Past Events

7 Nov 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Oxford Physics: Going Public

Prof. Frank Close

Neutrinos are as near to nothing as anything we know, and so elusive that they are almost invisible. Frank Close tells the story of the neutrino, explaining their growing significance, and looking at how neutrino astronomy is at the threshold of enabling us to look into distant galaxies and to finding echoes of the Big Bang.

12 Oct 2011 - 7:00pm to 7:40pm

Cosmic Fireworks: The how and the why of Supernovae

Sarah Blake

11 Oct 2011 - 7:00pm to 7:40pm

Cosmic Fireworks: The how and the why of Supernovae

Sarah Blake

3 Oct 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Oxford Physics: Going Public

Prof. Bleddyn Jones talks about X-ray, electron and proton beams in cancer treatment.

More information about Prof. Beddyn and his research

Prof. Bleddyn Jones
Proton Therapy research

30 Sep 2011 - 9:00am to 5:30pm

We are planning to honour Graham on his formal retirement from Oxford by holding a day meeting on Friday 30 September at which his longstanding collaborators will be invited to discuss his major contributions to our field with a historical perspective.

On Friday the programme will start at 9 am and end at 5.30 pm, in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, Denys Wilkinson Building followed by a reception until 7pm.

19 Sep 2011 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Public Lecture:
"From Microseconds to Aeons - How our Complex Cosmos Emerged"
Professor Sir Martin Rees, FRS, Astronomer Royal
Monday 19th September at 7.30pm, Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
Organised in association with New Horizons in Time Domain Astronomy conference.

17 Sep 2011 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

You are cordially invited to a special screening of the award winning documentary, Orphans of Apollo, with Director and Executive Producer, Michael Potter.

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

Information Day - Friday 16th September 2011

A smaller open day, with tutors and students available to answer course-specific questions and course literature available for collection but no sample lectures or activities and very limited tours.

There will be an enquiry desk in the Martin Wood Complex from 10.00am to 4.00pm. For directions, please see the Oxford Physics Map:

29 Aug 2011 - 5:00pm to 1 Sep 2011 - 5:00pm

The FASTQUAST consortium is convening an international summer school, open to all, focussed on introducing young researchers to the powerful emerging techniques of coherent control in quantum systems using ultrafast laser pulses. A packed programme of talks from the leading lights in the field will introduce the theory and practice of optimally manipulating quantum states, generating and characterising ultrafast and non-classical optical pulses, and engineering interactions to achieve unprecedented control over the internal states of atoms and molecules.

9 Jul 2011 - 1:00pm to 10 Jul 2011 - 3:40pm

Format: Hands-on exhibits and demonstration lecture
Topic: Energy
Year group: Year 9
Where: Clarendon Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford

A half-day session with fun hands-on demonstrations exploring Energy. The taster event is followed by a series of workshops delivered in participating schools.

For more information and bookings visit our schools pages.