Featured Events

Date:
7 Jun 2017 - 5:00pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
General public (Age 14+)

The 2017 Halley Lecture will be delivered by Professor Rainer Weiss, MIT on behalf of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration on Wednesday 7th June 2017

TITLE: Observation of the mergers of binary black holes: The opening of gravitational wave astronomy

Date:
9 Jun 2017 - 1:30pm to 11:00pm
Venue:
Culham Science Centre
Audience:
Members of the Henry Moseley Society

The Henry Moseley Society Special Event

We are delighted to announce that we will be visiting JET at Culham on June 9th. for our Special Event.
Due to the nature of the experiment, we are restricted in the number of guests we can take (50 only), so we will book places on a first come, first served basis.

Date:
17 Jun 2017 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Venue:
Kettering Buccleuch Academy, Kettering
Audience:
Teachers of physics


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The event

Staff and volunteers from the University of Oxford and British Physics Olympiad Trust will provide guidance and resources on helping your students to develop advanced problem solving skills in physics. The day will cover extending able students in class through providing extension classes to help them explore their interest in physics.

Date:
21 Jun 2017 - 9:30am to 1:00pm
Venue:
Magdalen College School, Oxford
Audience:
Schools (secondary)

The Ogden Trust Oxford Partnership have teamed up with Isaac Physics and the University of Oxford Physics Department to offer an exciting end of term experience which aims to stretch and challenge Year 12 Physics students. We aim to help students improve their problem solving skills within a scientific context, a key requirement for students who wish to study STEM subjects at university.

Date:
21 Jun 2017 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
General public (Age 14+)

IOP Oxford Physics Lectures

On 21st June the Institute of Physics and Oxford University Physics Department will be hosting Dr. Jena Meinecke, Junior Research Fellow at Oxford University. Jena will report on the first experimental measurements of seed magnetic fields in laser-produced shock waves via the "Biermann battery" process.

Tea and coffee will be served from 18:30 with the talk beginning at 19:00.

About the talk

Date:
25 Jun 2017 - 3:00pm to 6:30pm
Venue:
Rhodes House, South Parks Road, Oxford
Audience:
Alumni and guests

2017 Physics Alumni Garden Party

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Prof John Wheater, Head of the Department of Physics, is pleased to invite you to the '2017 Physics Alumni Garden Party'

Date:
4 Jul 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
General public (Age 14+)

The Sir Martin Wood Prize is awarded annually by the Millenium Science Forum to a young researcher from a Japanese University Research Institute who has performed outstanding research in the area of condensed matter science. The prize is named after Sir Martin Wood, Founder of Oxford Instruments. We are pleased to report that the 2016 prize-winner, Professor Akihito Ishizaki, from the Institute for Molecular Science Japan will deliver this year's lecture.

Date:
8 Jul 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Venue:
Denys Wilkinson Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH
Audience:
Teachers of physics

Stories of science are filled with eureka moments—from Archimedes’ bath to Newton’s apple—but the scientific method or procedure of discovery also includes false starts and mistakes that are essential to longer-term success. The scientific method is characterised by the systematic observation, measurement and experiment as well as the formulation, testing and modification of hypotheses – for which critical analysis and thinking form a central part of the process.

Date:
15 Sep 2017 - 8:00pm to 16 Sep 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:

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The Alumni Weekend in Oxford will take place from the 15th to 17th of September this year.
The Department of Physics will be hosting lectures and other events, so please keep this in your diary.
More information will be available soon.