Fall 2016 Colloquia Schedule

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 4:15pm to Monday, November 28, 2016 - 4:15pm

The Physics Department hosts weekly colloquia presented by accomplished scientists from all over the globe. These lectures showcase cutting-edge physics and inspire the broader community to participate in science. Please join us in room #1 LeConte Hall on the Mondays listed below for an inside look at what's new and exciting in physics, and beyond. All lectures start at 4:15 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

For abstract and videos for each lecture, including past lectures, please see our Colloquia & Videos page


SEPTEMBER 12, 2016

Robert J. Birgeneau, Chancellor Emeritus, UC Berkeley
PUBLIC RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES: Recommitting to Lincoln's Vision
An Educational Compact for the 21st Century


SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

Oskar Hallatschek, UC Berkeley
The Role of Chance in the Survival of the Fittest


SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

Sarah Keller, University of Washington
Today's fresh sheet: Latest results on demixing of lipids and proteins in membranes


OCTOBER 3, 2016

No colloquia lecture due to Segre Lecture on Monday, October 3rd.


OCTOBER 10, 2016

Daniel Harlow, Princeton
Emergent Locality and Gravity from Quantum Error Correction


OCTOBER 17, 2016

Alex Zettl, UC Berkeley
Exploring Nanoscale Physics:  From Leapfrogging Atoms to Relativistic Quantum Craters


OCTOBER 24, 2016

Aron Wall, Princeton IAS
What prevents negative energy from violating causality?


OCTOBER 31, 2016

Chung-Pei Ma, UC Berkeley
Supermassive Black Holes in Nearby Galaxies


NOVEMBER 7, 2016

No colloquia lecture due to CQCS Panel on Monday, November 7th.


NOVEMBER 14, 2016

David Pines, University of Illinois
Emergent Behavior in Quantum Matter


NOVEMBER 21, 2016

Jonathon Howard, Yale University
Beat Generation: Ciliary and Flagellar Motion Driven by Cooperative Molecular Motors 


NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Karl Van Bibber, UC Berkeley
Title To Be Announced

Room #1 LeConte Hall