Each week during the semester, the Department of Physics invites faculty, students and the local community to hear prominent scientists discuss intriguing physics research. Unless otherwise noted, colloquia are held Tuesdays in room 1410  of the John S. Toll Physics Building at 4:00 p.m. (preceded by light refreshments at 3:30 p.m.)

Parking is available in the Regents Drive Parking Garage (PG2). Enter via Stadium Drive; an attendant will direct visitors within the garage. Additionally, the free #104 ShuttleUM bus runs between the College Park Metro Station and Regents Drive at about 12-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 6
Zohreh Davoudi, University of Maryland

 Hosted by Tom Cohen

 September 13


September 20
Anson Hook, University of Maryland

Hosted by Raman Sundrum

September 27
Natalia Litchinitser, Duke University 

Hosted by Howard Milchberg


October 4


October 11
Shih-I Pai Distinguished Lecture 
Hosted by Konstantina Trivisa
October 18
Jay Sau, University of Maryland
Hosted by Sankar Das Sarma

October 25
Paint Branch Distinguished
Lecture in Applied Physics

This lecture will be held in 1101 A. James Clark Hall

November 1
November 8
November 15
November 22

November 29
December 6
December 13
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture


Michelle Girvan, University of Maryland

Hosted by Steve Rolston/Dan Lathrop