Featured Events

Date:
26 Apr 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
General public (Age 14+)

Description

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.

Date:
27 Apr 2017 - 3:00pm
Venue:
The Royal Society: 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
Audience:
Schools (secondary)

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.

FULLY BOOKED!

Talk details

I WANT TO BELIEVE: AN ASTRONOMER’S SEARCH FOR ALIENS

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

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.

Date:
6 May 2017 - 10:30am
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
Advanced

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

Speakers

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

Date:
19 May 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
Year 3 and Year 4 Physics Leavers Only

2017 Leavers Reception - 19 May

This is the opportunity for Year 3 and Year 4 Leavers to enjoy an informal lunch and have a group photo taken.

This event is free and for Physics leavers only.
Leavers would have received an email with the password to be able to book.

To book, please fill in the form and bring the confirmation with you on the day.

Date:
7 Jun 2017 - 4:00pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
General public (Age 12+)

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The Halley Lecture this year will take place on Wednesday 7th June, time TBC, and Professor Rai Weiss (Massachusetts Institute of Technology - M.I.T) will be the speaker.
Details to follow.

This is a free event for all, general public welcome to attend.

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:
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:
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.