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Annual Events

Reunion Homecoming and Annual Reception Each fall, undergraduate and graduate alumni of the Physics Department are invited to attend a special physics alumni reunion reception on the Stanford campus during Reunion Homecoming Weekend. The 2017 reception was held on Friday evening, October 13...
William Fairbank
This fun and free event takes place at Angell Field on campus. Jane Fairbank, Bill's widow, was the official starter for the race. The winner of this event is traditionally the runner, walker, or bicyclist whose actual time is (fractionally) closest to his or her predicted time. All finishers of...
Each year the Stanford Physics Dept. organizes the Bunyan Lecture, named for James T. Bunyan (1898-1977), a member of the Hoover Institution and a...
The Hanna Visiting Professor program was established by the family of Professor Stanley Hanna in his memory.  This valuable program brings eminent visitors to the Stanford Physics Dept.  During these visits, the Hanna Scholars give a colloquium and a technical seminar and spend time interacting...
The Robert Hofstadter Memorial lectures were established in 1993 by the Stanford Physics Department.  The lectures traditionally focus on one or more of the four main areas of physics that the late Prof. Hofstadter pursued in his career:  high-energy particle physics, high-energy astrophysics,...