Particle physics

18 September 2013

Oxford students lead first complete supersymmetry searches at ATLAS

University of Oxford graduate students have led the first two papers for Supersymmetry using the full data-set from the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider.

Half day interdisciplinary meeting on applications of SQUIDs

Date: 
5 Nov 2013 - 1:30pm to 6:00pm
Venue: 
Hertford College
Room: 
Old Library
Audience: 
Specialised / research interest

The aim of this meeting is to bring together researchers using SQUIDs (Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices) for a range of science needs in different fields. SQUID sensors have found applications in geophysics, magnetoencephalography, measuring magnetic properties of materials, quantum information, detector readout and many other areas. This meeting will cover the full range of research using SQUIDs, and identify areas of common interest between researchers from different fields.

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29 August 2013

Physics newsletter 2013

Summer 2013

Our latest Department newsletter is now available to download in PDF format here. Have a look at the wide range of work that we do in front-line research, teaching, public outreach and school education. We would welcome contributions to future newsletters from undergraduate or postgraduate alumni and previous members of the physics department.

Oxford Physics Department Industry Day

Date: 
23 Oct 2013 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: 
dwb
Room: 
Level 5 foyer (registration)
Audience: 
Industry

Oxford University Opens its Doors to Industry

12pm start - attendance welcome all afternoon or for individual sessions

  • Find out about our research and facilities
  • Discuss our technologies
  • Meet academics & students
  • Network with other companies
  • Explore collaboration opportunities
  • Find out about applying for our £3,000 collaboration voucher

How Can Oxford Physics Help Your Company Grow?

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30 July 2013

The Higgs Boson in your hand

Our all new and improved ATLAS smart-phone and tablet app has just been released. The new App is called Collider and it allows you to play games, view events, and hunt for the Higgs Boson on your hand-held device. Following on from LHSee, the application now also features improved graphics, and additional games.

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19 July 2013

New results from T2K conclusively show muon neutrinos transform to electron neutrinos

Today at the European Physical Society meeting in Stockholm, the international T2K collaboration announced definitive observation of muon neutrino to electron neutrino transformation. In 2011, the collaboration announced the first indication of this process, a new type of neutrino oscillation, then; now with 3.5 times more data this transformation is firmly established. The probability that random statistical fluctuations alone would produce the observed excess of electron neutrinos is less than one in a trillion.

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Astronomy in 2033: What we will (and won’t) know about the Universe

Date: 
15 Jul 2013 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

Dr. Chris J. Lintott
Researcher and Citizen Science Project Lead, University of Oxford

Astronomy is undergoing a quiet revolution - new telescopes and new techniques being built and developed right now will change our view of the Universe for good. In this lecture, Sky at Night presenter Chris Lintott will peer into the future and predict what we will - and won't - know in twenty years' time.

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The after-Higgs discovery: vision on the Particle Physics strategy

Date: 
11 Jul 2013 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

Prof. Phillip Burrows (University of Oxford) & Prof. Gigi Rolandi (CERN & Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa)

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Future Trends in Medical Imaging

Date: 
10 Jul 2013 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

Professor David W. Townsend, PhD, FRCR (Hon)
Director, A*STAR-NUS Clinical Imaging Research Centre, Singapore

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