22 June 2020
For thirty years Oxford Mathematician Roger Penrose has challenged one of the key planks of Cosmology, namely the concept of Inflation, now over 40 years old, according to which our universe expanded at an enormous rate immediately after the Big Bang.
12 June 2020
Dr Simon Calcutt from Oxford’s Department of Physics along with Professor Tom Pike from Imperial College London are leading on a new research project to improve the precision of maritime navigation.
30 January 2020
Citizen science project Planet Hunters TESS (part of Oxford's Zooniverse platform) proved its worth when its army of volunteers discovered an exoplanet – a planet beyond our own Solar System – that computer algorithms had missed.
10 December 2019
Researchers at Oxford University, together with and international colleagues, have discovered jet stream patterns that could affect up to a quarter of global food production.
27 November 2019
The observed acceleration of the Hubble expansion rate has been attributed to a mysterious ‘dark energy’ which supposedly makes up about 70% of the universe. Professor Subir Sarkar and colleagues have used observations of 740 Type Ia supernovae to show that this acceleration is a relatively local effect.
15 November 2019
Tim Woollings, Associate Professor in Physical Climate Science in the Department of Physics, discusses the factors affecting changes in the jet stream, in an article first published on the Conversation.
16 October 2019
The award is in recognition of Professor Bradley's achievements in the field of Advanced Materials Science.
10 October 2019
All neutron stars are magnetic, but some are more magnetic than others. The latter, so-called magnetars, are the strongest magnets in the Universe. How do these massive stars acquire their large magnetic field? A team of astrophysicists from Germany and the UK may now have solved the more than 70-year-old conundrum of the origin of strong magnetic fields in massive stars.
12 September 2019
An international team of astronomers including members from the University of Oxford, has discovered one of the largest features ever observed in the centre of the Milky Way: a pair of enormous radio-emitting bubbles that tower hundreds of light-years above and below the central region of our galaxy.
9 September 2019
Community leaders are joining academics from the University of Oxford and around the world at the Achieving Net Zero conference, 9-11 September, to discuss opportunities, challenges and pathways for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming.
12 August 2019
Karen Patricia Heath (Rothermere American Institute), Sarah Griffin (formerly Oxford Internet Institute), Neil Bowles (Department of Physics), Jon Wade and Isobel Walker (Department of Earth Sciences) and Stuart Ackland (Maps curator at the Bodleian), share the treasures they assembled for an exhibition inspired by the Apollo 11 Moon landings.
£1 million grant to establish national thin-film cluster facility for advanced functional materials at Oxford
31 July 2019
The Wolfson Foundation has given £1 million towards the establishment of a new national thin-film cluster facility for advanced functional materials. The facility, which will be hosted and managed by Oxford Physics, will place the UK at the forefront of this cutting-edge field.
14 July 2019
Science Minister Chris Skidmore has announced £94 million of funding for the UK’s Quantum Technologies Research Hubs – including a quantum computing and simulation hub led by Oxford University.
10 July 2019
Dr Becky Smethurst, a Citizen Science project Higgs Hunters and the Digital Delius project have all won a Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Award.