Seminars and Colloquia

The School of Physics and Astronomy offers a series of vibrant colloquia and research seminars. These talks are delivered by invited guests from local and international institutions, as well as researchers from Monash.

All talks are held at the Clayton Campus: Getting to Monash Clayton Campus | Clayton Campus Map: Where to find the School of Physics and Astronomy

Colloquia are accessible to a more general physics audience (senior undergraduates to academics), while seminars are targeted at postgraduate students and researchers with a relevant background. All talks run for approximately 1 hour.

If you have questions about the talks, please contact:

Associate Professor Meera Parish
Monash Profile
Contact Details

Administration Officer: Karen Lee karen.lee@monash.edu

Select a Year: 2019 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 20112010

Talks for 2019

Dr Ken Tregonning
Alternate Realities for a Physicist's Future - A Journey form the Dark Side to the Light (download flyer)
Thursday 12 September - 2pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Seminar
JJ Eldridge - University of Auckland
A double look at electromagnetic and gravitational wave transients with BPASS and CURVEPOPS
Tuesday 10 September - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Dr Belinda Nicholson - USQ
Magnetic activity of Weak-line T Tauri starts, and hunting for planets in terrible (and not-so-terrible) places.
Friday 30 August  - 3pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Dr Simon Devitt - UTS
Quantum Computing Hardware and Software development (download flyer)
Thursday 22 August - 3pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Quantum Information Seminar
Dr Julie Karel - Monash University
Using Disorder and Liquid Electrolyte Gating to Design and Control Magnetic and Electronic Properties of Materials (download flyer)
Wednesday 21 August - 2pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Colloquium
Professor Gary Da Costa - ANU
Results from the SkyMapper DR1.1 Search for Extremely Metal-Poor Stars
Tuesday 20 August  - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Yunyi Yang - Swinburne University of Technology
3D graphene metamaterial platform for on-chip photonic device (download flyer)
Monday 19 AugustRoom 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk FLEET Research Seminar
Assistant Professor Aaron J Rosengren - University of Arizona
The dynamical Quest to Conquer Earth's Space Junk Problem (download flyer)
Thursday 15 August - 3pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Seminar
Professor Mairi Sakellariadou - Kings College London
Gravitational Waves: a new window into the Universe and its law (download flyer)
Wednesday 14 August - 2pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Colloquium

Dr Scott Findlay - Monash University
2pm - Structure retrieval from phase-contrast scanning transmission electron microscopy using a new generation of detectors (download flyer)

Dr Tim Petersen - Monash University
2.30am - Simple Wave-Optical Superpositions as Prime Number Sieves (download flyer)

Tuesday 13 August - Commencing at 2pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Imaging & Optical Physics Seminar
Alejandro Vigna Gomez - University of Birmingham & Monash University
Double Neutron Star Formation:  A Population Synthesis Approach
Tuesday 13 August  - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Dr Oleg Tretiakov - University of New South Wales
Topological Spintronics:  Skyrmions and Other Beasts (download flyer)
Wednesday 7 August - 2pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Colloquium
Professor Giuseppe Lodata - University of Milan
tba
Tuesday 6 August  - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Professor Victor Gurarie - University of Colorado, at Boulder
Ultra-quantum matter (download flyer)
Wednesday 31 July - 2pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Colloquium
CANCELLED -
Professor Mairi Sakellariadou - Kings College London

Stochastic gravitational waves background and its anisotropies (download flyer)
Wednesday 31 July - 2pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Colloquium
Associate Professor Daniel Simpson - ANU
Esther Williams in the Harold Holt Memorial Swimming Pool:  Some thoughts on complexity
Tuesday 30 July - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths - ANU
The Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds as Laboratories for Understanding the Evolution of Galaxies (download flyer)
Wednesday 24 July - 2pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Colloquium
Dr Leonardo Testi - European Southern Observatory
"Fast and Furious. A new view of planet formation"
Tuesday 16 July - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA

Dr Nelson Darkwah Oppong - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen and Max-Planck-Insitut fur Quantenoptik
Exploring Kondo and polaron physics with multiorbital quantum gases (download flyer)

Monday 15 July - 11am Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Quantum Gases Seminar
Jean-Francois Gonzalez - AU
Influence of grain properties on dust evolution in protoplanetary discs
Tuesday 9 July - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Professor John Lattanzio - Monash University
50 Years of Apollo (download flyer)
Wednesday 3 July - 2pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Colloquium
Dr Ashley Ruiter - ANU
Type la supernova sub-classes and progenitor origin
Tuesday 25 June - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Associate Professor Holger Baumgardt - Queensland University
Massive black holes in the smallest galaxies
Tuesday 18 June - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Professor Rachel Webster - University of Melbourne
New directions in understanding quasars (download flyer)
Wednesday 12 June - 2pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Colloquium
Dr Andrew Casey - Monash University
Data-driven advances in stellar astrophysics
Tuesday 4 June - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Associate Professor Elena Ostrovskaya - Australian National University
Bosonic condensate of exciton polaritons: a quantum system out of equilibrium (download flyer)
Wednesday 29 May - 2pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Director's Colloquium
Professor Martin Dyer - Sheffield
GOTO: creating a new telescope for hunting gravitational wave counterparts
Tuesday 28 May - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Professor Yoshitaka Itow - Nagoya University>Associate Professor Ken Sakashita - KEK>Associate Professor Masashi Yokoyama-Tokyo University
Status and prospects of neutrino experiments with large water Cherenkov detectors in Japan (download flyer) (HyperK Slides) (t2k Slides)
Monday 27 May - 2pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Colloquium
Associate Professor Masashi Otani - KEK J-PARC
Muon acceleration and the muon g-2/EDM experiment at J-PARC (download flyer)
Thursday 23 May - 11am Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk HEP Seminar
Professor Tara Murphy - Sydney University
Radio follow-up of gravitational wave events
Tuesday 21 May - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Dr Richard Ruiz - Universite catholique de Louvain
Dynamic Jet Vetoes: A new prospect for multi-lepton searches at the LHC (download flyer)
Monday 20 May - 2pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk HEP Seminar
Professor Stephen Eikenberry - University of Florida
Relativistic Jets and Magnetic Fields in V404 Cygni
Thursday 16 May - 3pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Professor Kris Helmerson - Monash University
Evolution of large-scale flow from turbulence in a two-dimensional superfluid (download flyer)
Wednesday 15 May - 2pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Colloquium
Krystal de Napoli - Monash University
Australian Indigenous Astronomy: 65,000 Years of Science
Tuesday 14 May - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Dr Ben Sparkes - Adelaide University
Towards Quantum Information Processing with Atom-Filled Hollow-Core Fibres (download flyer)
Wednesday 8 May - 2pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Colloquium
Associate Professor James Miller-Jones - Curtain Institute
A rapidly changing jet orientation from a stellar-mass black hole
Tuesday 7 May - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Dr Chung-Lin Shan - Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory
Simulations of the 3-D WIMP Velocity Distribution for Directional Dark Matter Detection Experiments (download flyer)
Thursday 18 April - 11am Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk HEP Seminar
Dr Ursula Laa - Monash University
High-dimensional data visualisation for physics applications (download flyer)
Wednesday 17 April - 2pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Colloquium
Associate Professor Michele Trenti - University of Melbourne
The SkyHopper Space Telescope:  Big Science with a Tiny Telescope
Tuesday 16 April - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Dr Philip Ilten - Birmingham University
From Dark Photons to True Muonium (download flyer)
Thursday 11 April - 11am Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk HEP Seminar
Professor Leif Lonnblad - Lund University
Quark-gluon plasmas and how to simulate them (download flyer) (slides)
Wednesday 10 April - 2pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Colloquium
Tiziana Di Matteo - Carnegie Mellon University
The next frontier for qasars and massive galaxies
Tuesday 2 April - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Rob Verheyen - Radboud University
Event Generation and Statistical Sampling with Deep Generative Models (download flyer) (slides)
Friday 29 March - 10am Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk HEP Seminar
Dr Erik Gauger - Heriot-Watt University
Harnessing non-equilibrium effects in bio-inspired and engineered quantum networks (download flyer)
Thursday 28 March - 1pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Quantum Seminar
Dr Troels Petersen - Niels Bohr Institute
Recognising particles with Machine Learning (download flyer) (slides)
Wednesday 27 March - 2pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Colloquium
Hossam Aly - University of Milan
Misaligned Discs Around Binaries:  Alignment, Warps, and Dust Traps
Tuesday 26 March - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Valentina D'Orzi - INAF
High-contrast imaging observations of exoplanetary systems: current and future perspectives
Tuesday 19 March - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Professor Lewis Dartnell - University of Leicester
Astrobiology - The Hunt for Alien Life (download flyer)
Wednesday 13 March - 2pm S14, 11 Rainforest Walk Colloquium
Mark Krumholz - ANU
The Origin of Stellar Masses
Tuesday 12 March - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Marios Karouzos - Nature Astronomy
Monday 11 March - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Andrew Cameron - ATNF/CSIRO
The latest results from the HTRU-S Low Latitude Pulsar Survey: a zoo of new and exciting pulsars (download flyer)
Friday 8 March - 11am Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk High Energy Astrophysics Seminar

Christian Preuss - Monash University
11am - Colour Structure of Multi-Parton Processes (download flyer)

Michael Bardsley - Monash University
11.30am - BubbleProfiler: finding the field profile and action for cosmological phase transitions (download flyer)

Thursday 7 March - 11am Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk HEP Seminar
Matthew Baring - (RICE)
Probes of Magnetar Magnetospheres using their Hard X-rays
Tuesday 5 March - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Tomas Gonzalo - Monash University
Global fits on BSM models (download flyer)
Friday 1st March - 2pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk HEP Seminar
Dr Gemma Anderson (ICRAR) Curtin University
Studying the explosive Universe and gravitational waves through the automation of Australian radio telescopes
Tuesday 26 February - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Dr Daniel Burgarth - Macquarie University
Dynamical Decoupling of Unbounded Operators (download flyer)
Wednesday 20 February - 2pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Colloquium

Dr Tomas Li - University of Canterbury
2.30pm - multi-energy phase retrieval

Dr Mathew Dimmock - Monash University
3pm - Geant4 modelling of the X-ray Fluorescence Micro-probe

Tuesday 19 February - 2.30pm G29, New Horizons Centre, 20 Research Way Imaging & Optical Physics Seminar
Australian Meeting on Accelerator-Based Particle Physics
This workshop will focus on future directions for the field of accelerator-based particle physics in Australia, and will also serve as a trial for a meeting format to help us keep in touch, enhance collaborations, and co-strategise in the post-CoEPP era. The program will comprise both research talks as well as more strategy oriented sessions focusing on vision and plans.
(download flyer)
Commences February 18th @ 10.30am - Ends February 19th @ 6.30pm Lecture Theatre S2, 16 Rainforest Walk Australian Meeting on Accelerator-Based Particle Physics
Professor Orsola Demarco - Macquarie University
Catalysed stellar outflows
Tuesday 12 February - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Dr Yuri Cavecchi - University of Southampton
"Type I Bursts: flame spreading and burning regimes".
Tuesday 5 February - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk MoCA
Professor Charles Carter - University of North Carolina
How inevitable is Life? Chemistry, Structural Biology, and the Origin of Biological Meaning (download flyer)
Friday 1 February - 1pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Astrobiology Cognition and Exo-Life (ACE) Seminar
Professor Andreas Heinrich - Ewha Womans University
Quantum Nanoscience: Atoms on Surfaces
Thursday 31 January - 11am G30, New Horizons Centre, 20 Research Way FLEET Research Seminar