Theoretical physics

News involving the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics

2014 Halley Lecture

Date: 
10 Jun 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

University of Oxford
Halley Lecture

"How the Universe Evolved From Smooth to Lumpy -- the Physics of Galaxy Formation"

Professor Eliot Quataert
University of California, Berkeley Astronomy Department

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 at 5pm
(to be seated by 4.50pm)

Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Clarendon Laboratory
Parks Road, Oxford

THIS LECTURE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

This lecture will be followed by a Drinks Reception in the foyer of the Martin Wood

For more information contact: 

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

The 10th Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture

Date: 
7 May 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
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

For more information contact: 

Leanne O'Donnell
01865 613973
Leanne.odonnell@astro.ox.ac.uk

13 March 2014

Oxford scientist takes his research to Parliament

Dr. Mitya Pushkin, a PDRA at the University of Oxford, hailing from Minsk, Belarus is attending Parliament to present his physics research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of SET for Britain on Monday 17 March.

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26 February 2014

Oxford thesis wins European Physical Society Award

The Plasma Physics Division of the European Physical Society has awarded Edmund Highcock its prize for the best PhD thesis of 2012. Edmund, whose supervisor was Alex Schekochihin, is currently a Fellow by Examination of Magdalen College and works in the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics. His thesis was entitled "The zero turbulence manifold of fusion plasmas".

29 August 2013

Physics newsletter 2013

Summer 2013

Our latest Department newsletter is now available to download in PDF format here. Have a look at the wide range of work that we do in front-line research, teaching, public outreach and school education. We would welcome contributions to future newsletters from undergraduate or postgraduate alumni and previous members of the physics department.

Oxford Physics Department Industry Day

Date: 
23 Oct 2013 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: 
dwb
Room: 
Level 5 foyer (registration)
Audience: 
Industry

Oxford University Opens its Doors to Industry

12pm start - attendance welcome all afternoon or for individual sessions

  • Find out about our research and facilities
  • Discuss our technologies
  • Meet academics & students
  • Network with other companies
  • Explore collaboration opportunities
  • Find out about applying for our £3,000 collaboration voucher

How Can Oxford Physics Help Your Company Grow?

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24 July 2013

Frank Close awarded Royal Society's 2013 Michael Faraday Prize

Frank Close has been awarded the Royal Society's 2013 Michael Faraday Prize for his excellent work
in science communication. For more details see http://royalsociety.org/awards/medallists/2013/

His popular books, lectures and appearances on the broadcast media have brought fundamental science to a wide audience and inspired many young people to continue their study of science.

16 July 2013

James Binney awarded the 2013 Medal of the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris

Professor James Binney, Head of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, has been awarded the medal of the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris. Professor Binney received the medal at the end of June from Professor Laurent Vigroux, Director of the IAP, at a ceremony in the 17th century Observatoire de Paris.
http://www.iap.fr/actualites/avoir/2013/Juillet/JamesBinney_IAP-Medal-Aw...

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