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.

Contacts

Ben Roberts
Rossana Ruggeri

Combining electronic structure and machine learning for materials simulation

12 April 2024 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Dr Carla Verdi
Affiliation: University of Queensland

A single atom's shadow: adventures in ion trapping

5 April 2024 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Associate Professor Erik Streed
Affiliation: Griffith University

Measuring nuclear radii with exotic atomic systems

15 March 2024 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Dr Natalia Oreshkina
Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg

Shells in Space

8 March 2024 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Dr Cullan Howlett
Affiliation: University of Queensland

Controlling light with optical metasurfaces

11 December 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Professor Mikael Käll
Affiliation: Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Unlocking the power of photonics through inverse design and heterogeneous integration

1 December 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Professor Jelena Vuckovic
Affiliation: Stanford University

Nobel Prize Celebratory Colloquium

27 October 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Professor Igor Litvinyuk
Affiliation: Griffith University

Why philosophy is important to physics (and why physics is important to philosophy, too)

20 October 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Dr Peter Evans
Affiliation: University of Queensland, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry

How many principles does it take to change a lightbulb ... into a laser? (Plus some research)

13 October 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Howard Wiseman
Affiliation: Griffith University

The thermodynamics of time

Cancelled
6 October 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Professor Gerard Milburn
Affiliation: University of Queensland, School of Mathematics and Physics

The First Astronomers: how Indigenous Elders read the stars

22 September 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Associate Professor Duane Hamacher
Affiliation: University of Melbourne

Quantum Brilliance: Developing quantum computers that fit in the palm of your hand

15 September 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Dr Liz Bridge
Affiliation: Quantum Brilliance

TBA

8 September 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Associate Professor Paul Lasky
Affiliation: Monash University

Cavity optomechanics with superfluid helium

1 September 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Dr Chris Baker
Affiliation: University of Queensland, School of Mathematics and Physics

Origins of life: the role of physics in the transition from chemistry to biology

25 August 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Dr Anna Wang
Affiliation: University of NSW, Sydney

The quest for physics beyond the Standard Model: facts, fancies and opinions

18 August 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Professor Ray Volkas
Affiliation: University of Melbourne

Enlightening the search for dark matter (and exotic physics)

4 August 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Dr Ben Roberts
Affiliation: University of Queensland, School of Mathematics and Physics

Philosophy of quantum theory: Why all the options are puzzling

28 July 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Associate Professor Simon Friederich
Affiliation: University of Groningen

Quantum gases: From fundamental physics to quantum simulators and quantum technology

25 May 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Professor Matthew Davis
Affiliation: University of Queensland

Finding order in complexity: multiscale simulations of biophysical systems

18 May 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Professor Megan O'Mara
Affiliation: Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, University of Queensland

Mapping the Milky Way with the stars (un)seen by Gaia

11 May 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Alfred Castro Ginard
Affiliation: Leiden Observatory, Leiden University

The atom as a laboratory for new physics searches

4 May 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Dr Jacinda Ginges
Affiliation: University of Queensland

Classical and quantum stochastic resonance

27 April 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Professor Sue Coppersmith
Affiliation: University of New South Wales

Open quantum systems, bath correlation functions, and control

20 April 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Dr Gerardo Paz Silva
Affiliation: Griffith University

Organic Electronic Devices: Bioelectronics and Biosensors

6 April 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Associate Professor Soniya Yambem
Affiliation: Queensland University of Technology

Space sustainability: from dark skies to envisioning a future for space launches

27 March 2023 2:00pm3:00pm
Speaker: Dr Michele Bannister
Affiliation: University of Canterbury

Doing 21st Century Astronomy with 19th Century Technology - Interferometry with the James Webb Space Telescope

27 March 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Professor Peter Tuthill
Affiliation: University of Sydney

Towards an Exoplanets Demographics Ladder: The Emerging Picture of Planet Populations

24 March 2023 11:00am12:00pm
Speaker: Dr Jessie Christiansen
Affiliation: Caltech

Preparing for Low Surface Brightness Astronomy with the Rubin Observatory

23 March 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
Speaker: Professor Sarah Brough
Affiliation: The University of New South Wales

Quantum sensing and imaging with diamond spins

9 December 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Professor Ania Bleszynski Jayich
University of California, Santa Barbara

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

Cancelled
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

Cancelled
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