Past Events for Research

28 Jan 2021 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm

Astrophysics stargazing open day goes virtual...

Our annual Stargazing event is a firm favourite for many so we are delighted to bring you Stargazing @ Home for 2021 – all the best bits of Stargazing but from the comfort of your own home. Join us on Thursday 28 January 2021 from 3-9pm for an evening of all things astronomy, live streamed on our YouTube channel.

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).

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.

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

Predictive analytics using Amazon Web Services

Dr Sanjay Padhi, Amazon Web Services

Frank Close with thumbnail of book cover
3 Nov 2020 - 5:00pm

Trinity: Klaus Fuchs, Oxford and the atomic bomb – a story of physics and espionage

Emeritus Professor Frank Close will explore the murky waters of cold war espionage, physics, the bomb and the role of Cotswold housewife 'Agent Sonya'. Trinity was the codename for the test explosion of the atomic bomb in New Mexico on 16 July 1945. Trinity is now also the extraordinary story of the bomb's metaphorical father, Rudolf Peierls; his intellectual son, the atomic spy, Klaus Fuchs, and the ghosts of the security services in Britain, the USA and USSR...

26 Oct 2020 - 3:30pm

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

In the first lecture of this new series from the Department of Physics, we will hear from Dr Jess Wade [she/her], a research fellow at Imperial College, London where she works on chiral organic light emitting diodes. She is an advocate for minority voices in science and has created hundreds of Wikipedia pages to amplify the achievements of women and people of colour in science.

Visualising electron-pair crystals in a conducting quantum spin liquid
20 Oct 2020 - 2:00pm

Visualising electron-pair crystals in a conducting quantum spin liquid

Professor JC Séamus Davis, University of Oxford

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