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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. 

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

Measuring the knots and braids of non-Hermitian oscillators

Speaker: Jack Harris
Host: Rana Adhikari

View talk here

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

Simulating the quantum world on a classical computer

Speaker: Garnet Chan
Host: John Preskill

Due to technical difficulties, this talk was not recorded.

THURSDAY 
OCTOBER 19, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Galaxies as Probes of the Particle Physics Nature of Dark Matter

Speaker: Mariangela Lisanti
Host: Clifford Cheung

View talk here

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

Companion-Disk Interaction: From Protoplanetary Disks to AGN Disks

Speaker: Zhaohuan Zhu
Host: Sterl Phinney

View talk here

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

Colliders for the Future of High Energy Physics

Speaker: Julia Gonski
Host: Maria Spiropulu

View talk here


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

The Cosmic Neutrino Background (CvB): Its Distribution on the Surface of the Earth and its Manipulation on Laboratory Scales

Speaker: Mina Arvanitaki
Host: Kathryn Zurek

View talk here

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

Wielding Frequency Dependent Squeezing against Quantum Back-Action in the LIGO Gravitational Wave Observatories

Speaker: Lee McCuller
Host: John Preskill

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THURSDAY 
NOVEMBER 30, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Using Nuclear Reactors to Study Neutrinos

Speaker: Pedro Ochoa
Host: Ryan Patterson

View talk here 


THURSDAY 
DECEMBER 14, 2023
4:30pm - 5:30pm
*Please note the time change.

Deep Learning for Theory: from Particle Physics to the Poincaré Conjecture

Speaker: Jim Halverson
Host: Sergei Gukov

View talk here

THURSDAY 
JANUARY 4, 2024
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Ultracold polar molecules: an emerging tool for quantum science

Speaker: Dave DeMille
Host: Nick Hutzler
View talk here


THURSDAY 
JANUARY 11, 2024
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Relativistic Fluid Dynamics: From Particle Colliders to Neutron Star Mergers

Speaker: Jorge Noronha
Host: Elias Most
Christy Lecture

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THURSDAY 
JANUARY 18, 2024
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Moiré Materials

Speaker: Allan H. MacDonald
Host: Nai-Chang Yeh
Lauritsen Lecture

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THURSDAY 
JANUARY 25, 2024
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Error correction of a logical quantum bit beyond the break-even point

https://infrared.cni.columbia.edu
Speaker: Michel Devoret
Host: John Preskill
Biard Lecture
*This talk will not be recorded.

THURSDAY 
FEBRUARY 1, 2024
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Why are astrophysical plasmas always magnetized?

Speaker: Axel Brandenburg
Host: Sterl Phinney

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THURSDAY 
FEBRUARY 8, 2024
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Magnetic power of neutron stars

Speaker: Andrei Beloborodov
Host: Elias Most

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THURSDAY 
FEBRUARY 15, 2024
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Opportunities for Machine Learning in Physics

Speaker: Max Welling
Host: John Preskill

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THURSDAY 
FEBRUARY 22, 2024
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Topology and "impossible" electronic devices

Speaker:  Andrea Young
Host: David Hsieh


THURSDAY 
FEBRUARY 29, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Clocks with ultracold molecules

Speaker: Tanya Zelevinsky
Host: Nick Hutzler


THURSDAY 
MARCH 7, 2024
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Neutron Star Mergers: Frontiers in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics

Speaker: Elias Most
Host: Sterl Phinney

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THURSDAY 
APRIL 4, 2024
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Quantum networks linking diamond spin qubits, inside and outside the lab 

Speaker:  Ronald Hanson
Host: Andrei Faraon


THURSDAY 
APRIL 18, 2024
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Quantum materials on the mesoscale

Speaker: Phillip Moll
Host: Linda Ye


THURSDAY 
APRIL 25, 2024
4:00pm - 5:00pm

TBD

Speaker: Adam Kaufman
Host: Nick Hutzler



THURSDAY 
MAY 2, 2024
4:00pm - 5:00pm


TBD

Speaker: Vedika Khemani
Host: John Preskill

THURSDAY 
MAY 9, 2024
4:00pm - 5:00pm


TBD

Speaker: Erez Berg
Host: Gil Refael

THURSDAY 
MAY 16, 2024
4:00pm - 5:00pm

TBD

Speaker: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero
Host: Nai-Chang Yeh
Lauritsen Lecture


THURSDAY 
MAY 23, 2024
4:00pm - 5:00pm

TBD

Speaker: Brad Ramshaw
Host: David Hsieh

THURSDAY 
MAY 30, 2024
4:00pm - 5:00pm

TBD

Speaker: Danna Freedman
Host: David Hsieh