Featured Events

Date:
25 Apr 2018 - 5:00pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
General public (Age 14+)

Professor René Doyon, Director, Mont-Mégantic Observatory & Institute for Research on Exoplanets, University of Montreal, Canada
The Quest for Nearby Habitable Worlds
Wednesday 25th April 2018 at 5pm (to be seated by 4:50pm)

Date:
26 Apr 2018 - 6:00pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
General public (Age 14+)

What are Quantum Materials?

The Inaugural Quantum Materials Public Lecture will be presented by Professor Andrew Boothroyd. Please join us for an exploration of quantum materials - what they are, what they can do, and why they are so profoundly interesting!

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre Foyer.

Date:
27 Apr 2018 - 9:00am
Venue:
Somerville College, Oxford
Audience:
Specialised / research interest

An annual interdisciplinary forum to bring together physicists, chemists, materials scientists and theoreticians in and around Oxford to advance the science and promote direct collaboration between groups interested in novel quantum materials and phenomena.

The theme of this year is Dynamics and Topology in Quantum Materials and it will take place at Somerville College, Oxford on 27 April 2018.

This symposium is organized by Amalia I. Coldea and Paolo G. Radaelli and is supported by the Oxford Quantum Materials Platform Grant.

Deadline: 9 April 2018

Date:
27 Apr 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Venue:
Oxford & Cambridge Club, 71 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HD
Audience:
Physics Alumni and guests


Physics Alumni event at Oxford & Cambridge Club

The event will take place at the beautiful Oxford & Cambridge Club, in central London.

Hosted by Prof John Wheater (Head of the Department) and Dr James Dodd (alumnus, Keble College); with Prof Sonia Contera (Biological Physics) as our guest speaker. On this occasion she will talk about:

Date:
29 Apr 2018 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
Venue:
Denys Wilkinson Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH
Audience:
Girls aged 11-14 years at secondary school (Y7-9)

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A free one‐day science event for girls with exciting hands‐on workshops and activities. The activities are run by volunteer role models in STEM fields. The event is open to girls aged 11-14 years at secondary school (Years 7-9).

Date:
11 May 2018 - 4:30pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
General public (Age 14+)

58th Cherwell Simon Lecture 2018
‘Random Walk to Graphene’
Prof Sir Andre Geim - University of Manchester

11 May - 16:30 - Martin Wood Complex

Graphene – a single plane of carbon atoms – is probably the simplest material one can imagine. On the other hand, graphene has acquired so many superlatives to its name that it is often called a wonder material.
I will discuss how this research started and, then, try to explain why graphene attracts so much attention these days.

Date:
31 May 2018 - 2:00pm
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:

Dr Michihisa Yamamoto,from the Quantum-Phase Electronic Center, the University of Tokyo & RIKEN, winner of this year's Sir Martin Wood Prize, will deliver his lecture on 'Management and Control of the Phase of an Electron Wave' at 14:

Date:
23 Jun 2018 - 9:30am
Venue:
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Audience:
Schools (secondary)

Developing the problem solving skills necessary for the Physics Aptitude Test (PAT)

This course is for year 12 students from state-funded schools, academies and colleges with little or no history of successful applications to the University of Oxford who are interested in applying to study Physics, Physics and Philosophy, Engineering or Materials Science.

Date:
30 Jun 2018 - 3:00pm
Venue:
Mansfield College
Audience:
Family friendly

Save the Date for our annual Physics Alumni Garden Party 2018

The Garden Party will take place in Mansfield College, on Saturday 30th of June.
It will be hosted by professor John Wheater, Head of Physics, and our guest speaker will be Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell*.

Further details will be available later, but please save the date if you'd like to join us.

Date:
30 Jun 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Venue:
Denys Wilkinson Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH
Audience:
A-level physics teachers

APPEAL 9 – Year of Engineering 2018

How to Build the Biggest and Most Complex Discovery Machines

With the designation of 2018 as the Year of Engineering, now is a great time to discuss with A-level pupils the connections between engineering, particle physics and particle accelerators.