The Department of Physics is proud to present the 2018/2019 Colloquia. Each speaker is a leader in their area of research, and we are excited to host a diverse and accomplished group of physicists.

For more information about the Colloquia, please contact


To subscribe to or unsubscribe from email notifications for the Physics Colloquia, please click the link below.


Colloquia are held Thursdays from 4:00pm-5:00pm. Refreshments served in the hallway (3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Location: Bateman Physical Sciences Building F-Wing, Room 101

Date Speaker Affiliation Host Meet the speaker
August 29, 2019 Cynthia Keeler Arizona State University Building the shape of spacetime Tanmay Vachaspati Email the host
September 5, 2019 Young Lee Stanford University Quantum spin liquids and rival states in two dimensional magnets Onur Erten Email the host
September 12, 2019 Richard Kirian Arizona State University Macromolecular imaging with x-ray lasers John Spence Email the host
September 19, 2019 Michael Rust University of Chicago How to live in an oscillating world Banu Ozkan Email the host
September 26, 2019 Andrew Rappe University of Pennsylvania New ways to reveal the dynamic response of ferroelectrics Antia Sanchez Botana Email the host
October 3, 2019 Mustafa Amin Rice University Nonlinear dynamics of cosmological fields Tanmay Vachaspati Email the host
October 10, 2019 Philip Mauskopf Arizona State University 20 years of Antarctic Ballooning - NASA funded projects to map the universe and develop and test technology for space Tanmay Vachaspati
October 17, 2019 Xijie Wang Stanford University, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory MeV-UED: a new paradigm for ultrafast electron scattering Bill Graves Email the host
October 24, 2019 Hailin Wang University of Oregon Phononic quantum networks of spins in diamond: a platform for quantum computing Robert Nemanich Email the host
October 31, 2019 Paul Davies Arizona State University What is life? The demon in the machine Banu Ozkan Email the host
November 7, 2019 Jan Huisken Morgridge Institute for Research Putting advanced light sheet microscopy in the hands of biologists Douglas Shepherd
November 14, 2019 Ira Rothstein Carnegie Mellon University Precision gravitational wave astronomy Matthew Baumgart Email the host
November 21, 2019 Levon Pogosian Simon Fraser University What cosmology can tell us about gravity Tanmay Vachaspati Email the host
December 5, 2019 Raghuveer Parthasarathy University of Oregon Glimpses of gut microbes in their physical world Steve Pressé Email the host