Past Events

12 May 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Professor Dr Immanuel Bloch, Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching & Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich will deliver the 57th Cherwell-Simon Lecture.

This is a free event and the general public are welcome. Registration not required. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

Title: Controlling and Exploring Quantum Matter Using Ultracold Atoms in Optical Lattices

6 May 2017 - 10:30am

Morning of Theoretical Physics 'Ripples in spacetime: the discovery of gravitational waves '


Prof James Binney FRS: From action at a distance to gravitational waves

Prof Subir Sarkar: The birth of gravitational wave astronomy

Prof John March-Russell: Exploring the very early universe with gravitational waves

More information, abstracts and how to book available here

5 May 2017 - 3:30pm

Oxford Physics Colloquia Series

Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, University of Oxford
'Pulsars & Extreme Physics - a 50th Anniversary'

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4 May 2017 - 5:00pm

The 14th Hintze Lecture will be delivered by Professor Conny Aerts, Director, Institute of Astronomy KU Leuven.

This is a free event, general public welcome.

27 Apr 2017 - 3:00pm

We are pleased to invite BPhO schools to attend our first open lecture at the Royal Society. Schools may bring up to 10 students from Year 10-12.


Talk details


26 Apr 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm


The Institute of Physics Oxford Centre will be hosting Jon Butterworth, Head of Physics & Astronomy at University College London. Jon will be giving a talk entitled Smashing Physics: latest news from the energy frontier based on his first hand experiences working at the Large Hadron Collider.

21 Apr 2017 - 9:30am to 3:30pm


14 Mar 2017 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Our 5th Workshop “The Physics of Fine Tuning: Inflationary Cosmology” which is part of the Consolidation of Fine Tuning project will take place on Tuesday 14th March, for further details please see:

14 Mar 2017 - 2:00pm

5th Workshop on the Physics of Fine-Tuning: Inflationary Cosmology

Speakers :
Robert Brandenberger (McGill) - Does Inflationary Cosmology Solve Fine-TuningPuzzles?
Anne-Christine Davis (DAMTP, Cambridge)- Non-Minimally Coupled Fields in the Early Universe
Jerome Martin (Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris) - Inflation After Planck

Rafael Alves Batista
Khalil Chamcham
Roger Davies
Michael Hicks
Leanne O'Donnell
Joe Silk
David Sloan

10 Mar 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Physics Alumni Event at Oxford & Cambridge Club

10 March 2017

"From stars to proteins: unveiling material response in intense X-ray fields”

by Dr Sam Vinko