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.
15 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.
Physicist behind new quantum phenomena and T-ray detection of cancer receives highest Institute of Physics accolade
5 July 2019
Professor Sir Michael Pepper, visiting Professor at the Department of Chemistry, has been awarded the Institute of Physics (IOP) Isaac Newton Medal and Prize - given for world-leading contributions to physics. Professors Ian Shipsey and Alexander Schekochihin in the Department of Physics have also received IOP awards.
28 June 2019
The European Commission has announced the funding of a new Innovative Training Network, led by Oxford University, which will train PhD students in Machine Learning Skills to address Climate Change.
27 June 2019
A team of scientists from the Universities of Oxford, Cornell and San Jose State, collaborating across theoretical and experimental physics and computer science, have developed and trained a new machine learning (ML) technique, to finally understand how electrons behave in important quantum materials. Their far-reaching results are published in Nature.
16 May 2019
Professor Achillefs Kapanidis from the University of Oxford’s Department of Physics and Mr Bo Jing, CEO of Oxford Nanoimaging have been named as BBSRC’s Innovator of the year 2019 – an award celebrating excellent research which demonstrates impact.
30 April 2019
Record breaking heatwaves and droughts in North America and Western Europe, torrential rainfalls and floods in South-East Europe and Japan - the summer of 2018 brought a series of extreme weather events that occurred almost simultaneously around the Northern Hemisphere in June and July.
25 April 2019
The NASA InSight lander, which is supported by the UK Space Agency, has recorded its first likely ‘marsquake.’ Seismic vibrations of the Martian surface were detected by a set of silicon sensors developed in the UK, including researchers at the University of Oxford.