Past Events

18 Jun 2016 - 3:30pm to 6:30pm

2016 Physics Alumni Garden Party
Saturday 18 June - Afternoon tea at St Hugh's College, Maplethorpe Hall.

Professor John Wheater (Head of the Department of Physics) is pleased to invite all physics alumni and friends of Physics, to our 2016 Alumni Garden Party.

18 Jun 2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

A one-day workshop on solving physics problems on Saturday 18th June 2016. The day will cover extending able students in class through providing extension classes to help them explore their interest in physics. Teachers with experience in stretching students in physics will be present to offer advice, suggestions, ideas and answer questions.

This event is sponsored by the British Physics Olympiad which is supported by the University of Oxford. Staff from the Department of Physics will also be at the event to talk about admissions.

14 Jun 2016 - 9:30am to 16 Jun 2016 - 3:45pm

Tuesday 14 June 2016: Health
Wednesday 15 June 2016: Technology
Thursday 16 June 2016: Environment

11 Jun 2016 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

APPEAL 7 - Understanding the Universe – From Gravitational Waves to Sub-atomic Particles

With the announcement of the discovery of gravitational waves earlier this year and the LHC finding the elusive Higgs boson in 2012, now is a great time to discuss the connections between astrophysics, particle physics and accelerators with A-level pupils.

10 Jun 2016 - 3:30pm

Tremendous advances have been made in the last two decades in precision ‘Quantum’ technologies and techniques in multiple disciplines e.g. cavity electrodynamics, atomic beam interferometry, SQUIDS, quantum optical “squeezed state” techniques for noise-free single photon detection, qubit-based quantum entanglement techniques, high-Q superconducting cavities, precision NMR detection via designer materials, etc. These advances promise to enable transformational research using ultra-sensitive probes to explore very “weak effects” on a laboratory scale.

8 Jun 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

This year's Halley Lecture will be delivered by Professor Scott Tremaine FRS, Richard Black Professor, School of Natural Sciences, IAS, Princeton University, on Wednesday 8th June 2016 @ 5pm in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre.

19 May 2016 (All day) to 6 Jun 2016 (All day)

Each year the Department of Physics invites school students to create an A3 poster to promote an area within physics. The subject of this year’s competition is weather and climate. This competition can be completed at home or in school.

Poster topics

Please choose one of the following topics for your poster:

1. Public information poster

3 Jun 2016 - 10:00am

Week 6 Biological Physics Seminar

10.00: Tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits
10:10: Marco Fritzsche (Eggeling Group WIMM)
Mechanisms of actin cytoskeleton organisation in T-cell activation
10.45: Christian Eggeling (WIMM)
Biophysics of membranes - new Insights from super-resolution STED microscopy

2 Jun 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

2016 Leavers Reception - *NOTE NEW DATE* THURSDAY 2 JUNE 2016

This is the opportunity for Year 3 and Year 4 Leavers to enjoy lunch while picking up their Alumni Card and having a group photo taken.

1 Jun 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Generation and control of magnetic excitations by polarized light in antiferromagnets and ferrimagnets

Dr Takuya Satoh,Faculty of Science, Kyushu University