Past Events for Public Outreach

25 Jun 2016 (All day) to 26 Jun 2016 (All day)

8 Jun 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

This year's Halley Lecture will be delivered by Professor Scott Tremaine FRS, Richard Black Professor, School of Natural Sciences, IAS, Princeton University, on Wednesday 8th June 2016 @ 5pm in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre.

13 May 2016 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Title: Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

Professor Lisa Randall, Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science, Harvard University will deliver Oxford Physics 56th Cherwell-Simon Lecture. She will explore a speculative hypothesis in which the comet that may have triggered the mass extinction of the dinosaurs was dislodged from the Oort cloud at the edge of our solar system by a disk of dark matter.

Related Research

12 May 2016 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

The 3rd Workshop in the Physics of Fine Tuning - Stars, Galaxies, and the Multiverse will be held in Trinity College on Thursday 12th May 2016 from 14:00 - 16:00.

John Peacock (Edinburgh)
Observer Selection and Fine-Tuning Puzzles in Cosmology

Joe Silk (Oxford, IAP; John Hopkins)
The Limits of Cosmology

Adrianne Slyz (Oxford)
How do Galaxies know when, where and how quickly to form stars?

10 May 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The 12th Hintze Lecture will be delivered by Professor Robert Kennicutt, Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge.

Title: Unveiling the Birth of Stars and Galaxies

17 Apr 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

11 Apr 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Dr Jena Meinecke

The largest laser on Earth, at the National Ignition Facility (California), is to be used to recreate scaled astrophysical conditions and answer the question: What is the origin of magnetic fields in our universe?

Photo credit: Damien Jemison/LLNL

4 Mar 2016 - 3:30pm

Oxford Climate Research Network Annual Lecture
In conjunction with the Met Office Academic Partnership

Professor Kerry Emanuel (MIT)

In his talk, Kerry will explore the pressing practical problem of how hurricane activity will respond to global warming, and how hurricanes could in turn be influencing the atmosphere and ocean.

3 Mar 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

The Final Dennis Sciama Lecture will be delivered by Professor David Deutsch FRS on Thursday 3rd March 2016 @ 17:30 in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre.