Students

30 April 2015

Oxford graduate student is runner-up in UK FameLab final

Rob Shalloo, a first year graduate student studying laser plasma wakefield acceleration in the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science, was awarded one of 2 runners up prizes in the UK national final of FameLab on 22nd April.

26 March 2015

Oxford graduate student's supersymmetry search is LHC physics highlight

The first ever search for the supersymmetric partner of the charm quark, led by Oxford graduate student Will Kalderon, has been selected by the ATLAS experiment at CERN as one of its physics highlights of the first run of the LHC.

3 March 2015

Soft-matter students sweep conference prizes

On 26th February at the 7th annual student conference of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Arnold Mathijssen won the £100 prize for the best presentation while Rachel Bennett won the prize for the best poster.

The Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture

Date: 
29 Apr 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 12+)

The 11th Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Professor Philip Candelas, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.

Title: Simple Calabi-Yau Manifolds and the Landscape of String Vacua

For more information contact: 

Leanne O'Donnell
01865 613 973
Leanne.odonnell@astro.ox.ac.uk

The Wetton Lecture

Date: 
13 Apr 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 12+)

The Wetton Lecture will de delivered by Professor Carlo Frenk, Director, Institute for Computational Cosmology, University of Durham.

Title: "Everything from nothing, or how our universe was made"

26 November 2014

Now you can look for Higgs boson siblings by eye!

Oxford physicists are asking online volunteers to spot tiny explosions that could be evidence for as-yet-unobserved relatives of the Higgs boson.

The Higgs Hunters project launched today enables members of the public to view 25,000 images recorded at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. By tagging the origins of tracks on these images, volunteers could spot tiny sub-atomic explosions caused when a Higgs boson ‘dies’, which would be evidence for a kind of particle new to physics.

The 9th Hintze Lecture - Professor Scott Ransom - Millisecond Pulsars, Magnetars, and Black Holes: The Wickedly Cool Stellar Undead

Date: 
20 Nov 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre

Professor Scott Ransom US National Radio Astronomy Observatory will give the 9th Hintze Lecture.

"Millisecond Pulsars, Magnetars, and Black Holes: The Wickedly Cool Stellar Undead"

For more information contact: 

Leanne O'Donnell
01865 613 973
Leanne.odonnell@astro.ox.ac.uk

Astrophysics Graduate Open Day

Date: 
8 Dec 2014 - 10:00am
Venue: 
dwb

If you are interested in a DPhil (PhD) beginning in October 2015, come to visit Oxford Astrophysics on our Graduate Open Day which starts at 10:00 on Monday 8th December.
For more information about Astrophysics at Oxford, click here.

2 October 2014

Jena Meinecke: American Physical Society October Woman Physicist of the Month

Each month, the American Physical Society's Committee for the Status of Women in Physics recognizes a female physicist who is making an impact in the physics community. Jena Meinecke, a graduate student in Atomic and Laser Physics, is October's Woman Physicist. Full story at http://www.aps.org/programs/women/scholarships/womanmonth/2014.cfm

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