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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February 7
Jim Gates, University of Maryland

February 14
W.J. Carr Lecture
Dale J. Van Harlingen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Hosted by Johnpierre Paglione

February 21
Federica Bianco, University of Delaware

Hosted by Drew Baden

February 28 

March 7
Heather Lewandowski, University of Colorado/JILA
March 14
Bill Dorland, University of Maryland

 March 28
Slava Merkin, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

Hosted by Dennis Papadopolous

April 4

Irving and Renee Milchberg Endowed Lecture

Jonathan Moreno, University of Pennsylvania

April 11
Gil Refael
Hosted by Mohammad Hafezi

April 18  
Misha Lukin, Harvard University

 Hosted by the Graduate Student Colloquium Committee 

April 25

Patrick Meade, Stony Brook University
Hosted by Kaustubh Agashe  
May 2
Gordon Baym, University of Illinois
Hosted by Xiangdong Ji