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Physics Colloquium is held on Thursdays, 4:00pm - 5:00pm over Zoom and in-person in the Feynman Lecture Hall, 201 E. Bridge. 

Only those with a valid Caltech ID are permitted to attend in person.

All talks are intended for a broad audience, and everyone is encouraged to attend. 


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Watch previous talks on PMA's YouTube page



THURSDAY 
OCTOBER 6, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Towards a theory of strange quantum metals

Speaker: Senthil Todadri
Host: Jason Alicea
View talk here

THURSDAY 
OCTOBER 13, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Talk cancelled

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THURSDAY 
OCTOBER 20, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Generalized Landau Paradigm

**This talk will not be shown via Zoom and will not be recorded.**

Speaker: John McGreevy
Host: Xie Chen


THURSDAY 
OCTOBER 27, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Black holes and random matrices

Speaker: Stephen Shenker
Host: David Simmons-Duffin
View talk here

*Mask must be worn for this talk*
 Bring your own or take one (N95) at the door.

THURSDAY 
NOVEMBER 3, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Bosonic Quantum Information Processing

Speaker: Liang Jiang
Host: Gil Refael
View talk here

THURSDAY 
NOVEMBER 10, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Quantum sensing and imaging with diamond spins

Speaker: Ania Jayich
Host: David Hsieh
View talk here

THURSDAY 
NOVEMBER 17, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Laser cooling and trapping radioactive atoms and molecules 

Speaker:  Andrew Jayich
Host:  Nick Hutzler
View talk here


THURSDAY 
DECEMBER 1, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Quantum matter, clocks, and fundamental physics

Lauritsen Lecture

Speaker: Jun Ye
Host: John Preskill 
View talk here


THURSDAY 
JANUARY 5, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tests of quantumness with trapped ions

Speaker: Crystal Noel
Host: John Preskill
View talk here


THURSDAY 
JANUARY 12, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Talk cancelled

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THURSDAY 

JANUARY 19, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Angular Momentum Radiation in Field Theory and Gravity

Host: Clifford Cheung
View talk here

THURSDAY 
JANUARY 26, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Shedding nano-light on quantum materials
Biard Lecture

Speaker: Dmitri Basov
https://infrared.cni.columbia.edu

Host: Nai-Chang Yeh
View talk here

THURSDAY 
FEBRUARY 2, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Axion Dark Matter and Quantum Measurement: ABRACADABRA to DMRadio

Speaker: Lindley Winslow
Host: Nick Hutzler
View talk here


THURSDAY 
FEBRUARY 9, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Minerva: Solving Quantitative Reasoning Problems with Language Models

Speaker: Guy Gur-Ari
Host: Hirosi Ooguri


THURSDAY 
FEBRUARY 16, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Understanding Mechanisms for Creating Complex Materials with Built-In Cross-Coupled Responses

Speaker: Nicole Benedek
Host: David Hsieh


THURSDAY 
FEBRUARY 23, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm

TBD

Speaker:  Jeanie Lau
Host: Gil Refael


THURSDAY 
MARCH 2, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Black holes in binaries

Speaker: Ilya Mandel
Host: Sterl Phinney


THURSDAY 
MARCH 9, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm

TBD

Lauritsen Lecture

Speaker: Lisa Randall
Host: Mark Wise

                                                                    



THURSDAY 
APRIL 6, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm

TBD

Speaker:  Andrea Damascelli
Host: David Hsieh

THURSDAY 
APRIL 13, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm

TBD

Christy Lecture

Speaker: Richard Townsend
Host: Sterl Phinney

THURSDAY 
APRIL 20, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm

TBD

Speaker: Clay Cordova
Host: Clifford Cheung


THURSDAY 
APRIL 27, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm

TBD

Speaker: Dan Hooper
Host: Kathryn Zurek



THURSDAY 
MAY 4, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm


TBD

Speaker: Jason Dexter
Host: Sterl Phinney

THURSDAY 
MAY 11, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm


TBD

Speaker: Vikram Ravi
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THURSDAY 
MAY 18, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm

TBD

Host: Gil Refael


THURSDAY 
MAY 25, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm

TBD

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THURSDAY 
June 1, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm

TBD

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