Past Events

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:

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

Oxfordshire Science Festival

9 Mar 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

An Alice in Wonderland themed show, with dance and acrobatic interludes, set to an original score of live music which will be used to better explain some of the trickier concepts of quantum physics.

Explore themes of Lewis Carroll in his book “Through the Looking Glass” as a setting for some of the concepts in Quantum Physics; in particular ideas around CP violation and the arrow of time.

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

The last of three lectures organised as part of the Public Engagement with Science and Technology initiative.

Speaker: Charles Barclay, GTC Associate Fellow, Director, Blackett Observatory, Marlborough College, and Oxford Astrophysics.

2 Mar 2013 - 10:30am to 3:30pm

The event

Staff and volunteers from the British Physics Olympiad Trust, University of Oxford and University of Cambridge will provide guidance and resources on helping your students to develop advanced problem solving skills in physics.

Past British Physics Olympiad questions will be explored along with simple demonstrations that are designed to challenge students into new ways of thinking.

1 Mar 2013 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm

Lorenz, Gödel and Penrose: New perspective on determinism and unpredictability - from climate prediction to fundamental physics

26 Feb 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:15pm

On Tuesday 26 February at 2pm in the Sheldonian there will be an open afternoon to showcase the diversity of climate research in Oxford, and give a flavour of the opportunities for research and collaboration across departments. Open to all, including undergraduates thinking about climate research; graduates, post-docs and faculty, to learn about what is going on in other departments; and interested members of the public. This event is organised by the Oxford Climate Research Network (http://www.climate.ox.ac.uk).

25 Feb 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The second of three lectures organised as part of the Public Engagement with Science and Technology initiative.

Speaker: Dr Phil Marshall, Oxford Astrophysics.

Massive objects, like galaxies and clusters, warp the space around themselves, and cause the light from distant background sources to follow curved paths as it passes. This gravitational lensing effect allows us to see deep into the Universe to the very earliest galaxies, and in doing so to infer the presence of mass where we perhaps weren't expecting it.

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

The first of three lectures organised as part of the Public Engagement with Science and Technology initiative.

Speaker: Professor Steven Balbus, Savilian Professor of Astronomy, Oxford Astrophysics.

4 Feb 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Milankovic on Mars: observing and modeling astronomically-induced climate change

Prof. Peter L Read


Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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