Past Events

2 Jun 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

VENUS 2012

Exploring the Universe; The Next Generation of Telescopes

Family public lecture

When: Saturday 2 June 2012, 2pm
Where: Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Martin Wood Building, Parks Road
Audience: 10+ years / family public lecture

Over the next ten years our understanding of the Universe will be transformed by a new generation of both space and ground-based telescopes.

31 May 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Terahertz Wave Detection Based on Low-Dimensional Electron Systems

Dr Yukio Kawano

Tokyo Institute of Technology

In this talk, Dr Kawano gives the advantageous properties of terahertz (THz) waves - permeability through objects opaque for visible light, the important energy spectrum in the meV range, etc. – which potentially enable various applications of imaging and spectroscopy in this band.

28 May 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm


VENUS 2012

Just a black dot?

Historical public lecture

When: Monday 28 May, 6-7pm
Where: Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Martin Wood Building, Parks Road
Audience: 10+ years

2 May 2012 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

This new student society aims to inform people about the challenges surrounding the supply and demand of energy, and climate change.

The Energy Soc Inaugural Seminar – and Post Seminar Drinks!

30 Apr 2012 - 9:30am to 2 May 2012 - 1:00pm

Talks will be aimed at a general audience, but they are likely to be controversial; speakers may well disagree over fundamentals. This miniseries is the first of several on philosophy of cosmology to take place in Oxford and Cambridge over the next two years.

Entry is free and all are welcome. We request that you REGISTER HERE if you plan to come in order to help us gauge numbers (for spaces and coffee). In the event that the venue is filled up, priority will be given to those who registered.

30 Apr 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Paul C. Canfield

Distinguished Professor and Robert Allen Wright
Chair of Physics                     
Senior Physicist, Ames Laboratory                     
Iowa State University, USA

27 Apr 2012 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Professor P. James Peebles
Albert Einstein Professor of Science, Emeritus
Professor of Physics, Emeritus
Department of Physics, Princeton University

23 Apr 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Oxford Physics: Going Public

Particle accelerators - making subatomic particles go REALLY fast!
Dr Suzie Sheehy

18 Apr 2012 - 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.

29 Mar 2012 - 2:00pm to 30 Mar 2012 - 4:00pm

The aim of this meeting is to discuss recent developments concerning searches for dark matter, as well as relevant astrophysical issues and particle phenomenology. On Thursday 29th March there will be a Half-day Meeting (2-6 pm) to take stock of the field, while Friday 30th March will be devoted to a Workshop (9 am-4 pm) concerning both theory and experiment.