The Department of Physics at Western Michigan University offers workshops, seminars and colloquia throughout the year.


The department sponsors frequent colloquia on physics research and topics of more general interest. They are attended by our graduate and undergraduate students, University faculty, emeriti and members of the community.

Colloquia are open to all and there is no charge to attend. For more information, please call the Department of Physics, (269) 387-4940. Metered visitor parking is available in the Miller Auditorium ramp.


November 19, 2018 | Beyond mean-field approaches for nuclear physics
Jiangming Yao, Ph.D.

November 26, 2018 | Accreting Neutron Stars and the Physics of Dense Matter
Edward Brown, Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Our colloquia are approved WMU Signature events.


 October 15, 2018 | Wide Bandwidth Achromatic Planar Silicon Lenses: Translating Technology into Products in Silicon Valley
Gregory Kintz

October 22, 2018 | Modeling the X-ray Emissions from Accreting Black Holes
Javier Garcia, Ph.D.

October 29, 2018 | High-density plasma environment effects on the atomic structure and X-ray K lines in ions of astrophysical interest
J. Deprince

November 5, 2018 | Biomedical Applications of Terahertz Technologies
Dr. Robert H. Giles

November 12, 2018 | Imaging photoinduced particle fragmentation: Mass spectroscopy using x-ray sources and tabletop ultrafast lasers
Dr. Li Fang

previous Colloquia