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

2015 SEGRE LECTURE
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

Na Ji, HHMI
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

 

Location: 
Room #1 LeConte Hall