Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP)

Jan 19, 2024 - Jan 21, 2024 at -

We are excited that the American Physical Society (APS) has selected the University of Pennsylvania as one of the host sites for this CUWiP conference, which will take place on January 19 – 21, 2024.


Past Special Events

Elon Musk Public Lecture: "The Many Worlds of Quantum Mechanics"

Sean Carroll (Johns Hopkins University)
- Arch Auditorium - Arch Building (Room 208), 3601 Locust Walk

One of the great intellectual achievements of the twentieth century was the theory of quantum mechanics, according to which observational results can only be predicted probabilistically rather than with…

Principles of Quantum Matter — A Symposium to Celebrate Charles Kane’s 60th Birthday

See website for list of speakers and topics

Aug 9, 2023 - Aug 11, 2023 at - Glandt Forum
Singh Center for Nanotechnology
3205 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Franklin Institute Award lecture: "Stacking van der Waals Atomic Layers: Quest for New Quantum Materials"

Philip Kim (Harvard University)
- Glandt Forum in the Singh Center for Nanotechnology (also Live via Zoom)

Modern electronics rely heavily on technology that confines electrons in the interface layers of semiconductors. In recent years, scientists have discovered that they can isolate various atomically thin van der Waals…

Special Seminar: “Reconstructing Gravity from Cosmological data”

Alessandra Silvestri (Leiden University)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 4N12

The era of precision Cosmology is around the corner and it promises to shed light on some of the long-standing questions such as the nature of gravity on the large cosmological scales. However,…

Eli Burstein Lecture in Materials Science: "Shedding Nano-Light on Quantum Materials"

Dmitri N. Basov (Columbia University)
- Glandt Forum (3rd Floor), Singh Center for Nanotechnology, 3205 Walnut Street

Optical imaging is pervasive in daily life and in modern technology. Unfortunately, optics encounters problems when it comes to “seeing” objects that are much smaller than the wavelength of light. And that is the…