Particle physics

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

28 May 2015

LHC Run 2 collisions seen by ATLAS

Congratulations to all of the ATLAS Oxford team involved in detecting, triggering, recording, and reconstructing the first collision events seen at the record-breaking energy of 13 TeV!

See more examples at the ATLAS Event Display web page.

Sir Martin Wood Prize Lecture

Date: 
8 Jun 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Venue: 
Somerville College
Room: 
Margaret Thatcher Centre
Audience: 
Specialised / research interest

Title:
Effective field measurements and spin torque dynamics in magnetic nanostructures

For more information contact: 

Olivia Hawkes
Condensed Matter Physics
T: (01865) 272225
e: olivia.hawkes@physics.ox.ac.uk

Accelerator and Particle Physics Education at A-Level: APPEAL 6

Date: 
18 Jul 2015 - 9:30am to 5:00pm
Venue: 
dwb
Audience: 
A-level physics teachers

Cost: Free

A one-day conference at Oxford Physics to give A-level teachers an opportunity to learn about the phenomena and scientific challenges which connect astronomy, particle physics and the physics of particle accelerators.

This is the sixth APPEAL teachers’ conference exploring High Energy Physics and Accelerator Science. This year we link to "The International Year of Light".

For more information contact: 

55th Cherwell-Simon Memorial Lecture 2015

Date: 
15 May 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

Professor Charles Kane, Class of 1965 Endowed Term Chair & Professor of Physics, University of Pennsylvania will deliver the 55th Cherwell-Simon Lecture.

Title
Topological Boundary Modes from Quantum Electronics to Classical Mechanics

For more information contact: 

Olivia Hawkes, Condensed Matter Physics
T: 01865 272225
E: olivia.hawkes@physics.ox.ac.uk

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