Loeb and Lee Lectures: 1990 -

For access to recordings of some of the lectures, please email physics_colloquium@fas.harvard.edu
For earlier lectures, see Loeb and Lee Lectures Archive: 1953 - 1990

2021-2022 Lee Historical Lecturer:
David Ruelle (IHES)
"A Personal Historical View of the Theory of Deterministic Chaos" (4/5/2022)
  Lee Historical Lecturer:
Helen Quinn (SLAC)
"A Window on Particle Physics at Harvard in the Early 1970’s" (11/17/2021)
 
  Loeb Lecturer:
Sara Seager (MIT)
Colloquium: "Exoplanets and the Search for Atmospheric Biosignature Gases" (11/01/21)
Lecture I: "Venus as Potentially Habitable Planet" (11/2/21)  
Lecture II: The Search for Another Earth (11/3/21)

2020-2021

No Lectures
 
 
2019-2000 Loeb Lecturer:
Zhi-Xun Shen (Stanford)
Colloquium: "Angle-Resolved Photoemission – a Many-Body Spectroscopy for Quantum Materials" (11/4/19)
Lecture I: "Electronic Phase Diagram of Cuprate Superconductors – a Balancing Act" (11/5/19)  
Lecture II: "Electronic Structure of Topological Materials" (11/6/19)
 
   Loeb Lecturer:
Yann LeCun
(VP & Chief AI Scientist, Facebook;
Silver Professor, NYU)
Colloquium: "The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Deep Learning" (09/16/19)
Lecture I: "The Energy-Based Formulation of Learning"  (09/17/19)
Lecture II: "Intriguing Connections Between Deep Learning and Physics" (09/18/19)
 
    Loeb Lecturer:
Jun Ye (JILA)
Colloquium: "Quantum Matter and Atomic Clocks" (10/22/18)
Lecture I: "Frequency Comb Spectroscopy – from mid-IR to XUV" (10/23/18)
Lecture II: "Cold Molecules – a New Playground for Quantum and Chemical Physics" (10/24/18)
 
2018-19 Lee Historical Lecturer:
Anton Zeilinger (U Vienna)
"Quantum Information and Quantum Communication, Foundations and Prospects" (04/04/2019)
 
   Loeb Lecturer:
Donna Strickland (U Waterloo)
Colloquium: "From Nonlinear Optics to High-Intensity Laser Physics" (03/04/19)
Lecture I: "Investigation of Multi-Frequency Raman Generated Spectra" (03/05/19)
Lecture II: "Two-Color CPA Laser Development for Nonlinear Optics" (03/06/19)
 
    Loeb Lecturer:
Jun Ye (JILA)
Colloquium: "Quantum Matter and Atomic Clocks" (10/22/18)
Lecture I: "Frequency Comb Spectroscopy – from mid-IR to XUV" (10/23/18)
Lecture II: "Cold Molecules – a New Playground for Quantum and Chemical Physics" (10/24/18)
 
2017-18 Lee Historical Lecturer:
Rainer Weiss (MIT)
"The Remarkable Gamble the National Science Foundation Took with LIGO" (04/23/2018)
 
    Loeb Lecturer:
Margaret Murnane (JILA)
Colloquium: "Harnessing Quantum Light Science for Tabletop X-Ray Lasers, with Applications in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology" (04/10/18)
Lecture I: "Capturing the Fastest Charge and Spin Dynamics in Nanosystems using Tabletop High Harmonic Beams" (04/11/18)
Lecture II: "Coherent Imaging Using Coherent X-Ray Beams" (04/12/18)
 
  Lee Historical Lecturer:
Michael Berry (U Bristol)
"Variations on a Theme of Aharonov and Bohm" (03/29/2018)

 
2016-17 Lee Historical Lecturer:
Michael E. Fisher, U Maryland & Cornell
 
"Wilson’s Renormalization Group Theory: Ken Wilson as I Knew Him" (04/25/17)
  Loeb Lecturer:
Ali Yazdani, Princeton
Colloquium: "Spotting the Elusive Majorana under the Microscope" (10/31/16)
Lecture I: "Visualizing a Nematic Quantum Liquid" (11/01/16)
Lecture II: "Topological Connections and Protection in Metals and Insulators" (11/03/16)
 
2015-16 Loeb Lecturer:
Stephen Hawking, Cambridge
 
"Quantum Black Holes" (04/18/16)
This lecture was not recorded
  Lee Historical Lecturer:
Richard Muller, UC Berkeley
"One Catastrophe After Another: The Big Bang, Death of the Dinosaurs, Ice Ages, Global Warming, and Beyond" (04/13/16)
 
  Loeb Lecturer:
Juan Maldacena, Princeton
Colloquium: "Black Holes and the Structure of Spacetime" (03/21/16)
Lecture I: "Introduction to the Gauge Gravity Duality I" (03/22/16)
Lecture II: "Introduction to the Gauge Gravity Duality II" (03/23/16)
Lecture III: "Entanglement entropy in quantum field theory and gravity" (03/24/16)
Lecture IV: "Chaos and Black Holes"(03/25/16)
 
2014-15 Loeb Lecturer:
Brian P. Schmidt, The Australian National University
Lecture I: "Surveying the Southern Skies with the SkyMapper Telescope" (04/28/15)
Colloquium: "The Accelerating Universe "(04/29/15)
Lecture II: "After the Dark Ages: The First Stars" (04/30/15)
 
  Lee Historical Lecturer:
Steven Weinberg, University of Texas
 
"Glimpses of a World Within" (12/01/14)
2013-14 Loeb Lecturer:
Marc Mézard, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
Colloquium: "The Spin Glass Cornucopia" (4/28/2014)
Lecture I: "Phase Transitions in Hard Computer Science Problems" (04/29/2014)
Lecture II:" Occam’s Razor in Massive Data Acquisition: a Statistical Physics Approach" (04/30/2014)
 
  Lee Historical Lecturer:
François Englert, Université Libre de Bruxelles
 
"The Brout-Englert-Higgs Mechanism and Its Scalar Bosons" (04/17/2014)
2012-13 Lee Historical Lecturer:
Roy J. Glauber, Harvard
 
"Recollections of Los Alamos and the Nuclear Era" (04/30/2013)
  Loeb Lecturer:
Fabiola Gianotti, CERN
Colloquium: "Challenges and Accomplishments of the Large Hadron Collider" (04/22/2013)
Lecture I: "Higgs Boson: aVery Special Discovery" (04/24/2013)
 
  Loeb Lecturer:
Philip Kim, Columbia University
Lecture I: "Spin and Pseudospin in Graphene" (9/21/2012)
Colloquium: "Bloch, Landau, and Dirac: Hofstadter's Butterfly in Graphene" (09/24/2012)
Lecture II: "Materials in 2-Dimension and Beyond" (9/25/2012)
 
2011-12 Lee Historical Lecturer:
David Gross, KITP, UCSB
 
"A Century of Nuclear Physics: "From Rutherford to QCD and to String Theory" (4/17/2012)
 
  Loeb Lecturer:
John Clarke, UC Berkeley
Colloquium: "The Ubiquitous SQUID: Then and Now" (3/19/2012)
Lecture I: "Magnetic Flux 1/f Noise: A 30-Year Saga" (3/20/2012)
Lecture II: "Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Microtesla Fields: A New Clinical Modality?" (3/22/2012)
 
  Loeb Lecturer:
Theodor W. Hänsch
(University of Munich, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics)
 
Colloquium: "Laser Spectroscopy of Hydrogen" (3/5/2012)
Lecture I: "The Proton Size Puzzle" (3/6/2012)
Lecture II:" Lazer Frequency Combs" (3/8/2012)
 
2010-11 Loeb Lecturer:
Dam Thanh Son, University of Washington
 
Colloquium: "Viscosity, Quark Gluon Plasma, and String Theory "(4/18/11)
Lecture I: "Deconstructing Holographic Liquids" (4/19/11)
Lecture II: "Field Theoretical Methods for Non-relativistic Systems" (4/21/11)
 
  Lee Historical Lecturer:
Dudley Herschbach, CCB, Harvard
 
"Molecular Beams in Chemical Physics" (3/9/11)
 
  Loeb Lecturer:
Boris Shraiman, KITP, UCSB
Colloquium: "Unexpected Physics in Biology" (1/31/11)
Lecture I: "Genetic 'Ensembles': Alleles versus Genotypes" (2/1/11)
Lecture II: "Sex, Survival and Adaptation" (2/3/11)
2009-2010 Lee Historical Lecturer:
M. Dresselhaus, MIT
Historical Threads of Nanoscience
  Loeb Lecturer:
Matthew P.A. Fisher, California Institute of Technology
Colloquium: Quantum Crystals, Quantum Choreography and Quantum Computing (3/1/10)
Lecture I: Exotic Spin Liquids in Weak Mott Insulators (3/2/10)
Lecture II: Critical Quantum Fluids with d-wave Pair Correlations (3/4/10)
  Loeb Lecturer:
Daniel Eisenstein, University of Arizona
Colloquium: A New Decade of Cosmic Structure (10/5/09)
Lecture I: Baryon Acoustic Oscillations: A Robust and Precise Route to the Cosmological Distance Scale (10/6/09)
Lecture II: Observational probes of dark energy (10/8/09)
2008-09 Loeb Lecturer:
David Kaplan, University of Washington
Colloquium: Nuclear Physics from Effective Field Theory (4/20/09)*
Lecture I: Conformality Lost (4/21/09)*
Lecture II: Peering Beyond the Horizon with Axions (4/23/09)*
  Lee Historical Lecturer:
Michael Tinkham, Harvard
The Discovery of the Superconducting Energy Gap (4/16/09)
  Loeb Lecturer:
Ann Nelson, University of Washington
Colloquium: Beyond the Standard Model in the LHC Era (3/30/09)
Lecture I: SUSY Conformal Hidden Valley & Dark Matter (3/31/09)
  Loeb Lecturer:
J.C. Séamus Davis,
Cornell University & Brookhaven National Laboratory
Exploring Complex Condensed Quantum Matter:
Lecture I: Atomic Scale Visualization of Electronic Structure in Cuprates: From Mottness to Superconductivity (12/4/08)
Colloquium: Complex Quantum Matter in Bosonic Crystals: A 'Superglass' State in Solid 4 He (12/8/08)
Lecture II: Imaging the 'Fano Lattice'’ Signature of Heavy Fermion Formation via f-d Hybridization (12/10/08)
Lecture III: Identification of the Cuprate Pseudogap State using Quasiparticle Interference Imaging (12/11/08)
  Loeb Lecturer:
Rashid Sunyaev, Max Planck Institute
Colloquium: Clusters of Galaxies, Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation and Cosmology (11/10/08)
Lecture I: CMB Spectral Distortions Due to Energy Release in the Early Universe (11/11/08)
Lecture II: Interaction of CMB Photons with Hot Gas in the Clusters of Galaxies and Observational Consequences (11/13/08)
2007-08 Lee Historical Lecturer:
Daniel Kleppner, MIT
How Physics Became Precise (4/16/08)
  Loeb Lecturer:
Marlan O. Scully, Texas A&M University and Princeton University
Colloquium: The Photon Sheds Light on the Quantum: Fluctuations and Correlations Tell the Story (3/31/08)
Lecture I: Using Quantum Mechanics to Detect Anthrax (4/2/08)
Lecture II: The Laser-Bec Analogy (4/8/08)
  Loeb Lecturer:
Steven M. Block, Stanford University
Colloquium: Single Molecule Biophysics: Reading the Genetic Code (2/25/08)
Lecture I: Single Molecule Biophysics: How Nucleic Acids Fold (2/26/08)
Lecture II: Single Molecule Biophysics: How Kinesin Motors Move (2/28/08)
  Loeb Lecturer:
Don Eigler, IBM
Colloquium: There’s Plenty of Room in the Middle: A View from the Bottom
Lecture I: Computation in Nanometer-Scale Structures: Molecule Cascades
Lecture II: Classical Computation in Quantum Nanostructures: A Long Road to an Uncertain Future
2006-07 Lee Historical Lecturers:
David M. Lee, Cornell
Douglas D. Osheroff, Stanford
Probing the World Near Absolute Zero:  The Discovery of Superfluidity in Helium Three
  Loeb Lecturer:
Rocky Kolb,
University of Chicago
Colloquium: Taking Sides on the Dark Energy Issue
Lecture I: Inflation and the Origin of Structure
Lecture II: Dark Matters
  Loeb Lecturer:
Eric Adelberger,
University of Washington
Colloquium: Testing the Gravitational Inverse-Square Law below the Dark-Energy Length Scale
Lecture I: Modern Tests of Einstein's Equivalence Principle
Lecture II: Probes of Lorentz-Symmetry Violation and other Exotica using a Spin Pendulum
2005-06 Lee Historical Lecturer:
Charles Slichter
The Flowering of Magnetic Resonance & Condensed Matter Physics--Some History, Ancient & in the Making
  Loeb Lecturer:
Persis Drell, SLAC
Colloquium: Quantum Universe
Lecture I: GLAST: The Gamma Ray Large Area Telescope
Lecture II: The Future of High Energy Physics: A Personal Perspective
  Loeb Lecturer:
John Preskill, Caltech
Colloquium: Putting Wierdness to Work: Quantum Information Science
Lecture I: Battling Decoherence: The Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computer
Lecture II: Topological Quantum Computation
  Loeb Lecturer:
John Hopfield, Princeton
Colloquium: A Physics View of Brain Computation
Lecture I: The Dynamics of Spike-Timing Computation: Olfaction
Lecture II: A Neural Approach to Recognizing Brief Dynamical Patterns: Speech
2004-05 Lee Historical Lecturer:
P. James E. Peebles, Princeton
 
  Loeb Lecturer:
Eli Yablonovitch,
UCLA
Colloquium: The End of the Semiconductor Roadmap: The Collision of Physics, Economics, and Sociology
Lecture I: What Specific Physics will the End-of-Roadmap Technology Consist Of?
Lecture II: What New Roadmap Concept Might Emerge Afterward?
  Loeb Lecturer:
Marvin Cohen,
University of California, Berkeley
Colloquium: A Standard Model for Solids
Lecture I: Nanoscience: Small is Sometimes Different
Lecture II: Mostly Superconductivity
2003-04 Loeb Lecturer:
Georg Maret,
University of Konstanz
Colloquium: The Physics of Light Transport
Lecture I: Multiple Light Scattering in Anisotropic Media: Principles and Applications
Lecture II: Melting and Glass Transition in 2D Model Colloids
  Lee Historical Lecturer:
Freeman Dyson, Institute for Advanced Study
How We Might Have Gone to Mars in 1965: History of Project Orion
  Loeb Lecturer:
Brian Greene,
Columbia University
Colloquium: Searching for the Unified Theory
Lecture I: String Theory and Geometry
Lecture II: String Theory and Cosmology
2002-03 Loeb Lecturer:
James P. Eisenstein,
California Institute of Technology
Colloquium: Surprises in Two Dimensions: From the Quantized Hall Effect to Exciton Condensation
Lecture I: Liquid Crystals of Electrons?
Lecture II: Evidence for a New Kind of Superfluid
  Loeb Lecturer:
H. Jeff Kimble,
California Institute of Technology
Colloquium: The new science of quantum information
Lecture I: An overview of cavity quantum electrodynamics from Purcell and Casimir to the Era of strong coupling
Lecture II: Quantum teleportation fact and fantasy
Lecture III: Cavity QED the plumbing
  Lee Historical Lecturer:
Richard L. Garwin,
IBM Fellow Emeritus, Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Fun with Muons, GPS, Radar, etc.
  Loeb Lecturer:
David DiVincenzo,
IBM Watson Research Center
Colloquium: Prospects for Quantum Computation.
Lecture I: Exchange Gates for Spin Qubits
Lecture II: The New Quantum Cryptography
2001-02 Loeb Lecturer:
John Carlstrom,
University of Chicago
Colloquium: Cosmology with the Cosmic Microwave Background and the South Pole DASI Experiment
Lecture I: CMB Polarization and Future Directions
Lecture II: Cosmology with the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect
Lecture III: Probing the Dark Energy Equation of State with New SZE Surveys
  Lee Historical Lecturer:
Walter Kohn, University of California, Santa Barbara
The Birth and Early Decades of Solid State Physics Remembered
  Loeb Lecturer:
Steven Weinberg, University of Texas, Austin; Morris Loeb Visiting Professor of Physics
Colloquium: Anisotropies in the Cosmic Microwave Background: The Short Course
Lecture I: Cosmological Fluctuations: From Inflation through the Era of Radiation Dominance
Lecture II: Cosmological Fluctuations: From the Era of Matter Dominance to Now
2000-01 Loeb Lecturer:
Joseph Polchinski, University of California, Santa Barbara
Colloquium: String Duality and D-Branes.
Lectures I: Gage/Gravity Duality

Lecture II: N = 1 Gauge/Gravity Duals, Part I
Lecture III: N = 1 Gauge/Gravity Duals, Part II-Lecture IV. N = 1 Gauge/Gravity Duals, Part III
  Lee Historical Lecturer:
Sheldon Glashow, Higgins Professor of Physics, Emeritus, and Boston University
Half a Century of Particle Physics at Harvard
  Lee Historical Lecturer:
I.M. Khalatnikov, Honorary Director of Landau Institute, Academician, and Foreign Member Royal Society
The Landau School and the Landau Institute
  Loeb Lecturer:
Margaret Murnane,
University of Colorado
Colloquium: Control of Atoms and Molecules Using Shaped Pulses
Lecture I: Direct Observation of Surface Chemistry Using Ultrafast Soft-X-Ray Pulses
Lecture II: Nonlinear Optics at Short Wavelengths
  Loeb Lecturer:
Lisa Randall, M. I. T.
Colloquium: New Dimensions to Einstein's Gravity
Lecture I: Localizing Gravity
Lecture II: Localized Gravity and the Weak Scale
Lecture III: Locally Localized Gravity, Holography, and String Theory
Lecture IV: Holography, Phenomenology, and Model Building
1999-2000 Loeb Lecturer:
Stephen Hawking, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, University of Cambridge
Colloquium: The Shape of Time
Lecture I: Nuts, Bolts and Branes
Lecture II: Finite But Unbounded
  Loeb Lecturer:
Sidney Nagel,
University of Chicago
Colloquium: Physics at the Breakfast Table
Lecture I: Exciting Granular Materials
Lecture II: Jamming: From Glasses to Granular Matter
Lecture III: Singularities and Cascades in Droplet Fission
Lecture IV: Breaking Away, Selective Withdrawal, and Islets in the Stream
  Lee Historical Lecturer:
Charles Townes, University of California, Berkeley
The Sociology of Science Illustrated by Laser History
  Loeb Lecturer:
Ashoke Sen,
Mehta Research Institute
Colloquium: Duality and Supersymmetry
Lecture I-IV: Non-Supersymmetric Configurations in Supersymmetric String Theories
  Loeb Long-Term Lecturer:
Sebastien Balibar, Laboratoire de Physique Statistique de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure
Colloquium: Crystal Surfaces: From Facets to Crystallization Waves
Lecture I: Crystal Steps: Experimental Checks of a Renormalization Theory
Lecture II: Nucleation: Bubbles, Crystals and Superfluids
1998-99 Loeb Lecturer:
Leonard Susskind, Stanford University
Colloquium: The Holographic Principle: A New Paradigm for the Foundations of Physics
Lecture I: String Theory and M-Theory
Lecture II: M(atrix) Theory as a Holographic Theory
Lecture III: Black Holes in Matrix Theory
Lecture IV: Holography and Maldacena's Conjecture
  Loeb Lecturer:
Roger Angel,
University of California
Colloquium: Searching for Spectroscopic Signs of Primitive Life on Extra-Solar Planets: A Realistic Goal for NASA
Lecture I: Building Big Mirrors for Telescopes on the Ground and in Space
Lecture II: Adaptive Optics: A Tool to Remove Atmospheric Blurring
  Loeb Lecturer:
Albert J. Libchaber, Rockefeller University
Colloquium: Biology and the Flow of Molecular Information
Lecture I: DNA Mode d'Emploi: Reading, Editing, Translating
Lecture II: The One Molecule Approach: Optical Tweezer and Fluorescence Marker
Lecture III: Evolution: Ribosome Display and In-Vitro Protein Evolution
Lecture IV: Gene Expression and Molecular Computing
  Loeb Lecturer:s
H. Günter Dosch & Hans J. Specht,
University of Heidelberg
Colloquium: Musical Harmony: Physics, Physiology and Psychology
Lecture I: Musical Pitch: Temporal vs. Spectral Perception
Lecture II: Physics of Musical Instruments and Pitch Perception
  Lee Historical Lecturer:
Murray Gell-Mann,
The Santa Fe Institute
Some Adventures Among the Elementary Particles
1997-98 Lee Historical Lecturer:
Philip Anderson,
Princeton University
Mott, Slater, and the Magnetic State
  Loeb Lecturer:
Mark Wise,
California Institute of Technology
Colloquium: The Uses of Heavy Quark Symmetry
Lectures I & II: Recent Developments in Heavy Quark Theory
Lectures III & IV: A New Approach to Effective Field Theory for Nuclear Physics
  Loeb Lecturer:
David Stephenson, California Institute of Technology
Colloquium: The Interior of Jupiter Illuminated by Galileo and Condensed Matter Physics
Lecture I: History of Earth's Core
Lecture II: Lunar Structure and Evolution: Clues to Origin?
Lecture III: Why Do Some Planets Have Large Magnetic Fields (and What About Others)?
Lecture IV: What's Going on Inside the Galilean Satellites?
  Loeb Lecturer:
Prof. J.E. Mooij,
Delft University of Technology
Colloquium: Quantum Transport of Electrons in Fabricated Nanostructures
Lecture I: Semiconductor Quantum Dots
Lecture II: Vortices in Josephson Junction Arrays as Quantum Particles
Lecture III: Electron Transport in Single Carbon Nanotubes
Lecture IV: Quantum Computation with Superconducting Tunnel Junction Circuits
1996-97 Loeb Lecturer:
Yuri Kagan, Kurchatov Institute
Colloquium: Formation of a Bose-Einstein Condensate and Macroscopic Quantum Properties
Lecture I: Evolution of Bose Condensate in a Time-Dependent External Field
Lecture II: Light Induced Change of Scattering Length and Optical Manipulation of a Bose-Condensed Gas
Lecture III: Bose Condensation and Collapse in the Case of a Negative Scattering Length
Lecture IV: Kinetics of Bose-Einstein Condensation in Highly Nonequilibrium Gas
  Loeb Lecturer: (Special)
The Hon. Vernon J. Ehlers, Member, United States Congress (R-Michigan)
A Physicist in Congress: The Clash of Two Cultures
  Loeb Lecturer:
Paul Chaikin, Princeton University
Colloquium: Hard Spheres in Space: Colloidal Crystals in Microgravity
Lecture I: Dynamic Light Scattering from Jello and Yogurt and Other Nonergodic Stuff
Lecture II: Sedimentation and Fluidization: Turbulent Flow Through Liquids and Crystals
Lecture III: A Frustrating Game of Chinese Checkers: Order from Disorder on a Superconducting Kagome Lattice
Lecture IV: The Umklapp Painter and Other Problems with Periodic Electrons and Magnetic Fields in Organic Superconductors
  Loeb Lecturer:
Nathan Seiberg, Rutgers University
Colloquium: The Superworld
Lectures I, II, III and IV: Supersymmetric Dynamics
  Lee Historical Lecturer:
Chen-Ning Yang,
State University of New York
Vector Potential, Gauge Field and Connection on a Fiber Bundle
1995-96 Loeb Lecturer:
Ad Lagendijk, University of Amsterdam
Colloquium: Can Light be Localized?
Lecture I: Propagation of Diffuse Light
Lecture II: Weak Localization
Lecture III: Strong Localization-Lecture IV. Quantum Optics
  Loeb Lecturer:
Edward Witten,
Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University
Colloquium: Duality, Space-Time, and Quantum Mechanics
Lecture I-IV: Duality in Field Theory and String Theory
  Lee Historical Lecturer:
Nicolaas Bloembergen,
Gerhard Gade University Professor Emeritus
Nonlinear Optics: A Historical Perspective
  Loeb Lecturer:
Claude Cohen-Tannoudji,
Laboratoire Kastler Brossel de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure
Colloquium: Atoms in Electromagnetic Fields
Lecture I-IV: Laser Manipulation of Atoms-Methods, Problems and Perspectives
  Loeb Lecturer:
Steven Weinberg,
University of Texas at Austin
Colloquium: Changing Views of Renormalization
Lectures I & II: Antibrackets, Symmetries, and Renormalization
1994-95 Loeb Lecturer:
Alex Pines,
Department of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley
Colloquium: Some Magnetic Moments
Lecture I: NMR with and without Magnets
Lecture II: Gauge Kinematics of Spins and Cats
Lecture III: NMR with Lots of Quanta
Lecture IV: Iterative Control of Spins and Vehicles
  Loeb Lecturer:
Bohdan Paczynski, Princeton University
Colloquium: Gamma Ray Bursts: Facts and Speculations
Lecture I:. Theory of Gravitational Lensing and Microlensing
Lecture II: Gravitational Lensing and the Search for Dark Matter
Lecture III: Results and Interpretation of the Searches for MACHOs
Lecture IV: Diverse Astrophysics from Massive Photometric Projects
  Loeb Lecturer:
Linn F. Mollenauer,
AT&T Bell Laboratories
Colloquium: Long-Distance Transmission for the Information Age: Solitons in Optical Fibers
Lecture I: The Non-Linear Schrödinger Equation and Solitons
Lecture II: The Rate-Limiting Effects of Amplifier Spontaneous Emission, and Amelioration with 'Guiding' Filters
Lecture III: Soliton-Soliton Interactions: Nearest Neighbor Effects, and Collisions in Wavelength-Division Multiplexing
Lecture IV:
  Lee Historical Lecturer:
Hans Bethe, Cornell University
Energy in the Stars
1993-94 Lee Historical Lecturer:
Maurice Goldhaber,
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Reminiscences of the Cavendish Laboratory in the 1930's
  Lee Historical Lecturer:
Gerald Holton, Harvard
The Place of Science in our Culture at the End of the Modern Era
  Loeb Lecturer:
Elliott H. Lieb,
Princeton University
Colloquium: The Stability of Matter: From Atoms to Stars
Lecture I: The Structure of Large Atoms
Lecture II: Why the Fine Structure Constant Must be Small
Lecture III: Topics in the Theory of Magnetism
Lecture IV: The Hubbard Model of Interacting Electrons
  Loeb Lecturer:
Stephen Shenker,
Rutgers University
Colloquium: Random Matrices and Random Surfaces
Lectures I, II, III & IV: Matrix Models
  Loeb Lecturer:
Giorgio Frossati,
Leiden University.
Colloquium: GRAIL: A Fourth Generation Gravitation Wave Antenna
Lecture I: Dilution Refrigeration-1
Lecture II: Dilution Refrigeration-2
Lecture III: Pomeranchuk Cooling
Lecture IV: Nuclear Demagnetization
1992-93 Loeb Lecturer:
Peter Goldreich,
California Institute of Technology
Colloquium: Solar Phonons
Lecture I: Neutron Star Magnetic Fields
Lecture II: Scale Invariant Spectra in Nature
  Loeb Lecturer:
Douglas Gough,
University of Cambridge
Colloquium: Helioseismology: Measuring the Inside of the Sun
Lecture I: The Techniques of Helioseismic Inference
Lecture II: The Hydrostatic Structure of the Sun
Lecture III: The Internal Solar Rotation
Lecture IV: On the Solar Neutrino Problem
  Loeb Lecturer:
Stanislas Leibler,
Princeton University
Colloquium: Membranes, Molecular Motors, Microtubules, Mitosis: Mytacism or More?
Lecture I: Membranes: Self-Assembly of Fluctuating Surfaces
Lecture II: Molecular Motors as Stochastic Machines
Lecture III: Regulated Assembly of Microtubules, Cell Cycle and Mitosis
  Loeb Lecturer:
Steven Weinberg,
Josey Regental Professor of Science, University of Texas at Austin
Colloquium: Effective Field Theories
Lecture I: Effective Field Theories of Superconductivity
Lecture II: Effective Field Theories of Strong Interactions
Lecture III: Effective Field Theories of Everything
1991-92 Lee Historical Lecturer:
Robert Pound, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics, Emeritus
Weighing Photons-The Story of an Experiment
  Loeb Lecturer:
Nathan Isgur, CEBAF
Colloquium: Where's the Glue?: Comments on a Puzzle in Strong Interaction Spectroscopy
Lecture I: A Rationalization of the Quark Model (with Strings Attached)
Lecture II: The Quark Model Beyond the 'Quenched' Approximation
Lecture III: The Heavy Quark Symmetry of QCD (Introduction and Some Applications)
Lecture IV: The Heavy Quark Symmetry of QCD (Some Implications for Light Quark Spectroscopy)
  Loeb Lecturer:
Alain Aspect,
Director, Institut d'Optique Théorique et Appliquée
Colloquium: Experimental Tests of Quantum Mechanics with Bell's Inequalities
Lecture I: Wave-Particle Duality for a Single Photon
Lecture II: Laser Cooling of Atoms: Below the Limits
Lecture III: Laser Manipulation of Metastable Helium: Limits of the Classical Description
Lecture IV: Magneto-Optical Trapping of Metastable Helium: The (Good and Bad) Role of Collisions
  Loeb Lecturer:
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
Director, ESPCI, Collège de France
Colloquium: Physics of Soft Interfaces
Lecture I: Polymer Surfaces and the Welding Problem
Lecture II: Dynamics of Wetting and Drying
1990-91 Loeb Lecturer:
Paul Steinhardt,
University of Pennsylvania
Colloquium: Cosmology at the Boiling Point
Lecture I: Inflation: Cosmology's Dorian Gray?
Lecture II: Extended Inflation: Restoring the Original Picture
Lecture III: Is the Gravitational Constant Oscillating?
  Loeb Lecturer:
Carl Wieman,
University of Colorado at Boulder
Colloquium: TeV Physics on an eV Budget; Measurement of Parity Nonconservation in Atomic Cesium
Lecture I: The Technical Challenges and Innovations in the Colorado Cesium Parity Nonconservation Experiment
Lecture II: Laser Trapping and Cooling I: The Curious Behavior of Optically Trapped Neutral Atoms
Lecture III: Laser Trapping and Cooling II: Laser Trapping as an Exciting New Tool
  Loeb Lecturer:
Jerry Gollub,
Haverford College and the University of Pennsylvania
Colloquium: Nonlinear Dynamics of Waves on Fluid Interfaces
Lecture I: Pattern Formation in Non-equilibrium Growth Processes
Lecture II: The Physics of Thermal Convection: From Order to Chaos and Turbulence