Cosmology Day July 2018

Lecture 1: Newton’s Cosmology Professor Robert Iliffe Professor Iliffe is Professor of History of Science at Oxford, Co-Director of the Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology, and a General Editor of the Newton Project. https://www.history.ox.ac.uk/people/professor-robert-iliffe Abstract Professor Iliffe’s talk was about the background to Newton’s researches into cosmology, including influences on […]

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APPEAL-9:

How to Build the Biggest and Most Complex Discovery Machines Applications of Accelerators – APPEAL 9- 30th June 2018 Dr. Suzie Sheehy John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science University of Oxford https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzie_Sheehy https://twitter.com/suziesheehy?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/contacts/people/sheehy What are accelerators used for? A beam of particles is a very useful tool…” -Accelerators for Americas Future Report, pp. 4, […]

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Diversity in Physics

Dr. Suzie Sheehy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzie_Sheehy https://twitter.com/suziesheehy?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/contacts/people/sheehy Focusing on Gender because that is what Dr Sheehy knows most about… But Diversity is far broader than gender! Athena Swan: Oxford physics department holds a silver award (Data from 2014/2015). The department also holds the Institute of Physics Juno Champion Status https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athena_SWAN http://www.iop.org/policy/diversity/initiatives/juno/index.html  The above figure shows the […]

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APPEAL-9:

How to Build the Biggest and Most Complex Discovery Machines Technical support to build accelerators and detectors What engineering needs to be done??? The ring is a vacuum chamber. Centripetal force keeps the charged particle travelling around the ring. A magnetic field B is the source of centripetal force and makes the particles go around […]

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APPEAL-9:

How to Build the Biggest and Most Complex Discovery Machines Lecture 1: Introduction to Particle Accelerators Professor Emmanuel Tsesmelis CERN & University of Oxford Introduction Accelerators and beams are tools of discovery. They include light sources, neutron sources, medical accelerators, ion implanters, industrial accelerators and colliders. They are involved in the biological sciences, medicine, education, […]

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APPEAL-9: How to Build the Biggest and Most Complex Discovery Machines

APPEAL 9 – Year of Engineering 2018 How to Build the Biggest and Most Complex Discovery Machines With the designation of 2018 as the Year of Engineering, it is a great time to discuss with A-level pupils the connections between engineering, particle physics and particle accelerators. Particle accelerators present engineers with a variety of challenges […]

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