Seminars & Colloquia


Upcoming talks can be found on the Events Page or the individual seminar pages below.


Physics Code of Conduct for Meetings

The Department of Physics expects meetings to be held in a welcoming and professional manner. Please review the Physics Code of Conduct for Meetings.


Alpheus Smith Lecture

The Alpheus Smith Lecture began in 1960 and is funded by an endowed gift from the Smith family to honor Alpheus Smith. The lecture is given annually by a physicist renowned not only for their scientific achievements but also for the ability to communicate their scientific breakthroughs to the general public.

Alpheus Smith's Biography

Past Presenters

Videos of recent lectures



Physics Department Colloquium Schedule 2021

Astronomy Department Colloquium Schedule 

Other events in Astronomy

Annual Smith Lecture


Atomic, Molecular and Optical Seminar

Biophysics Seminar

Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics Seminar

Condensed Matter Experiment/Quantum Matter Seminar

Condensed Matter Theory Seminar

Condensed Matter Journal Club

ENCOMM Seminar

High Energy Physics Seminar

Invitations to Industry

Nuclear Physics Seminar

Physics Education Research Seminar

Quantum Information Seminar

Optical Science Seminar