Theoretical physics

News involving the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics

13 March 2018

Surprising preference for simplicity found in common model

Researchers have discovered that input-output maps, which are widely used throughout science and engineering to model systems ranging from physics to finance, are strongly biased toward producing simple outputs. The results are surprising, as naïvely there is no reason to suspect that one output should be more likely than any other.

Enterprising Women

Date: 
27 Feb 2018 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
clarendon
Room: 
First Floor Audrey Wood Meeting Room
Audience: 
Open to All

Join us and be inspired by Dr. Cecilia Muldoon, avid oenophile, physicist, classic car fanatic and amateur ballerina!

Building on our previous talks, Cici Muldoon will be sharing lessons and insights from her journey from researcher to entrepreneur and CEO.

As usual we will be offering a networking lunch, from local social enterprises who combine making delicious food with doing good!

For more information contact: 

Please book here:http://bit.ly/2mvr1Ml

Academic Consulting Seminar for Physics

Date: 
7 Mar 2018 - 11:00am
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
First Floor Audrey Wood Meeting Room
Audience: 
Academics, Researchers, DPhil Students

Academic Consulting Seminar for Physics

Consulting Services is the consulting arm of Oxford University Innovation Ltd, the University’s technology transfer company. Come and join us to learn about how you can undertake consultancy activity as an integral part of your research activity whilst at Oxford Physics. This seminar will be of interest to academics, researchers and DPhil students. More info on the attached poster.

For more information contact: 

If you would like to attend please email gurinder.punn@innovation.ox.ac.uk, by no later than 28th Feb 2018 to register as we have limited space.

26 November 2017

Antarctic telescope shows how the Earth stops high-energy particles

A group of scientists which includes Prof Subir Sarkar Head of Particle Theory Group, Theoretical Physics, working with the world’s largest particle detector, have for the first time demonstrated the Earth’s ability to stop highly energetic neutrino particles.

Read the whole article here.

10 November 2017

Magnetic Wand Directs Particles in Microfluidic Device

Researchers propose a scheme to position, focus, and sort magnetic particles in a microchannel with a magnetic field.

2 November 2017

Congratulations to Chico Camargo shortlisted for IOP Award

Chico Camargo has been selected as one of four shortlisted finalists for the 2017 IOP Early Career Physics Communicator Award. More information about the award can be found here.

Good luck Chico!

Inaugural Oxford Network for Planets in the Universe Distinguished Lecture

Date: 
8 Nov 2017 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
clarendon
Room: 
Lindemann Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

Title: Getting to know alien worlds: Characterizing exoplanets from the ground and from space

Registration is required (no registration fee) Link to registration page

Time: 5 pm (to be seated by 4.50pm) on 8th November 2017

For more information contact: 

9 October 2017

Dr Fernando de Juan awarded Royal Spanish Physical Society prize

Royal Spanish Physical Society prize "Investigador Novel en Física Teórica" awarded to Dr Fernando de Juan for his work on the theory of two-dimensional conducting materials, especially their topological properties.

More details can be found here.

21 August 2017

DPhil Student Chico Camargo wins University Public Engagement Award

Chico Camargo, of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics has won an Early Career Researcher award in this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards, which celebrate public engagement work across the University. The announcement was made at an awards ceremony at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History on 28 June hosted by Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson.

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