"The Rise of Big Science in Physics" One-Day Conference

22 Feb 2020 - 10:30am to 5:00pm
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
General public (Age 14+)

"The Rise of Big Science in Physics"

One day conference.
Saturday 22nd February: 10.30 am - 5.00 pm

The early roots of Big Science, especially in physics, might be traced back to the Great War, which saw the development of aviation science and sonar. Subsequently the Second World War hinged on the development of radar and most famously, on the Manhattan Project's development of the atomic bomb, which is widely considered to be the advent of the Big Science era. Following the end of the Second World War, globalisation has led modern science with the foundation of international laboratories such as CERN in Switzerland and later LIGO in the USA as well as many international collaborations led by NASA and other Big Science organisations worldwide. This conference will review the rise of Big Science in physics across the decades and consider its future trajectory.

Confirmed speakers are:

Registration for the conference (and dinner*) can be made at the following webpage:

The full programme will be available shortly here

(This event is organised by HAPP with the collaboration of the Department of Physics)

* Booking options (please read before booking):

Conference registration - no fee
Conference registration + Conference Dinner - £35
Conference Dinner only at St Cross College - £35 (ONLY for guests of registered conference attendees)

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