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The Department of Materials at Oxford University's objectives are to produce world class graduate materials scientists and engineers, and to conduct world class research into the manufacture, structure, properties and applications of materials, for the benefit of the UK and world community. In the UK Government’s most recent assessment of research excellence in universities, the 2008 RAE, Oxford Materials was one of the top-rated materials departments in the country with 80% of our research activity judged to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

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Caging Schrödinger's Cat - Quantum Nanotechnology
Department of Materials
Open Science
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons Some atoms I have known - origins, development and applications of atom probe tomography Professor George Smith FRS Emeritus Professor of Materials, University of Oxford delivers the Hume-Rothery Lecture 2014. George Smith 28 May 2014
2 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science Closing Keynote speech Closing Keynote speech by Rt Hon David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, at the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science conference held at Oxford on the 11th and 12th April 2013. David Willets 24 May 2013
3 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 4 part 5 Rebecca Lawrence, F1000, gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Rebecca Lawrence 17 May 2013
4 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 4 part 1 Open Data. Brian Hole, Ubiquity Press, gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Brian Hole 17 May 2013
5 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 5 part 4 Alternative Peer Review. Rebecca Lawrence, F1000, gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Rebecca Lawrence 16 May 2013
6 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 5 part 3 Alternative Peer Review. Christopher Greenwell, Elsevier, gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Christopher Greenwell 16 May 2013
7 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 5 part 2 Alternative Peer Review. Ciaran O'Neill, Biomed Central, gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Ciaran O'Neill 16 May 2013
8 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 5 part 1 Alternative Peer Review. Irene Hames, an Independent Publishing Consultant, gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Irene Hames 16 May 2013
9 Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 4 part 3 Open data. Jason Wilde, Nature gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Jason Wilde 15 May 2013
10 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 4 part 6 Open data. Victor Henning, Mendeley gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Victor Henning 15 May 2013
11 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 4 part 2 Open data. Geoffrey Bilder, CrossRef gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Geoffrey Bilder 15 May 2013
12 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 3 Part 3 Beyond Traditional Articles. Richard Price, Academia.edu, gives a talk via Skype for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Richard Price 13 May 2013
13 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 3 part 2 Beyond Traditional Articles. Steve Pettifer, Utopia Docs, gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Steve Pettifer 13 May 2013
14 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 3 Part 1 Beyond Traditional Articles. Mark Hanhel, Figshare, gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Mark Hahnel 13 May 2013
15 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 2 part 3 Citizen Science. Simone Severini, University College London, gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Simone Severini 13 May 2013
16 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 2 part 2 Citizen Science. Helen Roy, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Helen Roy 13 May 2013
17 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 2 part 1 Citizen Science. Chris Lintott, Galaxy Zoo, gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Chris Lintott 13 May 2013
18 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness 2013: Public Debate Evolution or Revolution In Science Communication? Public debate held in April 2013 in the Oxford Union looking at open access and debating the question - Evolution or Revolution In Science Communication? Amelia Andersdotter, Cameron Neylon, David Tempest, Graham Taylor 10 May 2013
19 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 1 part 4 Rigour and Open Access. Douglas Kell from BBSRC gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Douglas Kell 10 May 2013
20 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 1 part 3 Rigour and Open Access. Catriona Cannon and Linda Atkinson from The Bodleian Library, Oxford, give a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Catriona Cannon, Linda Atkinson 10 May 2013
21 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 1 part 2 Rigour and Open Access. Liz Ferguson from Wiley Blackwell gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Liz Ferguson 10 May 2013
22 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 1 part 1 Rigour and Open Access. Jason Hoyt from PeerJ gives a talk the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Jason Hoyt 10 May 2013
23 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science Keynote speech Keynote speech by Sir Mark Walport for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Mark Walport 10 May 2013
24 Strange Materials Professor Mark Miodownik, University College London, explores and reviews the imminent changes that are coming to the material world in the not so distant future with a rise in the investigation of synthetic organs, bones and even brains. Mark Miodownik 01 Feb 2013
25 Creative Commons The Evolution of Science: Open publishing debate 2012 A distinguished group came together in February 2012 in Oxford's Rhodes House to publicly debate 'The Scientific Evolution: Open Science and the Future of Publishing'. Simon C. Benjamin 09 Mar 2012
26 Creative Commons Towards a Quantum Computer: An interview with Dr Simon Benjamin Dr Simon Benjamin, a researcher at Oxford University, discusses his work in quantum computing. Simon C. Benjamin, Victoria Watson 26 Sep 2011
27 Creative Commons 10 Billion bits of Entanglement Achieved in Silicon Scientists from Oxford University have made a significant step towards an ultrafast quantum computer by successfully generating 10 billion bits of quantum entanglement in silicon for the first time. This podcast explains how. John Morton 10 Mar 2011
28 Nanotechnology Part 6 - Grand Vision Part 6 of a series of podcasts on Quantum Nanotechnology. In this episode, Simon Benjamin talks about how we might go about creating a technology out of quantum material. Simon C. Benjamin 11 Jan 2010
29 Nanotechnology Part 5 - Quantum Machine Part 5 of a series of short podcasts that explores one route toward the most exotic technology ever conceived: a quantum computer. In this episode we see how we might create a device made from Quantum particles. Simon C. Benjamin 17 Aug 2009
30 Nanotechnology Part 4 - Experiment Part 4 of a series of short podcasts that explores one route toward the most exotic technology ever conceived: a quantum computer. Simon C. Benjamin 02 Dec 2008
31 Nanotechnology Part 3 - Atomic Cat Part 3 of a series of short podcasts that explores one route toward the most exotic technology ever conceived: a quantum computer. In this episode we see how to make a real world version of Schrodinger's Cat. Simon C. Benjamin 29 Sep 2008
32 Nanotechnology Part 2 - A Cat's Tale Part 2 of a series of short podcasts that explores one route toward the most exotic technology ever conceived: a quantum computer. Simon C. Benjamin 26 Sep 2008
33 Nanotechnology Part 1 - Into the Nanoworld Part 1 of a series of short podcasts that explores one route toward the most exotic technology ever conceived: a quantum computer. Simon C. Benjamin 26 Sep 2008