Physics Colloquia

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 Spring 2015 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.)

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 .

February 3

Elizabeth Hayes, NASA

February 10

WEDNESDAY, February 18

February 24

Andrew Childs, QuiCS/University of Maryland
Quantum Algorithms for Simulating Quantum Mechanics

March 3

Harry Weller, New Enterprise Associates
Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

March 10

Michael Brown, Swarthmore College
A Career as a Physicist at a Liberal Arts College: A 20-year Retrospective

March 24

Peter Graham, Stanford University
Axion Detection with NMR

March 31

Konrad Lehnert, University of Colorado Boulder
Micromechanics: a new quantum technology

April 7

Ian Appelbaum, University of Maryland
Symmetry, Anisotropy and Dimensionality: Spin physics in the elemental semiconductors Si, Ge, and P

April 14 (in the Toll Physics Building Lecture Hall)

April 21

Bill Foster, U.S. House of Representatives

April 28

Samir Kaul

May 5

May 12

Raymond Brock, Michigan State

Department of Physics

University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-4111
Phone: 301.405.3401
Fax: 301.314.9525