Tim Palmer was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree by the University of Bristol at the University Congregation on 21st July 2016. In his acceptance speech, Tim noted the important role that collaboration with scientists around Europe had played in his career. He warned of the damage that Brexit may cause in the future, in particular for UK scientists’ ability to play leadership roles in collaborative EU projects.
One hundred and fifty members of the Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC) of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Collaboration held their annual summer meeting in Oxford in July, 2016 co-hosted by the Sub-departments of Astrophysics and Particle Physics. This was the first time LSST-DESC had held a meeting outside the U.S.
A team from Oxford and UCL has shown that an iridium oxide compound satisfies a necessary requirement for a correlated Weyl semi-metal. The finding points the way towards a possible realization in the solid state of an exotic type of particle.
Condensed Matter Physics is delighted to announce that Marein Rahn, third year postgraduate student, has been awarded the Nicholas Kurti Prize 2016 for distinguished work by a third year graduate student in Condensed Matter Physics.
Many congratulations, Marein.
Condensed Matter Physics is delighted to announce that David McMeekin, second year postgraduate student, has been awarded the David Ryan Prize 2016 for the best research presentation by a second year student at the annual poster session.
Many congratulations, David.
Volunteers around the world are helping Oxford scientists searching for relatives of the Higgs boson … using just their eyes!
Scientists from a large international collaboration (Oxford, AWE, CEA, LULI, Observatoire de Paris, University of Michigan, University of York and STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory) have succeeded for the first time in generating a laboratory analogue of a strong shock that is generated when matter falls at very high speed on the surface of extremely dense stars called white dwarfs.
Supersymmetric theories predicts particles that could help explain the mysterious dark matter in our universe, and which can be produced at the LHC, so they are well worth pursuing.
Prof Nicola Spaldin, ETH, Zurich
27 Jan: ‘From Materials to Cosmology: Studying the early universe under the microscope’
Prof Val Gibson, Cambridge
3 Feb: ‘The Beauty of Flavour - Latest results from the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider’
10 Feb: No colloquium to avoid clash with Prof Eitan Tadmor @ Maths Institute
Prof Valerio Scarani, Centre for Quantum Technologies and National University of Singapore
17 Feb: ‘The applied side of Bell nonlocality’