26 April 2012

Dr Sam Vinko winner of the 2012 IOP Culham Thesis Prize

The prize is awarded annually to the candidate who has displayed excellence in the execution of the scientific method as witnessed by the award of Doctor of Philosophy in Plasma science from a UK or Irish university. The thesis content should exhibit significant new work and originality, clearly driven by the nominee, be well explained and demonstrate a good understanding of the subject. The prize consists of £500 in cash plus an expenses paid trip to the annual IOP plasma physics conference, where the recipient will be asked to give an invited talk.

Cooking, Fishing and Jogging through Phase Space: A Practical Guide to Discovering New Materials

30 Apr 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
General public (Age 14+)

Paul C. Canfield

Distinguished Professor and Robert Allen Wright
Chair of Physics                     
Senior Physicist, Ames Laboratory                     
Iowa State University, USA

New paths to particle dark matter

29 Mar 2012 - 2:00pm to 30 Mar 2012 - 4:00pm
Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre
Specialised / research interest

The aim of this meeting is to discuss recent developments concerning searches for dark matter, as well as relevant astrophysical issues and particle phenomenology. On Thursday 29th March there will be a Half-day Meeting (2-6 pm) to take stock of the field, while Friday 30th March will be devoted to a Workshop (9 am-4 pm) concerning both theory and experiment.

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19 March 2012

Oxford physicist reaches final of FameLab UK

Oxford Physics researcher Andrew Steele will be competing in the UK final of FameLab on Wednesday evening. His three-minute talk on a scientific topic will be pitted against those from nine other national finalists, selected at heats around the country.

The final will take place at the Royal Institution in London, for those who can’t make it to the capital, it should also be viewable as a live stream online.

Oxford Symposium on Quantum Materials 2012

18 Apr 2012 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Wolfson College, Oxford
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.

18 June 2011

Physics Department annual newsletter now available

Oxford Physics has produced the first edition of an annual newsletter, aiming to describe 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.

Sir Martin Wood Lecture

22 Jun 2011 - 4:30pm

Theory of the spin Hall effect by Dr.Shuichi Murukami, Tokyo Institute of Technology,

Wednesday 22nd June 2011 at 4.30pm,
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
followed by refreshments

8 June 2011

Green light for Clarendon 2 building!

We are very pleased to announce that the Oxford City Council Planning Committee has granted planning permission for the Clarendon Laboratory 2 (CL2) building with a unanimous vote, subject to ratification by the full Council.