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17 August 2017

It is with great sadness that the Physics Department announces the death of Professor Michael Baker on the 10th of August at the age of 86.

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.

14 August 2017

The Department of Physics has been successful in winning funding for two new exciting projects in the latest quantum technologies competition, which was co-funded by Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Of the funding, 65% will go towards supporting company activities, and the remaining 35% to academic research.

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.

14 July 2017

The LHCb experiment is charmed to announce observation of a new particle with two heavy quarks

14 July 2017

Oxford Physics scientists have used satellites to document the creation of Iceberg A-68

4 July 2017

Congratulations to Henry Snaith, who has been awarded the James Joule Medal and Prize of the Institute of Physics for
'his pioneering discovery and development of highly efficient thin-film organic-inorganic metal-halide perovskite solar cells’

4 July 2017

The Royal Society has announced the appointment of 43 new University Research Fellows (URFs) for 2017. The University Research Fellowship scheme aims to provide outstanding early career scientists, who have the potential to become leaders in their chosen fields, with the opportunity to build an independent research career. The scheme is extremely competitive and URFs are expected to be strong candidates for permanent posts in universities at the end of their fellowships, and many have gone on to enjoy significant national or international recognition for their work.