Physics is changing your life.
At the University of Oxford’s Department of Physics, our research spans everything from the tiniest particles to the entire cosmos, but we don’t just leave the ideas scrawled on blackboards, hidden on hard drives or tucked into unfathomable scientific papers. We take our research and make it work for you.
For one night only, we are opening our doors to show you how we shift our physics from the lab into your life. You can tour the laboratories where the science is happening now, from next-generation solar cells to quantum computers. Three researchers will give talks exploring how they have transformed their work into technology, including the BBSRC’s 2019 Innovator of the Year, Prof Achillefs Kapanidis.
There will also be lots of hands-on science stalls where you can investigate more of these science stories, pick the brains of the researchers behind them, and uncover how physics is changing your life.
IF Oxford is operating a Pay What You Decide (PWYD) ticketing system. This works by enabling you to pre-book events without paying for a ticket beforehand. Afterwards, you have the opportunity to pay what you decide you want to, or can afford. If you prefer, you can make a donation to IF Oxford when you book. All funds raised go towards next year’s Festival.
18:30 - 21:00