Alumni Weekend Oxford 16 - 18 September

Date: 
16 Sep 2016 - 7:30pm to 17 Sep 2016 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Denys Wilkinson Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH
Audience: 
Family friendly

Alumni Weekend in Oxford

This popular annual event will take place on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th September.

To book: Click here and follow instructions. Remember all Physics events are free for Physics Alumni.
If you have any doubts or would like any other information, as well as if you have special requirements, do get in touch by emailing the Physics Alumni Office.

FRIDAY 16

Stargaze at Oxford’s premier observatory

8.00 pm - 10 pm

This event has sold out

View the night sky through the Philip Wetton Telescope and experience what it is like to be a professional astronomer. The fabulously-positioned telescope is housed in the purpose-built observatory on top of the Denys Wilkinson Building. Wear comfortable shoes for the external metal staircase. This event is free for Physics alumni and their guests (booking is still required).

Price: £10 (Free for Physics Alumni)

Location: Starts and finishes at level 5, Department of Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, OX1 3RH

SATURDAY 17

First lecture: The first detection of gravitational waves

2.30 pm - 3.45 pm

Gravitational waves have been detected for the first time by using two huge laser interferometers at opposite ends of the US. Professor Andrew Steane will introduce some of the physics of gravitational waves, explain their detection by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) collaboration and offer some reflection on this historic event and on the different ways the achievement can be measured. This event is free for Physics alumni and their guests (booking is still required).

Price: £10 (Free for Physics Alumni and guests)

Speakers:

Professor Andrew Steane (Exeter), Professor of Physics, Department of Physics

Location: Department of Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building.

Second lecture: Physics in 2016: what’s new?

4.15 pm - 5.30 pm

From spectacular progress in photovoltaic cells to the latest results from CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, there is always something new in Physics. Professor John Wheater and colleagues will explain why some of the year’s highlights are important scientifically and their potential impact. The lecture will be followed by drinks and canapés until 7pm. This event is free for Physics alumni and their guests (booking is still required).

Price: £10 (Free for Physics Alumni and guests)

Speakers:

Professor John Wheater (Univ), Professor of Physics and Head of the Department of Physics, and colleagues

Location: Department of Physics / Denys Wilkinson Building

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