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.)

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January 30
W.J. Carr Lecture
Jochen Mannhart, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart

 Hosted by Rick Greene and Johnpierre Paglione

February 6
Regina Caputo, NASA Goddard
Hosted by Brian Clark

February 13
Gavin Crooks, Normal Computing

Hosted by Chris Jarzynski

February 20
Chris Jarzynski, University of Maryland


February 27
Hitoshi Murayama, University of California, Berkeley
Hosted by Kaustubh Agashe

March 12
Mohammad Hafezi, University of Maryland

March 26
Joseph Silk, Johns Hopkins University
Hosted by Zackaria Chacko
Thurs., March 28, 1 p.m.
Congressman Jamie Raskin
April 2
Carl Weiman, Stanford University
Hosted by the Graduate Student Colloquium Committee
April 9
Norm Yao, Harvard University
Hosted by Alicia Kollár

April 16
Andrea Young, UCSB

Hosted by Jay Sau and Sankar Das Sarma

April 23
Peter Abbamonte University of Illinois,  Urbana-Champaign

April 30
Lee McCuller, Caltech
Hosted by Peter Shawhan
May 7
Alvine Kamaha, UCLA
Hosted by Carter Hall