For an idea in physics to have real-world impact, you need an unbroken chain stretching from physics, through materials discovery and development, and right along to industry. Joining up these disparate areas in the field of superconductor research is the aim of a new Centre for Applied Superconductivity (CfAS), a collaborative effort between local industrial companies and Oxford University’s Departments of Materials and Physics.
Prof Howard Milchberg, University of Maryland
10 Mar: ‘Spatio-temporal Optical Vortices’
3.30pm in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
A new way to experimentally determine the topological winding number of a system has been discovered
Physics Colloquia Series Presents: Prof Tom McLeish FRS, Durham University 'Learning new physics from a medieval thinker: Big Bangs and Rainbows’
Friday, 24th February 2017 at 15:30
Two researchers from the Department of Physics scooped prizes at the annual MPLS Impact Awards, which aim to foster and raise awareness of impact by rewarding it at a local level. The awards were presented by Prof Alison Noble at the MPLS Winter Reception to Prof Myles Allen and Prof Achillefs Kapanidis.
Physics Colloquia Series – Astor Lecture
Plasma physics helps in establishing an upper bound for the photon mass
Dr. Dmitri D. Ryutov
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Tuesday, 7 March 2017 at 14.00
Friday Physics Colloquia Series Presents (17 Feb): Professor Valerio Scarani, Centre for Quantum Technologies and National University of Singapore
‘The applied side of Bell nonlocality’
Friday, 17 February 2017 at 15:30
Friday Physics Colloquia Series Presents: Professor Val Gibson, Cambridge, 'The Beauty of Flavour - Latest results from the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider’
Professor Val Gibson, Cambridge, will present this Friday’s Physics Colloquium entitled ‘The Beauty of Flavour - Latest results from the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider’ at the usual time of 3.30pm in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre (3 February 2017). Tea & Coffee will follow in the Clarendon Labs Common Room.
Physics Colloquia Series Presents: 27 January 2017: Prof Nicola Spaldin, ETH Zurich; From Materials to Cosmology: Studying the early universe under the microscope
The behaviour of the early universe just after the Big Bang is one of the most intriguing basic questions in all of science, and is extraordinarily difficult to answer because of insurmountable issues associated with replaying the Big Bang in the laboratory. One route towards the answer -- which lies at the intersection between cosmology and materials physics -- is to use laboratory materials to test the so-called "Kibble-Zurek" scaling laws proposed for the formation of defects such as cosmic strings in the early universe.
Physics World's choice for the 2016 Book of the Year is Why String Theory? by Joseph Conlon.