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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 
JANUARY 6, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm

**TALK POSTPONED**

**Check back for new date**

Energetic Constraints on Biological Assembly and Motion

Speaker: Michael Murrell
Host: Rob Phillips


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

Iterating Infrastructure from High Volts to X-Rays to Nuclear Physics: Early Caltech Science in the Archives

Speaker: Peter S. Collopy
Host: Sterl Phinney
View talk here

THURSDAY 
**Rescheduled to        February 24**

JANUARY 27, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Cold and ultra-cold molecules for quantum science

Biard Lecture
Speaker: John Doyle
Host: Nick Hutzler

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

Unveiling the Higg's secrets to unlock new physics

Speaker: Caterina Vernieri
Host: Maria Spiropulu
View talk here

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

Neutrino and Dark Radiation Properties from Cosmic Datasets

Speaker: Marilena Loverde
Host: Katerina Chatziioannou
View talk here

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

14 Billion years on, what can learn about Original Imperfection?

Biard Lecture
Speaker: Eric Cornell
Host: Nick Hutzler
View talk here

THURSDAY 
February 24, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Cold and ultra-cold molecules for quantum science

Biard Lecture
Speaker: John Doyle
Host: Nick Hutzler

This talk will NOT be recorded.

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

Programming' Quantum Simulators with Atoms and Ions

Lauritsen Lecture
Speaker: Peter Zoller
Host: John Preskill
View talk here

THURSDAY 
APRIL 7, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Machine learning and knots

Speaker: Sergei Gukov
Host: Hirosi Ooguri
View talk here


Rescheduled for May 26, 2022

THURSDAY 
APRIL 14, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm



Quantum Many-body theory in the Quantum Information era

Speaker: Matthew Fisher
Host: Jason Alicea

THURSDAY 
APRIL 21, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm


There is no colloquium on April 21, 2022.

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THURSDAY 
APRIL 28, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Broken Symmetry Clues for Fundamental Physics

Speaker: Matthew Reece
Host: Clifford Cheung
View talk here

THURSDAY 
MAY 5, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Playing with quantum toys:  Atomic Newton's cradles and Archimedes' screws

Speaker: Benjamin Lev
Host: David Hsieh
View talk here

THURSDAY 
MAY 12, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm

CANCELLED

Towards a theory of strange quantum metals 

Speaker: Senthil Todadri
Host: Jason Alicea

THURSDAY 
MAY 19, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Searches for New Physics with Quantum Sensors in the Laboratory and in Space

Speaker: Marianna Safronova
Host: Nick Hutzler

THURSDAY 
MAY 26, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Quantum Many-body theory in the Quantum Information era

Speaker: Matthew Fisher
Host: Jason Alicea