General Physics Colloquia

We are restarting the Colloquium series within GPC (Gothenburg Physics Centre) after the pandemic break, but in a different format and place – the Faculty at Wijkanders. 

Local and non-local speakers will bring you new insights from the many facets of Physics, and there will be ample possibilities to mingle with your colleagues afterwards. The purpose of the GPC lectures is knowledge sharing and real life community building.  Therefore we will not provide any zoom link to the lecture. We instead welcome you all to attend in person! 

Previously invited speakers


Annica Black-Schaffer, Uppsala University
Abstract of talk: Topological superconductors and Majorana fermions

Frank Wilczek, 
MIT, Nordita, KTH and Stockholm University (Nobel Prize Laureate 2004)
Abstract of talk: New Ideas in Axion Searches​​​

Jean-Sébastien Caux, University of Amsterdam
Abstract of talk: Dynamics in one dimension: a treasure trove of theoretical and
experimental many-body quantum physics

John Conway, Onsala Space Observatory, Chalmers University of technology
Abstract of talk: Imaging Black hole Event Horizon Scale Structures via millimetre wavelength 
Very Long Baseline Interferometry​​

Alain Aspect, Institut d'Optique Graduate School, Université Paris-Saclay
Absrtact of talk: From Einstein's questions to quantum information: a new quantum revolution

Robin Golser, University of Vienna
Abstract of talk: When every atom counts - analysing nature with utmost sensitivity​

Michael Doser, CERN
Federico Capasso, Harvard University, USA

​Stefano Vitale, LISA mission, U. Trento
 Abstract of talk: Gravitational wave astronomy within ESA Science Programme
Take part of the talk (PDF)

Anna Herland
, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
​ Abstract of talk: Organs-on-Chip, new models of human physiology​

Sebastian Eggert, TU Kaiserslautern

 Abstract of talk: Time-periodic driving: beyond Floquet engineering​
Take part of the talk (PDF)

Matthias Neubert, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany



Takaaki Kajita, University of Tokyo.​
Frank CichosUniversität Leipzig​​

Abstract of talk: Information Controlled Structure Formation in Artificial Microswimmer Systems​

Brian Andersen, Copenhagen University
Abstract of talk: New Clues to the Mechanism of Unconventional Superconductivity from Spectroscopy and Theory of Iron-based Superconductors.

Gunnar Westberg
, ICAN (Int. Campain to Abolish Nuclear Weapons)
Abstract of talk:  Preventing nuclear war​

Karlheinz Langanke
, Darmstadt University
Abstract of talk:  How Nature makes Gold​

Hartmut Löwen
, Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf 
 Abstract of talk: Physics of active soft matter​​

Laura Baudis, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Abstract of talk: Illuminating the dark: direct searches for cold dark matter in the Milky Way

Eli Zeldov, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Abstract of talk: Nanoscale thermal imaging of dissipation in quantum systems

Stephanie Reimann
, Lund University, Sweden
Abstract of talk: Quantum gases in a low-dimensional confinement

Laurens W. Molenkamp
, Würzburg University, Germany

Abstract of talk: Topological physics in HgTe-based quantum devices

Jan-Michael RostMax Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany

Abstract of talk: Rydberg molecular systems: From antiprotonic Helium to Trilobites in a dense gas

Andreas Schnyder, Max-Planck Institut in Stuttgart, Germany
Abstract of talk: Crystalline topological semi-metals

Nicholas Suntzeff
, Texas A&M University, USA

Abstract of talk: Thirty years of watching stars explode

Anders Nilsson, Stockholm University, Sweden
Abstract of talk: The Mystery of Water Revealed from X-ray Laser Studies

Sir John Pendry, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
Abstract of talk: Compacted dimensions and singular plasmonic surfaces

Constantino Tsallis, National Institute of Science and Technology of Complex Systems, Brazil
Abstract of talk: Validity and failure of the Boltzmann weight

Lene Vestergaard Hau
, Harvard University, USA
Abstract of talk: The art of taming light: What we can learn from a bacterium… and beyond


Masay Kataoka, NPL, United Kingdom

Alban Kellerbauer, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Germany
Abstract of talk: Why Antimatter Matters

Ulf Danielsson, Uppsala University, Sweden
Abstract of talk: Strings at the Horizon

Sara Strandberg, Stockholm University, Sweden
Abstract of talk: Searching for New Physics at the Terascale with the ATLAS Experiment

Jens Biegert, ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain
Abstract of talk: Imaging with a Single Electron

Sergio Ciliberto, ENS, Lyon, France
Abstract of talk: The Maxwell demon and Landauer’s principle: From Gedanken to Real Experiments

Robert Contino, Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy
Abstract of the talk: "Pushing the energy frontier"

Daniel Braak, University of Augsburg, Germany
Abstract of talk: Exactly solvable models for light-matter interaction

Jens Bardarson, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
Abstract of talk: Many-body localization, entanglement and natural orbitals

Carlos Perez de los Heros, Uppsala University, Sweden
Abstract of talk: "Astrophysics from the cold - The IceCube neutrino observatory at the South Pole"

Serena Dalena, Physical Review Letters
Abstract of talk: "Successful Letters in Physical Review Letters - An Editor’s perspective"

Sabrina Maniscalco, Turku Centre for Quantum Physics and University of Turku, Finland
Abstract of talk: "Quantum simulators of non-Markovian dynamics"

Floriana Lombardi, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Abstract of talk: "Hints of topological induced superconductivity in the surface states of the topological insulator Bi2Te3"

John Dyke, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Abstract of talk: "Photoionisation of reactive intermediates of atmospheric importance"

Sougato Bose, University College London, United Kingdom
Abstract of talk: "Spin Network Quantum Automata"

Viatcheslav Mukhanov, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Abstract of talk: "Quantum Universe"

Van M Savage, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Abstract of talk: "Combining Traits, Temperature, and Trophic Interactions to Model Ecological Systems"​​​​​​

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