Vienna Physics Colloquium

The Vienna Physics Colloquium/VPC (Wiener Physikalisches Kolloquium/WPK) is a joint initiative of the Faculties of Physics at the University of Vienna and at the Vienna University of Technology.

Every term, four distinguished scientists are nominated to present a tutorial overview and to discuss recent advances of their research fields.

The VPC addresses the master students, PhD students, postdocs and faculty members of both universities. Hence, presentations with a strong introductory component suitable for early master students in any field of Physics are highly appreciated.

The VPC is scheduled for every second Monday of the month, at 17:30h preceded by a meet and greet with coffee at 17:00 h.

The VPC takes place alternately at the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology. Further information on the venues can be found here.

Summer term 2017

The latest information on confirmed speakers for the summer term 2017 will be announced soon.

@ University of Vienna

24 April 2017

Quentin Ramasse

SuperSTEM laboratory, Daresbury, UK

@ University of Vienna, Boltzmann Lecture

11 May 2017

Lisa Randall

Harvard University

@ Vienna University of Technology

29 May 2017

Ralph Claessen

Würzburg University

Winter term 2016/2017

Information on the VPC speakers of the winter term 2016/2017 can be found here.

Organisational team

Thomas Pichler (University of Vienna)

Jörg Schmiedmayer (Vienna University of Technology)

Students of the Vienna Doctoral School in Physics


For enquiries please use the following email address