26 August 2020

It is with sadness that the Department of Physics announces the death of Dr Brian Buck on 24 July 2020, aged 85.

19 August 2020

The Oxford Physics Endowment for Graduates (OXPEG) was established in 2016 to provide scholarships and flexible support for our graduate students. Every year, some 100 students join the Department of Physics to undertake postgraduate studies. We are exceptionally proud of the breadth and depth of opportunities that we offer our students and we are able to attract some of the brightest minds in the world. Our DPhil students have the chance to work alongside established experts conducting authoritative research with an international audience.

17 August 2020

Quantum information leaks away from a muon implanted in a fluoride crystal

A team from the Department of Physics at Oxford University has observed the decoherence process that occurs within quantum mechanical systems. Despite the many potential advantages of quantum computation, the integrity of any quantum mechanical system is vulnerable to interactions with its environment which cause any stored information to be slowly lost – decoherence.

6 August 2020

Professor Roger Davies has been elected to the Academia Europaea in recognition of his groundbreaking studies of early-type galaxies.

5 August 2020

Oxford’s Department of Physics along with Swansea University and Imperial College London have been awarded £6 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to drive next-generation solar technology into new applications.

5 August 2020

Professor Patrick Gill MBE FRS has been awarded the Royal Society’s Rumford Medal for outstanding research in the field of physics.

The award recognises Professor Gill’s development of optical atomic clocks of exquisite precision, of ultra-stable lasers and of frequency standards for fundamental physics, quantum information processing, space science, satellite navigation and Earth observation.

29 July 2020

The Department of Physics was recognised in the Vice-Chancellor's Innovation Awards this year coming highly commended in both the ‘team work’ and ‘building capacity’ categories.


29 July 2020

Name: Dr Anastasia Ponomareva
Job title: Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Astrophysics

What are you currently working on?
I am currently studying the evolution of neutral hydrogen across cosmic times. Neutral hydrogen is probably the most important element in the Universe since it is a building block of all the structures we see in it. For this project I am using data from the most powerful radio telescope to date, MeerKAT, which is located in South Africa.

29 July 2020

Name: Dr Adam Wright
Job title: Junior Research Fellow, Mansfield College

24 July 2020

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through the atmosphere of Uranus or land on Venus? Buckle up and join Professor Patrick Irwin from Oxford University’s Department of Physics as he takes you on a space odyssey…