Theoretical physics

News involving the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics

Guest lunch with Dr Sam Henry

Date: 
19 Feb 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
First Floor Audrey Wood Meeting Room
Audience: 
All department

Come and join the Women in Physics society for lunch with special guest Dr Sam Henry. Want to know more about the recent UCU strike action or interested in addressing the gender pay gap? Bring along your questions for Sam. We'll also be hearing all about Sam's outreach and public engagement activities. Lunch is provided - sign up at the OxWiP website: https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/oxwip .

22 January 2020

Adam Nahum awarded Physik-Preis Dresden

Congratulations to Dr Adam Nahum who was awarded the Physik-Preis Dresden of the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPI-PKS) and Technische Universität Dresden on 14 January 2020.

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Academic Consulting Seminar

Date: 
18 Mar 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Venue: 
clarendon
Room: 
Simpkins-Lee Room, Beecroft Building
Audience: 
Academics, Researchers, DPhil Students

Consulting Services is the consulting arm of Oxford University Innovation Ltd, the University’s technology transfer company.

Come and join us on 18th March 2020, 11.00am in the Simpkins Lee Room, Beecroft Building, to learn about how you can undertake consultancy activity as an integral part of your research activity whilst at Oxford. This seminar will be of interest to academics, researchers and DPhil students.

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Enterprising Women

Date: 
17 Mar 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: 
clarendon
Room: 
Simpkins-Lee Room, Beecroft Building
Audience: 
All Department

Hear from two enterprising and successful women, who have helped form spin-out companies from Oxford Physics research, sharing their personal journeys into entrepreneurship and advice for students and researchers.

Ilana Wisby (CEO of Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC)) gained a PhD in quantum physics, after which she entered the world of start-ups and is now leading an Oxford University spin-out company, creating the core of the quantum revolution.

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IoP Oxford presents Dr Felix Flicker: Magnetic Monopoles in Spin Ice

Date: 
4 Feb 2020 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

The IOP and Oxford University are pleased to present Dr Felix Flicker. Felix is the Astor Junior Research Fellow of New College, Oxford. His work in theoretical physics concerns the application of geometry and topology to quantum materials.

Join us on an expedition to find the north pole! The last century saw teams of explorers from around the world brave the ices in attempts to reach the north and south poles. These days we are again working to discover the poles -- but this time, the task is to isolate the individual poles of a magnet.

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20 November 2019

Evidence for anisotropy of cosmic acceleration

The observed acceleration of the Hubble expansion rate has been attributed to a mysterious ‘dark energy’ which supposedly makes up about 70% of the universe.

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10 October 2019

This year's Nobel Prize

As James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz are announced as the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in physics, we look at the significance of their work.

The 2019 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to James Peebles for his theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology and to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz for their discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star.

4 July 2019

Prof Alexander Schekochihin awarded the 2019 Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin Medal

Professor Alexander Schekochihin has been awarded the Institute of Physics 2019 Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin Medal and Prize for elucidating the dynamics that regulate the properties of turbulent, magnetised laboratory and astrophysical plasmas.

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SETI Institute - An introduction to the research & education programs of SETI

Date: 
4 Jun 2019 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
clarendon
Room: 
Lindemann Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
Specialised / research interest

Celebrating its 35th year in 2019, the SETI Institute, founded by Astronomers Carl Sagan, Jill Tarter and Frank Drake, has grown from a small research team focused on searching for radio signals beyond our solar system (as a proxy for intelligent civilizations) to an organization of over 90 PhD scientists representing 23 different academic backgrounds, organized into 6 divisions of research. CEO, Bill Diamond, will describe the multidisciplinary structure and research of the Institute, whose mission is to explore, understand and explain the nature and origins of life in the universe.

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Finance & Physicists Lecture

Date: 
9 May 2019 - 2:30pm
Venue: 
clarendon
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre

Finance might appear to be a world away from physics and hence from your life. However, whether you take not of it or not, your daily life is governed by markets. Finance is ultimately the study of markets, specifically seen through a financial lens and the understanding of these has ramifications for everything from how much we are paid to where we live and what is available in the supermarket.

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