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Physics Colloquia

Weniger Hall front entrance

A weekly physics lecture showcasing exciting new research from other academic institutions, national & government laboratories or from industry. Undergraduate physics majors and graduate students are encouraged to attend.

Colloquium talks are scheduled on Mondays at 4 p.m. Refreshments are served at 3:30 p.m.


On-campus lectures

Weniger 116 (colloquium) and Weniger 304 (solid state seminar) both have computers running standard software (Mac/Windows in 116, Windows in 304). The computers are connected to the internet, and to a projector. You may also bring your own laptop to connect to the projector. An overhead projector and a chalkboard are also available.

Remote lectures

We use the Zoom platform for remote lectures. The host will send you the link. You can share your screen to show slides. The host will monitor the chat for questions, but if you wish, we can also make you a co-host which allows participants to message you privately during the talk.


Parking is available in the lots on the west side of Weniger, and is usually plentiful in the afternoons. A permit is required, so please ask the host to obtain one for you (OSU parking permits are reciprocal with the U of O and OSU Cascades campus). There is also metered city parking on Monroe Avenue. Weniger Hall is at the junction of N.W. Monroe Avenue and 23rd Street. In Corvallis, the following rules are generally good around the university: Numbered streets run north-south starting at 1st street in the east to 53rd in the west. President streets are in chronological order and run east-west starting with Washington in the south. Highway 34 from I-5 (take exit 228) brings you in at 2nd Street and Harrison. Highway 99W becomes 3rd Street when you enter town from the south, and Highway 99W becomes 4th Street when you enter from the north.

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New Direct Electron Imaging Techniques for Quantum Materials

116 Weniger

Speaker: Prof. Kayla Nguyen, University of Oregon, Physics

Abstract: The advent of electron microscopy has revolutionized materials discovery. However, one of the main barriers is the cost of expensive aberration correcting lenses for… Read more