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13 November 2017

The new edition of the Oxford Physics Newsletter showcases commercialisation of technology invented for fundamental particle physics experiments and is now being used in applications across the hi-tech manufacturing sector. The article describes how we collaborated with industry to bring this exciting precise measurement technology to market. We also recount the story of Oxford Physics’ first ever spin-out company, the now hugely successful Oxford Instruments plc.

13 November 2017

Our latest Department newsletter is now available to download in PDF format here (the file may not display correctly with Firefox/Chrome pdf viewers -- in this case save a file and open it with e.g. Acrobat reader or Preview).

10 November 2017

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

2 November 2017

Chico Camargo has been selected as one of four shortlisted finalists for the 2017 IOP Early Career Physics Communicator Award. More information about the award can be found here.

Good luck Chico!

1 November 2017

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"An Evening of Quantum Discovery" was an event held for the general public in the Department on 17 October 2017. The event showcased the Department's research and development of innovative technology in relation to quantum physics.

18 October 2017

Oxford Physics will play a leading role in the development of a new instrument that enables better understanding of climate change and star formation in the Universe.

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.'

9 October 2017

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Thousands of people turned out for the Curiosity Carnival on Friday 29 September - Oxford's biggest ever public engagement event. Thanks to everyone who made it a huge success!

Part of European Researchers' Night, the Carnival was an extravaganza of curiosity - celebrating, debating and enjoying the incredible research taking place in Oxford and the way it impacts on all our lives.

9 October 2017

Royal Spanish Physical Society prize "Investigador Novel en Física Teórica" awarded to Dr Fernando de Juan for his work on the theory of two-dimensional conducting materials, especially their topological properties.

More details can be found here.

29 September 2017

Despite a very high standard of presentations overall, two stood out as being particularly clear and engaging presentations of some great physics work: Kevin Thielen and Chris MacMackin, both of the Ice and Fluid Dynamics group, won prizes for the best talk and poster respectively. Many congratulations to both of them!

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