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1 The State of the Universe Our Universe was created in 'The Big Bang' and has been expanding ever since. Professor Schmidt describes the vital statistics of the Universe, and tries to make sense of the Universe's past, present, and future. Brian Schmidt 20 Nov 2017
2 From Materials to Cosmology: Studying the early universe under the microscope Physics Colloquium 27 January 2017 delivered by Professor Nicola Spaldin, ETH Zurich Nicola Spaldin 05 Apr 2017
3 Astronomy at the Highest Energies: Exploring the Extreme Universe with Gamma Rays Physics Colloquium 25 November 2016 delivered by Dr Jamie Holder Jamie Holder 30 Nov 2016
4 Our Simple but Strange Universe The 13th Hintze Biannual Lecture delivered by Professor David Spergel David Spergel 17 Nov 2016
5 Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, scientists are immune to trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? Roger Penrose 19 Oct 2016
6 Creative Commons The Unity of the Universe The Final Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture delivered by Professor David Deutsch David Deutsch 09 Mar 2016
7 The Quantum Universe The 2015 Hintze Lecture delivered by Professor Hitoshi Murayama Hitoshi Murayama 16 Jun 2015
8 Everything from nothing, or how our universe was made The 2015 Wetton Lecture delivered by Professor Carlos Frenk Carlos Frenk 29 May 2015
9 Searches for Dark Matter Members of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics hosted the 6th morning of Theoretical Physics covering the ways in which ideas from theoretical particle physics guide the high energy accelerator program at CERN. Ulrich Haisch 24 Mar 2015
10 The impact of black holes on the Universe Members of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics hosted the 5th morning of Theoretical Physics covering the subject of Black holes: where physics reaches its limit. James Binney 24 Mar 2015
11 Black holes in the nearby Universe Members of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics hosted the 5th morning of Theoretical Physics covering the subject of Black holes: where physics reaches its limit. John Magorrian 24 Mar 2015
12 LHC searches for dark matter Members of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics hosted the 6th morning of Theoretical Physics covering the ways in which ideas from theoretical particle physics guide the high energy accelerator program at CERN Ulrich Haisch 12 Feb 2015
13 Creative Commons The Arrow of Time In the fourth lecture, Harvey Brown asks why real-world events always proceed in the direction of increasing entropy, even though the laws of physics don’t require it. Harvey Brown 07 Jan 2015
14 Creative Commons The Probability Puzzle In the third lecture, David Wallace asks how we make sense of probability in the Many-Worlds theory. David Wallace 07 Jan 2015
15 Creative Commons The Life of Psi: More on the Superposition Principle In the second lecture, Harvey Brown discusses in more depth the superposition principle of quantum mechanics. Harvey Brown 07 Jan 2015
16 Creative Commons The Plurality of Worlds In this first lecture, David Wallace examines the justification for interpreting the superposition states as multiplicities. David Wallace 06 Jan 2015
17 "Hidden Worlds" Part 3 - The virtual universe Dr Andrew Pontzen explains how chains of computers can be set up to simulate billions of years of development of the universe, but in a time period of weeks. Andrew Ponzen, Chris Lintott 05 Jan 2015
18 "Hidden Worlds" Part 1 - Parallel Worlds Dr David Wallace discusses the concept of the multiverse – a physical reality that contains lots of universes, each of which inhabited by different versions of ourselves. David Wallace 15 Dec 2014
19 Black holes in the nearby Universe Members of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics hosted the 5th morning of Theoretical Physics covering the subject of Black holes: where physics reaches its limit. John Magorrian 05 Nov 2014
20 The impact of black holes on the Universe Members of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics hosted the 5th morning of Theoretical Physics covering the subject of Black holes: where physics reaches its limit. James Binney 05 Nov 2014
21 "Matters of Scale" - Complete Episode The issues of scale are investigated – from how properties change at very small scales, to the vastness of the Universe. Includes parts 1, 2 and 3. Pedro Ferreira, Alan Barr, Sylvia MacLain, Sonia Trigueros 09 Oct 2014
22 "Origins" - Complete Episode The subject of origins is explored - from human fertilisation to the Big Bang. Includes parts 1, 2 and 3. Jo Dunkley, Alex Halliday, Suzannah Williams, Dagan Wells 09 Oct 2014
23 "Matters of Scale" Part 1 - Extremes of Scale Professors Pedro Ferreira and Alan Barr explain what scale means to them, from particle physics to the visible universe. At the subatomic level, gravity has a surprisingly large effect and particles are so small that they have no size. Alan Barr, Pedro Ferreira, Chris Lintott 08 Oct 2014
24 "Origins" Part 1 - Origins of the Universe Professor Jo Dunkley explains how we can look back in time at the light from the early Universe. This ultra-cold light can be used to create a picture from soon after the Big Bang. Jo Dunkley, Chris Lintott 07 Oct 2014
25 Creative Commons Einstein's Greatest Blunder Albert Einstein is one of the greatest scientists to ever live, and even he made mistakes, as Luke Jew explains - A comforting thought for all of us! This great mistake was about the astrophysics that will ultimately determine how our universe will end. Luke Jew 07 Jul 2014
26 Creative Commons How the Universe Evolved From Smooth to Lumpy -- the Physics of Galaxy Formation The 2014 Halley Lecture delivered by Professor Eliot Quataert Eliot Quataert 13 Jun 2014
27 Ancient Astronomies - 7000 years in the Kennett Valley Charles Barclay gives a brief overview of the history of Astronomies and some of the fascinating insights that can be gained from these Ancient practices. Charles Barclay 29 Jan 2014
28 Creative Commons Matter, Antimatter & The Mystery of Existence In this talk Nazim Hussain, Oxford University, will provide an introduction to matter and antimatter and the interplay between them. Nazim Hussain 12 Dec 2013
29 Rogue planet Oxford Sparks presents a journey around the planets. Find out more and read about the science behind the animation at www.oxfordsparks.net/planet. Chris Lintott 15 Apr 2013
30 Creative Commons Parallel Worlds Dr. David Wallace on the many-worlds theory, an explanation of the baffling results that quantum mechanics provides us with - and that there may be more worlds than just our own. David Wallace, Ankita Anirban 20 Aug 2012
31 Creative Commons Space and Time Prof. Frank Arntzenius on whether space and time are absolute entities or simply relational properties derived from the idea of motion - an old debate between Newton and Leibniz, carried on today. Frank Arntzenius, Ankita Anirban 06 Aug 2012