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Oxford Symposium on Quantum Materials 2014

Date: 
2 May 2014 - 8:45am to 5:30pm
Venue: 
Somerville College, Oxford
Room: 
Conference Centre
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 organized by the Quantum Materials group in Condensed Matter Physics.

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For further information please contact:
Amalia I. Coldea and Paolo G. Radaelli

26 February 2014

Generous gift from Sir Michael Hintze’s Family Charitable Trust

The University of Oxford Centre for Astrophysical Surveys has been established with the help of a £1.5m gift from the Hintze Family Charitable Foundation established by businessman and philanthropist Sir Michael Hintze. The Centre will fund a team of research fellows and graduate students that will provide a focus for the physicists at Oxford working on surveys searching for the invisible dark matter and dark energy thought to make up 95% of the Universe, exploring transient sources such as pulsars, and looking at how galaxies evolve.

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13 January 2014

Dr Joanna Dunkley awarded The Fowler Prize/RAS

The Fowler Prize in Astronomy has been awarded to Dr Joanna Dunkley from Astrophysics at the University of Oxford.

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4 December 2013

Prof. Bortoletto elected as a Fellow by AAAS

Professor Daniela Bortoletto* (Particle Physics) has been elected as a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The Council and peers have elected members 'who have made scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications and who have been continuous members for the four years preceding their nomination'.
We congratulate Daniela and wish her continued success in her career.

The Hintze Lecture Series - 'The role of black holes in galaxy evolution'

Date: 
22 Oct 2013 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood

The Hintze Lecture Series

Professor Christopher Reynolds, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland

‘The role of black holes in galaxy evolution’

Tuesday 22nd October 2013 at 5pm

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Physics Christmas Carols 2013

Date: 
20 Dec 2013 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Venue: 
University Church St Mary the Virgin, High Street, Oxford
Audience: 
Family friendly

The Physics Department Carol Service will be held this year on Friday 20th December at 4:00 pm in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin followed by wine and mince pies in the Church.

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14 October 2013

2013 Nobel Prize in Physics

Peter Higgs and Francois Englert have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for devising a mechanism to generate mass in gauge theories, and for predicting the existence of a new scalar boson resulting from this mechanism.
Nearly 50 years after the seminal papers written separately by Peter Higgs and by Francois Englert and Robert Brout, a boson with properties consistent with their predictions was discovered at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis

Date: 
23 Oct 2013 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
Students, Staff and General Public

The Oxford Climate Research Network and Oxford Martin Programme on Resource Stewardship present a series of talks for students, staff and members of the public, and an opportunity to ask questions, about the latest Assessment of Working Group 1 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) with contributions from members of the the Department of Physics.

10 October 2013

Prof Steve Balbus at the 2013 Shaw Prize Ceremony

Prof Balbus was presented with the prestigious 2013 Shaw Prize for Astronomy at a ceremony in Hong Kong last month. See photos & videos of the ceremony at http://www.shawprize.org/en/

A TV documentary leading up to the awards can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wv4grOMgIU

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