Spring 2018 Colloquia Schedule

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 4:15pm to Monday, April 23, 2018 - 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 22, 2018

John Clarke, UC Berkeley
The Ubiquitous SQUID: From Cosmology to Medicine


JANUARY 29, 2018

Savas Dimopoulos, Stanford University
Searching for New Physics with Small Scale experiments and LIGO


FEBRUARY 5, 2018

Arun Majumdar, Stanford University
Opportunities for Science to Shape the Global Energy System


FEBRUARY 12, 2018

Lam Hui, Columbia University
Ultra-light Axion Dark Matter


FEBRUARY 19, 2018



FEBRUARY 26, 2018

Michael S. Turner,
What happened before the big bang and other big questions about the Universe


MARCH 5, 2018

Ken Brown, Georgia Tech
Detecting and Correcting Quantum Errors


MARCH 12, 2018

Jo Dunkley, Princeton University
Neutrino Physics from Cosmological Surveys


MARCH 19, 2018

David Vanderbilt, Rutgers University
Theory of Quantum Anomalous Hall and Axion Insulators


MARCH 26, 2018



APRIL 2, 2018

David Weitz, Harvard University
Droplet Microfluidics: Biology One Picoliter at a Time


APRIL 9, 2018

Dan Kasen, UC Berkeley
A Neutron Star Merger Seen In Both Gravitational Waves and Light


APRIL 16, 2018

Zhi-Xun Shen, Stanford University
Cooperative Interactions as a Route to High Temperature Superconductivity


APRIL 23, 2018

Markus Greiner, Harvard University
Ultracold Atom Quantum Simulations: From Exploring Many-Body Localization to Low Temperature Fermi-Hubbard Phases


Room #1 LeConte Hall