Oxford Physics at IF Oxford

14 December 2018

IF Oxford

The Department was again well represented at the annual Oxfordshire Science Festival, this year re-branded as the IF Oxford, the Oxfordshire Science and Ideas Festival. We spoke to over 1,000 people about our research at events across the city.

Taking Physics from the Lab into your Life

On 16th Oct 2018, we opened our doors as part of Oxford's Science and Ideas Festival (IF Oxford) to showcase some of the ways research can become technology, and physics can move from the lab into your life. 170 adults and teenagers explored the Department and our research with an evening of laboratory tours, talks and hands-on demonstrations. Forty volunteers - students and researchers from across the department - helped lead the tours, run the science stalls and present the talks. We had lovely and very positive feedback on the night from those who visited.


For further details about the event visit here.

Physics stalls


As well as hosting the showcase event, several members of the Department contributed to IF Oxford festival events across the city, engaging members of the public about their research. The particle physics stall ‘Seeing invisible particles, building blocks of the universe’ featured in ‘Big Ideas on Broad Street’ as well as at the ‘Science at the Shops’ event in Templars Square Shopping Centre. NQIT (Networked Quantum Information Technologies Hub) also ran the ‘Welcome to Quantum City’ stall during the Explorazone in the Oxford Town Hall, talking to well over 500 people about quantum technology and the future.