The Jet Stream

Climate dynamics

Investigating atmospheric circulation from the surface to the upper stratosphere and its role in climate variability and change
Albedo effect in degassing volcano

Climate processes

Our research addresses physical climate processes in the context of anthropogenic perturbations to the Earth system as the underlying cause of climate change with an overall focus on the role of clouds and aerosols.
Localization of a photoexcited electron in a Q2D layered perovskite

Computational Condensed Matter Physics Group

We use and develop upon first principles computational modeling methods such as density functional theory and many-body perturbation theory to understand and predict structural, vibrational, electronic, optical and transport properties of materials.
Images of dimers on quasiperiodic Amman-Beenker tiling.

Condensed Matter Theory

Theory of complex quantum and classical systems
Vacuum chamber

Dipolar Quantum Gases group

We are currently building an ultracold erbium experiment in our lab in the Beecroft building with the aim of studying the effect of long-range interactions on quantum fluids.
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Earth Observation Data Group

The principal focus of EODG is the retrieval of atmospheric properties (e.g. temperature, pressure, trace gas concentrations, aerosol and cloud properties) from data gathered by Earth Observing satellites.
A VUV sub-micron hotspot for photoemission spectroscopy

Electronic structures and photoemission spectroscopy

Our research focuses on understanding the behavior of electrons in unconventional materials. We also develop advanced instrumentation that will drive the exploration of critical information on condensed matter systems with new degrees of freedom.
Schematic of the new Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) components (including an electron accelerator, red, and electron storage ring, blue) will fit inside the tunnel that currently houses the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC, yellow).


ePIC is the Electron Proton/Ion Collider experiment seeking to understand the inner structure of the proton and the force that binds quarks and gluons.
Artist impression of the Euclid mission in space. The spacecraft is white and gold and consists of three main elements: a flat sunshield, a large cylinder where the light from space will enter, and a 'boxy' bottom containing the instruments.


The European Space Agency's (ESA) Euclid flagship Dark Energy Satellite Mission launched from Cape Canaveral on 1 July 2023; Oxford's Department of Physics plays a key role in the lensing data analysis and has been involved since its inception.
Visual appearance of hot Jupiter atmospheres with different temperatures or cloud types as calculated by the SPARC/MITgcm atmospheric circulation model.

Exoplanet atmospheres

Comparing models and observations to understand exoplanet atmospheres.
Artist impression of an exoplanet and its host star

Exoplanets and Stellar Physics

Detecting, characterising and modelling exoplanets and their host stars