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Research from the Department of Physics established the concept of a ‘global carbon budget’, a limited cumulative amount of CO2 that can be emitted before global average temperatures rise above a target threshold.
Turning fundamental research into commercial success: a highly accurate measurement technique initially developed for an academic project has been given a commercial application through Etalon AG, a German spin-out company
Oxford University is at the forefront of the UK’s efforts to build the first generation of quantum computers with world-leading performance. Quantum computing has the potential to transform areas of our lives such as healthcare, finance and security
The Zooniverse is a citizen scientist platform underpinned by research from the Department of Physics; it has engaged more than 2,100,000 registered volunteers in 248 projects over a broad range of topics.
A desktop microscope manufactured by Oxford Nanoimaging, a spin-out from Oxford’s Department of Physics, can view individual molecules performing chemical reactions in real-time – even inside living cells.