Atomic and Laser & Condensed Matter Physics Alumni event

Date: 
7 Jun 2014 - 10:30am to 5:30pm
Venue: 
Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience: 
Family friendly

Professor Paul Ewart (Head of Atomic and Laser Physics) and Professor Paolo Radaelli (Head of Condensed Matter Physics) invite you to a physics alumni event on Saturday 7th of June 2014 (10:30 – 17:30) including morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.

This event aims to engage all physics alumni with the current research in Atomic and Laser, and Condensed Matter Physics, provide a family friendly series of tours, lectures and hands on experiences for you to enjoy at the Clarendon Laboratory.

To register, please contact Val Crowder alumni@physics.ox.ac.uk, as soon as possible, stating your: name, college, matriculation year and how many guests are coming with you. Children are most welcome, please let us know their age when booking, so we can target our hands on activities for their age.

Places are limited, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Book early to avoid disappointment!

A chance to see short lectures, meet old friend and learn new things.

10:30 Welcome coffee and pastries (Common Room)

11:00 Welcome speech by Heads of AL & CM (Martin Wood Lecture Theatre)

Ongoing, from 11- 12:30 and 14:30 – 16:30: Hands on activities (Foyer of Martin Wood Complex)

- Demos of superconducting and magnetic phenomena (Prof Stephen Blundell/Prof Andrew Boothroyd)
- Prof Robert Taylor (liquid nitrogen demo incl. making ice cream)
- Laser light games
- Make your own electronic circuits

11:15 to 12:30 Lectures (Martin Wood Lecture Theatre)

11:15 - Superconductivity and/or Magnetism (Prof Stephen Blundell)
11:40 - Physics and the future of Biology and medicine (Prof Sonia Contera)

12:00 Buffet lunch in the Common Room

14:00 Lectures (Lindemann Lecture Theatre)

14:00 11:35 – Prof Justin Wark ‘High Power Laser Physics’
14:30 - Prof Jonathan Jones ‘Computing for the future’
14: 50 - Dr Peter Leek ‘Superconducting Quantum Circuits’

15:20 Tours

There will be a tour meeting point in the Common Room.

15:20 to 15:40 - Dr Sonia Trigueros ‘Nanotechnology in medicine’
15:45 – 16:10 - Dr Peter Leek ‘Microwaves at millikelvin’
16:15 – 16:45 – Atomic & Laser Physics
1. Optics in action, Dr Josh Nunn,(Quantum Optics laboratory – includes demonstrations such as how to make a spectrometer from a CD and an optical fibre from water)
2. Ions in traps, Dr David Lucas (See ions making quantum jumps!)
3. Lasers in combustion, Prof Paul Ewart (Learn how we use lasers to “see” inside a flame and help make better and cleaner engines)

16:45 – 17:30 Tea and coffee in the Common Room – closing of the event.