Fall 2018 Colloquia Schedule

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 4:15pm to Monday, November 26, 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 PM and end around 5:15 PM. They are free and open to the public. 

For abstract and videos for each lecture, including past lectures, please see our Colloquia and Videos page.


SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

Raphael Bousso, UC Berkeley
Black Holes, Quantum Information, and Unification


SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 

Chris Monroe, University of Maryland
Quantum Computing With Trapped Ions


SEPTEMBER 24, 2018



OCTOBER 1, 2018

John Doyle, Harvard University
Cold and Ultracold Molecules for Quantum Information and Particle Physics


OCTOBER 8, 2018

Josh Ruderman, New York University
Phases of Particle Dark Matter


OCTOBER 15, 2018

Bill Collins, LBNL
The Radiative Drivers of Climate Change: Known Knowns and Known Unknowns


OCTOBER 22, 2018

Dale Van Harlingen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
S-TI-S (Superconducting-Topological Insulator-Superconductor) Josephson Junction Networks: A Platform for Exploring Majorana Fermions for Quantum Information Processing


OCTOBER 29, 2018

Sheldon Stone, Syracuse University
Physics at LHCb (Large Hadron Collider beauty Experiment)


NOVEMBER 7, 2018

Xiaowei zhuang, Haward Hughes Medical Institute, Harvad University
2018 Emilio Segrè Lecture Featuring Xiaowei Zhuang


NOVEMBER 12, 2018



NOVEMBER 19, 2018

RESCHEDULED for Spring 2019
Steve Louie, UC Berkeley
The Fascinating Quantum World of Atomically Thin 1D & 2D Materials: Symmetry, Interaction and Topological Effects


NOVEMBER 26, 2018

Shirley Ho, Flatiron Institute, Center for Computational Astrophysics
Machine Learning for the Universe: Steps towards Opening the Blackbox

Room #1 LeConte Hall