September 21, 2018

Physics Department News

Physics Department Colloquia and Seminars

Announcements for All Students

Announcements for Undergraduate Students

Announcements for Graduate Students

Fellowship Opportunities

Opportunities for All Students

Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

Opportunities for Graduate Students


PHYSICS DEPARTMENT NEWS


MIT Physics in the News


Masui and Shanahan join MIT Physics
New faculty join the departments of Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences.
September 19, 2018

Bernard "Bernie" F. Burke, 90, was astrophysics pioneer
September 19, 2018

MIT graduate student Kaley Brauer awarded Department of Energy fellowship
Other Physics PhD students who are current DOE CSG Fellows: Emily Crabb, Nicholas Rivera, and Annie Wei.
September 14, 2018

Fish-eye lens may entangle pairs of atoms
Scientists find a theoretical optical device may have uses in quantum computing.
September 5, 2018

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Upcoming Important Physics Dept & MIT Dates


TODAY! Friday, September 21st

  • Minor completion date. Deadline for submission of Minor Completion Form for final-term seniors. $50 late fee.
  • Student holiday — no classes.
  • Fall Career Fair.

Friday, October 5th

  • Add Date. Last day to add subjects to registration.
  • Last day for jrs/srs to change an elective to or from P/D/F grading.
  • Last day for graduate students to change a subject to or from P/D/F grading.
  • Last day to change a subject from listener to credit.
  • Last day to drop half-term subjects offered in first half of term (H1).
  • Last day for sophomores to change a subject to or from Exploratory.
  • Late fee ($100) and petition required for students completing registration after this date.
  • Last day for June and September 2019 degree candidates to apply for double major.
  • Deadline for completing cross-registration. $50 late fee for petitions received after this date.

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Hiring undergraduate back-up graders


The Physics Department is currently hiring undergraduate back-up graders for most subjects!

Back-up graders are called upon if the current grader, for one reason or another, needs to step down from their position. The back-up grader would then become a regular grader. Grading requires a weekly commitment of around 5-7 hours. Both where and when you grade is up to you. We hope you’ll consider submitting your interest for the Fall term today!

To apply, please email emmadunn@mit.edu.

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TONIGHT! Hosting a Dinner with Students of Color in the Physics Department
When: TONIGHT! Friday September 21st from 6-8pm
Where: Johnson Room (4-303)


Prof. Kerstin Perez and Prof. Ibrahim Cisse are inviting you to a beginning-of-term dinner to help launch a group for underrepresented students of color in the Physics department. The main aim for the first gathering is to get to know each other, eat some good food, and hear about your experiences within the department. The dinner will be held TONIGHT, Friday September 21st from 6-8pm in the Johnson Room (4-303).

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Letters and forms for physics graduate students


  • Sydney Miller helps graduate students who need letters to certify income, funding, employment, planned completion dates, social security numbers, i-20 forms, etc. Please send Sydney an email to describe the letter you need and she will contact you before finalizing the letter. Most letters can be sent to you electronically.
  • For an official departmental signature on a government or CERN form, please contact Cathy Modica.

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COLLOQUIA AND SEMINARS


CMT Chez Pierre Seminars
Who: All Students
When: Monday, September 24, 2018 at 12:00pm
Where: 4-331
Website: http://web.mit.edu/physics/cmt/chezp.html


Mallika Randeria, Princeton University
"Imaging nematic quantum Hall states and their interacting boundary modes"
Host: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero

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CTP Nuclear and Particle Theory Seminars
Who: All Students
When: Monday, September 24, 2018 at 2:00pm
Where: 6c-442
Website: http://ctp.lns.mit.edu/seminars/seminars_NP.html


Varun Vaidya, LANL
"Flavor Factorization violation"

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LNS Nuclear and Particle Physics Colloquium
Who: All Students
When: Monday, September 24, 2018 at 4:00pm (refreshments at 3:30 p.m.)
Where: 26-414 (Kolker Room)
Website: http://web.mit.edu/lns/news/nppc.html


TBA

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LNS Lunchtime Seminars
Who: All Students
When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 12:00pm (Lunch will be served at 11:50)
Where: 26-414 (Kolker Room)
Website: http://web.mit.edu/lns/news/lunchtime.html


Afroditi Papadopoulou, MIT
"Electrons-4-Neutrinos: Leveraging Electron Scattering for Precision Neutrino Oscillation Studies"

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Condensed Matter Theory Informal Seminars
Who: All Students
When: See below
Where: 4-331
Website: http://web.mit.edu/physics/cmt/informalseminar.html


Tuesday, September 25, 12:00 PM
Veronika Sunko, University of St. Andrews, UK and Max Planck Institute
Delafossite oxides: natural, ultra-pure metal-insulator heterostructures

Friday, September 28, 12:00 PM *NOTE SPECIAL DAY
Vladimir Narovlansky, Weizmann Institute of Science
The renormalization group of quenched disorder

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Joint Tufts / MIT Tuesday Cosmology Seminars
Who: All Students
When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 2:30pm
Where: MIT, 6C-442
Website: http://cosmos2.phy.tufts.edu/joint-seminar/


Xingang Chen, Harvard
"Inflation as a cosmological collider"

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MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms Seminars
Who: All Students
When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 4:00pm
Where: 4-270
Website: http://www.rle.mit.edu/cua_responsive/event-type/cua-seminar-series/


Professor Kristian Helmerson, Monash University
"Evolution of large-scale flow from turbulence in a two-dimensional superfluid"

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MKI Astrophysics Colloquium
Who: All Students
When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 4:00pm
Where: 37-252 (Marlar Lounge) Refreshments are served at 3:45 PM
Website: http://web.mit.edu/astrophysics/fall18.html


Ian Crossfield, MIT
"Isotopic Abundances of Low-Mass Stars"

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CTP String/Gravity Theory Seminars
Who: All Students
When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 3:00pm
Where: 6C-442 (Cosman Room)
Website: http://ctp.lns.mit.edu/seminars/seminars_gravity.html


Ling Lin, UPenn
“Exotic matter representations in heterotic/F-theory duality"

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iQuISE Quantum Information Seminar Series
Who: All Students
When: Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 12:00pm (Pizza served 15min before the talk)
Where: 26-214 (CUA conference room)
Website:https://www.iquise.mit.edu/


Murphy Niu, MIT
"Universal Quantum Control through Deep Reinforcement Learning"

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The David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series
Who: All Students
When: Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 4:00pm
Where: 34-101* NOTE ROOM CHANGE Refreshments @ 3:30 pm in 4-349
Website: http://web.mit.edu/physics/events/colloquia.html


Georg Zweig, Signition, LP and RLE@MIT
"Remembering Feynman"
Host: Frank Wilczek
*NOTE ROOM CHANGE

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ANNOUNCEMENTS


Om Under the Dome
Who: All Students
When: Every non-holiday Monday at noon and Thursdays at 5pm
Where: 10-500


To help you stay grounded and balanced, the MIT Libraries host 30-minute silent meditations in the Barker Reading Room, every non-holiday Monday at noon. This summer we're also adding evening sessions on Thursdays at 5pm.

Sit for a minute or stay for the full half-hour. Beginners welcome! We hope to see you there. Namaste.

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The Quest Brainstorm Workshop
Who: All Students
When: Monday, September 24, 2018 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: 46-3002, Singleton Auditorium, 43 Vassar Street, Cambridge,
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-quest-brainstorm-workshop-tickets-49626521261


Members of the MIT community across all five Schools are invited to attend this interactive workshop hosted by the MIT Quest for Intelligence.

The Quest is seeking project ideas of all kinds, including those centered around human intelligence-inspired approaches, accelerating research or improving education, and exploring ethics, policies or social issues around intelligent systems and society. All proposed projects should be ambitious, risky and have the goal of being transformative.

Bring your ideas and learn more about The Quest, how you can get involved and hear from other MIT faculty about their exciting work in intelligence. Help us shape the future of intelligence research at MIT. Share your ideas for how intelligent systems can create a better world. 

Featuring presentations by:

  • Antonio Torralba, Director of the The Quest MIT Director of the MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab; Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • James DiCarlo, Director of The Quest Core Head, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Peter de Florez Professor of Neuroscience
  • Nicholas Roy, Director of The Quest Bridge Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Hear about exciting research from other MIT Faculty who are part of The Quest and share your own!

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Social Media for Scientists
Who: All Students
When: Monday, September 24, 2018 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Where: 4-145
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1346030405534134/


Join ComMIT for a social media workshop led by Lindsay Brownell (science writer at the Weiss Institute) and Gabi Serrato Marks. We'll go over do's and don'ts, how to choose what platform to use, and answer your questions about social media. Bring a device (computer, phone, etc.) so that you can practice what you learn!

The entire MIT community is welcome, though the guidance will be tailored for researchers and educators.

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Physical Mathematics Seminar
Who: All Students
When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Where: 2-136
Website: http://math.mit.edu/seminars/pms/


Lisa Manning, Syracuse University
"What do guitar strings and ballons have in common with biological networks and tissues?"

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PPSM Seminar
Who: All Students
When: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Where: 56-114
Website: http://events.bc.edu/group/physics


Prof. Cecilia Leal, University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign
“Complexity in the chemistry and physics of lipid membranes as a handle to activate the delivery of cargo to cells”
REFRESHMENTS 3:00 PM

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BC Physics Colloquium
Who: All Students
When: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 from 4:00-5:00pm
Where: BC Higgins 310
Website: http://events.bc.edu/group/physics


Professor David Weitz, Harvard University
“Dripping, jetting, drops and wetting: the magic of microfluidics”

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Harvard Joint Quantum Sciences Seminar
Who: All Students
When: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 from 4:30-5:30pm
Where: Harvard - Jefferson 250
Website: http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/itamp/gcalendar.html


Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (ITAMP)
Joint Quantum Sciences Seminar
“Mesosopic Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen states of massive systems”
Margaret D Reid, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne Australia & “Simulations of many-body systems: Furry and Coleman revisited”
Peter D Drummond, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne Australia

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FEW Seminar: Negotiate Your Salary - Taking that First Step
Who: All Students
When: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 from 5:30-7:00pm
Where: 700 Technology Square Branch
Website: https://www.mitfcu.org/few


When you received your job offer, did you negotiate for a higher salary or accept the offer as is? Have you ever been up for a promotion at work and asked for more money? If your answer is no, you are not alone. It’s been found that only 7 percent of women attempted to negotiate their salary compared with 57 percent of men. Women who negotiated were able to increase their salary by over 7 percent.

When women negotiate they increase their potential to receive higher salaries and better benefits packages – and those advantages add up over time. Negotiating fair and equitable salaries can also help women become better positioned to pay off debts such as student loans and mortgages and save for retirement, leading to greater economic security. Which is why we’ve invited Alexandra Howely from AAUW to help women in the MIT Community at all stages of their careers learn to negotiate fair pay.

In this session, participants will gain confidence in their negotiation style and learn:

  • How to identify and articulate their personal value
  • How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other negotiation strategies
  • How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
  • About the pay gap, including its long-term consequences

In addition to discussing salary negotiation, Alex will discuss the pay gap and how it specifically relates to the Boston area. In 2015, the AAUW, Mayor Walsh and the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement launched a large-scale grassroots initiative to teach and empower 85,000 women by 2021 to confidently and successfully negotiate for salary and benefits packages and help close the gender pay gap in Boston.

Join us as we discuss these important topics – all are welcome! Men and women, currently employed or a student – we’re opening up this discussion to all in the MIT Community who are interested in learning more!

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Harvard Science Research Public Lecture
Who: All Students
When: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 6:00pm
Where: Harvard - Science Center, Lecture Hall C


Lisa Barsotti, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Kavli Institute / LIGO Laboratory
“The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy”

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Brandeis Dark Universe Seminar Series
Who: All Students
When: Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 4:00pm
Where: Brandeis University Abelson 333
Website: http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/physics/events/darkuniverse.html


Matthew Szydagis, University at Albany delivers a talk.

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Teaching at Teaching Intensive Institutions Conference
Who: All Students
When: Friday, September 28th - 9:00am-3:00pm
Where: Westfield State University, Scanlon Hall, Westfield, MA
Website: http://bit.ly/TTII2018agenda


Many faculty enjoy rewarding careers at colleges and universities that primarily emphasize teaching, including liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and regional comprehensive universities. This free one-day regional conference brings together graduate students, postdocs, and faculty to discuss what it’s like to work at teaching intensive institutions and how to apply for these faculty positions. Graduate students and postdocs will engage with faculty and deans from a range of teaching-intensive institutions across the New England region through a series of talks, panel presentations, and networking opportunities. View the flyer  and register here.

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ComMIT and Harvard Science in the News Mixer
Who: All Students
When: Monday, October 1, 2018 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: 56-154
Website: RSVP


Join us for the first-ever joint meeting of Science in the News and Communicating Science at MIT. Dinner will be provided!

Please RSVP here to help with the food order

Co-sponsored by the MIT Graduate Student Council Funding Board and Science in the News. The MIT and Harvard communities are welcome to attend. 

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MIT@IBM
Who: All Students
When: Monday, October 1, 2018 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: 75 Binney Street, Cambridge, MA
Website: RSVP here: ibm.biz/mitibmrsvp


We are hosting our 3rd annual open house event at our IBM office filled with games, demos of our work, networking with MIT/IBM alums and local IBMers, tours of the Cambridge lab spaces, and more. There will also be food trucks (Roxy's Grilled Cheese, Amigos Locos Tacos, & The Bacon Truck)! Grab a shuttle at 77 Mass Ave or take a short walk. Find more info & RSVP here: ibm.biz/mitibmrsvp

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Company Presentation: Amazon (Alexa Team)
Who: All Students
When: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Where: Amazon Cambridge Office, Suite 900


We will be engaging with students and giving them the opportunity to learn about the linguistics and science behind our Amazon Alexa devices. Additionally, we will be showcasing how we are crowdsourcing high-quality language data using an Alexa Skill called “Cleo", furthering our efforts to launch Alexa in new languages around the world. Multilingual students would then be able to participate in a promotion using Cleo themselves (following the presentation) and earn an Amazon.com Gift Card.

We would also have members of Amazon’s local recruiting team on site, able to answer any questions about Amazon and hand out related materials.

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LAUNCH.nano Grand Opening Celebration
Who: All Students
When: Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 8:30am to 7:00pm
Where: W16: Kresge Auditorium
Website: https://mitnano.mit.edu/grandopening


After six years of design and construction, MIT.nano will celebrate the completion of the facility at a Grand Opening Event on Oct. 4. Please join us for a day of activities including a symposium on the impact of nanoscale research and innovation with talks from leading MIT faculty, a ribbon cutting ceremony, art exhibitions, tours of the building, and more.

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The Maria Mitchell Women in Science Symposium
Who: All Students
When: October 5 and 6, 2018
Where: Babson Executive Conference Center in Wellesley, MA
Website: https://www.mmwiss.org/


The Maria Mitchell Women in Science Symposium will take place on October 5 and 6 at the Babson Executive Conference Center in Wellesley, MA. Celebrating the 200th birthday of Maria Mitchell, America’s first woman astronomer (1818 - 1889), this Symposium is designed to serve as an inspiration and support for women and other minoritized groups studying, working and teaching in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Keynote speakers include renown astronomers Jill Tarter and Meg Urry, as well as internationally acclaimed author Dava Sobel ('The Glass Universe,' 'Longitude,' 'Galileo’s Daughter’). For information and registration, please visit https://www.mmwiss.org/ Early bird registration before August 1.

Limited number of scholarships available for students and teachers!

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Meet with US National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) for possible employment opportunity as intelligence analysts
Who: All Students
When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 11:00am
Contact: Franklin E.W. Hadley fhadley@mit.edu


On Wednesday, October 17, the ISN will host a small group of staffers from the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC). The NGIC is the US Department of Defense’s primary source of ground forces intelligence, maintaining detailed knowledge of current foreign ground force capabilities. They employ highly-skilled specialists such as physicists, chemists, computer scientists, mathematicians and engineers in diverse fields who evaluate the capabilities and performance data on virtually every weapons system used by a foreign ground force, including chemical and biological weapons and future weapons concepts.

At ~11:00am on 10/17, following their discussions with ISN administration, they have asked for the opportunity to speak with MIT students who may have interest in pursuing the career opportunities that NGIC can provide. Because positions at NGIC can require Top Secret clearance, employment is only open to US citizens and, because the process of acquiring clearances can be a lengthy one, the NGIC would be open to meeting with students in as early as their Junior year.

Contact: Franklin E.W. Hadley fhadley@mit.edu for more info

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MIT Madrid Info Session
Who: Undergraduate Students
When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 5:15pm
Where: 4-145
Website: RSVP: CareerBridge


Want to spend a semester in Spain and still graduate within four years? Come learn about the MIT-Madrid program, your chance to study in your major in Madrid! Application Deadline – Monday, October 1st

  • Fall or spring semester studying in Madrid sophomore or junior year.
  • Transfer credit for courses in your major and beyond.
  • Courses available in English.
  • MIT Financial Aid portable for this program.
  • Homestay with a Spanish family.
  • Optional internship during the semester to complement your academic courses.
  • Travel within Spain and throughout Europe.
  • Pizza served.  RSVP: CareerBridge

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ISO Welcome Socials for Undergrads
Who: Undergraduate Students
When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 7-8:30pm
Where: E19-202
Website: RSVP requested at bit.ly/2x0F2Yh


Come make your own ice cream sundae and connect with fellow international students!
Open to new and returning students

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SPS Upcoming Events
Who: Undergraduate Students
When: See below
Where: See below
Website: https://sps.scripts.mit.edu/


Friday, September 28, 2018 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm location TBD
Visiting Committee OH
Drop-by and share your concerns and ideas with SPS Exec directly before we prepare our presentation to the Visiting Committee.

Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 10am-2:30pm (breakfast starts at 9:30am) at Stata
SPS Research Conference
Please sign up for the conference! It's a great way to practice your technical presentation skills and meet other physics students.

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UWIP Upcoming Events
Who: Undergraduate Students
When: See below
Website: http://web.mit.edu/uwip/www/


Friday, September 28, 2018 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
UWIP | Mentorship Event - Boba and Succulents

Sat, September 29, 2018 from 11am – 1pm
UWIP | Outreach @ MIT Museum

Friday, October 5, 2018 from 2pm – 3pm
UWIP | Subfield Seminar

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IAP Programs Abroad Info Session
Who: Undergraduate Students
When: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 5:15pm
Where: 1-190
Website: CareerBridge


Take one of three courses during IAP and earn HASS credit. Learn more about the three courses:

  • Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition-21G.795 (Madrid, Spain),
  • The Spanish Incubator-21L.590; taught in English (Madrid, Spain)
  • Literary London (London, England).

Scholarships are available. Application Deadline – Monday, October 15th

Event pre-registration available through CareerBridge

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Physics intramurals
Who: Graduate Students
When: Registration begins September 3, 2018
Website: https://goo.gl/forms/iWhe9DNUFxxyhVPI3


Another reminder to sign up here for physics intramural teams: https://goo.gl/forms/iWhe9DNUFxxyhVPI3

We will definitely have these teams (they could still use players):

  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Ice hockey

We're short players and/or captains on the following:

  • Badminton
  • Flag football
  • Tennis Cricket

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MIT Grad Students/Postdoc Networking Event with Employer
Who: Graduate Students
When: Friday, September 21, 2018 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Stratton Student Center (W20) 3rd floor Mezzanine Lounge
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mit-graduate-student-and-postdoc-employer-networking-event-registration-49903254979


Are you interested in learning about careers outside academia? Looking for companies interested in hiring graduate students and postdocs? Hate that the Career Fair is so crowded? Come to the GSC's new networking event at the end of Career Week!

The MIT Graduate Student Council is hosting an informal event for graduate students and postdocs to network with employers on Friday, September 21st, 7 pm-9 pm in Stratton Student Center (W20) 3rd floor Mezzanine Lounge. Light refreshments will be provided. Confirmed attending employers include:

Exponent, Boston Children’s Hospital, BlazeTech Corporation, Boston Dynamics, Goldman Sachs, Medical Analytics Group / Massachusetts General Hospital, Vertex, Kensho, SSOT Health, Desora Inc., Clark+Elbing LLP

If you are interested in attending, please register now to reserve a spot on Eventbrite and help us plan for food. Questions? Contact gsc-networking@mit.edu.

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Alumni Career Panels & Reception for Graduate Students
Who: Graduate Students
When: Friday, September 21, 2018 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Stratton Student Center (W20) 3rd floor Mezzanine Lounge
Website: See links below


MIT alumni are returning to campus to talk with you, graduate students!

Attend one of four career panels:

  • Industry research & development
  • Government & policy
  • Consulting, business & finance
  • Academia 

Whether you just arrived to campus or know exactly what you want to do when you graduate, don’t miss this great opportunity to connect with MIT alumni. Register here for the alumni career panels

Saturday, September 22
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Tang Center, Building E51, Third floor

There will be a formal reception immediately following the panels from 5:00-6:30 p.m. You are invited to come network with alumni attending the Alumni Leadership Conference. Registration is separate and must be completed by Friday, September 14 at noon if you are interested in attending. Note: there are a limited number of spots. Register here for the reception

Saturday, September 22
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Samberg Conference Center, Morris and Sophie Chang Building, E52, 7th floor

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Graduate Education in Medical Sciences Info Session
Who: Graduate Students
When: October 10, 2018 from 12-1pm 
Where: E25-401
Website: https://hst.mit.edu/gems
Contact: gems@mit.edu


Interested in learning how your engineering and basic science research meet medicine and healthcare? The GEMS certificate may be for you. Attend the GEMS Info Session on Wednesday, October 10 at 12pm in E25-401. Meet the co-directors, staff, and current GEMS scholars. Learn more about this opportunity to gain clinical experience and develop connections in the local medical community. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a doctoral program in a science or engineering department at MIT. 

App deadline: November 9, 2018.

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FELLOWSHIPS


Still Available! MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS) Sustainability Fellowships
Who: All Students (Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students)
Deadline: ASAP
Website: http://sustainability.mit.edu/about#!jobs%20and%20fellowships
Contact: mitosjobs@mit.edu


The MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS) is currently seeking student applicants for 4 part-time paid Sustainability Fellowships for Academic Year 2018/2019. Join a dynamic, collaborative office that is developing MIT’s next generation vision of campus sustainability.

Open Positions:

  • Writing, Design and Digital Outreach
  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Analytics and Visualization – Material Matters Project
  • Climate Resiliency (NEW)

For detailed information about each position visit: MITOS Jobs and Fellowships.

To apply: Send a resume and cover letter to mitosjobs@mit.edu with the name of the position in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Send inquiries to mitosjobs@mit.edu.

Find more information on our current fellows here.

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Apply for a Funded Public Service Fellowship for IAP 2019!
Who: All Students (Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students)
Deadline: Wednesday, October 17th at noon
Website: http://studentlife.mit.edu/pkgcenter/fellowships
Contact: Alison (hynd@mit.edu) or Ariana (aricarte@mit.edu)


The Fellowships program supports MIT students working on capacity-building service projects. Students work with community-focused organizations, including on-profits and social enterprises. (These can include a student's own social enterprise.)

What can you do? Follow your passion and benefit a community in need! You can intern with a community-focused organization, create or continue your own project, or find project ideas through our website.

We welcome a wide range of service projects and support work in the U.S. and abroad.

Find out more details here: http://studentlife.mit.edu/pkgcenter/fellowships

Attend an info session: Wednesday, Sept. 19th - 12:30-2:00 at the PKG Public Service Center (W20-549) Conference Room

Questions? Contact Alison (hynd@mit.edu) or Ariana (aricarte@mit.edu)

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Fulbright Fellowship Program - Another Gap Year Option
Who: Undergraduate Students and Recent Alums
Deadline: October 9, 2018
Website: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/
Contact: Julia Mongo, Fulbright Program Advisor (jmongo@mit.edu)


Rising seniors & recent alums – are you considering gap year opportunities?

The US State Department’s prestigious Fulbright Fellowship Program offers research/study/English teaching grants to over 150 countries. Grant duration is ~9 months and follows the academic calendar of the host country. MIT internal deadline is August 30; national deadline is October 9.

For more info, contact Julia Mongo, Fulbright Program Advisor (jmongo@mit.edu) and visit https://us.fulbrightonline.org/.

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Luce Scholars Program
Who: Seniors, Recent Alums, and Graduate Students
Deadline: Friday, October 19, 2018
Website: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/
Contact: lkerwin@mit.edu


The Luce Scholars Program is open to seniors, graduate students, alumni from recent classes and junior faculty. It places young scholars from a wide variety of intellectual fields in 10-month internships in selected countries in Asia. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program. Candidates may have taken Asian language or Asia-focused courses on a U.S. campus (without majoring in Asian Studies). They may have spent up to a total of 18-weeks, or have participated in a university-organized summer program, in one or more countries where Luce Scholars are placed. If in doubt as to whether your prior experience disqualifies you, please contact me. Nominees must be American citizens or permanent residents not yet 30 years old on June 20, 2019 and who have earned at least a bachelor's degree or expect to receive one by June 20, 2019.

Prospective MIT candidates must apply through CIS. MIT/CIS is permitted to forward THREE applications this year to the Luce Foundation. Applications must be received by CIS by Friday, October 19, 2018.

More information is available online HERE. Many of your questions can be answered on the FAQ page http://www.hluce.org/lsquestions.aspx

Please Note: This is the first year that the application process will be online. Applicants can go to http://www.hluce.org/lsapply.aspx to begin their application. The online portal will not be officially live until September 19, but please do not wait to begin the application process. It is strongly recommended you start reaching out to coordinate the required four letters of recommendation as soon as possible.

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Winter Data Science Fellowship Opportunity - UK
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: ASAP
Website: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html#apply?ref=wcGh5c2ljcy1ncmFkQG1pdC5lZHUK


Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Dates: All sections will be from 2019-01-07 to 2019-03-01. Application Link

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Lawrence Livermore Fellowship
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: October 1, 2018
Website: https://fellowship.llnl.gov/


The Lawrence Fellowship is a highly-competitive postdoctoral position at LLNL that is open to all technical disciplines. Fellowships are awarded to candidates with exceptional talent, scientific track records, and potential for significant achievements. Typically, two to four fellowships are awarded each year, and the awards are for three years. Fellows are free to pursue their own research agenda under the guidance of a senior staff scientist who serves as a mentor. The fellows most often conduct their research in a collaborative, multidisciplinary manner with others in a team environment.

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2019 IBM PhD Fellowship Program
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: October 25, 2018
Website: www.ibm.com/university/phdfellowship


IBM is pleased to announce the 2019 two-year worldwide IBM PhD Fellowship Program for the academic years of 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. We have received many outstanding and exceptional candidates from universities all over the world in the past and encourage your participation. IBM PhD Fellowship nominations may be made by doctoral faculty members from September 20 through October 25, 2018. Please note there are changes to the program scope, for details go to www.ibm.com/university/phdfellowship.

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University of Pennsylvania offers Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: November 2, 2018
Website: http://research.upenn.edu/postdoc


The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity Program is a competitive program with a goal of increasing the diversity of the community of scholars devoted to academic research at both the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Both organizations seek to attract promising researchers and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse populations whose life experience, research experience and employment background will contribute significantly to their academic missions.

Fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study at either Penn or CHOP. Candidates from the STEM fields are encouraged. Successful candidates will receive mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research success skills and prepare them for a faculty position in a major university.

Fellows receive a stipend of $50,000 in year 1, with $2,000 increments in years 2 and 3, as well as annual allowances for travel ($2,000) and research ($5,000) and a one-time relocation allowance of $5,000. The University also provides a medical, vision, dental and life insurance benefits package. Successful candidates will receive highly mentored scholarly and research training, as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research success skills.

The application deadline is November 2, 2018. Complete details about the program can be found at http://research.upenn.edu/postdoc.

Eligibility

  • Graduate students from Penn and other institutions who have completed, or will complete their requirements for Ph.D. by the Fellowship start date
  • Postdoctoral scholars from other institutions who have completed their dissertation within the last three years
  • Professional applicants (M.D., D.M.D., V.M.D., J.D., etc.) within a year of completing their post-degree professional training
  • Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents
  • STEM applicants are encouraged

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Rockefeller University Postdoctoral Fellowships
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: November 30, 2018
Contact: leem@rockefeller.edu


The Center for Studies in Physics and Biology expects to have a small number of postdoctoral fellowships available for appointments in September 2019. We are seeking theoretical physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists with a demonstrable interest in the interface between their discipline and biology. The Fellows are to be at that stage of career as to function as independent members of the Center, free to work alone or in collaboration with any members of The Rockefeller University faculty. The appointment is nominally for two years, with a third year implicit, but based on mutual satisfaction.

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, a research statement and three letters of recommendation by November 30, 2018. The contents of all letters should be addressed to: Director, Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue, Box 75, New York, NY 10065-6399. Applications should be e-mailed in PDF format to: leem@rockefeller.edu.

Consideration will be given to late received applications.

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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OPPORTUNITIES


De Florez Humor Fund - Application deadline Sunday!
Who: All Students
Deadline: Sunday, September 23, 2018
Website: shass.mit.edu/funny


Help bring a little levity to MIT.
We have money to fund humorous projects!

Apply for a grant from the de Florez Fund for Humor. All members of the MIT community—students, instructors, and staff—may apply as long as the activities reach a student audience.

Applications for amounts above $750 are reviewed once per semester, in September and February.

Apply by September 23, 2018 For more information and the online application, visit our website: shass.mit.edu/funny.

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Participate in the upcoming MIT Datathon
Who: All Students
Deadline: Sunday, September 23, 2018
Website: https://www.citadel.com/careers/the-data-open/apply/?apply_to=mit-datathon


We are excited to announce that on Saturday, September 29th, Citadel & Citadel Securities in partnership with Correlation One and Traders@MIT will be hosting the MIT Datathon! The event will be held on MIT's campus.

Sign up here: https://www.citadel.com/careers/the-data-open/apply/ and be sure to complete your registration before the deadline on September 23rd.

This is a great opportunity to showcase your skills and talents, as well as meet, collaborate and compete with other like-minded individuals. Food will be provided for you free of cost, and the best performing teams will have the opportunity to interview with Citadel LLC & Citadel Securities and receive cash prizes totaling $25,000!

There are a limited number of spaces remaining, so we strongly suggest you to sign up as soon as possible by following the instructions below:

1. Visit https://www.citadel.com/careers/the-data-open/apply/, choose MIT Datathon, enter your official university email address, upload your resume and then click the "Begin Application" button.
2. Complete the required fields in the online application and submit your responses.
2. You will then receive an email with a link to a 60 minute, 15 question multiple choice assessment, which we encourage you to take seriously. 
3. After finishing this assessment, your registration will be completed. We will let you know if you have been invited to the competition about 1 week prior to the date of the event.

Please direct any questions to vikram@correlation-one.com. Thank you!

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NECSI Complexity and Data Analytics Winter Courses
Who: All Students
Deadline: Friday, October 19, 2018
Website: http://necsi.edu/education/winter/school.html


The NECSI Winter School offers two intensive week-long courses on complexity science, modeling and networks, and data analytics. The format of the courses is modular and you may register for either or both of the weeks. Each week also includes a one-day lab session. If desired, arrangements for credit at a home institution may be made in advance.

The first week offers an introduction to complex systems concepts and modeling. The second week will cover networks and data analytics. Participants will learn how to handle large datasets using academy- and industry-standard toolboxes, how to integrate data into the construction of models and analysis relevant to research and industry applications, and a variety of visualization techniques.

The courses are intended for faculty, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, professionals and others who would like to gain an understanding of complexity science and data analytics for their respective fields, new research directions, or industry applications.

The schedule for the winter school is as follows:

  • Lab 1: January 6 CX102: Computer Programming for Complex Systems
  • Week 1: January 7-11 CX201B: Concepts and Modeling
  • Lab 2: January 13 CX103: Setting up for Data Analytics
  • Week 2: January 14-18 CX202B: Networks and Data Analytics

Program registration is free for member organizations. Contact Kim Severino for details at kim@necsi.edu.

Register before October 19 for an early registration discount. Government agencies and Non-profits/NGOs are eligible for discounts. For more information, go to: http://necsi.edu/education/winter/school.html.

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UROP Project: Imaging the Early Universe in 3D
Who: Undergraduate Students
Deadline: ASAP
Contact: Prof. Rob Simcoe (simcoe@space.mit.edu)


Term: Fall/IAP
UROP Department, Lab or Center: MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (MKI)
MIT Faculty Supervisor Name: Prof. Rob Simcoe

Project Title: Imaging the Early Universe in 3D

Project Description: The Optical Telescopes and Instrumentation Group in the MIT-Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research seeks one or more UROP students to assist in building a new spectrometer for the Magellan Observatory in Las Campanas, Chile (prototype to be deployed in 2019).  This instrument obtains 3-dimensional images of the universe using a bundle of 2400 optical fibers in the focal plane of the 6.5-meter diameter telescope. It will be used to study the dynamics of how matter flows into and out of galaxies in the early universe, regulating the fuel supply of nascent stars.

The student will work with Kavli scientists and engineers to develop real-time instrument control software, built around python clients communicating with a c++ host server to drive mechanisms, collect instrument telemetry, and operate research-grade CCD cameras.

The project will run throughout the fall semester and IAP, and can lead to travel opportunities to Chile for commissioning observations in Spring 2019. Interested parties should send a CV, including relevant programming experience, to Prof. Rob Simcoe (simcoe@space.mit.edu).

Prerequisites: Candidates should have prior skill with python, as well as Linux-based c++ with an emphasis on object oriented programming and custom classes. Experience in GUI programming with Tkinter or other packages is helpful but not required, as is familiarity with TCP/IP-based client-server architecture and Raspberry Pi modules.

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UROP Project: Artificial Intelligence for Scientific Exploration, Discovery, and Understanding
Who: Undergraduate Students
Deadline: ASAP
Contact: Samuel Kim samkim@mit.edu


Term UROP is offered: Fall/IAP

MIT Faculty Supervisor Name: Marin Soljacic

Project Title: Artificial Intelligence for Scientific Exploration,
Discovery, and Understanding

Project Description:
In the last decade, we have witnessed enormous progress in applications of artificial intelligence (AI) for a wide variety of different tasks, including natural language processing, image recognition, self-driving cars, and playing games. We want to investigate how some of these recent AI techniques can be used for scientific discovery. We want to move away from pure data-science approaches since many current deep learning techniques lack interpretability or generalizability (extrapolation outside of the training data set). Rather, we want to more closely integrate physics and machine learning to extract interpretable parameters and derive generalizable laws of nature. The main goal of this project is to develop new AI tools to support scientific discovery in broad areas of science and engineering through automated optimization of experiments, designs, and data analysis techniques.

Our datasets are generated from a variety of systems in physics and engineering, including Maxwell’s equations (electrodynamics), diffusion equation, Navier-Stokes equations (fluid dynamics), and Schrodinger’s equation (quantum mechanics).

Each undergraduate student will have their own project supervised by a graduate student, and will ideally transition to leading the project and come up with new ideas. Students will learn about a variety of modern deep learning techniques.

Prerequisites: Comfort with programming is required. Any major of any year is welcome. Prefer experience with machine learning and Python. Exposure to deep learning, Tensorflow/Pytorch, optimization, differential equations, numerical simulation, and/or Bayesian statistics is helpful, but not required.

Relevant URLs (if applicable): http://www.mit.edu/~soljacic/AI.html

Contact Name: Samuel Kim
Contact Email: samkim@mit.edu

Faculty Supervisor's email: soljacic@mit.edu

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UROP Project: working with Paul Schechter
Who: Undergraduate Students
Deadline: ASAP
Contact: schech@achernar.mit.edu


UROP position available for a physics major, any year, working with Paul Schechter, Professor Emeritus of Astrophysics, modeling gravitationally lensed quasars. Examples of the work done by recent UROPS can be found a) in the cover story of Volume 34 of the MIT Undergraduate Research Journal, and b) at http://www.arxiv.org/pdf/1808.06151.

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EAPS UROP - Titan and Earth Surface Processes
Who: Undergraduate Students
Deadline: ASAP
Contact: Rose Palermo (rpalermo@mit.edu)


The Perron lab in EAPS is advertising a UROP position for the Fall 2018 term. Through this UROP, an undergraduate student would have the opportunity to learn about surface processes on Earth and Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. Titan is the only other known body to have standing liquid on its surface. However, on Titan, the bedrock is water ice, the liquid is methane-ethane, and temperatures are ~ -290F. A methane meteorological system feeds large rivers, which carve their way across the icy surface, and drain into a diverse group of lakes and seas. The student working on this project will map coastlines on Earth and Titan to help decipher the coastal processes which may be modifying the coastlines on Titan, such as sea level rise, dissolution, or wave erosion. The exploratory work done here will help us quantify shoreline shape in order to interpret the physical mechanisms of erosion on Earth and on Titan. There is the potential to develop this project into a senior thesis, as well. Prior use of ArcMap &/or Matlab is helpful, but not necessary. Just bring an enthusiasm for landscape evolution, beaches, &/or planetary science! Faculty Supervisor: Taylor Perron

Please contact Rose Palermo (rpalermo@mit.edu) if you’re interested in working on this project!

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UROP Project: Computational and mathematical analysis of decision-making in a mouse model of a neurodegenerative disease
Who: Undergraduate Students
Deadline: ASAP
Contact: Leif Gibb, PhD (lgibb@mit.edu)


Department: Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Faculty Supervisor: Professor Ann M. Graybiel
Project title: Computational and mathematical analysis of decision-making in a mouse model of a neurodegenerative disease

Project Description:

Use your computational and mathematical skills to solve the mysteries of the brain! Using cutting-edge statistics, modeling, machine learning, optimization, image processing, and/or other methods, you will assist us in analyzing recordings of brain activity in Huntington's disease model mice obtained using calcium imaging with genetically encoded GCaMP6 indicators. Students with strong programming and mathematics skills majoring in Courses 6, 7, 8, 9, 18, 20 and other majors are welcome. We focus on the striatum, which is a key part of the basal ganglia, receiving input from midbrain dopamine neurons, cortex, and thalamus. It is thought to be centrally involved in evaluation, selection, motivation, and decision making, not only at the level of movements but also at the level of goals, strategies, thoughts, emotions, and sensory interpretations. It is implicated in movement disorders like Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and dystonia, as well as addiction, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Tourette syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, aspects of schizophrenia, and other disorders.

No prior experience is required, but you must be highly motivated and conscientious. We will give preference to students who can commit to working for a year or more for at least 12 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters and 20 to 40 hours per week during the summer and IAP. Times are flexible; evenings and weekends are available. We can usually only provide academic credits (not payment) for new UROPs.

Contact: Please send your resume to Leif Gibb, PhD (lgibb@mit.edu)

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IAP Global Education Scholarship
Who: Undergraduate Students
Deadline: Monday, October 29, 2018
Where: 1-190
Website: https://studyabroad.mit.edu/study-abroad/funding-study-abroad/summer-and-iap-scholarships


Are you considering other IAP programs beyond the MIT led courses in Madrid and London? Apply for a scholarship to help fund your international coursework for the educational experience of a lifetime. Scholarship applications will open October 1st.

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SPS Awards & Program Deadlines
Who: Undergraduate Students
Deadline: see below
Website: https://www.spsnational.org/awards/award-deadlines


The Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma have consolidated deadlines for awards, scholarships, and internships with one deadline each season. These opportunities are available only to chapters and members, so remember to pay your dues to qualify.

Fall Deadline November 15 Applications open September 1
Future Faces of Physics Award
Marsh W. White Award
SPS Chapter Research Award
Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter Project Award

Winter Deadline: January 15
SPS Summer Internship - Applications open November 1
SPS Congressional Visits Day - Applications open December 1

Spring Deadline: March 15 Applications open January 2
SPS Scholarships
SPS Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research
Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award

Summer Deadline: June 15
Chapter Reports
Blake Lilly Prize

Ongoing Opportunities
SPS Travel Awards
SPS Reporter Awards
SOCK Requests

Note: Deadlines fall on the 15th of the month. If a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, it is moved to the next business day.

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Teaching opportunity for Seminar XL for Physics Graduate Students
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: ASAP
Website: http://ome.mit.edu/programs-services/become-seminar-xl-facilitator


Are you interested in acquiring additional teaching experience @ MIT?
Do you enjoy working with a diverse group of students?

Join the Seminar XL Staff!

We are currently seeking 8.0X and 18.0X facilitators for Fall 2018.

Earn $19/hr working 4-5 hours per week.

NOTE: We are not able to employ international or non-registered graduate students.

For more information visit website or contact seminarxl@mit.edu.

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World Quant opportunities
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: ASAP
Website: https://www.weareworldquant.com/en/careers/
Contact: WQCambridgejobs@worldquant.com


WorldQuant is a quantitative, data & technically driven investment management firm — over 80% of our employees code on a daily basis. We use computer science, math, and other techniques to seek to produce high-quality predictive signals (alphas) focused on exploiting market inefficiencies. Technologists at WorldQuant research, design, code, test and deploy projects while working collaboratively with researchers and portfolio managers.

Job opportunities:

  • Quantitative Researcher - Bulgaria, China, Hungary, Israel, Romania, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Financial Data Scientist Intern - Cambridge/MIT

Please contact WQCambridgejobs@worldquant.com expressing your interest.

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MGH Medical Analytics Group, internships or full-time
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: ASAP
Website: http://mag.mgh.harvard.edu


Our group primarily works on operational projects to make the hospital perform better, but the variety of projects and areas we impact are what sets us apart.

We’ve built prediction engines as well as patient and physician-facing dashboards. We’ve done research projects about hospital efficiency and quality of care. We have the unique opportunity of applying cutting-edge techniques to solve real problems at the center of one of the top hospitals in the nation.

We’re looking for smart, motivated people who want to make a difference in the healthcare setting. In particular, we’re looking for people who have the following skills:

  • The ability to think quantitively and structure investigative data exploration
  • Languages for data analysis (Python, SQL, MATLAB, R, etc…)
  • Robust statistical knowledge
  • Programming skills for application development (preferably C/C#)

Check out our website for more information: http://mag.mgh.harvard.edu

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SRI jobs in AMO and RF Photonics
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: ASAP
Website: https://www.sri.com/careers


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Three positions available in the Quantum Photonics Lab
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: ASAP
Website: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cHKMz3BvS43DHHARteGYcuKXoy9_
llIikRN7FTgdXdo/edit?usp=sharing


The Quantum Photonics Group at MIT pursues experimental and theoretical research towards quantum technologies using photons and semiconductor spins, combining techniques from atomic physics, optoelectronics, and modern nanofabrication. In pushing the boundaries of technology, we also occasionally develop interesting new classical applications, such as devices for deep neural networks/machine learning and new types of electro-optic devices that make use of low-dimensional quantum materials.

PhD Positions Available:

  1. Semiconductor Spin Systems for Quantum Sensing and Networks [1 PhD position available for U.S. citizen]
  2. Quantum Optics with Atomic Control in 2D Materials [no positions available]
  3. Quantum Algorithms and Quantum Photonics [1 position available in machine learning]

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Faculty Position in Applied Physics at Stanford University
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: ASAP
Website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11724


The Department of Applied Physics at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor. We seek candidates with exceptional promise of major future achievements who will lead innovative research efforts in fields broadly aligned with the existing strengths and interests of the Department. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: atomic & molecular physics; biophysics broadly construed; condensed matter & materials physics; lasers & photonics; quantum engineering & quantum information; nanoscience & nanotechnology; accelerator physics; ultra-fast and x-ray physics. Applicants should hold an earned doctorate in a core science or engineering discipline, have outstanding potential for establishing an independent research program, and show promise of becoming an excellent teacher at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applications must be submitted at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11724

Candidates should upload their curriculum vita, publication list and research plan, and arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. For queries, please contact the Department Administrator, Patrice O’Dwyer (podwyer@stanford.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, but candidates are strongly encouraged to submit applications by November 1, 2018. The new appointment is expected to begin on or around September 1, 2019.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

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Freelance Fact Checker for Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: ASAP
Contact: ruqayyah.daud@hbgusa.com


We are seeking one or two individuals with a background in physics, history, or both to ensure accuracy for a new young adult narrative nonfiction book. It is about the little-known female scientists who were critical to the invention of the Atomic Bomb, and the moral implications of their work. This is a paid position beginning at the end of September and will last 1-2 weeks.

If you'd like to apply or have questions, please contact Ruqayyah Daud ruqayyah.daud@hbgusa.com and include your resume. Thank you!

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Quantative Researcher Position with Selby Jennings
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: ASAP
Contact: jermaine.barnes@selbyjennings.com


I am currently looking for PhD graduates within a Quantitative Discipline with the appetite to move into a Quantitative Researcher position. The location will be based in New York but there are other options in other areas of the USA

  • Able to learn and combine your natural flair and apply it to real world scenarios.
  • Have a strong ambition to be a Portfolio Manager in the next 5 years.
  • Ideally an understanding of alpha research, portfolio construction, optimization and attribution / analytics.
  • Broad statistical toolkit.
  • Well versed with liquid assets.
  • Strong programming skills in either C++ or Python.
  • Keen intuition for markets and their pricing mechanisms.
  • Must have 3.83+ GPA and above from a top 25 University.
  • Degrees must be in a quantitative discipline such as mathematics, financial engineering, physics, computational finance, operations research etc. Will also look at subjects such as nuclear science and engineering.

For more information please send an email and resume to jermaine.barnes@selbyjennings.com.

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Lemelson-MIT Student Prize: Applications Due September 28
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: Friday, September 28, 2018
Website: http://lemelson.mit.edu/studentprize
Contact: janellc@mit.edu


The Lemelson-MIT Program is searching for the most inventive college students to compete for the 2019 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, a national invention competition that recognizes individual graduate students who have tested prototypes of two or more inventions and teams of undergraduate students with a tested prototype of one invention.

The competition is open to full-time, degree-seeking students (as of the spring semester of 2019) with technology-based inventions in healthcare, food/water and agriculture, transportation and mobility, and consumer devices. Inventions are not limited to class projects or thesis work, and any side/personal projects could also be considered. Patents are encouraged but not required.

Winners in each category receive:

  • $15k to each winning graduate student
  • $10k to each winning undergraduate team
  • National media campaign
  • Exposure to investment and business communities
  • An award celebration at MIT in June 2019 

Applications are due by Friday, September 28, 2018. If you are interested in applying or referring a student, please visit http://lemelson.mit.edu/studentprize or feel free to contact me directly at janellc@mit.edu or 617-258-5798. Students should review our Application Info Packet for complete details about the application process and requirements.

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OGE - Call for Graduate Student Life Grant Proposals
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: Friday, October 12, 2018
Website: https://oge.mit.edu/community/gslg/
Contact: gslg@mit.edu


The Graduate Student Life Grants program is a request-for-proposal process inviting graduate students, spouses, faculty, and staff to submit creative, community building ideas for possible funding.

We encourage you to apply for funds - especially in collaboration with other students or student groups. Proposals may address a specific community such as families, residents of a particular dorm, a particular department, or a cultural community; they may cross departments or focus within a discipline. The purpose should be to create a more vibrant and fulfilling graduate life experience at MIT.

Previous successful grants include Weekly Wednesdays at the Muddy Charles, Teaching MIT to Code and Collaborate, American Sign Language Lessons, coffee/social hours, and many others (please see our website).

More details and the application can be found here: https://oge.mit.edu/community/gslg/

The application deadline is Friday, October 12, 2018. Proposals will be reviewed by a selection panel, authors could be asked clarifying questions; funding decisions for approved proposals will be released in early December 2018.

Please contact us with any questions: gslg@mit.edu.

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Dalhousie DDFA Search
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: November 1, 2018
Website: https://blogs.dal.ca/academiccareers/2018/09/10/department-of-physics-atmospheric-science-career-stream/
Contact: physics@dal.ca c/o Chair of Theoretical Physics Search Committee


The Department of Physics & Atmospheric Science invites applications for appointment to a tenure stream Assistant, Associate, or full Professor position from outstanding candidates with expertise in theoretical and/or computational research in the areas of either condensed matter physics or materials physics that complement or extend the strengths of our department. This position is part of the Dalhousie Diversity Faculty Award (DDFA) program. In keeping with the principles of Employment Equity, the DDFA program aims to correct historic underrepresentation. This position is restricted to candidates who self-identify in one (or more) of the following groups: Aboriginal people or racially visible persons.

Applicants are required to have a PhD, postdoctoral or equivalent experience, demonstrated excellence in research, and strong potential for effective teaching and outreach. The successful candidate must be positioned to build a sustainable research group, and capable of teaching both undergraduate and graduate classes in theoretical physics.

Applications will be reviewed starting November 1st, 2018 until the position is filled. Applications will consist of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including publication list, a research plan that is 3 – 4 pages in length, a statement of teaching and outreach interests and experience, at least three confidential letters of reference forwarded under separate cover by the referees, and a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which can be found at www.da.ca/becounted/selfid. Applications should be emailed to physics@dal.ca c/o Chair of Theoretical Physics Search Committee.

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MIT GSLI: Apply for the 2018-2019 MIT Graduate School Leadership Institute
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: November 15, 2018 at 5:00pm Eastern Time
Website: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSed8X-15vdcrNR30jfoW-uxyUbZwK-GxKUWdb_d8fFuGmL84Q/viewform


The MIT Graduate School Leadership Institute (MIT GSLI) is a first-of-its-kind, student founded and peer-led collaboration across all MIT graduate schools to further develop the leadership skills, experience, and network of outstanding MIT graduate students who have already exhibited strong leadership capacity. Out of the hectic pace of studying at MIT, the program carves out dedicated time and space for purposeful, authentic reflection and connection across disciplines.

According to past participants, this is an intense and deeply rewarding program. A fall semester kick-off retreat on Cape Cod and six mandatory weekly meetings build strong friendships, leadership skills and reflections, and a peer network bolstered by alumni programming that continues into the spring 2019 semester and beyond.

Program Application and Requirements

All MIT graduate students pursuing degrees are invited to apply via a brief essay and resume submission at this link

Application deadline - Tuesday, September 11, at 5:00pm EST

Please email with any questions or to connect with an alum of the program to learn more. Also use this address to email your resume using the title LastName_FirstName_Resume.pdf. All applicants will be notified of their status by early in the week of September 11, at which point select applications will be invited for a brief interview conversation during the period September 12 - 15 (virtual or in-person).

To build a strong and cohesive group, 100% attendance at the Cape Cod retreat and weekly sessions is required. Please wait to apply next year in fall 2019 if you cannot make this commitment. Retreat transportation, housing, and meals are all included; however, Fellows are asked to contribute $40 to help defray semester costs. All weekly sessions run from 8:00-10:00pm on the MIT campus, with dinner provided at each session early starting at 7:15pm to allow time for catching up. Dates will be:

Retreat
Friday, September 21 (depart MIT ~7:00pm) - Sunday, September 23 (return to MIT ~3:00pm)

Monday Sessions
Monday, October 1, 8:00-10:00pm
Monday, October 15, 8:00-10:00pm
Monday, October 22, 8:00-10:00pm
Monday, October 29, 8:00-10:00pm
Monday, November 5, 8:00-10:00pm
Monday, November 26, 8:00-10:00pm

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Graduate Research Opportunities at DOE National Laboratories
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: November 15, 2018 at 5:00pm Eastern Time
Website: https://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/
Contact: sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science is now accepting applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program (2018 Solicitation 2). Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on November 15, 2018.

The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. Details about the program and online application can be found at https://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/.

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov.

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Biophysics & Quantitative Biology at U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: December 15, 2018 by 11:00pm CST
Website: https://biophysics.illinois.edu


Applications to the Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology are now accepted for Fall 2019 through 11:00pm Central Standard Time on DECEMBER 15, 2018. For more information about the Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, please visit the Center’s HOMEPAGE.

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