Oppenheimer - making history through physics
We are delighted to welcome guest speakers, who will present about 20 minutes each, sharing different aspects of the life of Oppenheimer and how he made history through physics. There will be a reception with mince pies and drinks and the event will conclude with a fantastic panel discussion where the speakers and other senior academics, will welcome questions from the audience.
We hope that this will be a fun and educational event for the whole family (young people aged 14+ accompanied by an adult are most welcome), general public and alumni. No knowledge of physics is required.
2.00 - 2.15 Welcome message Professors Ian Shipsey and Tony Weidberg
2.15 - 2.35 Dr Georg Viehhauser: Nuclear Physics and the development of the bomb
2.35 - 2.55 Dr Robert Johnson: Was there a strategic alternative to the atomic bombing?
3.00 - 3.30 Mince pies and drinks reception
3.40 - 4.00 Prof Stephen Blundell: Oxford Physics and the “remote and speculative project”
4.05 - 5.00 Q&A and panel discussion*
5.00 End of event
We will be live streaming this event for those who cannot make it in person, please tick the right box when you book (Questions 4 and 8), so we can send you the link to join online nearer the time.
Sponsored by the Institute of Physics