Condensed matter physics

Cherwell-Simon Lecture 2012

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


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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11 January 2019

New Invention: Energy microgeneration

Microgeneration is the generation of power on a small scale – for individual homes, communities or in emergency situations. Microgeneration is also important if you are on the move and isolated from the grid e.g. while boating or in a recreational vehicle. the move – for boats or recreational vehicles. The Oxford Microgeneration System converts mechanical energy from wind, water or any other means into electrical power.

11 December 2018

New Invention: Obtaining conductive films

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have attracted a lot of attention for their potential use in electronic and energy-related devices. In particular, conductive carbon nanotube (CNT) films are expected to be applied in anti-static materials, electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding materials and other opto-electronic devices like solar cells. Poor solubility of CNTs in organic and aqueous solvents has, so far, been overcome with non-covalent wrapping with conjugated polymers, but at a high cost.

27 November 2018

Professor Séamus Davis to join Quantum Materials Group

We are delighted to announce that Professor Séamus Davis will join the Department of Physics from from 1st January 2019 as a member of the Quantum Materials Group. Professor Davis, currently the James Gilbert White Distinguished Professor in the Physical Sciences at Cornell University, is one of the pioneers of low-temperature Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy and Spectroscopy (STM/STS).

14 November 2018

Congratulations Prof. Michael Johnston

Congratulations to Prof. Michael Johnston who will be awarded the Harrie Massey Medal and Prize in December.

This is a silver medal from the Institute of Physics which is awarded in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Physics (

9 November 2018

One Atom A Time

Single atoms have been manipulated using a novel pairing of techniques, allowing researchers to measure their individual nuclear spins as never before. In two recent papers featuring Professor Arzhang Ardavan of Oxford Physics, Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) is combined with Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM) to explore the behaviour of the nuclear spins of single atoms.

2 November 2018

Institute of Physics Award for Spin-out

Oxford Nanoimaging Ltd, a spin-out from Oxford Physics was amongst the winners at the Institute of Physics Business Awards 2018, for the development of the world’s first desktop-sized super-resolution microscope.

From the Lab into your Life - IF Oxford

16 Oct 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Physics: From the Lab into your Life
- an event as part of IF Oxford, the Oxfordshire Science and Ideas Festival


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19 September 2018

New £50m physics building opened by Sir Tim Berners-Lee

The University of Oxford has marked the opening of the Beecroft Building, a new 8,950sqm building for experimental and theoretical physics.

World wide web pioneer Sir Tim Berners-Lee and donor Adrian Beecroft joined the Chancellor, Lord Patten of Barnes, and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, to officially open the new state-of-the-art facility located in Oxford University’s science area in Parks Road.