Particle physics

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

7 May 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
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

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Leanne O'Donnell
01865 613973

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.

10 February 2014

Celebration of the Legacy of Godfrey Stafford (1920-2013)

On 23rd January at the Rutherford Appleton laboratory, over 200 people gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of Godfrey Stafford, who was Director of the Laboratory from 1969 till 1981, and who died last July at the age of 93.


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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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.