Past Events

18 Jan 2018 - 6:45pm

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On 18th January the Institute of Physics and Oxford Physics will be hosting Simone Sturniolo from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) who will be talking about his work in Quantum Chemistry.

15 Dec 2017 - 4:30am

Physics Department Carol Service 2017

The Carol Service will be held this year on Friday, 15th December, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, High St, followed by wine and mince pies in the church. Please make a note in your diary. As always friends and family, especially children, are welcome to attend.

11 Dec 2017 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm

The show will still go ahead this evening but please take care on your way into the Department and only travel if it is safe to do so.

Doors open: 6:00pm, arrive to be seated by 6:15pm


Christmas Lecture


7 Dec 2017 - 1:30pm to 8 Dec 2017 - 2:30pm

Lecture date: Friday 8th December 2017, 13:30-14:30


Schools Physics Christmas Lectures


2 Dec 2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

The Particle Physics Christmas Lecture

We are delighted to host our second Particle Physics Christmas Lecture, and have Prof. Sir Tejinder Singh Virdee, FRS, as our guest speaker. He is an experimental particle physicist and Professor of Physics at Imperial College London. Read more about the speaker below.

13 Nov 2017 - 5:30pm

The 15th Hintze Lecture will be delivered by Professor Brian Schmidt, Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University and 2011 Noble Prize Winner in Physics.

Title: State of the Universe
Abstract: Our Universe was created in 'The Big Bang' and has been expanding ever since. Professor Schmidt will describe the vital statistics of the Universe, including its size, weight, shape, age, and composition. Professor Schmidt will also try to make sense of the Universe's past, present, and future – and describe what we know, and what we do not yet know, about the Cosmos

10 Nov 2017 - 6:00pm

Alumni Event at The Royal Society hosted by Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics group (AOPP)

Led by Prof David Marshall (Head of AOPP) and a panel of senior academics from the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics group, we are organising a third alumni event focused on the work the Department of Physics is carrying on on this field.

8 Nov 2017 - 5:00pm

Title: Getting to know alien worlds: Characterizing exoplanets from the ground and from space

Registration is required (no registration fee) Link to registration page

Time: 5 pm (to be seated by 4.50pm) on 8th November 2017

1 Nov 2017 - 6:45pm

Booking: Required in advance


Gravitational waves - a prediction of Einstein’s General Relativity – are still among the most elusive signals from far out in the Universe.

31 Oct 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Booking: Recommended, please see below