The Fall 2019 colloquia will be held in the lobby of the Physical Sciences Complex unless otherwise noted.

Each week during the semester, the Department of Physics invites faculty, students and the local community to hear prominent scientists discuss intriguing physics research. The Fall 2019 colloquia will be held Tuesdays in the Physical Sciences Complex lobby at 4:00 p.m. (preceded by light refreshments at 3:30 p.m.)

Parking is available in the Regents Drive Parking Garage (PG2). An attendant will direct visitors within the garage. Additionally, a free ShuttleUM bus runs between the College Park Metro Station and Regents Drive at about eight-minute intervals.

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

September 10 
Distinguished University Professor Lecture
Ted Jacobson, University of Maryland
September 19 ***THURSDAY***, in 1101 A. James Clark Hall

The Paint Branch Distinguished Lecture in Applied Physics

Donna Strickland, University of Waterloo
Hosted by Tom Murphy
September 24
Maissam Barkeshli, University of Maryland

October 1
Shamit Kachru, Stanford University
Hosted by Anson Hook & Raman Sundrum
October 8
Meenakshi Narain, Brown University
Hosted by Sarah Eno
October 15
Shih-I Pai Lecture
Jenann Ismael, Columbia University
Hosted by 
Christopher Jarzynski
October 22 
Raju Venugopalan, Brookhaven National Lab & Stony Brook University

Hosted by Paulo Bedaque

October 29
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture
Dan Lathrop, University of Maryland
November 5
Emanuel Derman, Columbia University
Hosted by Victor Yakovenko
November 12
Kiyong Kim, University of Maryland

November 19 
Hosted by
November 26 
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December 3
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December 10

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Upcoming Events

26 Aug
EPT Seminar
Date Mon, Aug 26, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
27 Aug
Informal Statistical Physics Seminar - NO SEMINAR
Date Tue, Aug 27, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
3 Sep
Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Date Tue, Sep 3, 2019 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
5 Sep
Nuclear Theory Seminar
Date Thu, Sep 5, 2019 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
5 Sep
CNAM COLLOQUIUM: Andreas Wallraff, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Date Thu, Sep 5, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm