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, Dec 4, 2018

Physics/Astronomy Senior Thesis Talks

Tue, Jan 29, 2019

Information Session for Junior Physics & Astronomy Majors

Information Session for Junior Physics & Astronomy majors beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Lounge. This will be an informational meeting for all juniors where we will discuss how to go about applying to graduate school and options and procedures for honors thesis projects. Pizza will be served.

Tue, Feb 5, 2019

Tue, Feb 12, 2019

Tue, Feb 19, 2019

Tue, Feb 26, 2019

Tue, Mar 5, 2019

Tue, Mar 19, 2019

Tue, Mar 26, 2019

Tue, Apr 2, 2019