Seminars & Colloquia

The Department of Physics and Astronomy hosts the following colloquia, seminars,  journal clubs, and public lecture events.

Vaden W. Miles Memorial Lecture

Held once a year, this lectureship was established by Mrs. Maxine Miles to commemorate the memory of her husband, Professor Vaden Willis Miles, former faculty in the Department of Physics and Astronomy

History of the Memorial Lecture/ The Remarkable Legacy of Maxine Miles

2018 Vaden W. Miles Memorial Lecture

Links to previous Vaden Miles lectures



Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center Auditorium
More information is available here.


HEP/Astro/Nuclear Physics Seminars

Fridays at 3:00 pm - Room 312 of the Physics Research Bldg.

HEP/Astro/Nuclear Physics Seminar Schedule


Nuclear and Particle Theory Journal Club

Thursdays at 12:45 pm - Room 312 of the Physics Research Bldg.
Journal Club Archive


Science Under the Dome (SUD) Lecture Series

Science Under the Dome is a lecture series targeted toward the general public and features speakers from the Wayne State University community and greater Detroit area. Lectures are presented by specialists but formulated to be of interest to all. This series is provided by the Wayne State Planetarium which is dedicated to the promotion of science. Additional information about the SUD lecture series is available at the Planetarium.