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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. 

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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

30 November 2021
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Public talks and lectures

Stellar cannibalism and the messy etiquette of the universe's most extreme stars

Stellar cannibalism: A public lecture for the IOP Oxford Branch

1 December 2021
Beecroft building
Seminars and colloquia

Condensed Matter Theory Forum - Geometry, Light and Quantum Information in Topological States

Weekly forum seminar for CMT

2 December 2021
Seminars and colloquia

AOPP Seminar


2 December 2021
Seminars and colloquia

Revealing efficiency losses due to mobile ions in perovskite single- and multi-junction solar cells

Martin Stolterfoht

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

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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!