Fall 2020

Until further notice, colloquia will be held online from 3:30 – 4:30 pm on Wednesdays.  For zoom information refer to the talk abstract.

All welcome!



Sep 9

Dark Matter Particle Physics from Astrophysics

 Matt Buckley (Rutgers)

 David Shih
Sep 16 The Deep Learning Revolution and the LHC  David Shih (Rutgers)  Scott Thomas
Sep 23 LHC and the Puzzle of the Electroweak Symmetry Breaking  Yuri Gershtein (Rutgers)  Sunil Somawar
Sep 30 The Proton Radius Puzzle  Ron Gilman (Rutgers)  Ron Ransome
Oct 7 Synchrotron based insights into correlated electron compounds, aerospace components and prototype batteries  Mark Croft (Rutgers)  Sang-Wook Cheong 
Oct 14  No Colloquium    
Oct 21 Tests of General Relativity with Black Hole Shadows Dimitrios Psaltis (U. Arizona)  Alyson Brooks
Oct 28  

Moiré Materials Magic 

Allan MacDonald (U. Texas, Austin)  Sang Cheong/Piers Coleman
Nov 4 Whirls in magnets: from skyrmions to magnetic monopoles Achim Rosch (Cologne U.) Natan Andrei, Piers Coleman
Nov 11 New ideas and opportunities at future liquid argon neutrino experiments

Pedro Machado (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

Andrew Mastbaum
Nov 18 Linking climate science, economics and Big Data to estimate climate change impacts and endogenous adaptation. Bob Kopp (Rutgers Earth and Planetary Sciences)  Premi Chandra
Nov 25 Thanksgiving (no colloquium)    
Dec 2 Leveraging the specific affordances of lab instruction: prehension, evaluation, and documentation Laura Rios (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo)  Geraldine Cochran
Dec 9  TBA Pankaj Mehta (Boston University)  Gyan Bhanot

Please contact our administrative assistant Lisa Rivera (lrivera at with questions regarding speakers schedule and zoom settings. Questions about the colloquium schedule should be addressed to Prof. Piers Coleman (pcoleman at


Preliminary Spring 2021 Colloquium Schedule


Spring 2020 Colloquium

Spring 2018 Colloquium

Fall 2017 Colloquium

Spring 2017 Colloquium

Fall 2016 Colloquium

Spring 2016 Colloquium

Fall 2014 Colloquium