright Department of Physics/S.Bebb)

21 August 2017

Chico Camargo, of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics has won an Early Career Researcher award in this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards, which celebrate public engagement work across the University. The announcement was made at an awards ceremony at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History on 28 June hosted by Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson.

17 August 2017

It is with great sadness that the Physics Department announces the death of Professor Michael Baker on the 10th of August at the age of 86.

15 August 2017

Oxford Physicists Line Up Laser Pulses To Drive Plasma Wakefields

A team led by Professor Simon Hooker's group at Oxford have shown that very compact particle accelerators could be driven by trains of laser pulses travelling through a plasma (an ionized gas). This work illustrates the potential for efficient plasma accelerators operating at much higher pulse repetition rates than possible to date.

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