The Fall 2019 colloquia will be held in the lobby of the Physical Sciences Complex unless otherwise noted.

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 2019 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 email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

September 10 
Distinguished University Professor Lecture
Ted Jacobson, University of Maryland
September 19 ***THURSDAY***, in 1101 A. James Clark Hall

The Paint Branch Distinguished Lecture in Applied Physics

Donna Strickland, University of Waterloo
Hosted by Tom Murphy
September 24
Maissam Barkeshli, University of Maryland

October 1
Shamit Kachru, Stanford University
Hosted by Anson Hook & Raman Sundrum
October 8
Meenakshi Narain, Brown University
Hosted by Sarah Eno
October 15
Shih-I Pai Lecture

3 - 3:50 pm: Reception in the James A. Yorke Rotunda, William E. Kirwan Hall
4 - 5:00 pm: Lecture in 1412 John S. Physics Building

Jenann Ismael, Columbia University
Hosted by 
Christopher Jarzynski

October 22 
Raju Venugopalan, Brookhaven National Lab & Stony Brook University

Hosted by Paulo Bedaque

October 29
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture
Dan Lathrop, University of Maryland

November 5
Emanuel Derman, Columbia University
Hosted by Victor Yakovenko

November 12
Kiyong Kim, University of Maryland
November 19 
Félicie Albert, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Hosted by Howard Milchberg
November 26 
Xiangdong Ji, University of Maryland
December 3
John Doyle, Harvard University
Hosted by Ron Walsworth
December 10

Kater Murch, Washington University in St. Louis
Hosted by Alicia Kollár



Upcoming Events

22 Nov
JQI-QuICS-CMTC Seminar
Date Fri, Nov 22, 2019 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
22 Nov
Materials Science and Engineering
Date Fri, Nov 22, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
25 Nov
JQI Seminar
Date Mon, Nov 25, 2019 11:00 am - 11:30 am
25 Nov
JQI Seminar
Date Mon, Nov 25, 2019 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
25 Nov
Special JQI/QuICS Seminar
Date Mon, Nov 25, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm