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30 June 2014

This month, Oxford scientists are celebrating ten years of scientific exploration by the Cassini-Huygens mission, a joint NASA-ESA ‘flagship’ mission to explore the gas giant Saturn, its rings and diverse satellite system. Cassini has revealed many wonders in the outer solar system, from the hydrocarbon seas of Titan to the erupting plumes of Enceladus and the swirling storms of Saturn, and more is still to come as this sophisticated robotic spacecraft continues its lonely orbits a billion kilometres from home.

30 June 2014

Condensed Matter Physics is delighted to announce that Miss Danielle Kaminski, third year postgraduate student, has been awarded the Nicholas Kurti Prize 2014 for distinguished work by a third year graduate student in Condensed Matter Physics.
Well done, Danielle!

30 June 2014

Condensed Matter Physics is delighted to announce that Mr Michael Peterer, second year postgraduate student, has been awarded the David Ryan Prize 2014 for the best research presentation by a postgraduate student in their second year at the annual poster session.
Well done, Michael!

26 June 2014

Dr Sneha Malde of Oxford University's Department of Physics has been awarded one of this year's L'Oréal-UNESCO UK & Ireland For Women In Science Fellowships.

26 June 2014

The discovery of three closely orbiting supermassive black holes in a galaxy more than four billion light years away could help astronomers in the search for gravitational waves: the ‘ripples in spacetime’ predicted by Einstein.

25 June 2014

Congratulations to Prof Steve Simon, who has been awarded a 2014 MPLS Divisional Teaching Award.

3 June 2014

Congratulations to Dr Joseph Conlon, who has been awarded the 2014 Oxford University Student Union (OUSU)'Outstanding tutor' Award for Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS).

15 May 2014

Congratulations to Professor Phil Burrows who has been elected Spokesperson of the international Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) accelerator collaboration, which is a multi-national consortium of 65 institutes in 29 countries. Over the next three years, Phil will engage with the institutes to ensure that CLIC’s R&D programme pushes ahead during the critical phase ahead of the next update of the European strategy for particle physics.

1 May 2014

Spring 2014

1 May 2014

Congratulations to Professor Joe Silk, who has been elected to the US National Academy of Sciences. Joe is the former Savilian Professor of Astronomy and is an Emeritus Professorial Fellow of New College. He has also has affiliations with the Institut d'astrophysique de Paris and Johns Hopkins University. Joe has published widely in many different areas of theoretical astrophysics, and is especially well known for his contributions to cosmology, where he originated the idea of "Silk damping", a process important for setting the galactic mass scale.

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