Theoretical physics

News involving the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics

28 September 2020

Oxford physicists solve 10-year-old puzzles

From left to right: Michele Fava, Radu Coldea and Siddharth Parameswaran

Three physicists at the University of Oxford’s Department of Physics have finally solved puzzles unearthed by one of the trio ten years ago.

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26 August 2020

Dr Brian Buck dies aged 85

It is with sadness that the Department of Physics announces the death of Dr Brian Buck on 24 July 2020, aged 85.

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3 June 2020

Welcome to the family!

The Department of Physics is delighted to welcome eight new Associate Professor Tutorial Fellows to its academic staff.

‘We are thrilled to be joined by such fantastic new colleagues,’ enthuses Professor Ian Shipsey, Head of Department. ‘Each one brings with them their rich experience, cutting-edge research and insightful teaching practice. As leading experts in their fields, the entire department is very excited for what the future holds. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the search committees for their excellent work in identifying such exceptional talent.’

27 March 2020

COVID-19: physics in the real world

Scientists around the world are racing to understand more about the COVID-19-causing virus – and physicists at Oxford are no exception. 'Without physics and physicists there could be no modern technological society, from microelectronics and telecommunications, to LCD displays and PET scanners in hospitals; it is therefore not surprising that physics has much to offer in the battle against CoV2,' explains Head of Department, Professor Ian Shipsey.

Postponed - Oxford Physics Y12 Summer School 2020

Date: 
27 Jul 2020 - 9:00am to 31 Jul 2020 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Audience: 
Schools (secondary)

The Oxford Physics Y12 Summer School is planned to run from 27th - 31st July 2020. Anyone in Year 12 or equivalent is welcome to apply. We will be constantly considering the summer school in light of arrangements for the coronavirus pandemic, but are currently planning as though it will go ahead.

For more information contact: 

Dr Kathryn Boast
Access Officer
kathryn.boast@physics.ox.ac.uk

3 March 2020

Harnessing the power of bacteria

Theoretical physicists from Oxford’s Department of Physics have made a step forward in harnessing the power of bacteria.

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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 (POSTPONED)

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

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

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 POSTPONED

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

POSTPONED

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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