16 April 2013

Prof Julia Yeomans, Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics has been awarded the EPJE Pierre Gilles De Gennes Lecture Prize, for her profound contribution to the study of the dynamical behaviour of complex and active liquids in confined geometries.

25 March 2013

Europe's Planck satellite has compiled the most detailed map ever of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). The map gives a picture of how the Universe looked just 380,000 years after the Big Bang, and shows the seeds of cosmic structure.

The team behind the mission, including scientists from Oxford, report results giving a more accurate recipe for the composition of the Universe and the relative amounts of dark matter and dark energy, and bolsters evidence for inflation in the early Universe.

4 March 2013

Subir Sarkar, Head of the Particle Theory Group in the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics has been named Niels Bohr Professor 2013-18 by the Danish National Research Foundation. The award of 29 million kroner (~3.4 million pounds) is for setting up an international research group at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen in astroparticle physics. Titled "Connecting Inner Space & Outer Space" this will cover both fundamental theory and participation in novel experiments e.g. the IceCube neutrino observatory at the South Pole.

21 February 2013

Have you had a look at 'What's Hot' on the front page of iTunesU? You would have seen that the Stargazing podcast series is listed there.

For a complete list of free podcasts, check here.

18 February 2013

On Tuesday 26 February at 2pm in the Sheldonian there will be an open afternoon to showcase the diversity of climate research in Oxford, and give a flavour of the opportunities for research and collaboration across departments. Open to all, including undergraduates thinking about climate research; graduates, post-docs and faculty, to learn about what is going on in other departments; and interested members of the public. This event is organised by the Oxford Climate Research Network.

13 February 2013

Cleantech investment specialists MTI Partners has announced the completion of a £2 million investment round in Oxford Photovoltaics Limited (OPV), an Oxford University spin-out Materials/Cleantech company commercializing solid-state dye sensitized solar cells for the Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) sector.

8 February 2013

Message from Roger Davies, Philip Wetton Professor of Astrophysics, University of Oxford

Dear all,

The 11th January this year marked the first anniversary of Steve Rawlings’ death. It has been a very difficult twelve months – Steve was a much loved colleague and is greatly missed as both a person and a phenomenal astrophysicist.

7 February 2013

Prof Frank Close's book "Neutrino", about Ray Davis' 40 year quest to find solar neutrinos, has been shortlisted for the Italian popular science book prize: Premio Letterario Galileo 2013.

The winner will be announced in Padua on May 9. The original Neutrino was published by OUP.

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.

To visit, go to the top menu at the home page -> MORE -> BLOGS

14 January 2013

Condensed Matter Physics is delighted to announce that Anne Plochowietz, first year research student, has been awarded the Arthur H Cooke Memorial Prize 2012 for distinguished work by a first year research student.
Well done, Anne!