Fall 2015 Colloquia Schedule

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 4:15pm to Monday, November 30, 2015 - 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


SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

Peter Fisher, MIT
Where are we with dark matter?


SEPTEMBER 21, 2015

David Romps, University of California, Berkeley
The physics of atmospheric instability, lightning, and global warming


SEPTEMBER 28, 2015

John Cardy, Oxford
Quantum Quenches: a probe of many-body quantum dynamics


OCTOBER 5, 2015 

Surya Ganguli, Stanford
The Statistical Physics of Deep Learning: on the Beneficial Roles of Dynamic Criticality, Random Landscapes, and the Reversal of Time


OCTOBER 12, 2015

No colloquia lecture due to Segre Lecture on Thursday, 10/15


OCTOBER 15, 2015

Steven Chu: A Random Walk in Science


OCTOBER 19, 2015

Frank Calaprice, Princeton
Solar Neutrinos


OCTOBER 26, 2015

Zoltán Fodor, University of Wuppertal
The Origin of Mass of the Visible Universe


NOVEMBER 2, 2015

Barbara Jacak, LBL/UC Berkeley
Strongly Coupled QCD Matter: Very Hot and Very Cool


NOVEMBER 9, 2015

Wavefront shaping for in vivo brain imaging


NOVEMBER 16, 2015

Yury Kolomensky, UC Berkeley
Probing the heart of neutrinos in the coldest cubic meter in the universe


NOVEMBER 23, 2015

Shamit Kachru, Stanford
Explorations in the Physics and Mathematics of Moonshine


NOVEMBER 30, 2015

Vladan Vuletic, MIT
What does the Golden Ratio have to do with friction? An answer atom by atom


Room #1 LeConte Hall