Invited speakers present current research on a variety of topics relating to physics and astronomy; the departmental colloquium is generally held weekly. The talks are open to all members of the RPI community.

This annual lecture has traditionally been delivered by an internationally renowned condensed matter physicist.

The first woman faculty member in science at Rensselaer, was recognized as outstanding and gifted teacher who inspired many undergraduates to go on to graduate school.

A special lecture in honor of Professor Robert Resnick.