QMAP Events

The center will host various events of interest both to the scientific community working on related areas as well as events aimed at explaining to a wide audience the science we explore.

QMAP seminars

There are three weekly seminar series affiliated with QMAP and focused on particular topics:

  • QMAP FSG seminar: Thursdays 1:30pm
  • QMAP math seminar: Fridays 12:10pm
  • QMAP particles/cosmology: Mondays 1:30pm

All seminars take place in the room QMAP 3204. In 2022, they are all mostly virtual. QMAP math and QMAP particles/cosmology meet for virtual seminars in QMAP 3204, but remote access is also possible.

More details, including the schedule can be found here.

In addition there are regular seminar series in the Physics and Mathematics Departments which are of interest. For details please consult:

QMAP colloquium

The main regular event is the QMAP colloquium. It brings high profile speakers to address audience of both physicists and mathematicians interested in the core topics of the QMAP center. More information can be found here.

Past colloquia:

May 24, 2022: Martin Fraas (UC Davis): Quantum trajectories

QMAP colloquia were not held in 2020-2021 because of COVID-19 pandemic.

Past colloquia:

May 24, 2019: Stephen Shenker (Stanford): Black holes, random matrices, topological recursion and D-branes

March 1, 2019: Nathan Seiberg (IAS): Symmetries, Duality, and the Unity of Physics

February 8, 2019: Robert Wald (Chicago): Quantum Superposition of Massive Bodies

April 11, 2018: Roberto Emparan (Barcelona): Black hole fusion made easy

February 27, 2018, Sergei Gukov (Caltech): Conformal symmetry and 4-manifolds

November 21, 2017, Nicolai Reshetikhin (UC Berkeley): Superintegrable systems

October 24, 2017, Maxim Kontsevich (IHES): Quaternionic D-branes

October 17, 2017, Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS): Spacetime, Quantum Mechanics and Positive Geometry

Organizers are Jaroslav Trnka and Tudor Dimofte. More details on past and future colloquia can be found here.

QMAP workshops

QMAP will also regularly organize conferences, workshops and summer schools. This will bring to the campus experts in respective research areas to discuss latest developments. 

The list of recently organized workshops, conferences and summer schools:

QMAP conference

The inaugural QMAP conference, entitled, Recent Developments in Fields, Strings, and Gravity, took place in Dec 2016. Please visit the conference page linked above for details.

There will be an annual QMAP conference which where the QMAP members will present their research. This will consist of both expert talks and public talks for the wider campus community. The first QMAP conference is scheduled for spring 2020.

QMAP public lectures

QMAP will also organize public lectures to educate the general audience and attract young generation. See the webpage for details.


If you are interested in the technical talks, research seminars etc., you can sign-up to receive announcements at: QMAP mailing list.

For announcements related to the QMAP public lectures etc., you can sign-up at: QMAP Friends mailing list.

Event Calendar