Particle physics

4 April 2017

Congratulations Subir Sarkar!

Many congratulations to Subir Sarkar who has been awarded the IUPAP-TIFR Homi Bhabha Medal and Prize 2017.

This prize is awarded for distinguished contributions in high energy cosmic ray physics and astro-particle physics.

You can read more here

14 February 2017

Astor Special Lecture: Dr. Dmitri D. Ryutov

Physics Colloquia Series – Astor Lecture

Plasma physics helps in establishing an upper bound for the photon mass
Dr. Dmitri D. Ryutov
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Tuesday, 7 March 2017 at 14.00

23 January 2017

Physics Colloquia Series Presents: 27 January 2017: Prof Nicola Spaldin, ETH Zurich; From Materials to Cosmology: Studying the early universe under the microscope

The behaviour of the early universe just after the Big Bang is one of the most intriguing basic questions in all of science, and is extraordinarily difficult to answer because of insurmountable issues associated with replaying the Big Bang in the laboratory. One route towards the answer -- which lies at the intersection between cosmology and materials physics -- is to use laboratory materials to test the so-called "Kibble-Zurek" scaling laws proposed for the formation of defects such as cosmic strings in the early universe.

Talk for Prospective DPhil Students

30 Nov 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre

Talk for Prospective DPhil Students will take place on Wednesday 30th November 2016 at 3.30pm in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre the talks will be followed by a drinks reception in the Denys Wilkinson Building Common Room.

The talks will be given by:

Professor Daniela Bortoletto
Director of Graduate Studies for Particle Physics

Professor Subir Sarkar
Head, Particle Theory Group

Professor Andrei Seryi
John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science

For more information contact: 

Kim Proudfoot
01865 273360

25 October 2016

Physics Colloquium Nov 11: Professor Jon Rosner (Chicago), 'Exotic combinations of quarks - A journey of fifty years'

The early 1960s witnessed a wealth of elementary particles described in terms of simple combinations of a few more elementary units, dubbed quarks. The known mesons and baryons could all be described as states of quark-antiquark or three quarks. However, it was not understood why certain more elaborate combinations, such as (two quarks + two antiquarks) or (four quarks + one antiquark) had not been observed. It has taken nearly half a century, but these "exotic" particles are now beginning to be seen and understood.