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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13 January 2021

Quantum Technologies for Fundamental Physics: exciting science awaits!

Professor Ian Shipsey

Today, UKRI announced the launch of the Quantum Technologies for Fundamental Physics (QTFP) programme that will support scientists using quantum technology to study the universe in new ways in order to determine the nature of dark matter, detect gravitational waves and study the physics of black holes. Professor Ian Shipsey is Head of the Department of Physics at Oxford and has championed the programme since its inception:

13 January 2021

High risk, high reward science: using quantum technology to search for hidden sector particles

3D render of a superconducting qubit array in a microwave waveguide to be explored for use in detection of the dark matter candidate particle, the ‘axion’

Oxford’s Department of Physics is playing a key role in three of the seven quantum projects supported by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) including Quantum Sensing for the Hidden Sector (QSHS). With QSHS, we are joining forces with six other universities as well as the National Physical Laboratory on a multi-million-pound project which could open up a new frontier in physics.

27 November 2020

UK superconductivity prize for Oxford scientist

Professor Amalia Coldea and cryostat

Professor Amalia Coldea from Oxford University’s Department of Physics has been awarded the Institute of Physics’ Brian Pippard Prize. The prize is awarded every two years to a scientist working in the UK who has made a significant contribution to the field of superconductivity, with particular emphasis given to recent work.

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.

30 October 2020

Understanding the superpowers of perovskites

Hybrid metal halide perovskites at atomic resolution

For the first time, researchers from Oxford’s Departments of Physics and Materials have managed to image hybrid metal halide perovskites with atomic-scale resolution providing new insights into these wonder-materials. A paper published in Science shares the groups’ findings about the materials’ remarkable self-healing powers; the findings further our critical understanding of how such perovskites work and are an essential step closer to the commercial production of perovskite solar cells.

30 October 2020

Physics of Life recognised by IOP

Institute of Physics' Rosalind Franklin Medal

The Physics of Life UK Network (PoLNET) steering group has been awarded the Institute of Physics’ Rosalind Franklin Medal and Prize.

The medal is in recognition of the network bringing physicists and biologists together to stimulate new, adventurous partnerships at the interface between physics, the life sciences and medicine.

Challenges & Changes in Physics: Prof Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Date: 
23 Nov 2020 - 3:30pm
Venue: 
Online
Audience: 
Staff, students and public (14+)
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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
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Predictive analytics using Amazon Web Services

Dr Sanjay Padhi, Amazon Web Services

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Challenges & Changes in Physics: Dr Clara Barker

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