Past Events

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:

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.