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30 May 2013

Steven Balbus, Savilian Professor of Astronomy, awarded 2013 Shaw Prize

Steven Balbus, Savilian Professor of Astronomy, and John Hawley (University of Virginia, USA), have been jointly awarded the 2013 Shaw Prize "for their discovery and study of the magnetorotational instability, and for demonstrating that this instability leads to turbulence and is a viable mechanism for angular momentum transport in astrophysical accretion disks." The Shaw Prize is widely considered to be among the highest honours in astronomy. Further details can be found at http://www.shawprize.org

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21 May 2013

Global warming continues; most extreme projections 'less likely'

A new study led by Oxford University concludes that the latest observations of the climate system's response to rising greenhouse gas levels are consistent with conventional estimates of the long-term 'climate sensitivity', despite a "warming pause" over the past decade. However, the most extreme rates of warming simulated by the current generation of climate models over 50-100 year timescales are looking less likely, according to the paper published online by Nature Geoscience.

Physics Event during the Oxford European Alumni Reunion - Madrid, Spain.

Date: 
26 Apr 2013 - 6:00pm to 28 Apr 2013 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Various in Madrid - see programme
Audience: 
Alumni

Oxford European Reunion

April 26-28

This year the European Reunion will take place in Madrid, Spain.

The Department of Physics is taking part for the first time and has organised complimentary events to the core programme:

Guided Tour of the Royal Observatory
Drinks reception and Canapés
Short lectures

Oxford Symposium on Quantum Materials 2013

Date: 
10 May 2013 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Venue: 
Somerville College, Oxford
Room: 
Flora Anderson Hall
Audience: 
Specialised / research interest

An annual interdisciplinary forum to bring together physicists, chemists, materials scientists and theoreticians in and around Oxford to advance the science and promote direct collaboration between groups interested in novel quantum materials and phenomena. This meeting is dedicated to "Superconductivity and Magnetism".

For more information contact: 

Amalia Coldea
Paolo Radaelli

Please register using the link below:

21 February 2013

Stargazing podcast series available now

Have you had a look at 'What's Hot' on the front page of iTunesU? You would have seen that the Stargazing podcast series is listed there.

For a complete list of free podcasts, check here.

18 February 2013

Oxford Climate Network Day

On Tuesday 26 February at 2pm in the Sheldonian there will be an open afternoon to showcase the diversity of climate research in Oxford, and give a flavour of the opportunities for research and collaboration across departments. Open to all, including undergraduates thinking about climate research; graduates, post-docs and faculty, to learn about what is going on in other departments; and interested members of the public. This event is organised by the Oxford Climate Research Network.

13 February 2013

Colourful ‘solar glass’ means entire buildings can generate clean power

Cleantech investment specialists MTI Partners has announced the completion of a £2 million investment round in Oxford Photovoltaics Limited (OPV), an Oxford University spin-out Materials/Cleantech company commercializing solid-state dye sensitized solar cells for the Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) sector.

Oxford Climate Research Network Day

Date: 
26 Feb 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:15pm
Venue: 
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford

On Tuesday 26 February at 2pm in the Sheldonian there will be an open afternoon to showcase the diversity of climate research in Oxford, and give a flavour of the opportunities for research and collaboration across departments. Open to all, including undergraduates thinking about climate research; graduates, post-docs and faculty, to learn about what is going on in other departments; and interested members of the public. This event is organised by the Oxford Climate Research Network (http://www.climate.ox.ac.uk).

For more information contact: 

Vasile Ersek, ersek@atm.ox.ac.uk

8 February 2013

The Steve Rawlings Memorial Fund

Message from Roger Davies, Philip Wetton Professor of Astrophysics, University of Oxford

Dear all,

The 11th January this year marked the first anniversary of Steve Rawlings’ death. It has been a very difficult twelve months – Steve was a much loved colleague and is greatly missed as both a person and a phenomenal astrophysicist.

4 February 2013

New Blogs section

A new section available

A new section with blogs has been made available, and a few new blogs have been started already: Astro, Funding news, OSMOSIS Research Cruise and Alumni are already up.

To visit, go to the top menu at the home page -> MORE -> BLOGS

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