Particle physics

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.

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...

27 April 2018

Extreme beam control

An Oxford team has succeeded in stabilising the arrival time of a ‘relativistic’ beam of electrons, travelling at almost the speed of light, to 50 femtoseconds. This overcomes one of the major challenges facing the proposed Compact Linear Collider (CLIC).

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21 March 2018

Oxford Physics scientists solve mystery of why comets emit X-rays

The mystery of how comets are able to emit X-rays has been solved by a team led by the University of Oxford.

The research published in Nature Physics considers the longstanding scientific question of how comets are able to radiate X-rays. A conundrum that is particularly puzzling, given that such emission is normally associated with very hot objects like the Sun, and comets are among the coldest objects in the Solar System.

15 March 2018

Professor Stephen Hawking, 1942 - 2018

Professor Stephen Hawking, 1942-2018

On 13 March 2018, physicists awoke to news that Prof Stephen Hawking, surely Oxford’s best known physics undergraduate (Univ. 1959), had died peacefully in his sleep. He leaves behind a monumental legacy.

7 February 2018

Triple Physics win at Impact Awards

The annual MPLS Impact Awards aim to foster and raise awareness of impact by rewarding it at a local level, and prepare the ground for the impact case studies that will be needed for REF 2021, and future similar exercises. This year’s awards were presented at the MPLS Winter Reception on the 6th February at Mansfield College, with the winners receiving a pay award of £1,000 (minus taxes).

Oxford Physicists won awards in three out of the four categories!

Enterprising Women

Date: 
27 Feb 2018 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
clarendon
Room: 
First Floor Audrey Wood Meeting Room
Audience: 
Open to All

Join us and be inspired by Dr. Cecilia Muldoon, avid oenophile, physicist, classic car fanatic and amateur ballerina!

Building on our previous talks, Cici Muldoon will be sharing lessons and insights from her journey from researcher to entrepreneur and CEO.

As usual we will be offering a networking lunch, from local social enterprises who combine making delicious food with doing good!

For more information contact: 

Please book here:http://bit.ly/2mvr1Ml

Academic Consulting Seminar for Physics

Date: 
7 Mar 2018 - 11:00am
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
First Floor Audrey Wood Meeting Room
Audience: 
Academics, Researchers, DPhil Students

Academic Consulting Seminar for Physics

Consulting Services is the consulting arm of Oxford University Innovation Ltd, the University’s technology transfer company. Come and join us to learn about how you can undertake consultancy activity as an integral part of your research activity whilst at Oxford Physics. This seminar will be of interest to academics, researchers and DPhil students. More info on the attached poster.

For more information contact: 

If you would like to attend please email gurinder.punn@innovation.ox.ac.uk, by no later than 28th Feb 2018 to register as we have limited space.

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