The Émigrés in Oxford Physics

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10:30 - 17:00
St Cross College
St Giles'
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Throughout the ages, the movement of physicists between countries and across continents has been one of the major factors in the progress and propagation of the subject. Most infamously of all, the enforced emigration of Jewish physicists from Nazi Germany and Central Europe in the 1930s and 1940s led to a number of eminent physicists settling in Oxford. But prior to that, generations of scholars in the natural sciences had travelled across the globe to the major centres of learning including the University of Oxford. Today this continues with the globalisation of the subject in academic, industrial and government worlds and with the establishment of supranational research facilities. This conference will focus on the experiences and achievements of many of these distinguished émigré physicists from the seventeenth century to the present day.

Registration to attend this conference is free, but must be confirmed using the Conference booking form by midday on Friday 17th February 2017.