Particle physics

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)

For more information contact: 

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.

73rd Harden Conference 'Machines on Genes II'

Date: 
19 Aug 2012 (All day) to 23 Aug 2012 (All day)
Venue: 
St Anne's College, 56 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HS
Audience: 
Specialised / research interest

73rd Harden Conference - Machines on Genes II - The central dogma at the interface of biology, chemistry and physics
19—23 August 2012

St Anne's College, Oxford, UK

20 July 2012

STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships

STFC have announce the 2012 round of Ernest Rutherford Fellowships. These are prestigious 5 year fellowships which may be held in any of the science areas supported by STFC. See oxford physics opportunities for further details about applying to hold one of these fellowships here.

4 July 2012

Higgs boson discovery - time to celebrate

University of Oxford physicists working both at CERN and in Oxford are today celebrating their part in the discovery of a new particle. An excess of collision events has been observed by both the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN. The signals are consistent with those expected from the long-anticipated Higgs boson. Each experiment has separately observed a "5-sigma" excess, meeting the gold standard of confidence in discovery of a new particle.

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3 July 2012

2012 Institute of Physics Prizes

Jocelyn Bell Burnell has been elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics.

Katherine Blundell has been awarded the Bragg Medal "For promoting engagement in and learning of physics both by carrying research in astronomy into schools in developing countries and by helping graduate students and postdocs in the UK to talk to schoolchildren about their science."

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