Past Events for Alumni

10 Feb 2020 - 5:30pm

'Generating High-Intensity, Ultrashort Optical Pulses'

Special Public lecture by Prof Donna Strickland
Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Waterloo
Nobel Laureate, Physics 2018

Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics OX1 3PU

13 Dec 2019 - 4:30pm

Physics Carols Service

The Carol Service will be held this year on Friday 13th December, 2019
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 friends and family, especially children, are
welcome to attend.

9 Dec 2019 - 10:00am

Particle Physics Graduate OpenDay on Monday 9 December.

Would you like to know what is like to do your DPhil in Particle Physics? This is your chance to visit our department and ask all those questions, meet staff and potential future colleagues.

If you are interested in a DPhil in Particle Physics (experimental or theoretical) with us, commencing in October 2020, come and visit the Department for the Graduate Open Day, starting at 10am.

7 Dec 2019 - 10:30am

‘IceCube: Opening a New Window on the Universe from the South Pole’.

You are kindly invited to the annual Particle Physics Christmas Lecture, hosted by Prof. Daniela Bortoletto, Head of Particle Physics and senior members of the department.
This year, we are delighted to welcome our guest speaker, Prof. Francis Halzen (Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center and Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin - Madison).

19 Nov 2019 - 11:00am

Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP) is holding an Open Day for prospective D.Phil (PhD) applicants.

15 Nov 2019 - 6:30pm

“Science through exploration - Oxford Physics from the Earth to the Solar System”.

The University of Oxford Department of Physics annual alumni event hosted by the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP) at the Royal Society (London) will take place on November 15th.

The event will be hosted by Prof Philip Stier (Head of AOPP), with participation of other senior academics.

The format of the day will be:

26 Oct 2019 - 10:30am

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

Our popular alumni event is back on October 26th, and booking is now open!

Speakers are: Prof James Binney FRS, Prof Subir Sarkar and Prof Philipp Podsiadlowski.

To book and more information, please visit this page.

23 Sep 2019 - 8:30am to 25 Sep 2019 - 2:00pm

The Quantum materials Symposium 2019 will take place next week from 23 to 25 September.


The full programme and further details can be found here.

The QMS 2019 is organized by the Oxford Quantum Materials group.
The group has been organizing annually the Oxford Symposium on Quantum Materials.

21 Sep 2019 - 2:00pm to 6:30pm

Meeting Minds Oxford - the weekend for all University of Oxford Alumni

The Department of Physics will open its doors on Saturday 21 September to welcome all alumni, regardless of their studies. We hope to offer you all a chance to visit our thriving department, meet our scientists, learn more about what is the cutting edge research taking place in one the the largest Physics Departments in the world.

Proposed format on the day is:

9 Jul 2019 - 2:30pm

Oxford Physics Colloquium

Gravitational Waves and Prospects for Multi-messenger Astronomy
Prof Barry C Barish (Caltech - Nobel Prize Physics 2017)

9 July 14:30 - 15:30 hs

Venue: Lecture Theatre University of Oxford Museum Natural History

The quest for gravitational waves, following their prediction by Einstein in 1916 to their detection 100 years later will be traced. The subsequent opening of exciting new science, from rigorous tests of general relativity to using gravitational waves to explore the universe will be discussed.