Particle physics

Stargazing Oxford 2014

11 Jan 2014 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm
Reception (registration)
There will be activities for everyone. Most of the activities are suitable for 8+ but families with younger children are welcome

BBC Stargazing Live Event

Stargazing Oxford returns on the 11th January 2014 from 2pm to 10pm (last entry 9.30pm)

Photo credits: Joseph Caruana

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  • Please bring along old jam jars and 2 litre pop bottles to make your own barometers and magnetometers.
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4 December 2013

Prof. Bortoletto elected as a Fellow by AAAS

Professor Daniela Bortoletto* (Particle Physics) has been elected as a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The Council and peers have elected members 'who have made scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications and who have been continuous members for the four years preceding their nomination'.
We congratulate Daniela and wish her continued success in her career.

27 November 2013

Physics Today highlights research using the PImMS camera

Physics Today has highlighted research using the PImMS camera, a fast CMOS-based imaging camera developed by the PImMS collaboration between Oxford Physics, Oxford Chemistry and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

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

5 Nov 2013 - 1:30pm to 6:00pm
Hertford College
Old Library
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

23 Oct 2013 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Level 5 foyer (registration)

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.


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.