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4 February 2013

A new section available

A new section with blogs has been made available, and a few new blogs have been started already: Astro, Funding news, OSMOSIS Research Cruise and Alumni are already up.

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21 December 2012

The project was one of three shortlisted in the category "Outstanding Research Impact" for the 2013 Guardian University Awards. Climateprediction.net, using volunteer computing to run climate simulations, is one of the world's longest-running public-participation scientific research projects with a number of high-profile research outputs over the past decade, including featuring on the covers of both Nature and Science."

11 December 2012

Materials in which magnetism can be controlled with an electric voltage are one of the most promising routes towards a new generation of high-density, non-volatile computer memories. In an article published today in Nature Communications, Natasha Perks and co-workers from Oxford Physics, ILL (France), and CNRS (France) report how such control can be achieved with the help of a unique magneto-orbital texture, observed for the first time in single crystals of CaMn7O12.

21 November 2012

A new public exhibition entitled "Atmospheres: Investigating the Weather from Aristotle to Ozone" at Oxford University's Museum for the History of Science opened on the 20th November in a ceremony led by Sir John Houghton FRS (former Director of the Met Office, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and Head of Atmospheric Physics in Oxford).

29 October 2012

Scientists at Oxford have synthesised a new superconductor in which a molecular spacer layer has been inserted in between layers of iron selenide. Pure iron selenide had already been shown to lose all electrical resistance, but only when cooled below about 8 degrees above absolute zero. As described in a Letter published in Nature Materials, the new compound retains superconductivity at temperatures more than four times higher.

26 October 2012

In new research1 published in the journal Science, pioneering single-molecule biophysics has been used to probe the mode of action of nanoscale molecular machines that remodel DNA inside living cells, from collaborative research involving Mark Leake’s team in the Condensed Matter Physics sub-dept of Oxford Physics and David Sherratt and co-workers in Oxford Biochemistry.

9 October 2012

"For major contributions to the understanding of energetic particle generation and transport in relativistic laser-plasma interactions, including innovative experiments relevant to fast ignition fusion concepts."

3 October 2012

The newly launched Oxford Climate Research Network (OCRN) is a cross-divisional initiative aiming to promote collaborations between scientists who investigate climate-related issues in various departments at Oxford, and increase the visibility of climate research both within and outside the University.

19 September 2012

Why String Theory? website aims to provide the general public with an introduction to the mysteries of string theory.

You’ll learn where string theory came from, why people research it and what they hope to find out. No prior knowledge of higher physics or mathematics is assumed, but nevertheless there is sufficient depth of material for you to be able to gain a true insight into current developments.

31 August 2012

The John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science is expanding, with a new research base at Imperial College London joining two existing centres at Royal Holloway, University of London and the University of Oxford.