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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 secondyear 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.
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Tue, 24 May 2016 15:28:05 +0100
http://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/
Theoretical Physics  From Outer Space to Plasma
Oxford University
Oxford University
podcasts@it.ox.ac.uk
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Theoretical Physics  From Outer Space to Plasma
http://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/

1
quantum
particle
matter
materials
simulation
The 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 the number of particles it describes. Hence, even an approximate numerical solution of the Schrödinger equation is impossible for only just a few particles, not to mention for the millions of particles that are present in real materials. This talk focuses on a new approximation scheme in terms of socalled Tensor Network States, which allow for an arbitrarily accurate description of realistic quantum solid state systems at merely a polynomial overhead in the particle number, thus enabling efficient simulations of such systems on today's computers.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20160211:172802:000:file:294592:audio
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/physics/general/20160206_physicsmorninglectureswahl.mp3
The 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.
The 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 the number of particles it describes. Hence, even an approximate numerical solution of the Schrödinger equation is impossible for only just a few particles, not to mention for the millions of particles that are present in real materials. This talk focuses on a new approximation scheme in terms of socalled Tensor Network States, which allow for an arbitrarily accurate description of realistic quantum solid state systems at merely a polynomial overhead in the particle number, thus enabling efficient simulations of such systems on today's computers.
quantum,particle,matter,materials,simulation,20160206
Thorsten Wahl
2360
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:38:56 +0000

2
modeling
simulation
disease
structure
The 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 computer simulation have allowed us to apply physicsstyle approaches to these previously challenging realworld systems to learn about such things as the spread of diseases, the flow of traffic or the structure of entire human societies.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20160211:172912:000:file:294590:audio
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/physics/general/20160206_physicsmorninglecturesnewman.mp3
The 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.
The 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 computer simulation have allowed us to apply physicsstyle approaches to these previously challenging realworld systems to learn about such things as the spread of diseases, the flow of traffic or the structure of entire human societies.
modeling,simulation,disease,structure,20160206
Mark Newman
2214
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:29:32 +0000

3
computers
weather
climate
error
Physics
The 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 highend computing, is demonstrating the crucial role of eddies in controlling ocean climate; and how the probability of extreme weather events may respond to rising greenhouse gas concentrations. He concluded by throwing out a more controversial suggestion that supercomputers haven’t really contributed very much to the problem of predicting centurytimescale changes in global average temperature, however much they may have contributed to understanding the regional implications of largescale warming.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20160211:172951:000:file:294588:audio
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/physics/general/20160206_physicsmorninglecturesallen.mp3
The 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.
The 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 highend computing, is demonstrating the crucial role of eddies in controlling ocean climate; and how the probability of extreme weather events may respond to rising greenhouse gas concentrations. He concluded by throwing out a more controversial suggestion that supercomputers haven’t really contributed very much to the problem of predicting centurytimescale changes in global average temperature, however much they may have contributed to understanding the regional implications of largescale warming.
computers,weather,climate,error,Physics,20160206
Myles Allen
3117
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:20:26 +0000

4
relativity
cosmology
astrophysics
Members 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.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20150924:140245:000:file:284975:audio
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/physics/general/20150919_physics_morning_lectures_ferreira.mp3
Members 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.
Members 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.
relativity,cosmology,astrophysics,20150915
Pedro Ferreira
2471
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:02:45 +0100

5
relativity
cosmology
astrophysics
Members 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.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20160524:132611:000:file:284980:audio
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/physics/general/20150919_physics_morning_lectures_binney.mp3
Members 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.
Members 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.
relativity,cosmology,astrophysics,20150919
James Binney
2775
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:16:20 +0100

6
relativity
cosmology
astrophysics
Members 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.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20150924:141128:000:file:284978:audio
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/physics/general/20150919_physics_morning_lectures_wheater.mp3
Members 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.
Members 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.
relativity,cosmology,astrophysics,20150919
John Wheater
2675
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:11:28 +0100

7
Physics
particle physics
Members 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.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20150518:113422:000:file:268134:audio
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/physics/general/20150509_physics_marchrussell.mp3
Members 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.
Members 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.
Physics,particle physics,20150509
John MarchRussell
2369
Thu, 14 May 2015 17:06:20 +0100

8
quantum bits
quantum computing
Physics
Members 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.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20150518:113453:000:file:268131:audio
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/physics/general/20150509_physics_simon.mp3
Members 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.
Members 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.
quantum bits,quantum computing,Physics,20150509
Steve Simon
2020
Thu, 14 May 2015 17:01:37 +0100

9
quantum computation
Physics
quantum bits
Members 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.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20150515:083018:000:file:268125:audio
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/physics/general/20150509_physics_steane.mp3
Members 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.
Members 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.
quantum computation,Physics,quantum bits,20150509
Andrew Steane
2915
Thu, 14 May 2015 16:53:38 +0100

10
field theory
theoretical physics
Physics
Members of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics hosted the first Saturday Morning of Theoretical Physics on 22 June 2013. The event focussed on how we use field theory to understand material reality.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20150522:151438:000:file:269073:document
https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/20130805/making_the_vacuum_concrete_pdf_67668.pdf
Members of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics hosted the first Saturday Morning of Theoretical Physics on 22 June 2013. The event focussed on how we use field theory to understand material reality.
Members of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics hosted the first Saturday Morning of Theoretical Physics on 22 June 2013. The event focussed on how we use field theory to understand material reality.
field theory,theoretical physics,Physics,20130622
Fabian Essler
Thu, 21 May 2015 15:21:15 +0100