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


January 12, 2021

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

November 24, 2020

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Active processes in living systems create a novel class of non-equilibrium material composed of many interacting parts that individually consume energy and collectively generate motion or mechanical stress. In this talk, I will discuss experimental tools and conceptual frameworks we develop to uncover laws governing order, phase transitions and fluctuations in systems in which individual components break time reversal symmetry. 

November 16, 2020

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Abstract: The pandemic of Covid-19 has had an unprecedented impact on US society. This talk addresses the inequalities that the pandemic has revealed in our society specifically with respect to its disproportionate impact on African American communities.  The impact of the pandemic on race relations within scientific communities has also received renewed attention in the wake of the pandemic.