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

Angela Olinto, University of Chicago

The Extreme Energy Cosmic Frontier


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

Science at the Timsescale of the Electron: Coherent X-rays Beams from Tabletop Femtosecond Lasers

NOVEMBER 13, 2017

Dominik Kraus, Helmotz-Zentrum Dresden-Roddendorf

Warm Dense Matter: Investigating Planets and Stars in the Laboratory

NOVEMBER 20, 2017

Holiday - No colloquium


NOVEMBER 27, 2017

Kate Scholberg, Duke University

CEvNS and NINs: Observation of Coherent Elastic Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering by COHERENT

Room #1 LeConte Hall