Theoretical physics

News involving the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics

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).

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

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