The Department of Physics and Astronomy hosts a colloquium every Wednesday afternoon in 227 Gallalee Hall during the fall and spring semesters (excluding holidays and exam week). Speakers include UA faculty and graduate students as well as researchers from other universities, research institutes, and government agencies. The subject matter ranges from information about the University and department to topics of recent interest in physics and astronomy. Talks are typically 45–50 minutes in length followed by ~10 minutes of questions.
Attendance is free and open to the public. Physics and astronomy graduate students are required to attend colloquia regularly, as determined by their advisors; more information about this requirement may be found in the department’s Graduate Handbook.
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Unless otherwise noted, colloquia are held from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m, with refreshments, including tea, coffee, and cookies, served at 3:30 p.m., in 227 Gallalee Hall.
|01/18||Exploring the submillimeter properties of the black hole in Henize 2-10||Hansung Gim (Montana State)|
|01/25||New Physics Factories in Nature||Ryan Plestid (Caltech)|
|02/23 (Thurs @4:00pm)||Spintronics: Research and Education||Jamileh Beik Mohammadi (Loyola)|
|03/02 (Thurs @3:00pm)||Probing and Controlling Quantum Transport and Energy Conversion at the Molecular Scale||Kun Wang (Mississippi State)|
|03/15||Spring Break||Spring Break|
|03/21 (Tue @3:00pm)||Photoelectron Eyes on Equilibrium and Light-Driven Quantum Material||Yi Lin (Columbia)|
|03/22||The Pursuit of Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Materials – a Perspective from Interaction, Geometry and Symmetry||Yu Li (Argonne National Lab)|
|04/26||The search for new physics at the quantum limits of measurement||Daniel Carney (LBL)|
|05/03||Finals week.||Finals week.|
Previous Years’ Colloquia
- 2021-2022: schedule
- 2020-2021: schedule
- 2019-2020: schedule
- 2018-2019: schedule
- 2017-2018: schedule
- 2016-2017: schedule
- 2015-2016: schedule, abstracts
- 2014-2015: schedule, abstracts
- 2013-2014: schedule, abstracts
- 2012-2013: schedule, abstracts