Spring 2022 Colloquia Schedule

Monday, January 24, 2022 to Monday, April 25, 2022

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 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.


January 24

Hernan Garcia, University of California, Berkeley
Breaking the Standard Model (of Embryonic Development)


January 31

Richard Muller, University of California, Berkeley
From Dinosaurs to Nuclear Waste—an adventure in physics


February 7

Manu Prakash, Stanford University
Recreational Biology: from animals in flatland to topological traps


February 14

No colloquium


February 21

HOLIDAY: No colloquium


February 28

Gina Quan, San Jose State University
Cultivating Equity-Focused Change in University Physics Departments


March 7

Brooke Russell, LBNL
Examining Matter-Antimatter Asymmetry with DUNE


March 14

L Mahadevan, Harvard University
Folds, cuts and isometries: art and science


March 21

Spring Recess


March 28

Annie Kritcher, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Recent inertial confinement fusion experiments at NIF reaching 1.35 MJ and the Lawson criterion for ignition


April 4

Jon Simon, Stanford University
Making Quantum Matter from Light: Laughlin Puddles, Mott Insulators, and Strongly Interacting Fluids


April 11

Raffaella Margutti, UC Berkeley (Dept. of Physics & Astronomy)
Mining the transient sky in the new era of Time Domain Multi-Messenger investigations


April 18 

Danielle Bassett, University of Pennsylvania
Evolving Networks in Matter and Mind


April 25 

Oppenheimer Lecture: Leonard Susskind, Stanford University
The Quantum Origins of Gravity