Students

3 July 2012

BBC 'Horizon' filming at Oxford Physics

On Monday 2nd July, the Lindemann Theatre in the Clarendon Laboratory hosted the 'Horizon' BBC film crew, where Robert Taylor (Professor of Condensed Matter) and Marcus du Sautoy (Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics) filmed an episode that was all about temperature scales and the role of Lord Kelvin. They included demonstrations of the transition from normal to superfluid helium and the triple point of nitrogen.

21 June 2012

Neutrinos put cosmic ray theory on ice

The IceCube telescope buried beneath the South Pole has failed to detect any high energy neutrinos accompanying exploding fireballs in space, undermining a leading theory of how cosmic rays are born (Nature 484:351,2012).

16 May 2012

Application submitted for Athena Swan Silver Award

Physics has long been a male-dominated subject. To fulfil the department's scientific mission, it is vital that we use the full potential of the population and redress that imbalance. Since 2010, the department has been developing a portfolio of new and existing actions to improve the employment conditions and practice for all staff and students. Good practice benefits everyone, but disproportionately benefits women. These actions, and the critical assessment that led to them, are described in our application for an Athena Swan Silver Award.

Oxford Energy Society - Inaugural Seminar

Date: 
2 May 2012 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: 
clarendon
Room: 
Lindemann Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
Advanced

This new student society aims to inform people about the challenges surrounding the supply and demand of energy, and climate change.

The Energy Soc Inaugural Seminar – and Post Seminar Drinks!

For more information contact: 

No booking required.

Email subscribe@energysoc.org to join our mailing list.

Visit www.energysoc.org for more info on the society other events we are organising for this term.

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

Date: 
30 Apr 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
clarendon
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
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

Date: 
29 Mar 2012 - 2:00pm to 30 Mar 2012 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
dwb
Room: 
Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
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.

For more information contact: 

Oxford Symposium on Quantum Materials 2012

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

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

Date: 
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

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