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19 January 2021

Understanding more about Mars

Artist's impression of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) analysing teh maritan atmosphere

Dr Kevin Olsen from Oxford’s Department of Physics, working with international colleagues, has gathered new insights into Mars’ atmosphere thanks to data gathered from the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter.

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24 November 2020

Department of Physics celebrates highly cited researchers

Headshots of highly cited researchers from the Department of Physics

Some 52 researchers from the University of Oxford have been named on this year’s Highly Cited Researchers list – eight of which are from the Department of Physics. The annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.

The following academics from the Department of Physics appeared in this year’s list: Michele Cappellari, Yulin Chen, Laura Herz, Geert Jan Oldenborgh, Michael Johnston, Henry Snaith, Stephen J Tucker and Wei Zhang.

Picture-perfect planet: observing the Earth from hundreds of satellites

Date: 
18 Nov 2020 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Online
Room: 
Via Zoom
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)
Will Marshall alongside one of the images from Planet.com

Join us for a discussion with Dr Will Marshall, co-founder and CEO of Planet and alumnus of Oxford's Department of Physics and Wadham College. Planet is a space company that operates the largest-ever constellation of earth imaging satellites – more than 150 – that take pictures of the globe on a daily basis.

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Please register before 5pm on 17 November 2020 and a link will be sent to you to join via Zoom:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/picture-perfect-planet-observing-the-earth-from-hundreds-of-satellites-tickets-127121956193

23 October 2020

Oxford and OSIRIS-REx

OSIRIS-REx getting a sample from asteroid Bennu

A team of researchers from Oxford’s Department of Physics is celebrating after what looks to have been a successful sample collection for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission. The team closely tracked the probe as it made contact with asteroid Bennu having worked as part of the mission since 2012.

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Challenges & Changes in Physics: Prof Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Date: 
23 Nov 2020 - 3:30pm
Venue: 
Online
Audience: 
Staff, students and public (14+)
Logo saying 'Challenges and Changes Department of Physics'

Prof. Bell Burnell discusses her research and the challenges that physics & physicists face, and shares some of her work to push for change.

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Department of Physics colloquia: Dr Sanjay Padhi

Date: 
10 Nov 2020 - 2:15pm
Venue: 
Online
Room: 
Via Zoom
Audience: 
Specialised / research interest
Dr Sanjay Padhi headshot

Predictive analytics using Amazon Web Services

Dr Sanjay Padhi, Amazon Web Services

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Register via Eventbrite to get your joining details:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/department-of-physics-colloquia-dr-sanjay...

Challenges & Changes in Physics: Dr Clara Barker

Date: 
11 Nov 2020 - 3:30pm
Venue: 
Online
Audience: 
Staff, students and public (14+)
Logo with text saying Challenges and Changes with department of physics logo

Dr Clara Barker discusses her research and the challenges that physics and physicists face, and shares some of her work to push for change.

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Challenges & Changes in Physics: Dr Jess Wade

Date: 
26 Oct 2020 - 3:30pm
Venue: 
Online
Audience: 
Staff, students and public (14+)

Dr Jess Wade discusses her research and the challenges that physics and physicists face, and shares some of her work to push for change.

In the first lecture of this new series from the Department of Physics, we will hear from Dr Jess Wade [she/her], a research fellow at Imperial College, London where she works on chiral organic light emitting diodes. She is an advocate for minority voices in science and has created hundreds of Wikipedia pages to amplify the achievements of women and people of colour in science.

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24 July 2020

Flights of fancy: exploring Uranus and landing on Venus

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through the atmosphere of Uranus or land on Venus? Buckle up and join Professor Patrick Irwin from Oxford University’s Department of Physics as he takes you on a space odyssey…

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17 July 2020

New spectral signatures: ExoMars sheds light on Mars’ methane and atmosphere

Dr Kevin Olsen from the University of Oxford’s Department of Physics, working with international colleagues, has spotted new gas signatures that shed new light on the mystery of methane in Mars’ atmosphere – a gas strongly associated with biological or geological activity.

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