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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.
The in-person presentations will take place in different leture halls. Please see the announcement poster for more details.

For the Master students:
In order to get credits for the colloquia you attend, you need to be registered for the course in Nestor. 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.

During the colloquium sessions a presence list will be circulated that students should sign for registration of their attendance. If the list is not circulated it can be signed by the end of the colloquium in the front of the room. Students are encurraged to verify the correct registrations of their attendance on the Nestor site regularly. Normally attandance is registered within a week.

The chairman of the Colloquium Committee, Anastasia Borschevsky is responsible for the decision that students have fulfilled their colloquium obligation. In case of exceptional registrations (e.g. in the case of the attendance of other symposia than the General Physics Colloquium) students should contact Anastasia (

The registration of the attended colloquia in this Nestorsite is carried out by mrs. Annelien Blanksma. Students can find the number of colloquia that are registered for attendance under the button 'Registered Attendances'. For matters concerning the actual registration of attended colloquia, students can contact mrs. Annelien Blanksma (

Our schedule for the next academic year is:

Title / Topic
18 April 2024
Sonia Conesa-Boj, TU Delft
25 April 2024
Bjorn Corzlius, University of Rodstock
2 May 2024
Maz Ali, TU Delft
9 May 2024
Ascension Day
16 May 2024
ZIAM Colloquium
Prof Eva Malmstrom, KTH Stockholm
23 May 2024
Fabio Iocco, University of Naples
30 May 2024
Ania Kwiatkoski, Triumf
6 June 2024
ZIAM Colloquium
Dr. Silvia Picozzi, CNR-SPIN
13 June 2024
Philipp Mersch, Univesity of Aachen
20 June 2024
Jorik van de Greop, UvA/AMOLF
27 June 2024
Oscar Macias, University of San Francisco
4 July 2024
ZIAM Colloquium
Prof. Yuanbo Zhang, Fudan University
11 July 2024
Ioana Ilie, UVA
18 July 2024
Manuel Gurierrez, Greifswald/GSI

Former Physics Colloquia

11 April 2024
Richard Wilhelm, TU Wien, Vienna
4 April 2024
ZIAM Colloquium
Prof. Andrea Damascelli, University of British Columbia
21 March 2024
Flavia Dias, UvA/Nikhef
14 March 2024
Charusheela Ranaman, VU / Max Planck Institute
15 February 2024
Tim Lichenberg, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute
8 February 2024
ZIAM Colloquium
Prof. Liv Hornekaer, Aarhus University
1 February 2024
Sotiris Loucatos, APC-Saclay
25 January 2024
Rene Reifart, University of Frankfurt, Los Alamos
14 December 2023
Federica Bradascio, CEA-IRFU, France
7 December 2023
ZIAM Colloquium
Nacho Pascual
The Emergence of Magnetism in Graphene Nanostructures
6 December 2023
Natalia Oreshkina, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
30 November 2023
Ticijana Ban, Insitute of Physics, Zagreb, Croatia
23 November 2023
Oscar Versolato, ARCNL/VU
9 November
House of Connections
2 November
ZIAM Colloquium, Mathieu Luisier
26 October 2023
Maxim Pchenitchnikov
19 October 2023
Esra Yuksel, Surrey UK
12 October 2023
Laura Tolos, ICE Barcelona
5 October 2023
ZIAM Colloquium, Roberto Lo Conte
21 September 2023
Tjerk Oosterkamp, Leiden University
14 September 2023
Michael Fuhrer, Monash University, Australia
6 July 2023
ZIAM Colloquium, Emily Carter, Princeton University
22 June 2023
Vinicius Mikuni, Berkeley NERSC
15 June 2023
Trisan Du Pree, Nikhef
1 June 2023
ZIAM Colloquium, Prof. Harish Bhaskaran, University of Oxford
25 May 2023
Kathye Mulrey, Radboud University, Nijmegen
11 May 2023
Julieta I. Paez, University of Twente
4 May 2023
ZIAM Colloquium, Micloa spaldin, ETH Zurich
20 April 2023
Marianne Bauer, TU Delft
6 April 2023
ZIAM Colloquium, xinliang Feng, TU Dresden
30 March 2023
Anu Kankainen, University of Jyväkylä, Finland
23 March 2023
Harm Schoorlemmer, Radboud University, Nijmegen
16 March 2023
Adam Ritz, University of Victoria, Canada
9 March 2023
Edda Gschwendtner, CERN
2 March 2023
ZIAM Colloquium, Markus Antonietti, Max Planck Institute of colloids and Interfaces
23 February 2023
Sara Buson, Würzburg University
9 February 2023
Semonti Bhattacharyya,
Leiden University
2 February 2023
ZIAM Colloquium, Josef A. Käs
26 January 2023
Sam Witte,
University of Amsterdam
19 January 2023
Tuija Jokinen,
Cyprus Institute
12 January 2023
Robert Pollice, Stratingh Institute
15 December 2022

Panos Christakoglou,
Utrecht Univesity / Nikhef

8 December 2022
Andreas Massling,
Aarhus University

Villum Research Station (VILLUM) in North Greenland

1 December 2022

Marnix Wagemaker, Delft University of Technology

Material Science for Next Generation Batteries

24 November 2022

Ralf Richter, University of Leeds

17 November 2022

Anna Isaeva, UvA

10 November 2022

Odile Smits, Massey University, New Zealand

From atomic interactions to the melting transition

3 November 2022

Jiwoong Park, University of Chicago

New 2D with Atomically Thin Crystals

27 October 2022

Simon Friederich, RUG

Foundations of Quantum Theory - an Opinionated Introduction

20 October 2022

Lyuba Amitonova, ARCNL

Computational compressive imaging

13 October 2022

Agustín Aucar

Parity violation effects in chiral molecules

6 October 2022

Antonija Grubisic Cabo, Zernike Institute

Time- and Angle-resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy on 2D-Materials

29 September 2022

Bart Hoogenboom, UCL

Exotic states of matter in the bacterial outer membrane

22 September 2022

Ian Howard, KIT

15 September 2022

Steven Jones (VSI/ALPHA)


8 September 2022

Zhen Yuan, Strasbourg Observatory

Origin of Elements in the Early Galaxy

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

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

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
20 May 2021
Katja Nowack, Cornell University, New York, USA
12 May 2021
Prof Francken Symposium
29 April 2021
Malte Rösner
18 March 2021
Marcos Guimaraes
11 March 2021
Daniel Johnson
4 March 2021
Bart Jan Ravoo
25 Februari 2021
Christian Smorra, Univesity of Mainz, DE
18 February 2021

Sugato Bose,
University College London, UK

11 Februari 2021
Daan Meerburg, University of Groningen, VSI, NL
4 February 2021
Martin Ziegler
21 January 2021
Volker Perlick,
University of Bremen, DE
14 January 2021
Kay Saalwachter, University of halle, DE
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