Special Presentations


April 20, 2021

Monday, April 26, 2021

In this talk, we generalize Witten's non-abelian bosonization in (1+1)-D to two and three spatial dimensions. Our theory applies to fermions with relativistic dispersion. The bosonized theories are non-linear sigma models with level-1 Wess-Zumino-Witten terms. We apply the bosonization results to the SU(2) gauge theory of the $\pi$-flux phase, critical spin liquids in 1,2,3 spatial dimensions, and twisted bilayer graphene.

April 16, 2021

April 14, 2021

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 to Thursday, April 15, 2021

We invite you to join us on April 14 from 3-5 p.m. for Berkeley's first-ever virtual Grad Slam! Grad Slam is a UC-sponsored competitive speaking event designed to showcase graduate student research in three-minute talks pitched to a general audience. Our campus champion will go on to compete against the finalists from the other nine UC campuses in early May. 

Come support Physics graduate student and Grad Slam semi-finalist Wren Suess!

April 9, 2021

Monday, April 12, 2021

Find out about the quantum phases in heterostructures of atomically thin crystals in this talk presented by graduate student Hongyuan Li of the Feng Wang lab.

April 8, 2021

Monday, April 19, 2021 to Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The MPS division is hosting a division-wide screening and subsequent live panel discussion of Dr. Kendall Moore's film, Can We Talk? Difficult Conversations with Underrepresented People of Color: Sense of Belonging and Obstacles to STEM Fields. Watch the trailer below, and download a flyer here.

April 6, 2021

March 31, 2021

March 29, 2021

March 17, 2021

Friday, April 24, 2020 to Saturday, April 25, 2020

Berkeley Physics will be hosting the following event for newly admitted students: 

Physics Major Information and Advising Session

In this session, Physics Undergraduate Advisors and students will answer your questions about the program, requirements, academic opportunities, and life as an undergraduate student in Physics at Cal!

Monday, March 15, 2021
The United States and Russia are engaged in the first phases of a new nuclear arms race. With the recent shredding of arms-control agreements, this race may proceed unfettered and could lead to unprecedented dangers to humanity. As scientists we are obliged to understand the dynamics of this race and its dangers, and to lead in averting the rush to oblivion.

March 10, 2021

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

March 8, 2021

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 to Thursday, March 11, 2021

Join us from 12:00 - 2:00 pm as Professor Patrick A. Lee presents his talk:

Majorana Zero Modes: What, Why, Where and When

The speaker will be introduced by Professor Joel Moore.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 to Thursday, March 4, 2021

Please join us from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm as Associate Professor David Weld presents his talk:

An Atom's-eye View of Experimental QIP Platforms

The speaker will be introduced by Assistant Professor Norman Yao.
This event is hosted by the Challenge Institute for Quantum Computation (CIQC)

March 1, 2021

February 25, 2021

February 22, 2021

February 12, 2021

Tuesday, February 9, 2021