The Department of Physics hosts colloquia every semester. Each semester speakers from around the world from various physics topics are asked to give a talk on relevant and innovative research. Colloquia is held on Thursdays. 

Light refreshments will be served at 3:15pm in PSF 186, and Colloquium lecture will begin at 3:30pm in PSF 101.

For more information about the Colloquia, please contact

Date Speaker Name Speaker Affiliation Title Host Speaker Photo Flyer Colloquia Recording Location

Natalia Perkins

University of Minnesota

Disorder in the Kitaev Spin Liquid

Onur Erten

Dr. Perkins Colloquium Flyer-11x17-Perkins.pdf 203.48 KB Link PSF 101

Ben Freivogel

University of Amsterdam

Traversable Wormholes: From Science Fiction to Science

Cindy Keeler

Dr. Freivogel Colloquium Flyer 11x17 - Freivogel.pdf 203.72 KB Link PSF 101

Markus Raschke

University of Colorado Boulder

Ultrafast nano-imaging: Resolving structure, Coupling, and Dynamics of Matter on its Natural Time and Length Scales

Robert Kaindl

Dr. Raschke Colloquia Poster 11x17 -Raschke.pdf 278.49 KB Link PSF 101

Elizabeth Goldschmidt

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Quantum Networking with Solid-state Atom-like Emitters

Kanu Sinha and Will Terrano

Dr. Goldschmidt Colloquia Poster 11x17 - Goldschmidt.pdf 402.58 KB Link PSF 101

Ritchie Patterson

Cornell University

Bright Electron Beams for Science and Society

Siddharth Karkare and Robert Kaindl

Dr. Patterson Colloquia Flyer - 11x17 - Patterson.pdf 240 KB Link PSF 101

Stephon Alexander

Brown University

The Chiral Universe

Cindy Keeler

Dr. Alexander Colloquia Flyer - 11x17 - Alexander.pdf 306.29 KB Link PSF 101

Joerg Enderlein

Georg-August-University Göttingen

Metal and Graphene Induced Energy Transfer Imaging

Douglas Shepherd

Dr. Enderlein Colloquia Poster 11x17 Enderlein.pdf 356.68 KB Link PSF 101

Rebecca Flint

Iowa State University

Floquet Engineering Correlated Materials with Polarization as a Tuning Parameter

Onur Erten

Dr. Flint Colloquia Flyer 11x17 - Flint.pdf 321.11 KB Link PSF 101

Rhibu Kaul

Penn State University

Fundamental Physics from Complex Materials

Onur Erten

Dr. Kaul Colloquium Flyer 11x17 - Kaul.pdf 261.8 KB Link PSF 101

Peter Bennett

Arizona State University

Online Advanced Labs

Cindy Keeler

Dr. Bennett Colloquia Flyer 11x17 - Bennett.pdf 310 KB PSF 101

Arvinder Sandhu

University of Arizona

Controlling Attosecond Electron Dynamics with Light

Robert Kaindl

PSF 101

Scott Watson

Syracuse University

Early Universe Cosmology as a Probe of Physics Beyond the Standard Model

Damien Easson

PSF 101

Rafal Dunin-Borkowski

Jülich Research Center

Exploring the Nano-World with Electrons

David Smith

PSF 101

Jens Gundlach

University of Washington

Enzyme Studies with Single-molecule Picometer Resolution

Stuart Lindsay

PSF 101