Department Colloquia

Thursdays, 4:00 p.m., KPTC 106, 5720 South Ellis Avenue

Videos of the colloquia can be found at



Autumn 2015 Colloquia

Date  Speaker/InstitutionTitle
October 1

Michael Levin
 University of Chicago

The Puzzling Boundaries of Topological Quantum Matter

October 8 John Grunsfeld
University of Chicago


October 15

Emil Martinec
University of Chicago

Quantum Geometry and Phases of Matter

October 22

Oskar Painter  
California Institute of Technology

Optomechanincal cyrstals and radiation pressure at the nanoscale

October 29

Michael Hagan
Brandeis University

Cargo encapsulation by self-assembling icosahedral containers

 November 5

  Wendy Freedman
  University of Chicago

Measurement of Cosmological Parameters
November 12   Ayana Arce
  Duke University

Revealing hidden structure at the LHC

November 19

  Irfan Siddiqi
 University of California,

Unraveling the Quantum Ensemble

November 26   Thanksgiving

No colloquium

December 3   TBA


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Tiffany Kurns 773-702-7019.