Monthly colloquium-style talks by outstanding speakers covering all areas of natural sciences


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Within the DIPC International Physics Colloquia initiative, outstanding guest speakers covering all areas of natural science are invited every month or so to deliver colloquium-style talks.

Scope & aim

The intended audience of the DIPC colloquia are all interested scientists at the DIPC and neighboring institutes, from PhD student to Professors.

Colloquium speakers are encouraged to give broadly accessible talks with emphasis on providing an overview and general ideas of their research field as well as a personal view of the open questions, grand challenges, and future research directions.

DIPC colloquia are primarily addressed to scientists and may thus contain specialized and technical material, but they are open to anyone interested in science.

Coordinates & format

Colloquia are held in the "Josebe Olarra" DIPC's Seminar Room (building 1, DIPC headquarters) and generally scheduled on Thursdays in the afternoon. The duration of the talk is about one hour. DIPC offers refreshments afterwards to make occasion to meet the speaker and other colleagues and discuss the presentation.

Past Colloquia

Upcoming events
2024 May 21

Optics, Electronics and Magnetism in 2D Materials (OEM-2D Workshop)

Andrés Ayuela (DIPC, CFM-MPC CSIC-UPV/EHU), Garnett Bryant (JQI, NIST/UMD), Thomas Weitz (Georg-August University Göttingen), Anna Seiler (Georg-August University Göttingen), Marta Pelc (Nicolaus Copernicus University), Karolina Slowik (Nicolaus Copernicus University)

2024/05/21 - 2024/05/24 | HEFA I - UPV/EHU, Donostia / San Sebastian

2024 May 22

CFM-DIPC PhD seminar series 2024

Zuzanna Lawera and Nguyen Duy Hoang Minh

12:00 | CFM Auditorium

2024 May 23

DIPC Community Seminar: A personal perspective on simulations of biomolecules: challenges and opportunities

Xabier Lopez

12:00 | Donostia International Physics Center (In person seminar)

2024 May 24

Magnetic Molecules: structure, spectroscopy, and dynamics

Jon Kragskow

12:00 | Donostia International Physics Center (Hybrid Seminar)

2024 May 27

Optimisation of Fe-Mn-C steels for biodegradable vascular implant applications

Martin Otto

11:00 | CIC nanoGUNE Seminar room, Tolosa Hiribidea 76, Donostia-San Sebastian

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