Weekly Colloquium

Most weeks during the semester, we host a scholar for a one-day visit. The visit culminates with a public talk on a topic of contemporary physics or astronomy. Students are welcome to these talks, and seniors are required to attend at least nine over the course of a year. We gather before the talks for tea, coffee, and cookies. Near the end of each semester, honors thesis students give public lectures on their work. The typical schedule has refreshments at 4:00 pm Location TBA with the talk at 4:15 pm location TBA. 

Our Astronomy program is part of the Five College Astronomy Department, which hosts its own colloquium series Thursdays at 3:45 pm at UMass in LGRT 1033. 

  • If you would like to be mailed seminar announcements, please send an email to physics@amherst.edu.
  • Contact colloquium organizer Larry Hunter (lrhunter@amherst.edu) with any questions about colloquia.

Tue, Sep 11, 2018

Welcome Back Pizza Party

Students interested in learning more about and/or declaring a Physics & Astronomy Major are invited to attend this information session. During this session you will learn about the requirements for the Major as well as opportunities available for students in Physics & Astronomy department. Freshmen and Transfer students are encouraged to attend! Meet department faculty, staff and majors!

Tue, Sep 18, 2018

Kevin Flaherty, Williams College

Tue, Sep 25, 2018

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Tue, Oct 2, 2018

Assistant Professor of Physics Laura Newburgh, Yale University

Tue, Oct 16, 2018

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Tue, Oct 23, 2018

Evan Schneider, Princeton University

Tue, Oct 30, 2018

James Valles, Brown University

Tue, Nov 6, 2018

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Tue, Nov 13, 2018

Tue, Nov 27, 2018

Physics/Astronomy Senior Thesis Talks