The LHCb experiment at CERN has reported the discovery of a class of particles known as pentaquarks which have eluded physicists’ searches for over 50 years. The collaboration has submitted a paper reporting these findings to the journal Physical Review Letters.
Prof Chris Lintott has been awarded the Institute of Physics 2015 Kelvin Medal and Prize "For his major contributions to public engagement with science through conventional media (especially through television) and by leading citizen science projects through Zooniverse, opening a new chapter in the history of science by enabling hundreds of thousands of people to participate in the process of scientific discovery."
Professor Amanda Cooper-Sarkar has been awarded the Institute of Physics 2015 Chadwick Medal and Prize "For her study of deep inelastic scattering of leptons on nuclei which has revealed the internal structure of the proton."
Further details can be found here
Condensed Matter Physics is delighted to announce that Jack Miller, third year postgraduate student, has been awarded the Nicholas Kurti Prize 2015 for distinguished work by a third year graduate student in Condensed Matter Physics.
Well done, Jack!
Condensed Matter Physics is delighted to announce that Noah Waterfield Price, second year postgraduate student, has been awarded the David Ryan Prize 2015 for the best research presentation by a postgraduate student in their second year at the annual poster session.
Well done Noah!
Congratulations to Prof Fabian Essler, who has been awarded a 2015 MPLS Individual Divisional Teaching Award.
The MPLS Divisional Teaching Award Scheme celebrates success, and recognises and rewards excellence in teaching. Awards are available to all those who teach, including graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and learning support staff. The Teaching Award Scheme is administered by the MPLS Divisional Office and awards are made, on merit, across the departments by a cross-departmental panel chaired by the Associate Head of Division (Academic).
Rupert Allison, D.Phil student in Astrophysics, has been awarded the Winton Prize, for his D.Phil work on statistical data analysis of large cosmological datasets, as well as statistical analysis methods with broader applications.
The video-recording of the 55th Cherwell-Simon lecture on Topological Boundary Modes from Quantum Electronics to Classical Mechanics, delivered by Prof Charles Kane (University of Pennsylvania) on 15 May 2015 is now available
Congratulations to all of the ATLAS Oxford team involved in detecting, triggering, recording, and reconstructing the first collision events seen at the record-breaking energy of 13 TeV!
See more examples at the ATLAS Event Display web page.
The first measurement of muon antineutrino disappearance on the T2K Experiment, performed by Oxford graduate student Kirsty Duffy, was released on 18 May 2015.