Physics Colloquia

The Spring 2014 Colloquia will be held in room 1412 in the John S. Toll Physics Building

Each week during the semester, the Department of Physics hosts prominent scientists from around the country to speak at our colloquium series. This is an excellent opportunity for faculty, students and the local science community to learn about some of the most intriguing topics in the field of physics today. The Spring 2014 Colloquia will be held Tuesdays in the John S. Toll Physics Building, Room 1412 at 4:00 p.m. (preceded by light refreshments at 3:30 p.m.). The schedule is listed below. 

Parking is available in the Parking Garage 2 (PG2), across the street from the Physics Lecture Hall. An attendant will direct visitors within the garage. A free ShuttleUM bus runs to and from the College Park Metro station at about eight-minute intervals.

For further information, please contact the Physics Department at 301-405-5946 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


  • February 4
Ramesh Narayan, Harvard University
  • February 11
  • February 18
Charles Doran, University of Alberta
The Mathematics of Supersymmetry
  • February 25
Peter Michelson, Stanford University
The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope at 5 years
  • March 4
Brian DeMarco, University of Illinois
Ultracold Disordered Quantum Gases
  • March 11
Bonnie Fleming, Yale University
v Measurements, New Physics: Short and Long Baseline ve Appearance
  • March 18
  • March 25
Christopher Jarzynski, University of Maryland
Searching for Maxwell's Demon: Information, Fluctuations and Feedback Control
  • April 1
Scott Aaronson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Quantum Computing and the Limits of the Efficiently Computable
  • April 8
Charles Kane, University of Pennsylvania
Topological Boundary Modes from Hard to Soft Matter
  • April 15
Carr Lecture
Laura Greene,
University of Illinois
High Temperature Superconductivity: Taming Serendipity
  • April 22
Andrew Steiner, University of Washington
How Neutron Star Observations Constrain the Nucleon-Nucleon Interaction
  • April 29
Debra Fischer, Yale University
The Search For 100 Earths
  • May 6
  • May 13
    (PSC Lobby)


  • March 26
Thomas Mason, University of California at Los Angeles

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