Past Events for Public Outreach

28 Jan 2017 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm

Stargazing Oxford returns on the 28th January 2017 from 2pm to 10pm (last entry 9.30pm)

10 Nov 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

The 13th Hintze Lecture will be delivered by Professor David Spergel, Charles A. Young Professor of Astronomy, Princeton Unversity, on Thursday 10th November 2016 @ 17:30 in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre.

Title: Our Simple but Strange Universe

16 Jan 2016 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm

Stargazing Oxford returns on the 16th January 2016 from 2pm to 10pm (last entry 9.30pm)

18 May 2012 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

QUANTUM GAMES AND QUANTUM INFORMATION

Professor Anton Zeilinger

University of Vienna and Scientific Director of the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

12 Dec 2020 - 3:00pm

Registration required - please register for this event by filling out this form.

Round off the school term by joining us for some themed arts and crafts, and learn a little bit about crystals along the way!

10 Dec 2020 - 6:00pm

Registration required - please register for this event by filling out this form. Registration closes at 3pm on 10th December 2020.

Christmas Lecture - Virus Factory!

We’ve all been hearing a lot about viruses over the past several months, but just how much do we understand about them? What exactly do viruses do once they get inside our cells? And why do we care?

CHIME telescope with Victoria Kaspi headshot
24 Nov 2020 - 5:00pm

World-renowned observational astrophysicist Vicky Kaspi will be talking about Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs): short bursts of radio waves, just a few milliseconds long, observed from cosmological distances. Their origin is presently unknown, yet their rate is many hundreds per sky per day, indicating a not-uncommon phenomenon in the Universe. Professor Kaspi will review the FRB field and present new results on FRBs from a new digital transit radio telescope: the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME).

Logo saying 'Challenges and Changes Department of Physics'
23 Nov 2020 - 3:30pm

Prof. Bell Burnell discusses her research and the challenges that physics & physicists face, and shares some of her work to push for change.

Will Marshall alongside one of the images from Planet.com
18 Nov 2020 - 4:00pm

Join us for a discussion with Dr Will Marshall, co-founder and CEO of Planet and alumnus of Oxford's Department of Physics and Wadham College. Planet is a space company that operates the largest-ever constellation of earth imaging satellites – more than 150 – that take pictures of the globe on a daily basis.

Logo with text saying Challenges and Changes with department of physics logo
11 Nov 2020 - 3:30pm

Dr Clara Barker discusses her research and the challenges that physics and physicists face, and shares some of her work to push for change.

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