Featured Events

Date:
21 Apr 2017 -
9:30am to 3:30pm
Venue:
Denys Wilkinson Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH
Audience:
Schools (secondary)

Aims

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!

Interest in the event has been amazing! Complete the following form to be added to the waiting list and we will let you know if places become availible: https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/my-forms/bpho-lecture-booking.

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

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The 2017 Physics Alumni Garden Party will be hosted at Rhodes House this year.
Prof. John Wheater (Head of Department) will host the event, and Dr Alexy Karenowska will be the main speaker.
More details and confirmation of time will be available soon, please save the date.

We look forward to seeing alumni and their families/guests on this beautiful venue!

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.