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 Fall 2021 resumes August 25, 2021.  Please watch this space for more information and future events.  For details please contact Assist. Prof. Sriram Ganeshan at

Here are the Fall 2021 talks.



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

Title to be announced


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

Title to be announced


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