Past Events

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.

19 Mar 2012 - 11:00am to 20 Mar 2012 - 3:30pm

The next bi-annual meeting of UK participants in the Cherenkov Telescope Array project will take place in the Denys Wilkinson Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, on 19th and 20th March 2012. We will have one day of science-themed talks and one day of technical-themed talks with plenty of time for interactive discussions.

Younger members of the collaboration, and Oxford physics department members with interests in high-energy astrophysics, astroparticle physics, electronics, and telescope design and construction, are particularly encouraged to attend.

19 Mar 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Oxford Physics: Going Public

Global visions
Prof. Joshua Silver

Josh Silver delivers his brilliantly simple solution for correcting vision at the lowest cost possible -- adjustable, liquid-filled lenses. He will demos his affordable eyeglasses and reveal his global plans to distribute them to a billion people.

About Prof. Joshua Silver

17 Mar 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Discover the strange properties of materials at low temperatures

This exciting talk includes lots of fun demonstrations that highlight ideas about temperature, energy, particles and materials.

Explore the uses of liquid nitrogen in transport, food preparation and medicine.

The show ends with a bang!

12 Mar 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Oxford Physics: Going Public

Crystal World
Prof. Michael Glazer

Crystals have been objects of mystery and fascination for the last two millenia: but people in general are unaware that much of the solid material around us is in fact made up from crystals, including all rocky planets such as the one we live on.

5 Mar 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Neutrinos are one of the most abundant particles in the universe, but very little is known about them. Over the years we have tried to unlock their secrets and the more we learn the more we are amazed. They seem to have a tiny mass, even so everybody expected them to be massless like the photons.

29 Feb 2012 - 7:00pm to 9:15pm

The programme for the evenings

Times: 7 - 9.15 pm

Activities include:

  • The evening begins with a short astronomy talk (see below)
  • Refreshments and "ask an astronomer"
  • Observatory tour and use of the telescope
  • Astronomy workshop - indoor or outdoor depending on weather

Astrophysics talk

The European Extremely Large Telescope

Other talks in the programme can be found here.