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Gravitational waves: Oxford scientists offer exciting insights

Gravitational waves: Oxford scientists offer exciting insights

MPLS Physics

Oxford scientists have provided important insights into the latest discovery of gravitational waves.

Dual project supports understanding of climate change and astronomy

Dual project supports understanding of climate change and astronomy

MPLS Physics

Scientists from the University of Oxford are to play a key role in new missions that will help to both better monitor the effects of climate change on space and understand the origin of the stars and planets.

Neutrino facility could change understanding of the universe

Neutrino facility could change understanding of the universe

MPLS Physics

The University of Oxford’s Department of Physics will play a pivotal role in a flagship global science facility that could change our understanding of the universe.

Citizen science project to help victims of Hurricane Irma

Citizen science project to help victims of Hurricane Irma

Physics Engineering Citizen science

An unusual collaboration between engineers at Oxford, the Zooniverse citizen science platform and international disaster response organisation Rescue Global is enabling a rapid and effective response to Hurricane Irma.

Tectonic plates 'weaker than previously thought', say scientists

Tectonic plates 'weaker than previously thought', say scientists

Physics MPLS

Experiments carried out at Oxford University have revealed that tectonic plates are weaker than previously thought.

Cassini – the final curtain

Cassini – the final curtain

Physics Research

Oxford University scientists are today mourning the demise of the landmark Cassini Space Mission, launched almost twenty years ago.

Volunteers find ‘spiders’ on Mars - but not where they expected

Volunteers find ‘spiders’ on Mars - but not where they expected

MPLS Physics Research Citizen science

Armchair astronomers have helped Oxford University scientists discover landforms known as ‘spiders’ on parts of Mars where they were previously thought not to exist.

New Oxford superconductor centre energises high-tech innovation

New Oxford superconductor centre energises high-tech innovation

Materials science Physics Innovation and Enterprise

Oxfordshire’s international strength in applied superconductivity technology has been boosted by a major new Oxford University research centre.

Find elusive particles from your phone with Oxford’s new neutrino viewer app

Find elusive particles from your phone with Oxford’s new neutrino viewer app

Physics Citizen science

Not so long ago, observing fundamental particles was reserved for scientists with complex equipment. Now technological progress means that anyone can explore the world of particles using the new VENu smartphone app.

White dwarf star discovered emitting rapid gas flares for the first time

White dwarf star discovered emitting rapid gas flares for the first time

Research Physics

Incredibly rapid gas flares have been detected coming from a white dwarf binary star system for the first time by Oxford University scientists. It suggests that our current understanding of star habits and their capabilities is incomplete.

Oxford iGem Team wins Gold Medal for their synthetic biology project

Oxford iGem Team wins Gold Medal for their synthetic biology project

Zoology Engineering Physics Award

The iGem competition – ‘international genetically engineered machine’ – has been taking place every year in Boston since 2004.

New research casts doubt on the accelerating expansion of the universe

New research casts doubt on the accelerating expansion of the universe

Physics Research

Research led by Professor Subir Sarkar of the Department of Physics finds that evidence that the universe's expansion is speeding up is flimsier than previously thought.

World-leading research centre for physical sciences opens in Oxfordshire

World-leading research centre for physical sciences opens in Oxfordshire

Physics Research Innovation and Enterprise

A pioneering new centre for the study of nanoscale materials involving University of Oxford researchers has opened near the city, giving a boost to the UK's world-leading science and technology infrastructure.

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