Department of Physics

Our research

Our researchers change the world: our understanding of it and how we live in it. We explore the fundamentals – how we got here and the secrets of the universe – as well as the practical from developing next-gen materials to pushing the frontiers of quantum and predicting the future for our planet. 

Launch your studies

Our dynamic programme of outstanding research as well as our specialist research facilities, collaborative research networks and international renown attract the brightest minds from around the world. Come and join them.

Upcoming events

23 March 2023
The Accelerate! show
Secondary school events

Marie Curious, Oxford 2023

Fun-filled day of physics for girls in Year 8 and Year 9

23 March 2023
Seminars and colloquia

AOPP Seminars

Asymmetric Response in East Asian Extreme Precipitation Frequency to CO2 Forcing

27 - 28 March 2023
CERN detector
Secondary school events

International Masterclasses in Particle Physics 2023

The International Masterclass in Particle Physics is back!

18 April 2023
CMP lecture
Public talks and lectures

Sir Martin Wood Prize Lecture

Dr Takeshi Kondo

Female scientist


How to support the Department of Physics

Find out how you can support our world-class scientific research and teaching and help the Department of Physics to tackle some of the most urgent and fascinating challenges we face today

Alumni of the Department of Physics at an event


Once a physicist, always a physicist...

Our alumni relations office exists to nurture and develop long-lasting relationships between students, staff and friends of the Department of Physics so please do get in touch with ideas, feedback or just to say hello!