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 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..

January 28
Tammi Ginsberg, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
February 4


Mariangela Lisanti, Princeton University
Hosted by Anson Hook

February 11
Daniel Harlow, MIT
Hosted by Raman Sundrum
February 18 (1410 Toll Bldg.)
Ron Walsworth, University of Maryland
February 25
Dmitri Uzdensky, University of Colorado
Hosted by Bill Dorland
March 3
March 10
March 24
Jesse Thaler, MIT
Hosted by Anson Hook
March 31
Location TBD
James Gates, Brown University and University of Maryland
April 7
Jedediah Pixley, Rutgers University
Hosted by Alicia Kollár
April 14 (1410 Toll Bldg.)
W.J. Carr Lecture
Dale Van Harlingen
Hosted by JP Paglione
April 21
Mark Srednicki, UCSB
Hosted by Jay Sau
April 28
Irving and Renee Milchberg Endowed Lecture
James Glanz, The New York Times
 May 5

Ellen Williams, UMD

Upcoming Events

14 Aug
Virtual AMO Seminar
Date Fri, Aug 14, 2020 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
17 Aug
Online EPT Seminar
Mon, Aug 17, 2020 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
18 Aug
CMTC Seminar
Tue, Aug 18, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
19 Aug
Mohammad Hafezi on Quantum Optics
Wed, Aug 19, 2020 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
24 Aug
Mon, Aug 24, 2020 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm