Colloquium Event

Video From APPLIED PHYSICS/PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM: Steven Chu, Steven Koonin, Robert Laughlin

Date Range
Tue April 4th 2023, 3:30pm
Event Sponsor
Applied Physics/Physics Colloquium
Department of Physics
Hewlett Teaching Center
370 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305

Stanford University


Tuesday, April 4, 2023

3:30 p.m. on campus in Hewlett Teaching Center, Rm. 200

Refreshments served in the courtyard between Varian and PAB at 4:30 p.m. 


Steven Chu, Physics, Stanford University

Steven Koonin, New York University and Hoover Institution

Robert Laughlin, Physics, Stanford University

In this experimental format for a physical colloquium, our three distinguished speakers will each introduce and describe one unsolved physical science problem relevant to transitioning to a sustainable world.

  • Securing the fuel for practical fusion power plants
  • Fundamental efficiency limits on the storage of energy
  • Batteries for EVs and utility-scale storage