Fall 2020 Colloquia Schedule

Monday, September 7, 2020 to Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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 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 (with the exception of the Department Welcome) and end around 5:15 PM. They are free and open to the public.

PLEASE NOTE: Zoom links will be posted on the day of each event.

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


September 7

HOLIDAY - No colloquium


September 14, 4:00 pm

Physics Department Chair James Analytis
2020 Department Welcome and First Tea


September 21, 4:15 pm

No colloquium


September 28, 4:15 pm

Per F. Peterson, University of California, Berkeley- Department of Nuclear Engineering
Future Directions for Nuclear Energy


October 5, 4:15 pm

No Colloquium


October 12, 4:15 pm

Alexander Rudolph, California State Polytechnic University
Overcoming Barriers to Engagement of Underrepresented Students in STEM PhD Programs


October 19, 4:15

Bradley Filippone, Caltech
Exploring Symmetry Violations with Free Neutrons


October 26, 4:15 pm

Phiala Shanahan, MIT
Proton and nuclear structure from the Standard Model


November 2, 4:15 pm

Marcelle Soares-Santos, U Michigan
Cosmology in the era of multi-messenger astronomy with gravitational waves


November 9, 4:15 pm

Evelynn Hammonds, Harvard University
Covid-19: Pandemics, History and Science


November 16, 4:15 pm

Naomi Ginsberg, UC Berkeley
How do hierarchical materials form, transform, and transport energy at the nanoscale?


November 23, 4:15 pm

Nikta Fakhri, MIT
Broken symmetries in living matter


November 30, 4:15 pm

Sevil Salur, Rutgers University
Studying Hot QCD with Jets