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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 September 6
Zohreh Davoudi, University of Maryland

 Hosted by Tom Cohen

 September 13
Carter Hall, University of Maryland

September 20
Anson Hook, University of Maryland

Hosted by Raman Sundrum

September 27
Natalia Litchinitser, Duke University 

Hosted by Howard Milchberg


October 4
Charles W. Misner
Endowed Lectureship
Sam Gralla, University of Arizona
Hosted by Peter Shawhan and Sasha Philippov 
October 11
Shih-I Pai
 (to be held virtually)
Cristina Marchetti, Syracuse University
Register here:https://go.umd.edu/dr_shih-i_pai_2022
Hosted by Konstantina Trivisa
October 18
Jay Sau, University of Maryland
Hosted by Sankar Das Sarma

October 25
Paint Branch
Lecture in
Applied Physics
Sponsored by Prof. Ed Ott
Emily A. Carter
Princeton University and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

This lecture will be held in 1101 A. James Clark Hall, with pre-lecture socialization at 3:30 p.m. 

November 1
Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Los Alamos National Lab
Hosted by the Graduate Student Colloquium Committee
The speaker will have a Q&A session with students on the same day at 2pm in PSC 2136.
November 8
Phil Buhlmann, University of Minnesota
Hosted by the Graduate Student Mental Health Task Force 

November 15
John S. Toll
Endowed Lecture
Roald Z. Sagdeev, University of Maryland
November 22

Alessandro Tricoli, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Hosted by Sarah Eno 

November 29
Jordan Horowitz, University of Michigan
Hosted by Chris Jarzynski
December 6

Pauline Gagnon, Indiana University

Hosted by Hassan Jawahery
December 13
Scholar-Teacher Lecture


Michelle Girvan, University of Maryland

Hosted by Steve Rolston/Dan Lathrop