Seminars and colloquia

The Department of Physics and Astronomy hosts the following colloquia, seminars, journal clubs, and public lecture events. Speakers and attendees share a range of disciplines across physics, chemistry, biophysics, engineering, and applied mathematics.

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Series

Colloquia are presented on Thursdays at 3:45 p.m. in the Physics Research Building, room 245.

Condensed Matter and Biophysics (ABC) seminars

Condensed Matter seminars are held Fridays at 2:30 p.m. in Physics Research Building, room 245.

Particle/Astro/Nuclear (PAN) seminars

This seminar series presents research covering topics high energy physics, quantum field theory, astroparticle, particle, and nuclear and hadronic physics.

PAN seminars are held on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in the Physics Research Building, room 312.

Science Under the Dome Lecture Series

This lecture series is targeted toward the general public and features speakers from the Wayne State University community and greater Detroit area. Lectures are presented by specialists but formulated to be of interest to all. This series is provided by the Wayne State Planetarium which is dedicated to the promotion of science.

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Vaden W. Miles Memorial Lecture Series

Held once a year, this lectureship was established by Mrs. Maxine Miles to commemorate the memory of her husband, Professor Vaden Willis Miles, former faculty in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

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