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
Contact Details

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

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Talks for 2020

CANCELLED - Dr Nadia Zatsepin - LaTrobe University
Time-resolved serial femtosecond crystallography with X-ray free-electron lasers download flyer
Wednesday 25 March - 2pmRoom 107, Level 1, 10 College WalkCOLLOQUIUM
CANCELLED - Dr Peter Cox - University of Melbourne
Detecting light dark matter with phonons download flyer
Thursday 19 March - 11amRoom 110, Level 1, 10 College WalkHigh Energy Physics
CANCELLED - Professor Christos Panagopoulos - Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Axisymmetric Topological Solitons download flyer
Wednesday 18 March - 2pmG30, New Horizons Bldg, 20 Research WaySPA & FLEET Seminar
Associate Professor Deanne Fisher - Swinburne University
Surprising Successes and Dramatic Failures of Theories of Evolution and Star Formation in Galaxies of the Distant Universe download flyer
Wednesday 11 March - 2pmRoom 107, Level 1, 10 College WalkCOLLOQUIUM
Dr Marie-Christine Zdora - University of Southampton/Diamond Synchrotron
X-ray speckle-based phase-contrast imaging - State of the art and applications download flyer
Tuesday 10 March - 2pmRoom 107, Level 1, 10 College WalkOptics Seminar
Dr Jeff Andrews - Northwestern University
It Takes Two to Tango: How Binary Stars Evolve into Gravitational Wave Sources
Tuesday 10 March - 12pmRoom 110, Level 1, 10 College WalkMonash Centre for Astrophysics
Associate Professor Kimitake Hayasaki - Chungbuk National University, Korea
Neutrino Emissions from Tidal Disruption Remnants
Thursday 5 March - 3pmRoom 110, Level 1, 10 College WalkMonash Centre for Astrophysics
Dr Philipp Strasberg - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Quantum stochastic thermodynamics download flyer
Wednesday 4 March - 2pmRoom 107, Level 1, 10 College WalkCOLLOQUIUM
Associate Professor Hagai Perets - Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
The origins of type Ia supernovae
Tuesday 3 March - 11amRoom 107, Level 1, 10 College WalkMonash Centre for Astrophysics
Associate Professor Ben Olsen - Yale NUS College
Interacting Fermi gases: from dynamical many-body phases to quasi-1D p-wave resonances download flyer
Friday 28 February - 11am Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Quantum Gases Seminar
Dr Paul Lasky - Monash University
OzHF:  The Science Case for a High-Frequency Gravitational-Wave Observatory download flyer
Wednesday 26 February - 2pmRoom 107, Level 1, 10 College WalkCOLLOQUIUM
Dr Coenraad Neijssel - University of Birmingham
Population synthesis of massive stellar binaries and predictions for the formation of (binary) black holes
Tuesday 25 February - 11amRoom 107, Level 1, 10 College WalkMonash Centre for Astrophysics
Dr Pat Scott - University of Queensland
Searches for dark matter and new physics with GAMBIT download flyer
Wednesday 19 February - 2pmRoom 107, Level 1, 10 College WalkCOLLOQUIUM
Dr Markus Prim - KIT
Exploring the Precision Frontier with Belle II download flyer
Tuesday 18 February - 11amRoom 110, Level 1, 10 College WalkHigh Energy Physics
Professor Chiaki Kobayashi - University of Hertsfordshire
The Origin of Elements and Their Evolution in Galaxies download flyer
Wednesday 12 February - 2pmRoom 107, Level 1, 10 College WalkCOLLOQUIUM

Dr Gary Ruben - Monash University
3pm - Scavenging Compton scattered X-ray photons for tomographic benefit (download flyer)

Dr Tim Gureyev - University of Melbourne
3.30pm - Multiple scattering and Fresnel diffraction in tomographic reconstruction of small molecules from electron defocus series (download flyer)

Tuesday 11 February - Commencing 3pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Imaging & Optics Seminar
Dr Jay Newstead - Purdue University
Detecting light dark matter with xenon download flyer
Monday 10 February - 11amRoom 107, Level 1, 10 College WalkHigh Energy Physics
Professor Dr Johannes Hecker Denschlag - Ulm University
Molecules, bound states and few-body physics in ultracold quantum gases download flyer
Wednesday 5 February - 2pmRoom 107, Level 1, 10 College WalkCOLLOQUIUM
Professor Andy Bunker - University of Oxford
Exploring the high redshift Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope
Tuesday 4 February - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Monash Centre for Astrophysics
Professor Emanuel Tutuc - The University of Texas
Electron Physics in Rotationally Controlled van der Waals Heterostructures download flyer
Wednesday 29 January - 2pmRoom 107, Level 1, 10 College WalkCOLLOQUIUM
Dr Earl Patrick Bellinger - Aarhus University
What Can Asteroseismology Do For Astrophysics?
Tuesday 28 January - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Monash Centre for Astrophysics
Dr Nina Voronova - Moscow Engineering Physics Institute
Quantum hydrodynamics of cold exciton gases & ultrafast Rabi-oscillating vortices in exciton-polariton condensates download flyer
Thursday 23 January - 11am G30, New Horizons Centre, 20 Research WayFLEET Seminar
Dr Nicolo Defenu - University of Heidelberg
Quantum scale anormaly and spatial coherence in a 2D Fermi superfluid download flyer
Wednesday 15 January - 11am Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Quantum Gases Seminar
Dr Tais Michele Maiolino - Wuhan University, China
Broadened and Red-skewed iron lines in accreting compact objects
Tuesday 14 January - 12pm Room 107, Level 1, 10 College Walk Monash Centre for Astrophysics