Past Events for Public Outreach

21 Jun 2017 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

IOP Oxford Physics Lectures

On 21st June the Institute of Physics and Oxford University Physics Department will be hosting Dr. Jena Meinecke, Junior Research Fellow at Oxford University. Jena will report on the first experimental measurements of seed magnetic fields in laser-produced shock waves via the "Biermann battery" process.

Tea and coffee will be served from 18:30 with the talk beginning at 19:00.

About the talk

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

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.

26 Apr 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm


The Institute of Physics Oxford Centre will be hosting Jon Butterworth, Head of Physics & Astronomy at University College London. Jon will be giving a talk entitled Smashing Physics: latest news from the energy frontier based on his first hand experiences working at the Large Hadron Collider.

14 Mar 2017 - 2:00pm

5th Workshop on the Physics of Fine-Tuning: Inflationary Cosmology

Speakers :
Robert Brandenberger (McGill) - Does Inflationary Cosmology Solve Fine-TuningPuzzles?
Anne-Christine Davis (DAMTP, Cambridge)- Non-Minimally Coupled Fields in the Early Universe
Jerome Martin (Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris) - Inflation After Planck

Rafael Alves Batista
Khalil Chamcham
Roger Davies
Michael Hicks
Leanne O'Donnell
Joe Silk
David Sloan

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

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*’.


19 Nov 2016 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Visit the Barton Neighbourhood Centre on Saturday 19th November for a day of space themed fun! Games, model-making, face-painting, kids' crafts, flash talks, infra-red camera, planetarium (from 2pm) and MORE! Meet space scientists and learn about study and careers in the UK Space Industry.

10 Oct 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Dr Colin Wilson, Physics, Oxford

Is there, or was there ever, life on Mars?

Can humans one day go to Mars (and come back safely)?

27 Jun 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:30pm


Date: Monday 27 June


  • 17:00-18:30 (Family Friendly younger audience)
  • 18:30- 20:30 (14+ yrs and adults)

Venue: Martin Wood Complex

Admissions: Free, Book Tickets