Particle physics

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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4 June 2020

Professor Philip Burrows appointed Director of the JAI

Professor Philip Burrows has been appointed Director of the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science (JAI) for a five-year term. The JAI is a three institute centre of excellence for advanced accelerator science and technology based in the Department of Physics at Oxford and at Royal Holloway University of London and Imperial College London.

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3 June 2020

Welcome to the family!

The Department of Physics is delighted to welcome eight new Associate Professor Tutorial Fellows to its academic staff.

‘We are thrilled to be joined by such fantastic new colleagues,’ enthuses Professor Ian Shipsey, Head of Department. ‘Each one brings with them their rich experience, cutting-edge research and insightful teaching practice. As leading experts in their fields, the entire department is very excited for what the future holds. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the search committees for their excellent work in identifying such exceptional talent.’

22 April 2020

Bill Williams

It is with sadness that the Department of Physics announces the death of Dr William S.C. Williams on 15 April aged 90.

Bill graduated from University College London in 1950 and with a PhD in 1953. A Fulbright Scholarship took him to Stanford for a year and on returning he spent a year at General Electric. In 1955 he was appointed lecturer at the University of Glasgow.

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15 April 2020

A step closer to solving the mystery of matter

Scientists from Oxford University’s Department of Physics are part of an international collaboration that has taken a major step forward in understanding the difference between matter and antimatter. The findings of the T2K collaboration, published today in Nature, start to reveal a basic property of neutrinos that has not been measured until now.

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27 March 2020

COVID-19: physics in the real world

Scientists around the world are racing to understand more about the COVID-19-causing virus – and physicists at Oxford are no exception. 'Without physics and physicists there could be no modern technological society, from microelectronics and telecommunications, to LCD displays and PET scanners in hospitals; it is therefore not surprising that physics has much to offer in the battle against CoV2,' explains Head of Department, Professor Ian Shipsey.

Postponed - Oxford Physics Y12 Summer School 2020

Date: 
27 Jul 2020 - 9:00am to 31 Jul 2020 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Audience: 
Schools (secondary)

The Oxford Physics Y12 Summer School is planned to run from 27th - 31st July 2020. Anyone in Year 12 or equivalent is welcome to apply. We will be constantly considering the summer school in light of arrangements for the coronavirus pandemic, but are currently planning as though it will go ahead.

For more information contact: 

Dr Kathryn Boast
Access Officer
kathryn.boast@physics.ox.ac.uk

Guest lunch with Dr Sam Henry

Date: 
19 Feb 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
First Floor Audrey Wood Meeting Room
Audience: 
All department

Come and join the Women in Physics society for lunch with special guest Dr Sam Henry. Want to know more about the recent UCU strike action or interested in addressing the gender pay gap? Bring along your questions for Sam. We'll also be hearing all about Sam's outreach and public engagement activities. Lunch is provided - sign up at the OxWiP website: https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/oxwip .

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