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Rutgers Physics and Astronomy Colloquiua

Colloquium Schedule

Fall 2017

Colloquia are held in the Physics and Astronomy Lecture Hall
at 4:45 P.M. on Wednesday afternoons.

Tea served 4.30pm-4.45pm. 

All welcome!  

Please contact our administrative assistant  Stefanie Miller( with questions regarding travel arrangements and reimbursements. Questions about the colloquium  schedule should be addressed to Prof. Piers Coleman (
Colored entries indicate special colloquia at non-standard times

Spring 2017 Colloquia
Spring 2018 Colloquia

Day  Title Speaker Speaker's Host.
Sept. 6
Rise of topological quantum materials on defect engineering

Sean Oh

Jak Chakhalian
Sept. 13 Ron Folman
(Ben Gurion University)
Natan Andrei
Sept. 20
What does the Large Hadron Collider say about the neutrino mass?

Sunil Somalwar
Steve Schnetzer
Sept. 27 Using Topology to Solve Strongly Coupled Quantum Field Theories

Zohar Komargodski
(Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook)

Tom Banks
Oct. 4

The Architecture of Exoplanetary Systems

Joshua Winn
(Princeton Astrophysics)

Saurabh Jha
Oct. 11

No Colloquium this week

Oct 18

Quantum Mechanics 2.0: from weird to wired

Klaus Mølmer
Aarhus University, Denmark

Steve Schnetzer,
Len Feldman and Michael Gershenson
Oct. 25

Alexander Balatsky
Los Alamos National Laboratory,  and
Nordita, Stockholm

  Premi Chandra and
Piers Coleman
Nov. 1

No Colloquium this week

Nov 8

Quantum Engineering of Superconducting Qubits

Will Oliver

Michael Gershenson
Nov 15

Hunting for Dark Matter in the Gamma-ray Sky

Mariangela Lisanti

Tom Banks
Nov. 22
No Colloquium:

Nov. 29

The unbearable burden of being light:
Exploring the emergence of ordinary matter from quarks and gluons

Sevil Salur
Dec. 6

Controlling and Exploring Quantum Matter Using Ultracold Atoms in Optical Lattices

Immanuel Bloch
(Max Planck Inst of Quantum Optics, Munich)

Piers Coleman
Dec. 13


Boris Altshuler
(Columbia U)

Emil Yuzbashyan