Particle physics

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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8 February 2013

The Steve Rawlings Memorial Fund

Message from Roger Davies, Philip Wetton Professor of Astrophysics, University of Oxford

Dear all,

The 11th January this year marked the first anniversary of Steve Rawlings’ death. It has been a very difficult twelve months – Steve was a much loved colleague and is greatly missed as both a person and a phenomenal astrophysicist.

4 February 2013

New Blogs section

A new section available

A new section with blogs has been made available, and a few new blogs have been started already: Astro, Funding news, OSMOSIS Research Cruise and Alumni are already up.

To visit, go to the top menu at the home page -> MORE -> BLOGS

Stargazing Oxford 2013

Date: 
12 Jan 2013 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: 
dwb
Room: 
Reception (registration)
Audience: 
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 12th January 2013 from 2pm to 10pm (last entry 9.30pm)

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Booking not required, but please expect to queue for entry for a short while.

If you have a question please contact: astrofest@physics.ox.ac.uk

31 August 2012

John Adams Institute is expanding

The John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science is expanding, with a new research base at Imperial College London joining two existing centres at Royal Holloway, University of London and the University of Oxford.

31 July 2012

Physics newsletter 2012 now available

Summer 2012

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.

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