Department Colloquia

Upcoming Department Colloquia



Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "TBA"

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Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "TBA"

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Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "TBA"

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Rittenhouse Lecture: "TBA"

Martha Haynes (Cornell University)
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Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "TBA"

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Past Department Colloquia



Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "Uncovering New Transport Regimes and Light-Induced Phases in Quantum Materials "

Margaret Murnane (University of Colorado – Boulder)
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High harmonic generation (HHG) is a unique quantum light source with fundamentally new capabilities, by up-converting femtosecond lasers to very short wavelengths. This produces fully spatially and…



Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "Non-thermal pathways to quantum matter "

Martin Claassen (University of Pennsylvania)
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Quantum materials host a wide range of phenomena that challenge our physical understanding while offering intriguing possibilities for next-generation technologies. A promising direction towards…



Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: “Pursuing cosmic puzzles with galaxy surveys”

Bhuvnesh Jain (University of Pennsylvania)
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The universe is expanding faster than any reasonable theoretical prediction! This challenge to the standard model of cosmology frames the interpretation of the Dark Energy Survey and other…



Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: “The String Landscape and the Swampland"

Cumrun Vafa (Harvard University)
- NOTE: FROM NOW ON, ALL COLLOQUIA WILL BEGIN AT 3:00 PM!

String theory landscape of vacua point to new consistency conditions that a quantum gravitational system must satisfy.  There are only a small number of quantum field theories that satisfy these…



Primakoff Lecture: “The Life and Death of Turbulence”

Nigel Goldenfeld (University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign)
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Turbulence is the last great unsolved problem of classical physics. But there is no consensus on what it would mean to actually solve this problem. In this colloquium, I propose that turbulence is most…