Physics Colloquia

Except for October 7 and 14, the Fall 2014 colloquia will be held in the lobby of the Physical Sciences Complex.

Each week during the semester, the Department of Physics invites faculty, students and the local community to hear prominent scientists discuss intriguing physics research. The Fall 2014 colloquia will be held Tuesdays in the Physical Sciences Complex lobby at 4:00 p.m. (preceded by light refreshments at 3:30 p.m.) The October 7 and 14 colloquia will be held in 1412 of the John S. Toll Physics Building.

For both venues, parking is available in the Regents Drive Parking Garage (PG2). An attendant will direct visitors within the garage. Additionally, a free ShuttleUM bus runs between the College Park Metro Station and Regents Drive at about eight-minute intervals.

For further information, please contact the Physics Department at 301-405-5946 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


  • September 2
Matthias Troyer, ETH Zurich
  • September 9
Jaeyoung Park, E=mc2 Fusion Development Corporation
Measurement of Enhanced Confinement at High Pressure Magnetic Cusp System
  • September 16
Mark Dykman, Michigan State University
Nonlinear Oscillators: Quantum Activation, Quantum Measurements, Quantum Heating
  • September 23
Brian DeMarco, University of Illinois
Ultracold Disordered Quantum Gases
  • September 30
Johnpierre Paglione, University of Maryland
  • October 7
    (Physics Toll Building, Rm 1412)
Shih-I Pai Lecture
Anneke Levelt Sengers
, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Pride and Prejudice in Science and Engineering

  • October 14
    (Physics Toll Building, Rm 1412)
Prange Prize Lecture
Klaus von Klitzing, Max Planck Institute
A New Kilogram in 2015
  • October 21
John Preskill, California Institute of Technology
  • October 28
Dennis Papadopoulos, University of Maryland
  • November 4
Steve Kivelson, Stanford University
  • November 11
  • November 18
Irfan Siddiqi, University of California, Berkeley
  • November 25
DST Lecture
Sarah Eno,
University of Maryland
How Many Physicists Does it take to Discover a New Particle? Higgs Boson and Big Science

  • December 2
  • December 9
Subir Sachdev, Harvard University
  • December 16
Xiangdong Ji, University of Maryland
First Dark Matter Detection Result from Jinping Lab in China


  • March 26
Thomas Mason, University of California at Los Angeles

Department of Physics

University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-4111
Phone: 301.405.3401
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