The Physics Colloquium series hosts a range of speakers from Australia and abroad. The series explores a variety of topics and everyone is welcome to come along. The seminars are open so there is no need to register your attendance.

For enquires about future colloquia, to join our mailing list or for more information, visit the UQ Physics Colloquium website.

Previous recorded Physics Colloquia.


Ben Roberts
Rossana Ruggeri

A brief history of low dimensional magnetism: How neutron scattering can reveal novel magnetic states in these exotic materials.

3 November 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Kirrily Rule
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Powering net zero

27 October 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Clare Giacomantonio
EY Oceania Power and Utilities, Strategy and Transactions Partner

The atom as a laboratory for new physics searches

20 October 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Jacinda Ginges
University of Queensland

2D Correlated-Electron Metal-Organic Nanomaterials

13 October 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Speaker: Professor Agustin Schiffrin
Affiliation: Monash University

Can you measure the trajectories of photons?

6 October 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Speaker: Professor Tim Ralph
Affiliation: University of Queensland

Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets

30 September 2022 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Associate Professor Katarina Miljkovic
Affiliation: Curtin University

Beyond Phosphine on Venus: How do we know if we have found aliens?

15 September 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Speaker: Dr Laura McKemmish
Affiliation: University of NSW, Sydney

Perovskite Photonics: From Light Emission, Lasing to Superfluorescence

8 September 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Speaker: Professor Franky So
Affiliation: North Carolina University

Searching for Dark Matter Scattering, on Earth and in the Stars

31 August 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Speaker: Professor Nicole Bell
Affiliation: University of Melbourne

USQ's Mount Kent Observatory: Australia's newest exoplanet machine

18 August 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Professor Rob Wittenmyer
University of Southern Queensland

Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets

19 July 2022 2:00pm3:00pm
Associate Professor Katarina Miljkovic
Curtin University

The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics - complex systems and predicting global warming

4 November 2021 2:00pm3:00pm
Emeritus Professor Ross McKenzie and Dr Henry Nourse
University of Queensland

Radiation protection of astronauts in human missions to Mars: simulation and reality

27 May 2021 2:00pm3:00pm
Associate Professor Susanna Guatelli
University of Wollongong

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics - Black Holes!

30 October 2020 11:00am12:00pm
Associate Professor Holger Baumgardt and Professor Tim Ralph
University of Queensland

Bottom-up design of materials using organic building blocks

6 March 2020 11:00am12:00pm
Professor Jennifer MacLeod
Queensland University of Technology

Superfluids of light

21 February 2020 11:00am12:00pm
Professor David Snoke
University of Pittsburgh, USA

Exploring the Precision Frontier with Belle II

14 February 2020 11:00am12:00pm
Professor Markus Prim
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany and KEK (high energy accelerator research organisation, Tsukuba, Japan)

Challenges in particle physics and cosmology

30 January 2020 11:00am12:00pm
Professor Ignatios Antoniadis
Le Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Hautes Énergies (LPTHE), Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Paris (France) and Albert Einstein Centre, Institute of Theoretical Physics (ITP), University of Bern (Switzerland)

From Yrast states to funding States

2 March 2018 2:00pm3:00pm
Professor Aidan Byrne, UQ Provost