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Seminars and Lectures

The department hosts a broad range of regularly scheduled seminars and lectures. Most talks last 50 min with 10 min for questions, and are preceded by a social tea time.

Seminars

Astronomy/Astrophysics Seminar

Alternate Mondays at 3:45 p.m. The current seminar chair is Adam Frank

Condensed Matter Physics Seminar

Alternate Mondays at 3:45 p.m. The current seminar chairs is Stephen Teitel.

High-Energy/Nuclear Physics Seminar

Alternate Tuesdays at 3:45 p.m. The current seminar chairs are Arie Bodek and Aran Garcia-Bellido.

Mathematical Physics Seminar

Alternate Thursdays at 3:45 p.m. The current seminar chair is Sarada Rajeev.

Quantum Optics Seminar

Alternate Thursdays at 3:45 p.m. The current seminar chairs are Joseph Eberly and John Howell.

Graduate Research Seminar

A series of lectures for graduate students in which department faculty talk about their research programs. Fridays at 10:25 in the spring semester. The current seminar chair is Pierre Gourdain.

Graduate Teaching Seminar

A series of lectures for graduate students in which techniques for effective teaching are discussed. Fridays at 10:00am in the fall semester. The current seminar chair is Steven Manly.

Special Lectures

The Dexter Lectures

Named in honor of David L. Dexter, a former condensed matter theorist in the department, the Dexter Lectures bring a distinguished scientist to campus once each year for a colloquium lecture. Recent lecturers in this series have included: David Awschalom, William Bialek, Sir Roger Penrose, Albert J. Libchaber, Robert H. Austin, Charles H. Bennett, Britton Chance and Alexei A. Abrikosov. The current lectures chairs are Antonio Badolato, Yongli Gao, Andrew Jordan, Jonathan Shapir, and Stephen Teitel.

The Montroll Lectures

Named in honor of Elliott Montroll, a former statistical physicist in the department, the Montroll Lectures bring a distinguished scientist to campus once every two or three years for a week's series of seminars and colloquium. Past lecturers in this series have included: Sir Michael Berry, Gerard 't Hooft, V. L. Ginsburg, S. Okubo, and H. M. Nussenzveig. The current lectures chairs are Antonio Badolato, Yongli Gao, Andrew Jordan, Jonathan Shapir, and Stephen Teitel.