Past Events for Alumni

2 Jul 2019 - 6:30pm

Alumni Reception in Edinburgh

We are delighted to invite you to our physics alumni event in Scotland, our first ever! This time will be at the New Club (Princes Street), in the beautiful Ramsay & Long Rooms on July 2nd.

This will be an evening event hosted by Head of Department, Prof Ian Shipsey and alumna Dr Susan Hezlet, whose idea and support were vital for this fantastic opportunity. We are very grateful to Dr William Duncan for his time and support, too.

29 Jun 2019 - 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Physics Alumni & Friends Garden Party

This year we are hosting our yearly event in the wonderful riverside setting of Wolfson College.

22 Jun 2019 - 10:30am to 6:00pm

Thinking 3D: Space & Time

The Department of Physics and Magdalen College, are happy to announce this fantastic event, part of the 'Thinking 3D' programme, that we will host together for alumni & general public.

This event is part of a wider programme of events, a year-long series of exhibitions, events, public talks, gallery shows, and academic symposia intended to incite dialogue between artists, art and book historians, mathematicians, astronomers, geometers, earth scientists, botanists, chemists...and more.

6 Jun 2019 - 6:00pm

Special Public Lecture

'Finding aliens – An update on the search for life in the Universe'
by Bill Diamond (President & CEO The SETI Institute)

The Department of Physics is delighted to invite you to a public lecture by Bill Diamond, President & CEO The SETI Institute, hosted by Prof Ian Shipsey, Head of Physics.

4 Jun 2019 - 2:00pm

Celebrating its 35th year in 2019, the SETI Institute, founded by Astronomers Carl Sagan, Jill Tarter and Frank Drake, has grown from a small research team focused on searching for radio signals beyond our solar system (as a proxy for intelligent civilizations) to an organization of over 90 PhD scientists representing 23 different academic backgrounds, organized into 6 divisions of research. CEO, Bill Diamond, will describe the multidisciplinary structure and research of the Institute, whose mission is to explore, understand and explain the nature and origins of life in the universe.

28 May 2019 - 3:00pm

The Sir Martin Wood Prize Lecture 2019

Dr. Yoshihiko Okamoto (Associate Professor, Department of Applied Physics, Nagoya University, Japan)

'Creation of Functional Electronic Phases'

20 May 2019 - 5:00pm to 24 May 2019 - 6:30pm

Physics celebrates Diversity - Join Us!


20 May 2019 - 5:00pm

Diversity and Awareness in STEMM Celebration week
20 to 24 May

Join us in celebrating the UN World Day for Cultural Diversity with a week of events highlighting and discussing diversity in the field of STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine). There are a variety of workshops, lectures, panels, and a Wikipedia edit-a-thon exploring the intersection between sex, gender, disability, sexuality and race in STEMM and the researchers participating in it.

17 May 2019 - 3:30pm

Prof Karl Leo, Dresden Integrated Center for Applied Physics and Photonics (IAPP),
Technische Universität Dresden, 01062 Dresden, Germany

14 May 2019 - 4:30pm

Professor Elena Aprile, Department of Physics
Columbia University, New York
“The XENON project: at the forefront of Dark Matter Direct Detection”

Registration essential via:
Password: Physics2019