Physics: From the Lab into your Life

16 Oct 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
General public (Age 12+)

An event as part of IF Oxford, the Oxfordshire Science and Ideas Festival

How does lab research become a technology that affects your everyday life? Come and find out how Oxford Physics researchers working on cutting-edge physics research and technology development are creating innovative products that could end up in your home. This evening event includes talks, hands-on demos and lab tours.


Come and listen to our researchers speak!

Over the course of the evening, we will have three talks from world-leading researchers:

Professor Julia Yeomans is a professor of Theoretical Physics and Fellow of the Royal Society. Her work focuses on biophysics and soft condensed matter systems.

Professor Peter Read is a professor in the Department of Physics and the Joint Chair of the Oxford - Met Office Academic Partnership. He leads the Geophysical and Planetary Fluid Dynamics group, which investigates the fundamental dynamics underpinning the circulations of planetary atmospheres and oceans.

Dr Suzie Sheehy is an accelerator physicist renowned for her public speaking. Dr. Sheehy’s research focuses on developing new particle accelerators for future applications in areas such as medicine and energy, alongside investigating the fundamental limitations of these machines.

Come and visit one of our cutting-edge laboratories!

Researchers will be leading tours of labs that work on:

  • Superconductors and magnets
  • Creating citizen science
  • Solar cell technology
  • Quantum technology
  • Nano-imaging microscopes
  • Future computing with superconductors
  • Future computing with ion traps

Come and explore our science fair!

We'll have science fair stalls with physicists showcasing the work that takes their research from their labs into the wider world. Get stuck in with hands-on demonstrations and interactive displays.

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