The Spring 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 Spring 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..

January 30
Seung-Hun Lee, University of Virginia
Hosted by Eun-Suk Seo
February 6
Rob Schoelkopf, Yale University 
CNAM Carr Lecture, hosted by Chris Lobb and Fred Wellstood
February 13
Matt Green, NC State
Hosted by Carter Hall
February 20
John Paul Chou, Rutgers
Hosted by Sarah Eno
February 27

Martin Savage, UW Seattle
Hosted by Zohreh Davoudi
March 6

Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm, UMD Atmospheric & Oceanic Science - cancelled
Hosted by Victor Yakovenko

March 13

Robert Boyd, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON Canada & Institute of Optics and Department of Physics and Astronomy University of Rochester, Rochester NY USA 
Hosted by Howard Milchberg

March 27
Liang Fu, MIT
Hosted by Brian Swingle
April 3

Chan Joshi, UCLA
Hosted by Howard Milchberg
April 10
David Schwartz
Hosted by Nick Hadley

April 17
Zohreh Davoudi, University of Maryland
Hosted by Brian Swingle
April 24
Smitha Vishveshwara, UIUC
Hosted by Jay Deep Sau

May 1
Mark Van Raamsdonk, UBC
Hosted by Brian Swingle

May 8
Rudolf Tromp, IBM
Hosted by Ichiro Takeuchi