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12 episodes

2015 to 2021

Average episode: 40 minutes

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Categories: Astronomy • Physics • Talk/Seminar Series

*Podcaster's summary*: Members of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics host a morning of Theoretical Physics roughly three times a year on a Saturday morning. The mornings consist of three talks pitched to explain an area of our research to an audience familiar with physics at about the second-year undergraduate level and are open to all Oxford Alumni. Topics include Quantum Mechanics, Black Holes, Dark Matter, Plasma, Particle Accelerators and The Large Hadron Collider.

List Updated: 2022-Dec-07 12:58 UTC. Episodes: 12. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes |

2021-Jan-16 • 32 minutesStrings and FieldsWill strings be the theory of everything?, presented by Prof Luis Fernando Alday. |

2021-Jan-16 • 36 minutesClassical and Quantum Black HolesProf March-Russell explains our latest understanding of black holes, some of the most mysterious objects in the Universe. |

2021-Jan-16 • 33 minutesWhy is Quantum Gravity so hard?A pressing question in our quest to understand the Universe is how to unify quantum mechanics and gravity, the very small and the very large. |

2016-Feb-11 • 39 minutesHow computers have changed the way we do physics - Breaking through the quantum barrierThe power of available computers has now grown exponentially for many decades. The ability to discover numerically the implications of equations and models has opened our eyes to previously hidden aspects of physics. Many exciting phenomena observed in condensed matter systems, such as superconductivity and the quantum Hall effect, emerge due to the quantum mechanical interplay of many electrons. The laws of quantum physics are governed by the Schrödinger equation, whose complexity grows exponentially with ... |

2016-Feb-11 • 37 minutesHow computers have changed the way we do physics - Structure in complex systemsThe power of available computers has now grown exponentially for many decades. The ability to discover numerically the implications of equations and models has opened our eyes to previously hidden aspects of physics. In physics, "complex systems" are systems of many similar interacting parts, such as the interacting atoms that make up a solid or liquid, but also interacting organisms in an ecosystem, or interacting traders in the stock market. This lecture will discuss how recent advances in modeling and co... |

2016-Feb-11 • 52 minutesHow computers have changed the way we do physics - Chaos and climate changeThe power of available computers has now grown exponentially for many decades. The ability to discover numerically the implications of equations and models has opened our eyes to previously hidden aspects of physics. In this lecture, Myles Allen addressed how computers have transformed our understanding of the role of chaos and exponential error growth in weather forecasting; and our understanding of how climate change is impacting regional weather. He showed how research in Oxford Physics, made possible by... |

2015-Sep-24 • 46 minutesGravitational lensing: one of the sharpest tools in an astronomer's toolboxMembers of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics hosted the eighth Saturday Morning of Theoretical Physics on 19 September 2015. Talk 3 by Professor James Binney. |

2015-Sep-24 • 45 minutesGeneral Relativity: what is it & why Einstein conceived it thusMembers of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics hosted the eighth Saturday Morning of Theoretical Physics on 19 September 2015. Talk 2 by Professor John Wheater. |

2015-Sep-24 • 41 minutesCosmology from General RelativityMembers of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics hosted the eighth Saturday Morning of Theoretical Physics on 19 September 2015. Talk 3 by Pedro Ferreira. |

2015-May-14 • 39 minutesBasics of Anyons and Nonabelian Aharanov-Bohm EffectMembers of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics hosted the 7th morning of Theoretical Physics covering the idea of quantum computation and the strange behaviour of certain types of fundamental particle. |

2015-May-14 • 34 minutesKnots, World-lines, and Topological Quantum ComputationMembers of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics hosted the 7th morning of Theoretical Physics covering the idea of quantum computation and the strange behaviour of certain types of fundamental particle. |

2015-May-14 • 49 minutesQuantum ComputingMembers of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics hosted the 7th morning of Theoretical Physics covering the idea of quantum computation and the strange behaviour of certain types of fundamental particle. |