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

November 1, 2022

Monday, November 28, 2022 at 4:15 p.m.
Location: Physics North Lecture Hall #1
Speaker: Jun Ye, University of Colorado, Boulder & JILA, National Institute of Standards and Technology

October 28, 2022

Monday, November 14, 2022 at 4:15 p.m.
Location: Physics North Lecture Hall #1
Speaker: Benjamin Safdi, University of California, Berkeley

October 25, 2022

Monday, October 31, 2022 at 4:15 p.m.
Location: Physics North Lecture Hall #1
Speaker: Liang Dai, University of California, Berkeley

October 24, 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

October 17, 2022

Monday, October 17, 2022 at 4:15 p.m.
Location: Physics North Lecture Hall #1
Speaker: Surya Ganguli, Stanford University

October 10, 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.

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