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. Near the end of each semester, honors thesis students give public lectures on their work.
Our Astronomy program is part of the Five College Astronomy Department, which hosts its own colloquium series Thursdays at 3:45 pm at UMass.
- Contact colloquium organizer Rachael Dunphy with any questions about colloquia, or being added to our mailing list.
David Hall ’91, Amherst College: “Tying Knots in a Quantum Fluid”
Tue, Feb 11, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Science Center, A011
Knots are familiar entities that appear at a captivating nexus of art, technology, mathematics and science. They have rece...