Department Colloquia

Public lectures and outreach events bring to life the fascinating science of our own faculty as well as the work of accomplished scientists from around the world. Bringing this knowledge to the fore is an important part of the mission of Physics at Berkeley. Our events include weekly Departmental Colloquia and Condensed Matter Physics Seminars

News

October 1, 2022

Monday, October 24, 2022 at 4:15 p.m.
Location: Physics North Lecture Hall #1
Speaker: Guifre Vidal, Research Scientist at Google Quantum AI

September 30, 2022

Monday, October 10, 2022 at 4:15 p.m.
Location: Physics North Lecture Hall #1
Speaker: Elena Long, University of New Hampshire

September 19, 2022

Monday, September 19, 2022 at 4:15 p.m.
Location: Physics North Lecture Hall #1
Speaker: Michael Turner, University of Chicago

September 12, 2022

Monday, September 12, 2022 at 4:15 p.m.
Location: Physics North Lecture Hall #1
Speaker: Andrea Young, University of California, Santa Barbara

August 29, 2022

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 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 PM and end around 5:15 PM. They are free and open to the public.

May 12, 2022

The Quantum Origins of Gravity

It was once thought that gravity and quantum mechanics were inconsistent with one another. Instead, we are discovering that they are so closely connected that one can almost say they are the same thing. Professor Susskind will explain how this view came into being over the last two decades, and illustrate how a number of gravitational phenomena have their roots in the ordinary principles of quantum mechanics.

About the speaker

April 18, 2022

Monday, April 18, 2022 at 4:15 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Speaker: Dani S. Bassett, University of Pennsylvania

April 4, 2022

Monday, April 4, 2022 at 4:15 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Speaker: Jon Simon, Stanford University

January 24, 2022

Monday, January 31, 2022

Join us for the Physics Department Colloquium at 4:15 p.m.

Title: From Dinosaurs to Nuclear Waste—an adventure in physics

January 20, 2022

Monday, January 24, 2022

Join us for the Physics Department Colloquium at 4:15 p.m.

Title: Breaking the Standard Model (of Embryonic Development)