Three times a year, members of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics host a Saturday Morning of Theoretical Physics.


Open to all Oxford alumni, these events centre around three talks given by leading theoretical physicists. The talks are pitched at a second-year undergraduate level and aim to explain an area of current research to an audience familiar with physics.

Information about all previous Saturday Mornings of Theoretical Physics can be found on the Events page so you can watch if you have missed one.

For more information about future events, please email Michelle Bosher


Upcoming event

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:30

Who can fail to be impressed by the grand sweep of spiral arms across the face of a galaxy?  Look deeper and galaxies also pose fascinating problems in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. The dominant interparticle force (gravity) is long range, which means that galaxies have no state of maximum entropy.  An important consequence is that they have long memories, which is good news for astronomers trying to understand how they form and evolve.