Past Events for Alumni

12 May 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Professor Dr Immanuel Bloch, Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching & Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich will deliver the 57th Cherwell-Simon Lecture.

This is a free event and the general public are welcome. Registration not required. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

Title: Controlling and Exploring Quantum Matter Using Ultracold Atoms in Optical Lattices

6 May 2017 - 10:30am

Morning of Theoretical Physics 'Ripples in spacetime: the discovery of gravitational waves '


Prof James Binney FRS: From action at a distance to gravitational waves

Prof Subir Sarkar: The birth of gravitational wave astronomy

Prof John March-Russell: Exploring the very early universe with gravitational waves

More information, abstracts and how to book available here

5 May 2017 - 3:30pm

Oxford Physics Colloquia Series

Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, University of Oxford
'Pulsars & Extreme Physics - a 50th Anniversary'

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4 May 2017 - 5:00pm

The 14th Hintze Lecture will be delivered by Professor Conny Aerts, Director, Institute of Astronomy KU Leuven.

This is a free event, general public welcome.

14 Mar 2017 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Our 5th Workshop “The Physics of Fine Tuning: Inflationary Cosmology” which is part of the Consolidation of Fine Tuning project will take place on Tuesday 14th March, for further details please see:

10 Mar 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Physics Alumni Event at Oxford & Cambridge Club

10 March 2017

"From stars to proteins: unveiling material response in intense X-ray fields”

by Dr Sam Vinko

18 Feb 2017 - 10:30am to 2:30pm

The Morning of Theoretical Physics will take place on 18th February 2017.

'Fluids and Flows'

The flow of liquids and gases is described by the Navier-Stokes equation.
This simple equation can describe how fluids move across a huge range of length scales, from ocean currents to swimming algae; from the drag behind racing cars to the raindrops on a spider’s web.
Join us to explore the wonderful world of fluids and flows.


27 Jan 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Postdoc Careers Event

Are you a postdoc interested on how to optimize your career options in academia? Or curious on career opportunities beyond the Ivory Tower? Then come to the Physics Postdoc Careers Event this Friday - registration form & submission of questions to panellists through this form

19 Dec 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Physics Department Carol Service 2016

The Carol Service will be held this year on Monday 19th December, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, High St, followed by wine and mince pies in the church. Please make a note in your diary. As always staff, students, alumni, friends and family, especially children, are welcome to attend.

14 Nov 2016 - 10:00am to 3 Dec 2016 - 6:00pm

The Department of Physics is delighted to present the exhibition

‘New Eyes on the Universe: Science of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory and SNOLab*’.