The Physics Department plays host to frequent professional visitors through its colloquium series. We invite speakers from science and engineering departments of other universities, from government labs and from industry to talk about their work. Through the colloquium series, students not only have an opportunity to learn about topics of current interest in physics and engineering, they also get to talk with people who have built successful careers around their interests in physics.
Afterwards, we usually take speakers to dinner, and we encourage students to join us. Many of our speakers are interested in recruiting for their graduate programs.