Condensed matter physics

Cherwell-Simon Lecture 2012

Date: 
18 May 2012 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

QUANTUM GAMES AND QUANTUM INFORMATION

Professor Anton Zeilinger

University of Vienna and Scientific Director of the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

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20 July 2018

New Invention: Sensor for safer wireless power

Nuclear quadrupole resonance sensor for safer wireless power

Wireless power transfer (WPT) is likely to be widely adopted throughout the automotive industry as it represents the most simple and effective charging solution for electric vehicles. A strong magnetic field, generated by a car and the ground can present certain safety risks, should a person or animal enter the field.

18 June 2018

Whirlwinds in rust: antiferromagnetic vortices spotted for the first time

Vortices are beautiful structures that are encountered in nature at all length-scales, from the nanometer to the billions of light years. In a paper appearing today in Nature Materials, the Oxide electronics group at the University of Oxford and their collaborators at University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) and the Diamond Light Source (UK) describe how they used a synchrotron-based microscopy technique to image an unprecedented form of magnetic vortices in thin films of hematite (α-Fe2O3, a form of ordinary rust).

12 June 2018

A surprising twist on skyrmions

Magnetic tomography has been used to reconstruct a tornado-like 3D magnetic skyrmion structure

In Conversation with: CalTech President Thomas Rosenbaum: New Ways to Interrogate Nature

Date: 
7 Jun 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
First Floor Audrey Wood Meeting Room

CalTech President Thomas Rosenbaum will discuss new ways to interrogate nature on 7 June 2018 from 12:00-14:00 in the Physics Department (Audrey Wood Seminar Room).

President Rosenbaum will share stories of great discoveries with a CalTech bent and how they illustrate the creativity, persistence, and inspiration of science. He intends to make remarks for 20 to 30 minutes and to take questions on any topic desired for the rest of the time.

This event is free and open for all students and researchers, but there are only 40 places.

For more information contact: 

Dr Moritz Riede
Tel: 272377
Email: moritz.riede@physics.ox.ac.uk

29 May 2018

Controlling magnetic skyrmion motion without an electric current

Researchers from the University of Oxford have used resonant elastic X-ray scattering (REXS) at the Diamond Light Source (Didcot, UK) for the first demonstration of using a field gradient to control the motion of magnetic skyrmions.

2018 Halley Lecture

Date: 
22 May 2018 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

22 May 2018 (17.30pm – door open 17.15)
2018 Halley Lecture
Professor Adam Showman, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road Oxford OX1 3PU (Followed by drinks reception – Martin Wood Foyer foyer)

Registration via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/weather-on-remote-worlds-by-prof-adam-sho...

14 May 2018

Humboldt Research Award

Congratulations to Philip Stier and Laura Herz who has received a Humboldt Research Award. This award is conferred in recognition of lifetime achievements in research and you can read more at https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/programmes-by-target-group.html

11 May 2018

Humboldt Research Award

Congratulations to Philip Stier who has received a Humboldt Research Award. This award is conferred in recognition of lifetime achievements in research and you can read more at https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/programmes-by-target-group.html

Quantum Materials Public Lecture 2018

Date: 
26 Apr 2018 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

What are Quantum Materials?

The Inaugural Quantum Materials Public Lecture will be presented by Professor Andrew Boothroyd. Please join us for an exploration of quantum materials - what they are, what they can do, and why they are so profoundly interesting!

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre Foyer.

For more information contact: 

Kathryn Boast, Quantum Materials Outreach Officer
kathryn.boast@physics.ox.ac.uk

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