Past Events

31 May 2018 - 2:00pm

Dr Michihisa Yamamoto,from the Quantum-Phase Electronic Center, the University of Tokyo & RIKEN, winner of this year's Sir Martin Wood Prize, will deliver his lecture on 'Management and Control of the Phase of an Electron Wave' at 14:

23 May 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Physics Year 3 & 4 Leavers Reception and Photo

All Physics students from year 3 & 4 that are leaving us this year, are welcome to come to this informal, fun and friendly event organised by the Alumni Office. It is a social occassion, with free drinks and food, and the opportunity to have your group photo taken, and for you to meet our Alumni Officer who will be your contact with the Department once you leave.

We look forward to seeing many of you on the day!

22 May 2018 - 5:30pm

22 May 2018 (17.30pm – door open 17.15)
2018 Halley Lecture
Professor Adam Showman, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road Oxford OX1 3PU (Followed by drinks reception – Martin Wood Foyer foyer)

Registration via:

18 May 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm


Clarendon Laboratory
University of Oxford
Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3PU

17 May 2018 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

On May 17th the Institute of Physics and Oxford University will be hosting a public talk by Professor Julia Yeomans, researching in the Physics of Soft and Biological matter.

Talk description

Active materials such as bacteria, molecular motors and self-propelled colloids, are Nature’s engines. They continuously transform chemical energy from their environment to mechanical work. Because they are tiny, the engines operate in a very different environment to manmade machines, where they have to contend with crowding, strong fluctuations and high viscosities.

12 May 2018 - 10:00am to 13 May 2018 - 4:00pm


Clarendon Laboratory
University of Oxford
Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3PU

11 May 2018 - 4:30pm

58th Cherwell Simon Lecture 2018
‘Random Walk to Graphene’
Prof Sir Andre Geim - University of Manchester

11 May - 16:30 - Martin Wood Complex

Graphene – a single plane of carbon atoms – is probably the simplest material one can imagine. On the other hand, graphene has acquired so many superlatives to its name that it is often called a wonder material.
I will discuss how this research started and, then, try to explain why graphene attracts so much attention these days.

29 Apr 2018 - 9:00am to 5:30pm

Fully Booked


A free one‐day science event for girls with exciting hands‐on workshops and activities. The activities are run by volunteer role models in STEM fields. The event is open to girls aged 11-14 years at secondary school (Years 7-9).

27 Apr 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Physics Alumni event at Oxford & Cambridge Club

27 Apr 2018 - 9:00am

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.

The theme of this year is Dynamics and Topology in Quantum Materials and it will take place at Somerville College, Oxford on 27 April 2018.

This symposium is organized by Amalia I. Coldea and Paolo G. Radaelli and is supported by the Oxford Quantum Materials Platform Grant.

Deadline: 9 April 2018