Fall 2019 Colloquia Schedule

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 4:15pm to Monday, November 25, 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 Monday's 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 lecturers, please see our Colloquia and Videos page.



Andrea Liu, University of Pennsylvania 
Exploiting the Malleability of Disorder to Design Biologically-Inspired Function


SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

Keith Olive, University of Minnesota
Supersymmetry and Dark Matter: from the Weak Scale to the Planck Scale


SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

Markus Meister, Caltech
Dimensionless Numbers in Brain Science


SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

Adilson Motter, Northwestern University
New States in Complex Systems


OCTOBER 7, 2019

Kent Irwin, Stanford University
Searching for Axion Dark Matter Below 1micro-eV: the Dark Matter Radio


OCTOBER 14, 2019

Kai Vetter, UC Berkeley
The Berkeley Applied Nuclear Physics Program From revolutionizing the way we detect and visualize (nuclear) radiation to enhancing community resilience


OCTOBER 21, 2019

Michel Devoret, Yale University
Catching and reversing a quantum jump mid-flight


OCTOBER 28, 2019

No Colloquium


NOVEMBER 4, 2019

David Awschalom, University of Chicago
Driving quantum science and tehnology with semiconductors


NOVEMBER 11, 2019



NOVEMBER 18, 2019

Stuart Bale, UC Berkeley & Space Sciences Laboratory
To the corona and back with a NASA spacecraft:  the first perihelia of Parker Solar Probe


November 25, 2019

Hirosi Ooguri, Caltech
Constraints on Quantum Gravity

Room #1 LeConte Hall