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 either room 1410 or 1412 of the John S. Toll Physics Building at 4:00 p.m. (preceded by light refreshments at 3:30 p.m. outside the lecture room doors.)

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 7
Manuel Franco Sevilla, University of Maryland

 Hosted by Hassan Jawahery

 September 14
Javad Shabani, New York University

Hosted by Johnpierre Paglione 

September 16 at 3:30 p.m.

(co-sponsored by the Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences)

Michael E. Mann, Pennsylvania State University
(Via Zoom: https://umd.zoom.us/j/92659169552; check here for details.)

 Hosted by Victor Yakovenko

September 28
John S. Toll Endowed Lecture
S. Jim Gates, Jr., Brown University and the University of Maryland

Hosted by Steve Rolston

This lecture will be held in 1412 Toll.

October 5
Marianna Safronova, University of Delaware

Hosted by Charles Clark

October 12
Paint Branch Distinguished Lecture in Applied Physics
Sharon Glotzer, University of Michigan
Hosted by Tom Murphy
October 19
Shih-I Pai Distinguished Lecture 
Hui Cao, Yale University
This talk will be presented virtually; registration is required: http://science.umd.edu/events/pai-2021.html
Hosted by Konstantina Trivisa
October 26
Richard E. Prange Prize Lecture
Charles Kane, University of Pennsylvania
Hosted by Sankar Das Sarma
November 2
W.J. Carr Lecture
Dale Van Harlingen, University of Illinois
Hosted by Johnpierre Paglione 
November 16
Irving and Renee Milchberg Endowed Lecture
Jim Glanz, the New York Times
Hosted by Howard Milchberg
December 7
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture


Peter Shawhan, University of Maryland

Hosted by Steve Rolston