Physics Colloquium

All are welcome at the Physics Department Colloquium talks. They occur nearly every Wednesday at 4:00 during the semester. The schedule for Spring 2022 resumes February 2, 2022.  Please watch this space for more information and future events.  For details please contact Prof. Vinod Menon at



SPRING 2022 Colloquium Schedule

January 17, 2022
IUSL/Optica Physics Colloquium
David Silverstein

Graduate Student working at Biolingual, LLC
From Majorana Particles to Topological Quantum Computers- Bringing Together Theory and Experiment


February 2, 2022
Yohannes Abate
Department of Physics and Astronomy 
University of Georgia. Athens, GA 

Probing interactions at the nanoscale


February 9, 2022
Moshe Gai
Department of Physics
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Stellar Evolution in the Light of Gamma Beams


February 16, 2022
Ronald Koder
Associate Professor of Physics 
The City College of the City University of New York

Utilizing disorder in natural and designed proteins and enzymes


March 2, 2022
Tomer Markovich
Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Theoretical Biological Physics
Rice University, Houston, TX

Odd Viscosity in Active Matter


March 9, 2022
Arthur J. van der Est
Professor of Chemistry and
Adjunct Professor of Physics  
Brock University, Ontario, Canada
Electron spin polarization in rigid, coupled  triplet-doublet pairs


March 23, 2022
Ian Stewart
Emeritus Professor of Mathematics
University of Warwick, England

Synchrony and Phase Relations in Network Dynamics

March 30, 2022
Nathalie de Leon
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 

Correlating materials analysis with qubit measurements to systematically eliminate sources of noise


April 13, 2022
Shinsei Ryu
Professor of Physics
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Many-body quantum physics through the lens of quantum entanglement


The Inaugural Harry Lustig Lecture

April 27, 2022
4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Advanced Science Research Center Auditorium
85 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10031

Arthur I. MIller
Emeritus Professor of History and Philosophy of Science
University College London (UCL)

Can AI be the Next Picasso?




May 4, 2022
Andrew J. Millis
Professor of Physics, Department of Physics
Columbia University
CCQ Co-Director, Flatiron Institute
New York, NY

"The 'Mott' metal insulator transition: Is it real, and does it occur in real materials?" 

FALL 2021 Colloquium Schedule

August 25, 2021
Stuart Samuel
Professor Emeritus
Physics Department, 
City College of New York

The Resolution of the Measurement Problem in Unitary Quantum Field Theory


September 1, 2021
Joseph Falson
Assistant Professor of Materials Science
Department of APplied Physics and Materials Science
California Instiute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Apparent zero field breakdown of the Fermi liquid in an oxide two-dimensional electron system 


September 22, 2021
Leonardo Rastelli
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Pulling yourself up by your bootstraps in quantum gravity.


September 29, 2021
Debanjan Chowdhary
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Continuous Mott Transition in Moiré Heterostructures


October 13, 2021
Jacqueline Faherty
Senior Scientist and Senior Education Manager
American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

Tales in stellar motion


October 20, 2021
Archana Kamel
Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Lowell, 

Generating and characterizing correlations in noisy quantum systems


October 27, 2021

Zubin Jacob
Elmore Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Atomistic Topological Electrodynamics: Optical-N Insulator


November 3, 2021

Hitesh J. Changlani
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
Florida State University and National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Tallahasee, FL

The quantum many-body problem and what are we doing to solve it


November 10, 2021
Dr. Areg Ghazaryan
ISTplus Fellow, Institute of Science and Technology (IST), Austria

Magnetism and superconductivity in rhombohedral trilayer graphene

November 17, 2021
Elaine Li
Professor of Physics
University of Texas-Austin

Semiconductor Moiré Superlattices: a New Material Platform for Quantum Information Science
December 1, 2021
Marcela Carena
Professor of Physics
University of Chicago
December 8, 2021
Michael Raymer
Knight Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of Physics
University of Oregon, Eugene OR
December 15, 2021
Cheng Chin
Professor, James Franck Institute 
Enrico Fermi Institute and Department of Physics  
University of Chicago 


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