Fall 2017 Colloquia Schedule

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 4:15pm to Monday, November 27, 2017 - 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


AUGUST 28, 2017

Department Welcome and First Tea



Holiday - No colloquium


SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

Reinhard Genzel, UC Berkeley
Testing General Relativity with Infrared Interferometry of the Massive Black Hole in the Galactic Center: An Homage to Charles Hard Townes


SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

Howard C. Berg, Harvard
Bacterial Motility: Swim or Glide


SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

James Analytis, UC Berkeley
The Rise and the Fall of the Fermi Liquid: The Strange Metal Near a Quantim Critical Point


OCTOBER 2, 2017

Emlyn Hughes. Columbia University
Cleaning up Teller's Mess: Radiation Studies in the northern Marshall Islands


OCTOBER 9, 2017

Dung-Hai Lee, UC Berkeley

High-temperature Superconductivity


OCTOBER 16, 2017

Dmitry Budker, UC Berkeley
Fundamental Physics with (weird) Magnetic Resonance


OCTOBER 23, 2017



OCTOBER 30, 2017

No colloquia lecture due to Segrè Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Chevron Auditorium at I-House


NOVEMBER 6, 2017

Margaret Murnane, University of Colorado
Title/Abstract To Come


NOVEMBER 13, 2017

Dominik Kraus, Helmotz-Zentrum Dresden-Roddendorf

Title/Abstract To Come

NOVEMBER 20, 2017

Holiday - No colloquium


NOVEMBER 27, 2017

Kate Scholberg, Duke University
Title/Abstract To Come

Room #1 LeConte Hall