Past Events

3 Dec 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Physics and the Future of Medicine

Dr Sonia Contera

23 Nov 2012 - 9:00am to 5:30pm

Over the last few years, there has been growing interest in using intensity mapping to study the large scale structure of the Universe. We will be holding an informal workshop on the topic at Oxford on Friday, 23rd of November (from 9:30AM to 5PM) to discuss the state of play of this exciting field. We plan to have short talks on

20 Nov 2012 - 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.

6 Nov 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Particle accelerators: making the Higgs Boson and more!

Professor Philip Burrows


6 Nov 2012 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

On Tuesday 6th of November, Physics Services open their doors for the Physics Services Open Day, for researchers in Physics and across the University.

If you think we might help your research or if you are just curious to know what goes on in them please come and see our facilities.

The services being showcased at the open day include:

26 Oct 2012 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Expected to be on the sky by 2020, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope system will produce a 6-band (0.3-1.1 micron) wide-field deep astronomical survey of over 18,000 deg2 of the southern sky using an 8.4 meter ground-based telescope and a 3200 megapixel camera. Each night, LSST will obtain multiple images covering a wide swath of sky visible from its location on Cerro Pachón in northern Chile. Each patch of visible sky will be visited more than 800 times during the 10-year survey. The LSST leverages innovative technology in all subsystems.

8 Oct 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Portraits of distant worlds

Dr Suzanne Aigrain

Credit: NASA/Kepler

Celebrate World Space Week by exploring the diversity of exoplanets!

14 Sep 2012 - 8:00pm to 15 Sep 2012 - 2:00pm

Dates for your diary: 14th and 15th of September 2012.

It's the University of Oxford Alumni Weekend, and the Dept. of Physics will be opening its doors for the first time. A fantastic opportunity for alumni, family & friends to visit one of the best Departments of Physics in the world.

14 Sep 2012 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Information Day - Friday 14th September 2012

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

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

Some other Departments and Colleges will also be open on this day, some of which you do need to book to attend. For more information please see

19 Aug 2012 (All day) to 23 Aug 2012 (All day)

73rd Harden Conference - Machines on Genes II - The central dogma at the interface of biology, chemistry and physics
19—23 August 2012

St Anne's College, Oxford, UK