Past Events for Research

26 Feb 2018 - 12:00pm to 23 Apr 2018 - 4:00pm

The Oxford Department of Physics with Diamond Light Source and ISIS Neutron and Muon Source are inviting you to design a poster about crystals!

This competition is open to students in years 4-7 and will be judged in two categories:
• Years 4 & 5
• Years 6 & 7.
The deadline for submitting posters is 23rd April 2018.

While the competition is running, we're going to put up loads of cool videos, pictures and info all about crystals - so keep checking back!

Further details can be found on the link below:

20 Oct 2017 - 3:30pm to 24 Nov 2017 - 3:30pm

The following Department colloquia will take place during Michaelmas term 2017 as we aim to share with you the latest research and developments across the discipline - Undergraduates, Graduate, Postdocs, Support Staff and Faculty members are all encouraged to attend. Alumni and members of the University in other departments/colleges, too!

Each talk is followed by tea in the Physics common room. We look forward to seeing you there!

All lectures will commence at 3.30pm, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory.

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

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


Professor Anton Zeilinger

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

Portraits of Prof Allen and Prof Snaith, poster for the event on 11 December.
11 Dec 2020 - 5:00pm

"From climate to energy: physics is key to the world's most pressing issues"

We are delighted to invite you all to join us on this Special Department of Physics Lecture.

Hosted by Prof Ian Shipsey, Head of Physics, and Prof Philip Stier, Head of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP) the topic will be Energy and Climate Change. The event will be held via Zoom, on December 11th, at 17:00hrs GMT.

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).

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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
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.

Dr Sanjay Padhi headshot
10 Nov 2020 - 2:15pm

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