Past Events for Alumni

20 Oct 2017 - 3:30pm to 24 Nov 2017 - 3:30pm

The following Department colloquia will take place during Michaelmas term 2017 as we aim to share with you the latest research and developments across the discipline - Undergraduates, Graduate, Postdocs, Support Staff and Faculty members are all encouraged to attend. Alumni and members of the University in other departments/colleges, too!

Each talk is followed by tea in the Physics common room. We look forward to seeing you there!

All lectures will commence at 3.30pm, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory.

29 Jun 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Sunday 29th June, afternoon tea in the Garden at St Hugh's College, Oxford

Following on the success from last year’s first Physics Alumni Garden Party, and thanks to the generosity of one of our alumnus, we are hosting this year’s party at St Hugh College’s beautiful gardens on Sunday 29th June, 4-6:30 pm.

13 Apr 2021 - 4:00pm

Wangping Ren: "Macroscopic Quantum Phenomena"

Since the birth of quantum mechanics in the last century, it has been developed to interpret the laws in the microscopic world (atomic/sub-atomic). It would seem bizarre when quantum mechanics is applied to macroscopic objects, for instance, the Schrodinger’s cat. In this talk, I’ll introduce the macroscopic quantum phenomena that naturally occur as well as our current understandings of them in terms of quantum physics.

10 Apr 2021 - 5:00pm

‘Quantum Science & Quantum Technology’

Saturday 10 April, 2021 at 17:00 hrs UTC

26 Feb 2021 - 5:00pm

A discussion panel will discuss the history and future of "Space Travel Across the Decades and Beyond".

(This is a St Cross Center for the History and Philosophy of Physics - HAPP event, supported by the Department of Physics)

Confirmed panellists are:

16 Feb 2021 - 5:00pm

Oxford Mathematics Online Public Lecture in Partnership with Wadham College
Celebrating Roger Penrose's Nobel Prize

11 Feb 2021 - 3:00pm

Nano comes to life: how nanotechnology ushers physics into biology, transforming medicine and the future of technology

Prof Sonia Contera

29 Jan 2021 - 6:00pm

The Music of Physics from spiders to snowflakes: creating and interacting with virtual instruments

A public lecture, Friday 29 January, 2021 at 18:00 hrs UTC

From black holes to quantum mechanics, there are few aspects of physics that cannot be meaningfully explored through the lens of music. As Albert Einstein famously declared: “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”

28 Jan 2021 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm

Astrophysics stargazing open day goes virtual...

Our annual Stargazing event is a firm favourite for many so we are delighted to bring you Stargazing @ Home for 2021 – all the best bits of Stargazing but from the comfort of your own home. Join us on Thursday 28 January 2021 from 3-9pm for an evening of all things astronomy, live streamed on our YouTube channel.

9 Jan 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Saturday Mornings of Theoretical Physics

Talks explain an area of our research to an audience familiar with physics at about the second-year undergraduate level


SATURDAY 9 JANUARY 2021 10.00 - 13.00


- Why is Quantum Gravity so hard? Prof John Wheater