Particle physics

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

A leading role for Oxford in large-scale atom interferometry

A source of laser-cooled strontium atoms to be used in the Atom Interferometry Observatory Network (AION) project

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 AION: a UK atom interferometer observatory and network.

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.

Challenges & Changes in Physics: Prof Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Date: 
23 Nov 2020 - 3:30pm
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Online
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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
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Online
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Dr Sanjay Padhi, Amazon Web Services

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Challenges & Changes in Physics: Dr Clara Barker

Date: 
11 Nov 2020 - 3:30pm
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Online
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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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Challenges & Changes in Physics: Dr Jess Wade

Date: 
26 Oct 2020 - 3:30pm
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Online
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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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29 July 2020

Innovation in the spotlight

The Department of Physics was recognised in the Vice-Chancellor's Innovation Awards this year coming highly commended in both the ‘team work’ and ‘building capacity’ categories.

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24 June 2020

Professor Brian Foster awarded IOP Honorary Fellowship

Particle physicist Professor Brian Foster OBE, FRS from Oxford’s Department of Physics has been made an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the highest honour that the Institute of Physics can bestow.

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11 June 2020

Designing new radiotherapy technologies to treat cancer in low- and middle-income countries

The John Adams Institute at Oxford’s Department of Physics is co-leading a new project that aims to design and develop new radiotherapy technologies to give more cancer patients in Sub-Saharan Africa access to treatment and to save lives.

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