Theoretical physics

News involving the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics

The Hintze Lecture ‘The Quantum Universe’ by Prof Hitoshi Murayama

Date: 
5 May 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 12+)

The 10th Hintze Lecture will be delivered by Professor Hitoshi Murayama, Director, Kavli Institute for the Physics & Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU), The University of Tokyo.

Title: The Quantum Universe

For more information contact: 

Leanne O'Donnell
01865 613 973
Leanne.odonnell@physics.ox.ac.uk

55th Cherwell-Simon Memorial Lecture 2015

Date: 
15 May 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

Professor Charles Kane, Class of 1965 Endowed Term Chair & Professor of Physics, University of Pennsylvania will deliver the 55th Cherwell-Simon Lecture.

Title
Topological Boundary Modes from Quantum Electronics to Classical Mechanics

For more information contact: 

Olivia Hawkes, Condensed Matter Physics
T: 01865 272225
E: olivia.hawkes@physics.ox.ac.uk

3 March 2015

Soft-matter students sweep conference prizes

On 26th February at the 7th annual student conference of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Arnold Mathijssen won the £100 prize for the best presentation while Rachel Bennett won the prize for the best poster.

23 October 2014

Oxford Master Course in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics

From the academic year 2015/16, Oxford Physics and Oxford Mathematics will jointly offer a new masters level course in mathematical and theoretical physics. Students from outside Oxford can apply to join the MSc mode of the course and will study for an MSc in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics. Oxford MPhys, MMath or MPhysPhil students will be able to apply for transfer to the MMathPhys mode of the course after their third year and study mathematical and theoretical physics in their fourth year, instead of following the fourth year of their original degree course.

23 September 2014

ATLAS Supersymmetry workshop in Oxford

The Higgs boson is just the start. With the collision energy of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) about to increase from 8 to 13 TeV, the search for other, as-yet-unobserved particles will soon be on.

This week, 140 physicists from around the world are meeting in St Catherine's College, Oxford, to plan their new-particle search strategies with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC.

20 August 2014

Ramin Golestanian wins the 2014 Holweck Medal

The Holweck Medal for 2014 has been awarded to Professor Ramin Golestanian "for his pioneering contributions to the field of active soft matter, particularly microscopic swimmers and active colloids." The gold medal and a prize of Eu3000 is awarded by the Société Française de Physique, and was presented to Professor Golestanian at a ceremony in Paris on August 27.

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Massive Black Holes and Galaxies

Date: 
24 Jul 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 12+)

Prof. Reinhard Genzel
MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching
University of California, Berkeley

For more information contact: 

Leanne O'Donnell
01865 613 973
Leanne.odonnell@astro.ox.ac.uk

Special Seminar : Detection of B-mode Polarization at Degree Scales using BICEP2, Clem Pryke

Date: 
17 Jun 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
dwb
Room: 
Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
Specialised / research interest

Special Seminar : Clem Pryke, University of Minnesota & Co-lead, BICEP2

For more information contact: 

Chris Lintott cjl@astro.ox.ac.uk

3 June 2014

Joseph Conlon wins 2014 OUSU Outstanding Tutor Award

Congratulations to Dr Joseph Conlon, who has been awarded the 2014 Oxford University Student Union (OUSU)'Outstanding tutor' Award for Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS).

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