Students

Women in Science: a lecture by Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE FRS

Date: 
25 Mar 2019 - 11:30am
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
Specialised / research interest

A special lecture intended especially for early-career scientists

Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE FRS is Visiting Professor in Astrophysics at Oxford

In this talk Professor Bell Burnell will describe UK initiatives by some senior women scientists to enable women to participate more in science, and how these initiatives have been adopted by research funding bodies and are now spreading world-wide.

All welcome, no booking required.

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20 March 2019

Japanese weather satellite gives a unique perspective on a huge meteor

Sometimes satellites can provide an unexpected view of events. On the 18th December 2018 a huge meteor entered the Earth’s atmosphere over the northern Pacific Ocean, an event that – due to its isolated location – attracted very little attention at the time. American military satellites that look for bright flashes detected the meteor as it entered the Earth’s atmosphere and this enabled scientists at NASA to calculate its trajectory[1].

MaNGA Public Lecture

Date: 
2 Apr 2019 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

TITLE: MAPPING THE UNIVERSE

Professor Karen Masters, Haverford College, PA, USA

I will talk about state-of-the art maps of the Universe, such as those produced by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which have revealed the complexity of structures on many scales found in our Universe. I will also talk about the development of these maps, and how our knowledge of the basic structure of the Universe, along with our place in it has changed so dramatically in the last several hundred years.

For more information contact: 

Leanne O'Donnell

Leanne.odonnell@physics.ox.ac.uk
Tel: 01865 613 973

The 18th Hintze Lecture: Professor Jacqueline van Gorkom

Date: 
22 May 2019 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

Professor Jacqueline van Gorkom, Department of Astronomy, Columbia University

The Role of Gas in Galaxy Evolution

Wednesday 22nd May 2019 at 17:00 (to be seated by 16:50)

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29 January 2019

First SCS Experiments at EuXFEL

Oliver Humphries and Sam Vinko from Oxford Physics were part of one of the first user experiments to take place at the European XFEL, the flagship x-ray free-electron laser facility currently being commissioned at DESY in Hamburg, Germany. The first user results were reported at the annual XFEL User meeting on 23 January.

15 January 2019

Congratulations to Sir Alex Halliday who has been knighted for services to Science and Innovation

Congratulations to Sir Alex Halliday who has been knighted for services to Science and Innovation in the New Year's Honours list for 2019.

Alexander Halliday FRS, Visiting Professor of Geochemistry at the Department of Earth Sciences and recently Head of Oxford’s Mathematical Physical and Life Sciences Division, is knighted for services to science and innovation.

To see the full list please click here

15 January 2019

Galaxy Zoo wins the RAS Group Achievement Award

The Royal Astronomical Society has given the Galaxy Zoo team – including the volunteers who have made the project the success it is – their Group Achievement Award for 2019.

Citation for the 2019 RAS Group Achievement Award:

14 November 2018

Congratulations Prof. Michael Johnston

Congratulations to Prof. Michael Johnston who will be awarded the Harrie Massey Medal and Prize in December.

This is a silver medal from the Institute of Physics which is awarded in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Physics (http://www.iop.org/about/awards/bilateral/massey/page_38485.html).

The 17th Hintze Lecture: Professor Rocky Kolb

Date: 
31 Oct 2018 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

Professor Rocky Kolb, Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The University of Chicago
The Quantum and the Cosmos
Wednesday 31st October 2018 at 17:00 (to be seated by 16:50)

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19 September 2018

New £50m physics building opened by Sir Tim Berners-Lee

The University of Oxford has marked the opening of the Beecroft Building, a new 8,950sqm building for experimental and theoretical physics.

World wide web pioneer Sir Tim Berners-Lee and donor Adrian Beecroft joined the Chancellor, Lord Patten of Barnes, and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, to officially open the new state-of-the-art facility located in Oxford University’s science area in Parks Road.

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