The Fall 2018 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 2018 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 11
Sanjay Reddy, University of Washington
Hosted by Zohreh Davoudi
September 18
Jay Sau, University of Maryland 
September 25
Alberto Belloni, University of Maryland 
October 2 (John S. Toll Physics Bldg., Room 1412)
Prange Prize Lecture
Juan Maldacena, Institute for Advanced Study
Hosted by Sankar Das Sarma
October 9 (John S. Toll Physics Bldg., Room 1412)

Shih-I Pai Lecture 
Charles H. Bennett, IBM
Hosted by Chris Jarzynski
October 16 (John S. Toll Physics Bldg., Room 1410)
Jeff Mechanick Lecture
Martin Plenio, Ulm University
Hosted by Steve Rolston

October 23 (John S. Toll Physics Bldg., Room 1412)

Paint Branch Lecture

Sir John B. Pendry, Imperial College, London
Hosted by Tom Murphy

October 30
Arpita Upadhyaya, UMD

November 6

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, MIT
Hosted by JP Paglione
November 13
Aharon Kapitulnik, Stanford
Hosted by Brian Swingle/Victor Galitski

November 20
Matthew Fisher, UCSB
Hosted by Michael Fisher
November 27
Naoko Kurahashi Neilson, Drexel
Hosted by Kara Hoffman
December 4
Josh Spitz, University of Michigan
Hosted by Sarah Eno/Carter Hall
December 11
Mark Wilson, Physics Today
Hosted by Howard Milchberg

Upcoming Events

24 Jan
Plasma Physics Seminar
Thu, Jan 24, 2019 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
28 Jan
JQI Seminar
Mon, Jan 28, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
29 Jan
Physics Colloquium
Tue, Jan 29, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4 Feb
JQI Seminar
Mon, Feb 4, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
4 Feb
Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Feb 4, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm