Spring 2019 Colloquia Schedule

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 4:15pm to Monday, April 29, 2019 - 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.


JANUARY 28, 2019

Laura Greene, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Correlated Electrons: The Dark Energy of Quantum Materials


FEBRUARY 4, 2019

Donna Strickland, University of Waterloo
From Nonlinear Optics to High-Intensity Laser Physics


FEBRUARY 11, 2019

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, MIT
Magic Angle Graphene: A New platform for Strongly Correlated Physics


FEBRUARY 18, 2019



FEBRUARY 25, 2019

Steven Louie, UC Berkeley
The Fascinating Quantum World of Atomically Thin 1D & 2D Materials: Symmetry, Interaction and Topological Effects


MARCH 4, 2019

Eric Siggia, The Rockfeller University
Exploring Embryonic Patterning with Colonies of Human Embryonic Stem Cells


MARCH 13, 2019

2019 Oppenhiemer Lecture: Teaching for Learning


MARCH 18, 2019

Hitoshi Murayama, UC Berkeley, LBNL, & Kavli Institute
When a Symmetry Breaks


MARCH 25, 2019



APRIL 1, 2019

Meg Urry, Yale University
New Insights into the Cosmic Growth of Supermassive Black Holes


APRIL 8, 2019

William Irvine, University of Chicago
Spinning Top-ology


APRIL 15, 2019

Stefania Gori, UC Santa Cruz
Hunting Dark Matter at Collider Experiments


APRIL 22, 2019

Dimitrios Psaltis, University of Arizona
The Black Hole Shadow in the M87 Galaxy


APRIL 29, 2019

Michael Nauenberg, UC Santa Cruz
Visiting Newton's Atelier Before the Principia, 1679-1684

Room #1 LeConte Hall