Particle physics

Colloquia Series Trinity Term 2016: Professor Bruce Remington - “Frontier Science on the National Ignition Facility (NIF)”

Date: 
29 Apr 2016 - 3:30pm
Venue: 
clarendon
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre

The combination of high energy density (HED) facilities around the world spanning microjoules to megajoules, with time scales ranging from femtoseconds to microseconds, enables new regimes of plasma science to be experimentally probed. The ability to shock and ramp compress samples at Mbar pressures and simultaneously probe them allows dense, strongly coupled, Fermi degenerate plasmas relevant to planetary interiors, as well as solid-state lattice dynamics and plastic flows, to be studied.

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Final Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture

Date: 
3 Mar 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

The Final Dennis Sciama Lecture will be delivered by Professor David Deutsch FRS on Thursday 3rd March 2016 @ 17:30 in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre.

For more information contact: 

Leanne O'Donnell
Leanne.odonnell@physics.ox.ac.uk
01865 613973

14 December 2015

Oxford Celebrates role in 2015 Nobel prize for Physics

On 14 December 2015, four days after the Nobel Prize was presented to Art MacDonald and Takaaki Kajita in Stockholm, the Particle Physics sub-department hosted a 'Nobel Banquet' to celebrate with Art the award of the 2015 Nobel Prize and 2016 Breakthrough Prize. Members of the department, alumni, friends, and former members of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) collaboration, many of whom had not seen each other in years, joined the celebration.

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9 November 2015

Oxford Physicists Share in Breakthrough Prize

Crucial work by Oxford University physicists on the neutrino has been recognised with a share of the
Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for their roles in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) and T2K experiments.

More information here

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1 November 2015

EU funds design study for European plasma accelerator

Three million euros for European Plasma Research Accelerator with eXcellence in In Applications (EUPRAXIA) project

The European Union supports the development of a novel plasma particle accelerator with three million euros from the Horizon2020 program. The EU project EuPRAXIA will produce a design study for a European plasma research accelerator focussing on applications of the new technology. Plasma acceleration promises to shrink costs and size of particle accelerators for science, medical applications and industry significantly.

Higgs Hunters: Uncover the building blocks of the Universe

Date: 
27 Oct 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

As the Large Hadron Collider pushes to ever-higher energies, join Prof Alan Barr to find out about the mysteries of particle physics and how the citizen scientists of Higgs Hunters are helping researchers in their search for unknown exotic particles.

Booking required

Please complete the online booking form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HiggsHunters15.

29 July 2015

Sir Christopher Llewellyn Smith FRS awarded Royal Society 2015 Royal Medal

Sir Christopher Llewellyn Smith FRS has been awarded the Royal Society 2015 Royal Medal "for his major contributions to the development of the Standard Model, particularly his success in making the case for the building of the Large Hadron Collider.”

Further details can be found here.

14 July 2015

CERN’s LHCb experiment observes exotic pentaquark particles

The LHCb experiment at CERN has reported the discovery of a class of particles known as pentaquarks which have eluded physicists’ searches for over 50 years. The collaboration has submitted a paper reporting these findings to the journal Physical Review Letters.

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1 July 2015

Prof Chris Lintott awarded the IoP 2015 Kelvin Medal and Prize

Prof Chris Lintott has been awarded the Institute of Physics 2015 Kelvin Medal and Prize "For his major contributions to public engagement with science through conventional media (especially through television) and by leading citizen science projects through Zooniverse, opening a new chapter in the history of science by enabling hundreds of thousands of people to participate in the process of scientific discovery."

1 July 2015

Prof Amanda Cooper-Sarkar awarded the IoP 2015 Chadwick Medal and Prize

Professor Amanda Cooper-Sarkar has been awarded the Institute of Physics 2015 Chadwick Medal and Prize "For her study of deep inelastic scattering of leptons on nuclei which has revealed the internal structure of the proton."

Further details can be found here

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