Blackboard covered with equations in the Physics & Astronomy Student Lounge

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. 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.

February 23: Professor Eric Cornell, Nobel Prize Winner in Physics 2001, University of Colorado Boulder "Lazy vs. Sloppy: The Epic Story of Energy, Entropy, Temperature, the Ultimate Fate of the Universe and the Role of Divine Intervention"

Thu, Feb 23, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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