Physics Events

View some of the Physics Department’s upcoming and past events.


Schrödinger's Chats:

Thursday, September 29th, 12:00pm-1:00pm 

Tuesday, November 15th, 12:00pm-1:00pm 

Location: TBD

Schrödinger's Chats are fun and casual gatherings for Oxy students, faculty, and staff to mingle and schmooze.  A safe and welcoming environment to discuss physics, share your favorite physics joke — or drop esoteric physics terminology.  Don't worry: you're amongst friends!  You need not be a physics major to join us!

Each Chat will include an informal 10-15 minute presentation on any physics topic of interest to the presenter — or to you!  Please submit questions: 

Click here to ask us questions!

Past Events:

Physics Phestival - Thursday, November 11:

2022 URC Summer Research Opportunities presented by our physics faculty:

Numerical Simulations of Rayleigh-Benard Convection - Janet Scheel

Muon Tomography - Jean-Luc Gauvreau and Dan Snowden-Ifft

The Dark Matter Mystery - Dan Snowden-Ifft

What happens when galaxies collide? - Sabrina Stierwalt


Remsen Bird Talk by Dr. Brian Siana, UC Riverside - September 10, 2020:


Physics Department Open House - September 16, 2020:


Video by Professor Janet Scheel showing turbulent convection in a cell with liquid mercury (referenced in Fall Open House event):