10 May 2018

Many congratulations to Guy Wilkinson who has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

You can see the citation at

24 April 2018

Patrick Irwin, Professor of Planetary Physics (from the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics group here in the Department of Physics) and global collaborators spectroscopically dissected the infrared light from Uranus captured by the eight-metre Gemini North telescope on Hawaii's Maunakea. They found hydrogen sulphide, the odiferous gas that most people avoid, in Uranus’s cloud tops.

14 November 2017

Professor Frederick K. Lamb
University of Illinois

Friday 1 December 2017 at 3.30pm
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, followed by reception

Title: Scientific and Policy Aspects of the Iran Nuclear Deal

10 November 2017

Researchers propose a scheme to position, focus, and sort magnetic particles in a microchannel with a magnetic field.

17 October 2017

Congratulations to Jessica Boland who has been awarded the Institute of Physics 2017 Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize

for her work developing 'novel techniques for characterising the charge carrier dynamics of semiconductor nanowires, enabling demonstration of single nanowire terahertz detectors and ultrafast optically switchable nanowire-based terahertz modulators for ultrafast wireless communication.'

20 September 2017

"Why are we here?"

Oxford physicists could change our understanding of the universe in this new venture...

(In the photo we see from left to right, Prof Alfons Weber, Prof Giles Barr and Dr Farrukh Azfar. Photo copyright Department of Physics/S.Bebb)

15 August 2017

Oxford Physicists Line Up Laser Pulses To Drive Plasma Wakefields

A team led by Professor Simon Hooker's group at Oxford have shown that very compact particle accelerators could be driven by trains of laser pulses travelling through a plasma (an ionized gas). This work illustrates the potential for efficient plasma accelerators operating at much higher pulse repetition rates than possible to date.

14 August 2017

Congratulations to Tim Palmer who has been elected a Foreign Member of the Italian Accademia dei Lincei which was founded in 1603 and is the oldest such academy in the world.

21 July 2017

Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell awarded the President’s Medal of the Institute of Physics

Many Congratulations to Jocelyn Bell Burnell who has been awarded the President’s Medal of the Institute of Physics "for her outstanding contributions to physics through pioneering research in astronomy, most notably the discovery of the first pulsars, and through her unparalleled record of leadership within the community"

14 July 2017

Congratulations to Prof Paolo Radaelli (Head of Condensed Matter Physics), who has been awarded the Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy) by the President of the Italian Republic.