Colloquia will be in person and online from 3:30 – 4:30 pm on Wednesdays. 

Zoom link information:

All welcome!


Day LocationTitleSpeakerHostRecordings / Slides
1/18/2023 W330/Zoom "Paving the Way for Future Space Telescopes with Theory and Simulations" L. Y. Aaron Yung            NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Andrew Baker  Recording
1/25/2023 W330/Zoom

Doug & Inyoung Boyd Colloquium

"The Growing Danger of Nuclear Weapons (and how physicists can help reduce it)"

Laura Grego UCS/MIT Andrew Baker  
2/1/2023 W330/Zoom "STEM Gender gap in Japan" Mihoko Nojiri                        KEK Theory Center David Shih  Recording
2/8/2023 W330/Zoom "A discussion of the Hubble tension"

Jo Dunkley                    Princeton University 

Wendy Freedman        University of Chicago

Jack Hughes  
2/15/2023 W330/Zoom "Dark Energy Science in the Era of Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time" Humna Awan              University of Michigan Eric Gawiser  
3/1/2023 W330/Zoom "The Physics of Politics" Andrew Zwicker, PPPL Bob Bartynski  Recording
3/8/2023 W330/Zoom

"How to do particle physics in a climate emergency?"

Ken Bloom                   University of Nebraska-Lincoln Yuri Gershtein  Recording
3/22/2023 W330/Zoom "Challenges Facing Academics of Chinese Descent and Those Who Collaborate with Scientists in China" Xiaoxing Xi                        Temple University Len Feldman  Recording
4/1/2023 Physics Lecture Hall Irons Lecture                      "The Cosmic Circle of Life" Tony Mezzacappa                  The University of Tennessee Knoxville Jolie Cizewski  
4/5/2023 W330/Zoom

"In Search of the Core Collapse Supernova Explosion Mechanism"

Tony Mezzacappa                The University of Tennessee Knoxville Jolie Cizewski  Recording
4/26/23 W330/Zoom "Waveguide Quantum Electrodynamics with Superconducting Qubits"

Bharath Kannan

Atlantic Quantum and MIT

Steve Schnetzer  Recording

Please contact our administrative assistant Erica DiPaola (edipaola at with questions regarding speakers schedule and zoom settings. Questions about the colloquium schedule should be addressed to Prof. Yuri Gershtein (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

For meeting organizers, here are some tips for Hybrid meetings and 330W podium usage.


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