Particle physics

26 November 2014

Now you can look for Higgs boson siblings by eye!

Oxford physicists are asking online volunteers to spot tiny explosions that could be evidence for as-yet-unobserved relatives of the Higgs boson.

The Higgs Hunters project launched today enables members of the public to view 25,000 images recorded at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. By tagging the origins of tracks on these images, volunteers could spot tiny sub-atomic explosions caused when a Higgs boson ‘dies’, which would be evidence for a kind of particle new to physics.

23 September 2014

ATLAS Supersymmetry workshop in Oxford

The Higgs boson is just the start. With the collision energy of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) about to increase from 8 to 13 TeV, the search for other, as-yet-unobserved particles will soon be on.

This week, 140 physicists from around the world are meeting in St Catherine's College, Oxford, to plan their new-particle search strategies with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC.

Massive Black Holes and Galaxies

Date: 
24 Jul 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 12+)

Prof. Reinhard Genzel
MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching
University of California, Berkeley

For more information contact: 

Leanne O'Donnell
01865 613 973
Leanne.odonnell@astro.ox.ac.uk

26 June 2014

Women In Science Fellowship Award for Dr Sneha Malde

Dr Sneha Malde of Oxford University's Department of Physics has been awarded one of this year's L'Oréal-UNESCO UK & Ireland For Women In Science Fellowships.

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2014 Halley Lecture

Date: 
10 Jun 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

University of Oxford
Halley Lecture

"How the Universe Evolved From Smooth to Lumpy -- the Physics of Galaxy Formation"

Professor Eliot Quataert
University of California, Berkeley Astronomy Department

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 at 5pm
(to be seated by 4.50pm)

Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Clarendon Laboratory
Parks Road, Oxford

THIS LECTURE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

This lecture will be followed by a Drinks Reception in the foyer of the Martin Wood

For more information contact: 

Leanne O'Donnell
Tel: 01865 613 973
Email: Leanne.odonnell@astro.ox.ac.uk

15 May 2014

Phil Burrows elected spokesperson of the International Compact Linear Collider

Congratulations to Professor Phil Burrows who has been elected Spokesperson of the international Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) accelerator collaboration, which is a multi-national consortium of 65 institutes in 29 countries. Over the next three years, Phil will engage with the institutes to ensure that CLIC’s R&D programme pushes ahead during the critical phase ahead of the next update of the European strategy for particle physics.

23 April 2014

Mireia Crispin Ortuzar awarded Winton prize

Congratulations to Mireia Crispin Ortuzar who has been awarded the Winton Prize 2014 for the most promising D.Phil student in Physics for work in the area of Statistical Analysis of data.

The 10th Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture

Date: 
7 May 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

The 10th Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture

Professor James Binney
Department of Physics, Merton College and All Souls Visiting Lecturer, University of Oxford

Galaxies and the intergalactic medium

For more information contact: 

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

20 March 2014

Professor Guy Wilkinson elected as Spokesperson for LHCb

Congratulations to Professor Guy Wilkinson who has been elected Spokesperson of the LHCb collaboration. The experiment, located at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, is a multi-national particle-physics collaboration involving 67 institutes from 16 countries with over 1000 members. The experiment is making precision studies of CP violation and rare decays of beauty and charm (“heavy flavour”) hadrons and is searching for signatures of new physics beyond the Standard Model. Guy will take up his 3-year term of office from July this year.

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