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:

Professor Meera Parish
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Talks for 2015

Date Speaker Title
Monday November 30, 2015 Professor Ralf Klessen
University of Heidelberg
Star Formation
Wednesday October 21, 2015 Emeritus Professor Kip Thorne, Californian Institute of Technology The Nonlinear Dynamics of Curved Spacetime : From Computer Simulations to Advanced LIGO's Observations
Thursday October 15, 2015 Dr Stefan Prestel, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Simulating Particle Colliders
Thursday September 17, 2015 Prof Gerhard Birkl, Technische Universität Darmstadt Quantum Physics with Ultra-Cold Atoms: from Bose-Einstein Condensation to Quantum Simulation
Thursday August 13, 2015 Associate Prof Nick Robins, Australian National University Precision measurement with Bose-condensed atoms
Friday July 31, 2015 Prof Jörg Schmiedmayer, Vienna University of Technology Does an isolated many body quantum system relax?
Thursday July 30, 2015 Dr Robert Sewell, Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona Generation of a macroscopic spin singlet in a cold atomic ensemble
Thursday July 9, 2015        Associate Prof Victor Gurarie, University of Colorado Boulder Topological states of quantum matter
Friday July 3, 2015 Vlad Negnevitsky, ETH Zurich Squeezing Schrödinger's cat: motional state preparation in trapped ions using dissipation
Thursday June 25, 2015 Katie Auchettl, Monash University / Harvard University Life after death: the X-ray and gamma-ray emission from the remnants of stars
Thursday June 4, 2015 Dr John Debs, Australian National University Teaching Students to 'Think Like a Physicist'
Tuesday June 2, 2015        Prof Shardha Jogee, University of Texas at Austin Assembly of Massive Galaxies: Emerging Insights and Outstanding Challenges
Thursday May 21, 2015 Dr Paul Jackson, University of Adelaide #RestartLHC: Colliding Protons in 2015
Thursday May 14, 2015 Dr Meera Parish, Monash University Fermions in Flatland
Thursday May 7, 2015        Dr Michelle Dunstone, Monash University Proteins: Nanotechnology that evolved billions of years ago
Thursday April 30, 2015 Dr Charles Bamber, National Research Center, Canada Mapping a photon in flight
Thursday April 23, 2015 Prof Andrew Hopkins, Australian Astronomical Observatory Strategies to address gender equity in astronomy research institutes
Thursday April 16, 2015 Dr Jesper Levinson, Monash University Strongly interacting quantum particles under confinement: An essentially exact approach
Thursday April 9, 2015 Dr Ilya Mandel, University of Birmingham Adventures in Astrostatistics
Wednesday April 8, 2015 Prof Ed Hinds, Imperial College Probing physics at TeV by measuring aeV
Thursday April 2, 2015 Dr Eric Thrane, Monash University Searching for gravitational waves with Advanced LIGO
Friday March 20, 2015 Prof Volker Bromm, University of Texas Stars and Galaxies at the Dawn of Time
Thursday March 19, 2015 Dr Nick Menicucci, University of Sydney Gigantic quantum computers made of laser light
Thursday March 12, 2015 Dr Nadia Zatsepin, Arizona State University Serial femtosecond protein crystallography using X-ray free electron lasers
Thursday March 5, 2015 Ms Jacinta den Besten, Univertsity of Melbourne The Current State of Girls Undertaking Physics
Thursday February 19, 2015 Prof Anna Frebel, MIT Hunting the first generations of stars and galaxies