Outreach news

10 October 2013

Prof Balbus was presented with the prestigious 2013 Shaw Prize for Astronomy at a ceremony in Hong Kong last month. See photos & videos of the ceremony at http://www.shawprize.org/en/

A TV documentary leading up to the awards can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wv4grOMgIU

18 September 2013

University of Oxford graduate students have led the first two papers for Supersymmetry using the full data-set from the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider.

29 August 2013

Summer 2013

Our latest Department newsletter is now available to download in PDF format here. Have a look at the wide range of work that we do in front-line research, teaching, public outreach and school education. We would welcome contributions to future newsletters from undergraduate or postgraduate alumni and previous members of the physics department.

24 July 2013

Frank Close has been awarded the Royal Society's 2013 Michael Faraday Prize for his excellent work
in science communication. For more details see http://royalsociety.org/awards/medallists/2013/

His popular books, lectures and appearances on the broadcast media have brought fundamental science to a wide audience and inspired many young people to continue their study of science.

24 June 2013

On Monday 24th June, BBC4, 21:00 hours, Professor Robert Taylor will feature on this series, talking from the Lindemann Lecture Theatre about measurement with Professor Marcus du Sautoy.

9 June 2013

Richard Passmore, a current student within Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics at The University of Oxford, has won a prestigious scholarship to attend summer camp at the International Space University (ISU) Space Studies Program (SSP13).

21 May 2013

A new study led by Oxford University concludes that the latest observations of the climate system's response to rising greenhouse gas levels are consistent with conventional estimates of the long-term 'climate sensitivity', despite a "warming pause" over the past decade. However, the most extreme rates of warming simulated by the current generation of climate models over 50-100 year timescales are looking less likely, according to the paper published online by Nature Geoscience.

10 May 2013

The video recording of the 54th Cherwell-Simon Lecture on "Emergent Law", held by Prof Robert B Laughlin (Stanford University, Nobel Prize in Physics 1998) on 3rd May 2013, is now available. Please click below:

21 February 2013

Have you had a look at 'What's Hot' on the front page of iTunesU? You would have seen that the Stargazing podcast series is listed there.

For a complete list of free podcasts, check here.

18 February 2013

On Tuesday 26 February at 2pm in the Sheldonian there will be an open afternoon to showcase the diversity of climate research in Oxford, and give a flavour of the opportunities for research and collaboration across departments. Open to all, including undergraduates thinking about climate research; graduates, post-docs and faculty, to learn about what is going on in other departments; and interested members of the public. This event is organised by the Oxford Climate Research Network.

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