Spring 2017 Colloquia Schedule

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 4:15pm to Monday, April 24, 2017 - 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


JANUARY 23, 2017

Julia Velkovska, Vanderbilt
The Tiniest Perfect-Liquid Droplets


JANUARY 30, 2017

Wim Leemans, LBL
Solving big problems with small accelerators: from colliders to medical devices based on laser plasma accelerators


FEBRUARY 6, 2017

Steven Koonin, NYU
Adventures in Urban Informatics


FEBRUARY 13, 2017

Asimina Arvanitaki, Perimiter Institute of Theoretical Physics
Particle Physics Beyond Colliders


FEBRUARY 20, 2017

No Colloquium due to Academic & Administrative Holiday.


FEBRUARY 27, 2017

No Colloquium due to Oppenheimer Lecture.


MARCH 6, 2017

Zahid Hasan, Princeton & LBL
New Topological States of Matter: Platform for emergent Dirac, Majorana and Weyl fermions


MARCH 13, 2017

Spencer Klein, LBL
Astrophysical Neutrinos: What do they tell us about the cosmic accelerators? 


MARCH 20, 2017

Daniel Green, University of Toronto / UC Berkeley
nu Windows to the Early Universe


MARCH 27, 2017

No colloquia lecture due to Spring Recess


APRIL 3, 2017

Norman Yao, UC Berkeley
Discrete Time Crystals: Rigidity, Criticality and Realizations


APRIL 10, 2017

Jesse Thaler, MIT
New Physics Gets a Boost: Jet Substructure at the Large Hadron Collider


APRIL 17, 2017

Eliezer Rabinovici, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
SESAME - Opening a source of light in the Middle East


APRIL 24, 2017

Dennis Discher, University of Pennsylvania
Soft Matter-Based Scaling in Matrix & Nuclear Biology

Room #1 LeConte Hall