Past Events for Public Outreach

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.

15 Dec 2015 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm

Humans are able to view the world in all the colours of the rainbow - but there are far more colours that we can't see. From insects using ultraviolet light to see patterns on flowers to snakes detecting their prey using thermal infrared, other types of light can reveal unseen detail all around us. Scientists use satellites to measure these other types of light to observe the Earth and the way it is changing around us. This demonstration lecture will explore these methods, as well as the properties of light itself, in a whistle stop tour of the spectrum.

19 Nov 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

The next Hintze Lecture will be delivered by Professor Meg Urry, Israel Munson Professor of Physics & Astronomy and Director, Yale Centre for Astronomy & Astrophyiscs.

Growing Black Holes over 12 Billion Years

27 Oct 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

As the Large Hadron Collider pushes to ever-higher energies, join Prof Alan Barr to find out about the mysteries of particle physics and how the citizen scientists of Higgs Hunters are helping researchers in their search for unknown exotic particles.

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8 Jun 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Effective field measurements and spin torque dynamics in magnetic nanostructures

15 May 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Professor Charles Kane, Class of 1965 Endowed Term Chair & Professor of Physics, University of Pennsylvania will deliver the 55th Cherwell-Simon Lecture.

Topological Boundary Modes from Quantum Electronics to Classical Mechanics

5 May 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

The 10th Hintze Lecture will be delivered by Professor Hitoshi Murayama, Director, Kavli Institute for the Physics & Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU), The University of Tokyo.

Title: The Quantum Universe

29 Apr 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

The 11th Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Professor Philip Candelas, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.

Title: Simple Calabi-Yau Manifolds and the Landscape of String Vacua