Fall 2021 Colloquia Schedule

Monday, September 20, 2021 to Monday, November 29, 2021

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 6



September 13, 2021

2021 Department Welcome
Presented by Chair James Analytis
This event starts at 4:00 pm


September 20

Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, University of California, Santa Cruz
Cosmic alchemy in the era of gravitational wave astronomy


September 27

Alex Frano, University of California, San Diego
Characterizing mesoscopic antiferromagnetic domains in the dilute limit with coherent x-ray diffraction


October 4

Lydia Sohn, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Node-Pore Sensing: How a (Humble) Four-Terminal Measurement Can Measure the Mechanical Properties of Single Cells


October 11

Heather Gray, University of California, Berkeley
Title/Abstract To Come


October 18

David Golghaber-Gordon, Stanford University
Title/Abstract To Come


October 25

Antoine Browaeys, Institut d’Optique
Title/Abstract To Come


November 1

Paul Chaikin, NYU
Title/Abstract To Come


November 8

Matt Pyle, University of California, Berkeley
Title/Abstract To Come


November 15

Colette Patt, University of California, Berkeley
Title/Abstract To Come


November 22



November 29

Netta Englehardt, MIT
Title/Abstract To Come