25 June 2017

Condensed Matter Physics is delighted to announce that Ileana Andrea Bonilla Brunner & Christopher Davies have been jointly awarded the Nicholas Kurti Prize 2017 for the best presentation and distinguished work by a third year postgraduate student.

Well done Andrea and Chris.

22 June 2017

Congratulations to Prof Steven Balbus who has been awarded an MPLS Teaching Award.

Prof Balbus commenced lecturing on the year 3 core course on General Relativity in HT 16. He received this award for his "exceptional ability to integrate research and teaching — both presenting complex current developments to undergraduates in an engaging and accessible form, and deriving new research insights through the teaching process."

21 June 2017

Condensed Matter Physics is delighted to announce that second year postgraduate student, Timothy Crothers, has been awarded the David Ryan Prize 2017 for the best presentation by a second year student at the annual poster session.

Many congratulations Tim.

20 June 2017

The latest Oxford Physics Newsletter includes an article on our new initiatives to engage with industry. We'd be delighted to hear your views on our plans and welcome input as we develop upcoming events to help industry access our skills, knowledge, technologies and facilities.

Oxford Physics Newsletter

19 June 2017

Professor Katherine Blundell is appointed OBE for services to astronomy and the education of young people.

14 June 2017

Physics Newsletter Spring 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 it to a file and open it with e.g. Acrobat reader or Preview).

Have a look at the wide range of work that we do in front-line research, teaching, public outreach and school education.

12 June 2017

We presented the first detection of the 670µm water transition in space in A&A, 601, L3. This transition can be used to trace the infrared radiation in the nucleus of galaxies providing key information on dust obscured events like the growth of supermassive black holes or extreme bursts of star-formation. This will help us to understand how galaxies evolve from star-forming spirals, like the Milky Way, to dead elliptical galaxies.

7 June 2017

Congratulations to Professor Daniela Bortoletto who has been awarded an MPLS Equality and Diversity Award in the Best Initiative category for 'the development of the annual Conference of Undergraduate Women in Physics, an

6 June 2017

Congratulations to Arnold Mathijssen of the Rudolf Peierls Centre who has been awarded the first Sam Edwards Thesis Prize by the Institute of Physics Theory of Condensed Matter Group. The thesis describes research on the “Hydrodynamics of Microswimmers in Complex Fluids and Environments”. Arnold graduated last summer and now holds an HFSP cross-disciplinary Fellowship at Stanford.

2 June 2017

The European Physical Journal E - Soft Matter and Biological Physics (EPJE) has awarded Iranian physicist Ramin Golestanian the 2017 EPJE Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Lecture Prize. Ramin was selected for his outstanding theoretical contributions to the physics of microswimmers and their hydrodynamic interactions which have led to a series of exciting new discoveries and stimulated the development of the field of active matter.