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Physics Colloquia

Physics colloquia are normally held every Monday at 4 pm during the quarter (except holidays). Typically one speaker each quarter is nominated by the graduate students. Speakers are invited to meet with the Society of Physics Students at 12:30 for pizza on the day of the colloquium.

Physics Colloquia Archive

2018-2019 Colloquia

Date and Time Location Title/Speaker Abstract
Oct 1 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA A-102 Physics Town Hall meeting
Blayne Heckel
Oct 8 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA A-102 2018 Nobel Prize mini-symposium: "groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics"
Qi Zhang, Paul Wiggins and Chip Asbury, University of Washington
Oct 15 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA A-102 The Terrestrial Planets of Other Stars
David Charbonneau, Harvard University
Oct 22 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA A-102 Quantum-driven classical optimization
Helmut Katzgraber, Microsoft Research
Oct 29 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA A-102 Dark Matter in Disequilibrium
Mariangela Lisanti, Princeton University
Nov 5 2018 - 4:00pm PAA A-102 A Photonic Link for Donor Spin Qubits in Silicon
Stephanie Simmons, Simon Fraser University
Nov 19 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA A-102 Jacobsohn Lecture: Massive black holes and their cosmic backdrop
Marta Volonteri, IAP Paris
Nov 26 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA A-102 Neutrino Properties from Cosmology
Marilena Loverde, SUNY Stony Brook
Dec 3 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA A-102 You may find yourself with a huge particle collider and 17 elementary particles and you may ask yourself... well, how did I get here?
Melissa Franklin, Harvard University
Jan 7 2019 - 4:00pm PAA 102 Interacting Electronic States in Graphene Heterostructures
Eric Spanton, UC Santa Barbara
Jan 9 2019 - 3:30pm PAA 102 New tools for probing classical and quantum nanomaterials
Arthur Barnard, Stanford University
Jan 14 2019 - 4:00pm PAA 102 Topology and Geometry in Quantum Materials
Su-Yang Xu, MIT
Jan 16 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm PAA 102 Tunable quantum phenomena in atomically thin crystals
Qiong Ma, MIT
Jan 23 2019 - 3:30pm PAA 102 Visualizing quantum Hall wedding cakes: Topology- and interaction-driven effects in 2D quantum dots
Christopher Gutierrez, University of British Columbia
Jan 28 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA A-102 New forms of matter with ultracold atoms: spin-orbit coupling and supersolidity
Wolfgang Ketterle, MIT
Jan 30 2019 - 3:30pm PAA 102 Hybrid quantum networks: interfacing photons, phonons, and superconducting qubits
Mohammad Mirhosseini, Caltech
Feb 4 2019 - 4:00pm PAA 102 Two-dimensional quantum electronics with a twist
Matthew Yankowitz, Columbia University
Feb 11 2019 - 4:00pm Toward Topological Qubits
Charles M Marcus, Niels Bohr Institute and Microsoft Research
Mar 4 2019 - 4:00pm PAA A-102 TBA
Danny Caballero, Michigan State University
Mar 11 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA A-102 TBA
Abhay Pasupathy, Columbia University