Admissions

Admissions

Open Days

Date: 
3 Jul 2019 - 10:00am to 4 Jul 2019 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Audience: 
Year 12 students and their teachers and families

Our 2019 Open Days are Wednesday 3 July, Thursday 4 July and Friday 20 September. We warmly welcome students, parents, carers and teachers to meet staff and students from all over the University and sample the atmosphere that makes student life at Oxford so special.

It is not mandatory to register to attend an Oxford Open Day. However you may need to book for specific popular sessions at Colleges in advance. More information here: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/open-days-and-visits

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12 April 2019

Dr Becky Smethurst Discusses New Black Hole Image on Channel 4 News

Dr Becky Smethurst, Junior Research Fellow in Astrophysics at Christ Church, has been speaking in the media about the new image of a black hole at the centre of the galaxy M87, released on 10th April.

12 April 2019

British Instruments Reveal Secrets of Martian Sky

The first results from the ExoMars mission supported by the UK Space Agency reveal the effects of a massive, global dust storm on the Red Planet.
British instruments reveal secrets of martian sky

Over the last year the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) spacecraft followed the onset of the storm and monitored how the increase in dust affected the water vapour in the atmosphere - important for understanding the history of water on Mars.

Preparing for the PAT - Developing Skills in Problem Solving

Date: 
29 Jun 2019 - 9:00am
Venue: 
martinwood
Audience: 
Schools (secondary)

Developing the problem solving skills necessary for the Physics Aptitude Test (PAT)

This course is for year 12 students from state-funded schools, academies and colleges with little or no history of successful applications to the University of Oxford who are interested in applying to study Physics, Physics and Philosophy, Engineering or Materials Science.

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Organic Semiconductors: From a lab curiosity to highly efficient devices

Date: 
17 May 2019 - 3:30pm
Venue: 
martinwood
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre

Prof Karl Leo, Dresden Integrated Center for Applied Physics and Photonics (IAPP),
Technische Universität Dresden, 01062 Dresden, Germany www.iapp.de

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Niamh Coll

25 March 2019

Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship Fund

On Wednesday, 20 March 2019, The Institute of Physics announced the launch of The Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship bursary scheme.

Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect and New Progress

Date: 
22 Mar 2019 - 3:30pm
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre

Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect and New Progress
Professor Qi-Kun Xue
Tsinghua University & Beijing Academy of Quantum Information Sciences, Beijing 100084, China

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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].

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