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Physics Colloquia

This is the page for the Physics Colloquia of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

The Physics Colloquia take place Thursdays at 16:00. This year we are doing it in a hybrid mode. The in-person presentations will take place in NB4, 5111.0080.

To watch remotely, the following link can be used:

For the Master students:
In order to get credits for the colloquia you attend, you need to be registered for the course in Nestor (the lectures will be given in blackboard collaborate environment and attendance will be registered there, automatically). It is your responsibility to make sure that you do indeed appear in the student list. If in doubt, please contact Anastasia Borschevsky (a.borschevsky

To remind you, to complete this course you need to attend 10 colloquia.

You need to sign in  with your personal account  and use the balckboard sessions  as prepared within the Nestor course. You CANNOT get credits if you use the guest link! Please sign in on time (no late arrivals), and for the FULL lecture time (make sure that you have a stable internet connection to avoid technical problems).

Our schedule for the next academic year is:

Date Speaker Title / Topic

30 June 2022

Former Physics Colloquia

23 June 2022

Damien Dornic, CNRS/CPPM

Multi-Messenger Studies to Explore Cosmic Ray Sources

16 June 2022

Siddharth Deshpande, Wageningen University & Research

A Tale of Two Droplets: from Synthetic Cells to Biosensors

9 June 2022

Azadeh Fattahi, University of Durham

Simulations of Local Universes

2 June 2022

Zernike Colloquium,
Andrew Rappe, University of Pennsylvania

Relaxing in Weird Places

26 may 2022

Ascension Day

19 May 2022

Philine van Vliet, DESY

The Conformal Bootstrap: exploring line defects with O(2) symmetry

12 May 2022

Zernike Colloquium,
Clare Grey, University of Cambridge

Developing and applying new tools to understand how materials for Li and "beyond-Li" bettery technologies function

5 May 2022

Liberation Day

28 April 2022

Luigi Tibaldo, CNRS

Observational tests of the matter - antimatter asymmetry in the Universe

21 April 2022

Jordy de Vries, UvA/Nikhef

Electric dipole moments: a perspective from Particle Physics

14 April 2022

Said Rodriguez, AMOLF

Polarization Switching and Broken Detailed Balance in a Multistable Perovskite Semiconductor Cavity

7 April 2022

Zernike Colloquium,
Manuel Bibes, CNRS/Thales

Spin-charge interconvertion and superconductivity in Rashba 2D gases based on KTaO3

31 March 2022

Andrea Giuntoli, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials

Hairy nanoparticles: a promising component for impact resistant polymer nanocomposites

24 March 2022

Ilia Solov'yov, Oldenburg University

Quantum origins of magnetic sensing

17 March 2022

Piet Mulders, UvA/Nikhef

The symmetries of the standard model of particle physics

10 March 2022

Francesca Giacoppo, GSI

High precision mass spectrometry of heavy and superheavy nuclides with the SHIPTRAP setup at GSI

17 February 2022

Sense Jan vd Molen, Leiden University

Probing Quantum Properties of Van der Waals Materials

10 February 2022

Physics Heidag

The Exam of the Future

For teaching staff only

3 February 2022

Zernike Colloquium, André H. Gröshel, University of Münster

Polymer Cubosomes: Adding Functionality to High Surface Area Micelles

27 January 2022

Anna Franckowiak, Universität Bochum

Multi-messenger astronomy with high-energy neutrinos

16 December 2021

Lingyu Wang, Kapteyn Institute, University of Groningen / ESRON

The most extreme star factories in the Universe or gorging supermassive black holes?

9 December 2021

Nathaniel Graig, University of California, Santa Barbara

The Cosmological Future of Particle Physics

2 December 2021

Zernike Colloquium, René Jansen, Eindhoven University of Technology

Organic and Perovskite photovoltaic cells and photodiodes

25 November 2021

Shirin Faraji, Zernike Institute of Advanced Materials, University of Groningen

Databased accelerated on-the-fly hybrid quantum/classical dynamics

11 November 2021

Marcel Pawlowski, Astrophysical Institute, Potsdam

Systems of Satellite Galaxies: Are their Distributions and Motions Consistent with Galaxies?

28 October 2021

Chiara Ciccarelli, Cambridge University

Moving towards faster and lower power spintronics

21 October 2021

Betsey Adams, ASTRON Kapteyn Institute

An HI perspective on dwarf galaxies as tests of simulations and cosmology

14 October 2021

Mara Senghi Soares, Nikhef

Flavour anomlies at the LHC: why did they make news?

23 September 2021

Fabian Erder, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse

Chromatin as a biomolecular condensate

16 September 2021

Konstantin Gaul, University of Marburg, Germany

a window into fundamental physics

8 July 2021 Aires Ferreira, University of York, UK Spin-orbit cou;ing phenomena in van der Waals materials: perspectives form theory and experiment
24 June 2021 Lee Roberts Exploring Terra Incognita with the World's Largest Panning Trap

17 June 2021

Brian Hare,
Kapteijn Institute, RUG

Resolving the Physics of Lightning with the LOFAR Radio Telescope

10 June 2021

Daan van Eijk

The KM3NeT: where particle physics and astroparticle physics meet

3 June 2021

Zernike Colloquium
Karl Duderstadt,
Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Sliding, pushing, crashing: the treacherous pathways of chromosome replication in a crowded world

27 May 2021 Ema Dimastrogiovanni, Van Swinderen Institute, RUG Gravitational Waves from Cosmic Inflation
20 May 2021 Katja Nowack, Cornell University, New York, USA Local Magnetic Measurements of Quantum Materials
12 May 2021 Prof Francken Symposium Cognitive Matters - Physics of Cognitive Advancements
29 April 2021 Malte Rösner Coulomb-Engineering in Layered Materials and its Prospects for Novel Device Concepts
18 March 2021 Marcos Guimaraes
Using Two-dimensional Materials to manipulate Magnets
11 March 2021 Daniel Johnson
B -> D D h Decays: A new (virtual) laboratory for exotic particle searches at LHCb
4 March 2021 Bart Jan Ravoo Zernike Colloquium
25 Februari 2021 Christian Smorra, Univesity of Mainz, DE Searching beyond Standard Model physics in high-precision measurements with antiprotons
18 February 2021

Sugato Bose,
University College London, UK

An Experiment to Reveal the Quantum character of Gravity
11 Februari 2021 Daan Meerburg, University of Groningen, VSI, NL Open Questions in Cosmology
4 February 2021 Martin Ziegler Memristive systems for the emulation of biological learning
21 January 2021 Volker Perlick,
University of Bremen, DE
Calculating the shadow of a black hole
14 January 2021 Kay Saalwachter, University of halle, DE Macroscopic and molecular rheology of associative networks for applications as self-healing materials
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