Featured Events

Date:
25 Mar 2019 - 11:30am
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
Specialised / research interest

A special lecture intended especially for early-career scientists

Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE FRS is Visiting Professor in Astrophysics at Oxford

In this talk Professor Bell Burnell will describe UK initiatives by some senior women scientists to enable women to participate more in science, and how these initiatives have been adopted by research funding bodies and are now spreading world-wide.

All welcome, no booking required.

Date:
25 Mar 2019 - 8:45am to 29 Mar 2019 - 4:30pm
Venue:
Denys Wilkinson Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH
Audience:
Schools (secondary)

Date 1: 25.03.2019
Date 2: 29.03.2019

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Date:
2 Apr 2019 - 5:30pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
General public (Age 14+)

TITLE: MAPPING THE UNIVERSE

Professor Karen Masters, Haverford College, PA, USA

I will talk about state-of-the art maps of the Universe, such as those produced by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which have revealed the complexity of structures on many scales found in our Universe. I will also talk about the development of these maps, and how our knowledge of the basic structure of the Universe, along with our place in it has changed so dramatically in the last several hundred years.

Date:
12 Apr 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
Family friendly

Magnets are all around us, and we use them for all kinds of things, from decorating our fridges to helping doctors see inside our bodies. Humans have known about magnets for thousands of years, but for almost all that time, they’ve been something of a mystery. How does a magnet work? What makes something magnetic? What does quantum mechanics have to do with all of this?

Date:
13 Apr 2019 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
Year 12 students studying Physics and Maths

Aims

The Oxford Physics Masterclass aims to:

  • Increase students’ interest in pursuing physics at university.
  • Raise awareness of application requirements and undergraduate courses at Oxford Physics.
  • Enable students to develop problem-solving skills and confidence which are essential for making competitive applications to Oxford Physics.

The day will include:

Date:
24 Apr 2019 - 6:00pm
Venue:
The Oxford & Cambridge Club
Audience:
Physics Alumni and guests

Alumni event at The Oxford & Cambridge Club (London)

Wednesday 24 April, 18:00 to 21:30

With a slight different format than in previous years, Prof Ian Shipsey (Head of Department) will host this yearly event, and we will have two (shorter) talks by senior academics, Prof Achillefs Kapanidis (Biological Physics/Single Molecule Spectroscopy of Gene Machines ) and Prof David Lucas (Atomic & Laser/Quantum Information).

After the talks and Q&A a canapes and drinks reception will take place.

Date:
25 Apr 2019 - 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 third open lecture at the Royal Society. Schools may bring up to 10 students from Year 10-12.

BPhO lecture: Photovoltaics, solar energy: present status and emerging perovskites

Date:
14 May 2019 - 4:30pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:

Professor Elena Aprile, Department of Physics
Columbia University, New York
“The XENON project: at the forefront of Dark Matter Direct Detection”

Registration essential via: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/60th-cherwell-simon-memorial-lecture-ticket...
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Date:
22 May 2019 - 5:00pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
General public (Age 14+)

Professor Jacqueline van Gorkom, Department of Astronomy, Columbia University

The Role of Gas in Galaxy Evolution

Wednesday 22nd May 2019 at 17:00 (to be seated by 16:50)

Date:
28 May 2019 - 3:00pm
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 Lecture 2019

Dr. Yoshihiko Okamoto (Associate Professor, Department of Applied Physics, Nagoya University, Japan)

'Creation of Functional Electronic Phases'