14 August 2015

We are delighted to announce that Dr Roger Johnson has been awarded a prestigious Royal Society University Research Fellowship. Dr Johnson has been a post-doc in the Quantum Materials group from November 2010 to June 2015, and he is currently an Instrument Scientist at the ISIS neutron source.

14 August 2015

The Department of Physics is delighted to announce that Prof James Binney, FRS has been awarded the Occhialini medal and prize for 2015. The citation for James' award reads, "For his work on galaxy dynamics, in particular for developing an understanding of how galaxies exchange gas with the intergalactic medium and how this exchange controls the evolution of galaxy morphology."

29 July 2015

Sir Christopher Llewellyn Smith FRS has been awarded the Royal Society 2015 Royal Medal "for his major contributions to the development of the Standard Model, particularly his success in making the case for the building of the Large Hadron Collider.”

Further details can be found here.

14 July 2015

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.

1 July 2015

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."

1 July 2015

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

30 June 2015

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!

30 June 2015

June 2015

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!

15 June 2015

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).

10 June 2015

Rupert receiving the Winton prize, in New College, from David Carrier and William Shaw of Winton Capital. 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.