Upcoming events

4 March 2024
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Seminars and colloquia

ALP Seminar: Creating magnetised, collisionless shocks using a laser-driven platform

Dr Eleanor Tubman (Imperial College London)

4 March 2024
Astrophysics Colloquium
Seminars and colloquia

Prof Tony Freeth

Prof Tony Freeth

6 March 2024
Professor Herman Verlinde
Public talks and lectures

Lamb public lecture 2024

The Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics at Oxford is hosting its second series of Lamb lectures. This year, we are delighted to welcome Professor...

6 March 2024
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Events for prospective students

Adult Supporter Event

This 1.5 hour, online session is for the adult supporters of prospective applicants to physics at Oxford; whether they are parents, guardians, grandparents, youth group...

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Once a physicist, always a physicist...

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