Past Events

21 May 2013 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

delivered by

Professor Julianne Dalcanton (University of Washington)

10 May 2013 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

An annual interdisciplinary forum to bring together physicists, chemists, materials scientists and theoreticians in and around Oxford to advance the science and promote direct collaboration between groups interested in novel quantum materials and phenomena. This meeting is dedicated to "Superconductivity and Magnetism".

3 May 2013 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm


Professor Robert B Laughlin
Department of Physics, Stanford University, USA
1998 Nobel Prize in Physics

29 Apr 2013 - 6:00pm

The properties of liquid gases can be strange and mysterious. In this talk we will explore what happens when gases are cooled to near absolute zero, and demonstrate some interesting effects such as nitrogen ice and high temperature superconductivity in the process. There will also be an opportunity to experience the more entertaining and frivolous aspects of working with cryogenic materials, and the properties of various gases at different pressures.

Booking required.

26 Apr 2013 - 6:00pm to 28 Apr 2013 - 1:00pm

Join fellow alumni at the European Alumni Reunion, in Madrid, for a variety of activities, lectures and events.

Physics will host an afternoon of guided tour, lectures and drinks reception at the Real Observatorio de Madrid, where a copy of the Herschel telescope has been built to scale, among other interesting things.

26 Apr 2013 - 6:00pm to 28 Apr 2013 - 12:00pm

Oxford European Reunion

April 26-28

This year the European Reunion will take place in Madrid, Spain.

The Department of Physics is taking part for the first time and has organised complimentary events to the core programme:

Guided Tour of the Royal Observatory
Drinks reception and Canapés
Short lectures

25 Apr 2013 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

delivered by
Professor Steven Balbus
Savilian Professor of Astronomy

19 Mar 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Stargazing Oxfordshire - Astronomy Evening

Find out more about research in astrophysics from professional scientists, and observe the night sky with your local community astronomers.

18 Mar 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Oxfordshire Science Festival

Dr Antonin Vacheret

14 Mar 2013 - 9:00am to 15 Mar 2013 - 5:00pm

The Beecroft Institute of Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at the University of Oxford is hosting two single day workshops on the 14th and 15th of March, 2013. The first one will be on "Cosmological Tests of Gravity" and the goal is to discuss recent progress and remaining issues in developing theoretical frameworks for probing gravitational physics with upcoming cosmological surveys.

The questions we wish to address include: