Alumni Weekend Physics Open Day 2012

14 Sep 2012 - 8:00pm to 15 Sep 2012 - 2:00pm
Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Family friendly

Dates for your diary: 14th and 15th of September 2012.

It's the University of Oxford Alumni Weekend, and the Dept. of Physics will be opening its doors for the first time. A fantastic opportunity for alumni, family & friends to visit one of the best Departments of Physics in the world.

Bookings are now closed via the Central Alumni Office. However, if you have not booked, and are interested in taking part, please email Val Crowder, Alumni Relations Officer for the Department of Physics.

NEW: the full brochure, including all Physics events can be seen HERE.

Friday 14th September 2012


8 pm - Telescope Evening - Denys Wilkinson Building
Join us for a tour of the Philip Wetton telescope, built in 1995, the first new one to be built in Oxford over a century.

[b]Saturday 15th September 2012 MAIN EVENT DAY

Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Rd.
2 - 6 pm Mini Motors
Join Dr Helen Carstairs and researchers from Biological Physics throughout the day for hands-on demonstrations of the way nanoscale biological motors work. This exhibition will be part of the Royal Society's Summer Exhibition this year.

2 - 3 pm Zooniverse: What to do with half a million scientists?
Dr Chris Lintott and Dr Robert Simpson, from the internationally acclaimed 'Zooniverse' project, explain how using 'citizen power' can expand our knowledge of the universe.

3:15 - 4:45 pm Einstein's Universe
Prof. Brian Foster and violinst Jack Liebeck will present this award winning performance using science and music to explain Einstein's ideas.

5 - 6 pm Physics in the 21st century, an exciting time for Physics at Oxford
Come and hear from Dr John Wheater (Chairman of the Department) and other members of the Physics team about all the latest projects and ideas that we are working on.

6 - 7 pm Drinks reception
Join us for an informal and relaxed chat after the events, have a look at the plans for the proposed new Physcis building and find out ways to keep in touch with the Department.

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