November 9, 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


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Upcoming important physics-related academic dates


NOV 12 Monday | Veterans Day — holiday.

NOV 21 Wednesday

  • Drop Date.
  • Last day to cancel subjects from registration.
  • Last day to change a subject from credit to listener.
  • Last day to add a time-arranged subject that started after beginning of the term.
  • Last day to petition for December Advanced Standing Exam (given during final exam period).

NOV 22 Thursday | Thanksgiving vacation.

NOV 23 Friday | Thanksgiving vacation.

NOV 28 Wednesday

  • Last day to drop half-term subjects offered in second half of term (H2).
  • Undergraduate registration opens for IAP Physical Education classes, 8 AM.

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Undergraduates Planning on Going to Graduate School: Register for the GREs


Undergraduates Planning on Going to Graduate School: Register for the GREs Here

Be sure to set (multiple) alarms, eat a good breakfast and show up on time to set yourself up for the most success!

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Grads: 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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Election 2018: Tuesday, November 6th


Election Day is only one week away! Polls will be open from 7am to 8pm on Tuesday, Nov. 6th.

Voting in MA:

  • Check your voter registration status, polling location, and view your ballot here.
  • The times and locations for early voting can be found here.
  • The GSC has put together a voter guide of the contested races including Governor (Incumbent Republican Charlie Baker vs. Democrat Jay Gonzalez) plus the three ballot questions. More information as well as candidate statements can be found here.

Voting in other states:

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COLLOQUIA AND SEMINARS


LNS Lunchtime Seminars
Who: All Students
When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 12:00pm (Lunch will be served at 11:50 a.m.)
Where: 26-414 (Kolker room)
Website: http://web.mit.edu/lns/news/lunchtime.html


Xinmei Xu of MIT delivers a talk.

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Joint Tufts / MIT Tuesday Cosmology Seminars
Who: All Students
When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 2:30pm
Where: MIT - Room 6C-442 (refreshments are served at 2:00 in the same room)
Website: http://cosmos2.phy.tufts.edu/joint-seminar/


Adam Solomon, CMU
"Superfluids and the cosmological constant problem"

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MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms Seminars
Who: All Students
When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 4:30pm
Where: Harvard Jefferson 250
Website: http://www.rle.mit.edu/cua_responsive/event-type/cua-seminar-series/


Assistant Professor Bryce Gadway, Illinois
"Synthetic lattices of laser-coupled atomic momentum states"
Ten Minute Talk: "Title TBD" by Yu Liu

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MKI Astrophysics Colloquium
Who: All Students
When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 4:00pm
Where: 37-252 (Marlar Lounge) Refreshments are served at 3:45 PM
Website: http://web.mit.edu/astrophysics/fall18.html


Fabienne Bastien, Penn State
"Convection in Cool Stars, as Revealed through Stellar Brightness and Radial Velocity Variations"

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String/Gravity Theory Seminar
Who: All Students
When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 3:00pm
Where: 6C-442
Website: http://ctp.lns.mit.edu/seminars/seminars_gravity.html


Mark Mezei of Stony Brook delivers a talk.

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Biophysics Seminar Series
Who: All Students
When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 4:00pm
Where: 400 Technology Square in the Ragon Institute (1st Floor) 
Website: http://biophysics.mit.edu/mit-biophysics-seminar-series


Suri Vaikuntanathan of the University of Chicago delivers a talk hosted by Nikta Fakhri.

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iQuISE Quantum Information Seminar Series
Who: All Students
When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 11:45am - 1:00pm
Where: 26-214 (CUA conference room)
Website: https://www.iquise.mit.edu/


Kevin O'Brien, MIT
"Near-term Challenges in Superconducting Quantum Computation"

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The David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series
Who: All Students
When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 4:00pm
Where: 10-250. Refreshments @ 3:30 pm in 4-349
Website: http://web.mit.edu/physics/events/colloquia.html


NEVIN WEINBERG, MIT
"When stars go nonlinear: large amplitude tides and stellar oscillations"
Host: Deepto Chakrabarty

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ANNOUNCEMENTS


Pritchett TechMart
Who: All Students
When: M-F from 3:00pm to 11:00pm
Where: Inside Rebecca's Cafe in Walker Memorial on the second floor
Posted: 10/12/2018


MIT's at-cost grocery, in collaboration with Rebecca's Cafe, will offer staples like vegetables, fruit, rice, flour, pasta, soups, sauces, grains, spices, meats, dairy. Check it out located inside Rebecca's Cafe in Walker Memorial on the second floor.

Beginning Monday, September 17, TechMart will be open during Rebecca Cafe's regular operating hours, 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Monday - Friday.

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*Deepotsava - The festival of lights - TONIGHT!
Who: All Students
When: Friday, November 9, 2018 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: MIT Chapel (W15)
Website: goo.gl/Up26Hy
Posted: 11/9/2018


Deepotsava is one of the most important festivals in the Indian tradition. Everyone gathers to experience the joy of devotional music, divine chants, devotion infused decorations and worship. The evening will also feature a talk on the significance of devotion in conquering the unconquerable Lord along with amazing classical Indian music and dance performances. The festival of this kind enlivens one’s heart to a new pleasing spiritual experience. Free delicious vegetarian dinner will be served. RSVP: goo.gl/Up26Hy

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*MITSSS Kopitiam
Who: All Students
When: Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 7:00pm
Where: Sidney Pacific (NW86) Multipurpose Room
Website: bitly.com/KOP2018
Cost: $10 (entitles you to two mains, one dessert sampler, and one drink)
Posted: 11/9/2018


Kopitiam is an annual culinary showcase of the best Singaporean food in Boston. Authentic favorites are cooked and prepared entirely by MIT students and affiliates who have a passion for cooking. 

Each $10 entry ticket entitles you to two mains, one dessert sampler, and one drink.

Please check out bitly.com/KOP2018 for more details.  

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*Sagan Day: Observatory Excursion
Who: All Students
When: Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Whitin Observatory, Wellesley
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2198527807080215/
Posted: 11/9/2018


Join the Secular Society of MIT for our Carl Sagan Day outing, as we head to the Wellesley College campus for a public talk and (weather permitting) night sky telescopic viewing at the college's Whitin Observatory from 7pm to 9pm, and socialize out nearby after.

The travel time between Wellesley and Cambridge is about an hour by road. Public transport options are available, but the best way for students to get there and back (if not driving) is using the Wellesley-Cambridge Senate bus.

More about Sagan Day: http://carlsaganday.com/. And don't forget our main Sagan Day talk event on NOV/14.

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Warehouse Coffee House
Who: All Students
When: Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Where: The Warehouse (NW30), Colbert Room
Posted: 11/2/2018


The Warehouse Graduate Residence (NW30) is hosting a Coffee House on November 11th at 2 P.M. Come on out and listen to your fellow MIT graduate students perform their musical talents, while enjoying a selection of fine pastries, coffee, and refreshments.

Sponsored by the GSC Funding Board.

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Harvard Mathematical Picture Language Seminar
Who: All Students
When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 4:00 to 5:00pm
Where: Harvard - Jefferson 356
Posted: 11/9/2018


William Norledge, Pennsylvania State University
"The adjoint braid arrangement as a free Lie algebra in species via the Steinmann relations"

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Akamai Mentoring Night at the Museum of Science
Who: All Students
When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 4:00 to 9:00pm (registration starts at 3:30 pm)
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-girls-in-stem-30-networking-and-mentoring-evening-registration-48887686386
Contact: rsvp@mos.org
Posted: 10/19/2018


The Museum has offered a variety of opportunities for women and girls in the Greater Boston area who aspire to be STEM professionals. This year we are again looking to partner with local colleges and universities to help us recruit undergraduate women to participate in this unique professional development and mentoring opportunity. The event is scheduled here at the Museum on Tuesday, November 13th, with registration beginning at 3:30 p.m. and the program running 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.   

As a part of the Museum’s Women and Girls in STEM 3.0 Month we will host a panel discussion featuring female leaders in STEM, to explore the breadth of ways in which they have utilized their STEM passions. The panel will be followed by a networking reception focused on providing real-world, tactical skills for students seeking careers in STEM.  The reception will provide the opportunity for students to engage in a multifaceted discussion with over 50 women who are top professionals in their fields.

We encourage students of any socioeconomic background, ability, religion, sexual orientation, and race to participate.  We also encourage transwomen who identify as part of minority groups to participate.

Space is limited, so  please help recruit motivated, college-aged, women who would be empowered by this experience. Here is the link for more information and to register.

For more information and volunteer opportunities, please reach out to us at rsvp@mos.org

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*teamLab Info Session
Who: All Students
When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: E51-149
Posted: 11/9/2018


Want to intern with a team of engineers, designers and “technical artists,” or people who turn static art into interactive works via programming? Apply for an internship with teamLab through MISTI Japan. teamLab combines art, technology and design to create interactive works and exhibitions.

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*MIT Sidney Pacific Presidential Fellows Distinguished Lecture with Margaret Talev
Who: All Students
When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 6:00pm
Where: MIT Sidney Pacific Multipurpose Room [NW86-157]
Website: RSVP
Posted: 11/9/2018


Talk: American Democracy is a Hot Mess. Here’s How Science and Technology Can Save It

Speaker Bio: Margaret Talev is senior White House correspondent for Bloomberg News and a CNN political analyst. She is a Fall 2018 Fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics. She is past president of the White House Correspondents' Association and Washington Press Club Foundation. Before reporting on President Donald Trump, she covered Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign, Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns, Obama's two terms in the White House, and Congress.

Time and Location: 6.15 PM Refreshments | 6.45 PM Lecture | 7.45 PM Dinner

RSVP: Don't forget to sign up for the lottery to participate in the dinner with the speakers after the lecture! RSVP Requested: tinyurl.com/MIT-CoSI-Talev.

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*Ashdown Mindset Lecture: Lourdes Aleman
Who: All Students
When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 6:30PM-7:30PM
Where: Ashdown Hulsizer Room (Food will be served)
Posted: 11/9/2018


Dr. Lourdes Aleman will give a workshop: Hacking your potential, Why your views on intelligence and talent matter for academic success? She will focus on evidence-based insights regarding neuroplasticity, motivation, and how cultivating a "growth-mindset" can improve our willingness and ability to face challenges in graduate school and beyond.

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*Group Advising: Explore Prehealth
Who: All Students
When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Where: W20-302
Website: Register here
Posted: 11/9/2018


Would you like to explore a career in healthcare/medicine? Not sure where to start? Grab your lunch and drop by this group advising session where you can ask advisors & other Prehealth students about prerequisites, phsyician shadowing, UROPs and various other things you need to get you on the right track to pursue a career in medicine. Register here.

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*Paying For College: Knowing The Options
Who: All Students
When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Where: 46-3189
Posted: 11/9/2018


Presenter: Jeanne Mahan, M.A.; Senior Manager, College Finance, College Coach

While students are working diligently to get into college, parents are facing the daunting question of how much college will cost. This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the various resources and strategies families use to cover college expenses. Families will learn:

  • Where financial assistance comes from and how to maximize eligibility
  • How aid eligibility is determined and tricky caveats hidden in the fine print
  • The most effective way to appeal the initial financial aid award or negotiate for more funds
  • Effective strategies to employ when spending assets on college
  • Key considerations when selecting the right education loan

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*Negotiating Job Offers
Who: All Students
When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Where: 1-190
Website: Registration requested via Careerbridge.
Posted: 11/9/2018


This workshop will examine the many variables that exist during the evaluation and negotiation process of job offers. How do you know if this job is right for you? Salary vs. Total Compensation will be looked at. Strategies on the negotiation process will be discussed along with should you negotiate and “What Can” and “What Can Not” be negotiated. These strategies are used throughout your career. This workshop is open to Grads, Undergrads, Postdocs and Alumni.

Registration requested via Careerbridge.

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*2018 Tsukimi Festival
Who: All Students
When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Building 50: Walker Memorial
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2075576172659805/
Posted: 11/9/2018


Come enjoy authentic Japanese foods (Sushi, Donburi), trying on traditional Japnese clothes (Kimono), tea ceremony, band performance including Japanese anime song and more!

Sushi: 300 boxes ($5, half the market price)
Mini-donburi: ~200 ($3)
*We have some vegetarian sushi.

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*MIT System Design and Management Info Evening
Who: All Students
When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Boston Marriott Cambridge
Website: http://sdm.mit.edu/sdm-information-evening-november-14-2018/
Posted: 11/9/2018


Please join us at MIT for an information session on MIT’s System Design and Management (SDM) program, which offers a master’s degree in engineering and management. You will have the opportunity to learn more about this flexible graduate program designed for mid-career professionals, discuss career opportunities, and network with SDM alumni, faculty, students, and staff. 

For specific questions, please contact SDM Admissions at sdm@mit.edu.

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Sagan Day: Great Old Ones -- What the Most Ancient Stars Can Tell Us about the Early Universe
Who: All Students
When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:15pm to 9:00pm
Where: 2-190
Website: ssomit.mit.edu
Posted: 11/2/2018


In celebration of Carl Sagan Day 2018, the Secular Society of MIT presents a special talk by MIT astrophysics professor Anna Frebel. Dr Frebel's research focuses on the chemistry and physics of the early universe, examining the oldest existing stars for clues regarding the formation and destruction of the first generation of stars, in which the first heavier elements were forged. She will talk about some of her exciting findings, and their implications for our understanding of the evolution of the universe.

WHEN: Wednesday, NOV/14, 7:15pm
WHERE: 2-190 (1st Floor, 182 Memorial Drive, https://whereis.mit.edu/?go=2)

Free entry. Free apple pie and mocktail cosmos.
The event will be photographed and recorded.

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/485232585324774/

Also, join us out in Wellesley, MA, on NOV/10 for a public talk and telescopic sky viewing. Details at  http://calendar.mit.edu/event/ssomit_sagan_day_2018_out
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Facebook: facebook.com/SecularSocietyOfMIT
Twitter: twitter.com/SecularMIT
Website: ssomit.mit.edu
Email: ssomit@mit.edu

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*Choose to Reuse
Who: All Students
When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 11:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Lobby 13
Posted: 11/9/2018


For November we are in LOBBY 13!

Join us in celebrating America Recycles Day by taking the first step to recycle: choosing to reuse!

Get free stuff as you reduce your impact on the planet by reusing instead of buying new! Drop-off clean, reusable items beginning at 8:00 AM. Choose up to five items from 11am to 12:20pm. From 12:20 to 1:00, no limit on items. No charge, but an MIT ID is required to attend. You don't have to give to get.

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Stargazing with Dr. Amanda S. Bosh
Who: All Students
When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Where: MIT 37 roof
Posted: 11/2/2018


Join the MIT Women's League and Dr. Amanda S. Bosh atop of MIT Building 37 for an evening of Stargazing!

Please note that in order to access the roof of building 37, you will have to climb several flights of stairs, including one narrow spiral staircase. It will be very cold, so please dress warmly.

  • 4:00pm Program begins with a 30 minute talk from Dr. Bosh
  • 4:30pm Observing the night sky from Building 37's rooftop

This event is free, but due to space concerns is capped at 25 attendees, so please RSVP if you plan to attend. 

CLOUD/RAIN DATE: In the event of a cloudy evening, this event will be moved to Friday November 16th. 

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*Turkish Grad Talk with physics grad student Emre Ergeçen
Who: All Students
When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: 3-442
Posted: 11/9/2018


Emre Ergeçen, a Turkish Physics graduate student, will give an informal talk about his research and graduate life. Turkish appetizers will be served!

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*LBGTQ@MIT First-year Dinners
Who: All Students
When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: 50-250 (Rainbow Lounge)
Posted: 11/9/2018


Are you looking to connect with other LBGTQ and allying people on campus? This is for you! We’re now hosting ongoing Family Dinners for our LBGTQ and allying communities to join in reclaiming a sense of family, support, and solidarity. Come check out Pritchett Dining and join in a relaxed discussion about how to thrive at MIT over dinner. These dinners happen every Thursday from 6PM-7PM in the Rainbow Lounge (50-250). Open to all visiting, transfer, exchange, graduate, and undergraduate students! East campus, West campus, Off campus — we look forward to seeing you!

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Harvard Science Book Talk: Adam Becker
Who: All Students
When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 6:00pm
Where: Science Center Lecture Hall C
Posted: 11/2/2018


ADAM BECKER, Author, Astrophysicist, and Visiting Scholar, Office For History of Science and Technology University of California, Berkeley
"The Trouble with Quantum Physics and Why It Matters"

HARVARD SCIENCE CENTER SCIENCE BOOK TALK
Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 6:00PM
Science Center Lecture Hall C
One Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Q & A WITH DR. JACOB A. BARANDES
Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 6:45PM
Science Center Lecture Hall C
One Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

BOOK SIGNING
Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 7:15PM
Cabot Science Library, Science Center
One Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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*Hops & Knots
Who: All Students (21+ only)
When: Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Where: MIT Museum
Website: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/program/knotty-beers-and-gears
Posted: 11/9/2018


Grab a friend—and a beer—and enjoy an evening of tinkering, knot-tying and building a Rube Goldberg-esque device. Whether you are a landlubber or a privateer we’ll have the supplies you need to construct your nautical link. At the end of the evening all of the devices will be tied together to set off one giant chain reaction. Throughout the evening you will have the opportunity to sample beverages from local breweries while working on your link.

We are happy to be partnering with the following breweries: Bone Up, Exhibit 'A', Jack's Abby, Notch

$15/adult in advance (21+ only), $20 at the door (if available)
Tickets include ten 2 oz. tasting tickets for guests to sample beer provided by the tasting partners. 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tasting ends at 8:30 p.m.

Please note, this event was formerly called "Knotty Beers & Gears." All event details remain the same, we've just changed the name.

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*IAP 2019 - DFY: Fun-Sized
Who: All Students
When: IAP 2019
Website: https://mit.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8qUvGRfuc3OGtfL
Posted: 11/9/2018


New IAP subject: DFY: Fun-Sized (2.s974/2.s790), a 3-unit follow-up to the original Designing the First-Year Experience at MIT class offered in Spring 2018.

The class will focus on exploring ideas for significant changes to the first-year experience that potentially could be piloted with a small group of students, for example in a First-Year Learning Community (FLC), as well as less dramatic changes that potentially could be tested with the entire Class of 2023 as a follow-on to the CUP experiment with the Class of 2022 this year. (Note: For those interested, you can explore some of the initial data from the CUP experiment.)

The IAP class, which Vice Chancellor Ian Waitz will co-teach with Professor Maria Yang, is open to all MIT students. We welcome students who were involved with the prior class as well as first-year students and others who were not able to participate last year. It will be held from 2-5 pm every day for the last two weeks of IAP (1/22-2/1). Class participants are expected to attend every session.

Students considering enrolling or wanting more information should fill out this short form. Please get in touch with Kate Weishaar ‘18, if you would like posters, bookmarks, and other materials.

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*MIT Quest for Intelligence 2018
Who: All Students
When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018, time TBA
Where: Building 46 Atrium and Singleton Auditorium
Website: ridl.csail.mit.edu
Posted: 11/9/2018


Quest Symposium on Robust, Interpretable Deep Learning Systems

To advance further, deep learning systems need to become more transparent. They will have to prove they are reliable, can withstand malicious attacks, and explain the reasoning behind their decisions, especially in safety-critical applications like self-driving cars.

We invite MIT undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to submit current research abstracts to the Quest Symposium on Robust, Interpretable Deep Learning Systems to be held on Nov. 20, 2018. We welcome submissions on attack and defense methods for deep neural networks, visualizations, interpretable modeling, and other methods for revealing deep network behavior, structure, sensitivities, and biases.

The event will feature faculty talks, an afternoon poster session and refreshments.

Call for Posters
Please submit a headline and 100-word abstract.
Deadline: Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018
Submission link: ridl.csail.mit.edu/submit

Schedule
When: Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 20, 2018 
Where: Building 46 Atrium and Singleton Auditorium
Speakers and poster sessions, TBD. Refreshments will be served.

Symposium Organizers
David Bau, Jun-Yan Zhu, Shibani Santurkar, Aleksander Madry, Antonio Torralba, Fern Keniston

Website: ridl.csail.mit.edu Questions: ridl@csail.mit.edu

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*MIT Future: What I would do if I were you
Who: Undergraduate Students
When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: 4-149
Website: Careerbridge
Posted: 11/9/2018


First year students may feel overwhelmed by the amount of different experiences available at MIT. Insight from upper division student panelists may help first year undergraduate students as they provide insight into the different ways they learned to shape their own interests, values, and direction. This information will help first years explore different courses at MIT and different experiences over their four years. Open to all Undergraduate Students. Registration requested via Careerbridge.

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*MIT Washington Summer Internship Program Dinner & Info Session
Who: Undergraduate Students
When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Where: W20-306
Posted: 11/9/2018


The MIT Washington Summer Internship Program provides technically sophisticated undergraduates the opportunity to apply their scientific and technical training to public policy issues. The core of the program is focused on the summer months, when students receive paid internships in the offices of government agencies, the private sector, and advocacy groups. Complementing the summer internships are a trip to DC during spring break and a 12 unit HASS seminar on policymaking that meets before and after the summer internship.

Past summer interns have worked in the White House Office of Science & Technology, the US House of Representatives Science Committee, the US Department of Energy, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, NASA, the American Association for World Health, the American Enterprise Institute, the Congressional Research Service, the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine, The Environmental Protection Agency, The Brookings Institution, the Economic Policy Institute, The General Accountability Office, The World Bank Group, the National Institutes of Health, The American Association for Public Health, the Climate Institute, the MIT Washington Office and more!

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2019

For more information send email to Tobie at iguanatw@mit.edu, or check out our web site at http://web.mit.edu/summerwash/.

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*Financial Literacy for Graduate Students
Who: Graduate Students
When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Where: 68-181
Website: https://goo.gl/forms/qodHjtD1a1UvwA5P2
Posted: 11/9/2018


The next workshop in OGE’s Financial Literacy for Graduate Student series is fast approaching. As a response to feedback from students, we’ve decided to provide two workshops on Investing. The first will cover some basic investing principles for those new to the topic. The second will be a bit more advanced and build upon the knowledge introduced in part 1. 

Part 1

On Thursday, November 15 from 11:30-12:30 in 68-181 Adam Grenier (Financial Consultant CFP from Fidelity Investments) will offer part 1. Topics that will be covered in this workshop include taking on debt vs. savings, basics of asset classes (i.e., stocks, bonds, real estate, cash, digital assets, etc.), financial independence, and different types of accounts to use for different goals. It is suggested that interested students RSVP here (Free pizza!).   

Part 2

Part 2 of this series will be slightly more advanced and build on the knowledge offered in part 1.  On December 5th from 11:30-12:30 in 68-181 Ryan Shorely (also from Fidelity Investments) will discuss asset allocation, asset location, and understanding the market and economic business cycles. More about this workshop and the RSVP link will go out closer to the date. 

Secondly, as a reminder the OGE provides some other helpful financial literacy resources for students. Please see below.

iGrad

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone about our completely free iGrad Financial Literacy platform (offered in collaboration with the MIT Federal Credit Union). Customized for MIT with videos, articles, games,  job board, searchable scholarship database, and interactive modules on a wide range of topics, including emergency-funding, credit card management, identity protection, spending-smarts, etc. it is a great financial literacy tool for students and the MIT community in general. More information can be found at https://iGrad.com/schools/MIT . We encourage everyone to sign up and check it out! 

OGE’s Website Financial Literacy and Fellowship section updates

We’ve added a new Financial Literacy section to our website- https://oge.mit.edu/finances/financial-literacy/  

Also, come check out our updated fellowships section at https://oge.mit.edu/finances/fellowships/  especially the Fellowships Tips content at https://oge.mit.edu/finances/fellowships/fellowship-tips/

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*November lunch with physREFS
Who: Graduate Students
When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Where: TBA
Website: https://goo.gl/forms/xjQ15a3Dfk96YVxo1
Posted: 11/9/2018


On behalf of the physREFS (http://web.mit.edu/physics/refs/), I'd like to invite you to join us for another lunch next Thursday, November 15th at 12pm, room TBA.

This month, we'd like to introduce you to one of the excellent campus resources we coordinate with - Sarah Rankin, the Title IX coordinator at MIT. She'll give a presentation over lunch and then we'll have a Q&A. You don't want to miss this!

To help us gauge how much food to order, please sign up on this google form by Monday November 12th.

As always, we are available to talk or meet with you at any time through our email physREFS@mit.edu, or by emailing one of us directly. Please don't hesitate to be in touch with any issue, whether big or small.

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GSC SkiTrip
Who: Graduate Students
When: January 25-28
Where: Jay Peak Resort in VT
Website: https://gsc.mit.edu/skitrip/
Posted: 11/2/2018


The GSC SkiTrip is coming up! Ticket sales begin on Nov. 5. Details for the trip can be found below! The trip includes three nights of lodging and three days of skiing/riding. You can find more information at our website: https://gsc.mit.edu/skitrip/ .

Where: Jay Peak Resort in VT
When: January 25-28
Who: All Graduate Students and PostDocs Each Student/PostDoc may bring up to 1 non-MIT-affiliated guest
Cost: $315 +$65 for optional bus transport

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FELLOWSHIPS


*AAPM Fellowship Opportunities
Who: Undergraduate Students
Deadline: May 3, 2019
Website: http://gaf.aapm.org
Posted: 11/9/2018


The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is pleased to announce their 2019 Grant and Fellowship offerings.

  • 2019 AAPM/RSNA Fellowship for Graduate Study in Medical Physics
  • 2019 Diversity Recruitment through Education and Mentoring Program (DREAM)
  • 2019 Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Additional information and applications can be found at http://gaf.aapm.org.

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact Jackie Ogburn at jackie@aapm.org or 571-298-1228.

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Rockefeller University Postdoctoral Fellowships
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: November 30, 2018
Contact: leem@rockefeller.edu
Posted: 9/26/2018


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


Help the PKG Center design a new internship experience and win $25 TechCash
Who: All Students
Deadline: ASAP
Website: https://goo.gl/forms/eHAO9yXyXw8RseYH2
Posted: 11/2/2018


We sincerely appreciate your input as we explore and design a new internship experience for undergraduates - with local nonprofits or governmental agencies - that is rigorous, progressively challenging and academically aligned, and yields significant community impact.

Your feedback will be used to develop an internship program that builds MIT students' personal and professional skills and abilities and supports career exploration; and that allows students to explore and experience different modes of social change. By completing the survey you are NOT registering for any PKG Center's programs.

Two lucky respondents will win a $25 TechCash card each!

We will only contact you if you indicate so in the survey or if you are one of the winners.

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Quality of Life Grant Call for Proposals
Who: All Students
Deadline: December 14, 2018
Website: http://sciencem.it/sos_sql
Posted: 11/2/2018


The School of Science is now seeking proposals for the School of Science Quality of Life (SQoL) grant program designed to build community within the School, promote inclusiveness for students, staff, and faculty of diverse identities, backgrounds, and abilities, and support the physical, emotional, and intellectual well-being of our community members. The program’s goals are to:

  • Provide faculty, staff and students opportunities to interact and socialize outside of the current research driven seminar series and other department-based events. 
  • Integrate academic and social aspects of life within the School.
  • Improve communications and outreach.
  •  Build collaborations and connections with other community groups on campus.

The SQoL program encourages projects that have wide appeal among School community members, but also considers proposals that focus on specific groups if they cut across existing departmental and programmatic lines. Projects need not be ambitious in scope, so long as they encourage positive connections within the community. The Selection Committee will consider proposals of all sizes, but generally caps projects at $3K per year.  In addition, proposals that have matching funds from other sources will be viewed favorably by the selection committee. 

The deadline for submitting proposals for spring funding is December 14th.  If you are interested in learning more about the program or submitting a proposal, additional information appears in the attached document and online at http://sciencem.it/sos_sql. You can also send an email to scienceqol@mit.edu or call Connie Winner at 617-253-8900.

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DOE Scholars Program – Accepting Applications
Who: All Students
Deadline: December 17, 2018 5:00 pm EST.
Website: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-Scholars-2019
Posted: 11/2/2018


The DOE Scholars Program introduces students and recent college graduates to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission and operations. 

Why should I apply?

Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

  • Stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week for graduate students and post graduates during the internship period
  • Limited travel reimbursement to/from assigned location
  • Direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities in DOE mission-relevant research areas
  • Identification of career goals and opportunities
  • Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts

Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizenship
  • Be an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related areas.
  • Must be pursuing a degree or have received a degree within 5 years of their starting date in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or have demonstrated interest or experience in a STEM field that supports the DOE mission. 

Veterans are encouraged to apply.  DOE Scholars selected by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) are given a Veteran's Preference. Selected veterans will be placed at various federal agencies in Washington, D.C. Veteran candidates who have received a college degree in an appropriate science, technology, engineering or math discipline within ten years of their starting date are eligible for appointments.

How to Apply

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-Scholars-2019

Application deadline: December 17, 2018, 5:00 PM EST 

For more information: Visit https://orise.orau.gov/doescholars

Questions? doescholars@orau.org.

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2019 Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions
Who: All Students
Deadline: December 21, 2018 11:59 pm EST.
Website: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/faculty/index.html 
Posted: 10/26/2018


The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. This program provides faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers). The SRT Program and DHS Centers are sponsored by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs.

Faculty: receive a $1,200 weekly stipend and are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on funding at the end of their appointment.

Graduate students: receive a $700 weekly stipend.

Undergraduate students: receive a $600 weekly stipend.

All participants may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowances.

10-week research experiences are offered at university-based  DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).  

U.S. citizenship required
Previous program participants may apply.
Application deadline: December 21, 2018 11:59 pm EST. 

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DHS-SRTMSI-2019-Faculty

Detailed information about the program can be found at:http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/faculty/index.html 

For questions please email us at  dhsed@orau.org.

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MIT LeaderShape - Now accepting applications
Who: All Students
Deadline: January 2, 2019
Website: https://leadershape.org/applications/apply/3751
Posted: 10/19/2018


LeaderShape has been a program provided to MIT students for almost 30 years! This 4-day PREMIER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM occurs during IAP from January 13th-16th and is open current undergrads and grad students. This FREE program helps students develop their personal leadership identity via discussions, simulations, and activities facilitated by high-profile MIT faculty and Staff. Each participant is grouped with peers across the Institute to learn and enhance their leadership skill set. Applications are being accepted now and are due January 2nd. Please apply via this link.

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Shadow a Student Program
Who: Undergraduate Students
Deadline: ASAP
Website: tinyurl.com/10100volunteer 
Posted: 10/26/2018


MIT is looking for Undergraduate Physics Students for the Shadow a Student Program! 

Who: You and a Junior or Senior in high school who is interested in attending MIT

What: Up to you! Most prospective students will visit on weekdays during business hours, but you and the student will have the opportunity to schedule their visit one-on-one. You might show them around campus, eat lunch with them, whatever you decide is the best way to showcase the MIT experience.

When: Whenever you’re available, up to once per month. Volunteers submit a schedule of days they’re available, and when we have a student to match with you, we will confirm that you are still available before contacting the student.

Where: Up to you! (see above)

How: Apply at tinyurl.com/10100volunteer 

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UROP Project: Statistical Modeling of Galaxy Cluster Mergers
Who: Undergraduate Students
Deadline: ASAP
Contact: Prof. Michael A. McDonald  (mcdonald@space.mit.edu)
Posted: 8/31/2018


Mergers of galaxy clusters are the most energetic phenomenon in the Universe, excluding the Big Bang. When these massive (~10^15 x the mass of our sun) systems collide, they naturally result in excursions from equilibrium, which lead to asymmetries in the distribution of galaxies and hot gas. One of the questions we are asking ourselves is: what fraction of clusters have recently undergone a major merger, and how does this fraction change with cosmic time? We expect at the earliest times that clusters should be merging more frequently, while at late times (i.e., today) a merger of two clusters is very rare.

The goal of this research project is flexible, depending on how long the student wishes to work. The primary goal is to improve on an analysis code which attempts to quantify the degree to which a galaxy cluster is displaced from equilibrium, allowing a quantitative assessment of the morphology. This code should be robust to data quality -- the most distant clusters are much fainter than nearby systems and, thus, the data is of lower quality. The student would deliver a robust python tool to make this analysis on a wide variety of data, which would be released to the public to be used in their analyses. Future extensions to this would include analyzing some of the most distant clusters known and reporting their merger rates in a short publication, or developing more sophisticated tools to determine other relevant properties of these systems (i.e., alignment with large scale structure).

Position to be filled ASAP.

Michael A. McDonald, Assistant Professor
MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
mcdonald@space.mit.edu
- http://space.mit.edu/~mcdonald/ - (617) 324-1075

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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)
Posted: 8/31/2018


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: Modeling gravitationally lensed quasars
Who: Undergraduate Students
Deadline: ASAP
Contact: schech@achernar.mit.edu
Posted: 8/31/2018


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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SPS Awards & Program Deadlines
Who: Undergraduate Students
Deadline: see below
Website: https://www.spsnational.org/awards/award-deadlines
Posted: 9/26/2018


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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*Quantum Information Program at U Waterloo! (USEWIP)
Who: Undergraduate students
Deadline: February 1, 2019
Website: https://uwaterloo.ca/institute-for-quantum-computing/programs/useqip
Posted: 11/9/2018


The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) has learning opportunities available for undergraduate students interested in quantum information processing.

Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP) - May 27-June 7, 2019

Start the summer with a two-week introduction to the theoretical and experimental study of quantum information processing which includes 30 hours of hands-on time in the labs. You will get the opportunity to interact with students from around world, work with graduate students, postdocs and IQC faculty members. This program is fully funded – including your accommodations and food. You can also apply for travel bursaries.

Don't just take our word for it - hear from past USEQIP participants about what it's like to be a part of this unique experience.

Undergraduate Research Award - all summer

Join us at IQC for the summer through an Undergraduate Research Award and work with one of our researchers – an experimentalist or a theorist. Not only will you enhance your research experience and prepare for your graduate studies and research career, but you get the chance to attend IQC seminars, lectures, and student talks. This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in an interdisciplinary research community, spanning mathematics, computing science, physics, chemistry, and engineering.

Apply before January 7!

You can choose to apply to attend only USEQIP, to apply only for an Undergraduate Research Award, or apply for both.

  • If you want to apply to both, click the USEQIP button. Complete the application and check the appropriate box for the Undergraduate Research Award.
  • If you only want to apply for USEQIP, click the USEQIP button. Complete the application but do NOT check the box for the Undergraduate Research Award.
  • If you only want to apply for the Undergraduate Research Award, click the URA button and complete the application.

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Applications now being accepted for Perimeter Scholars International Physics Boot Camp
Who: Undergraduate alums
Deadline: February 1, 2019
Website: https://www.spsnational.org/awards/award-deadlines
Posted: 10/12/2018


Each year, Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics recruits approximately 30 exceptional students for an immersive, 10-month physics boot camp: Perimeter Scholars International (PSI).  This unique Master’s program, in cooperation with the University of Waterloo, seeks not only students with stellar undergraduate physics and/or mathematics track records, but also those with diverse backgrounds, collaborative spirit, creativity, and other attributes that will set them apart as future innovators. 

Features of the program include:

  • All student costs (tuition, living) are covered, removing financial and/or geographical barriers to entry
  • Courses spanning the full breadth of theoretical physics, taught by world-leading theoretical physicists – Perimeter researchers and visiting scientists.
  • Students learn within the inspiring environment of Perimeter Institute  while earning a Master of Science from the University of Waterloo
  • Collaboration is valued over competition; deep understanding and creativity are valued over rote learning and examination
  • PSI recruits worldwide: 85 percent of students come from outside of Canada
  • PSI takes calculated risks, seeking extraordinary talent who may have non-traditional academic backgrounds but have demonstrated exceptional scientific aptitude

Applications are due by February 1, 2019.

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*MIT Washington Summer Internship Program
Who: Undergraduate Students
Deadline: February 8, 2019
Website: http://web.mit.edu/summerwash/
Posted: 11/9/2018


The MIT Washington Summer Internship Program provides technically sophisticated undergraduates the opportunity to apply their scientific and technical training to public policy issues. The core of the program is focused on the summer months, when students receive paid internships in the offices of government agencies, the private sector, and advocacy groups. Complementing the summer internships are a trip to DC during spring break and a 12 unit HASS seminar on policymaking that meets before and after the summer internship.

Past summer interns have worked in the White House Office of Science & Technology, the US House of Representatives Science Committee, the US Department of Energy, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, NASA, the American Association for World Health, the American Enterprise Institute, the Congressional Research Service, the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine, The Environmental Protection Agency, The Brookings Institution, the Economic Policy Institute, The General Accountability Office, The World Bank Group, the National Institutes of Health, The American Association for Public Health, the Climate Institute, the MIT Washington Office and more!

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2019

For more information send email to Tobie at iguanatw@mit.edu, or check out our web site at http://web.mit.edu/summerwash/.

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Faculty and Postdoctoral Positions in University of Toronto
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: See below
Posted: 10/5/2018


The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto is currently advertising for the following positions:

Assistant Professor in Experimental Astrophysics or Astronomical Instrumentation (https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/40c784ce, application deadline Nov 15, 2018).

Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astronomy & Astrophysics (https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/e6ad5f01, application deadline Nov 30, 2018).

Please forward the ad (links as above) to the suitable candidates and encourage them to apply.

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Preceptor in Physics - Harvard University
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: November 15, 2018 at 5:00pm Eastern Time
Website: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8589
Posted: 11/2/2018


The Department of Physics at Harvard University seeks applications for a Preceptor in Physics. Working closely with faculty and staff in the Department of Physics, the preceptor will oversee all aspects of small-group instruction in both the laboratory and discussion section components of essential introductory Physics courses, targeted to a wide range of students and including applications in physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences.

Science preceptors supervise and train a team of teaching fellows, play a leading role in the laboratory support team, and collaborate with faculty to develop innovative course materials including problem sets, examinations, hands-on learning activities, and guided/independent student projects.

Ideally, a candidate will be able to start on or soon after January 1, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled. The appointment is initially for a term of one year, with the possibility of reappointment up to a maximum of eight years total. Reappointment is contingent upon performance, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean approval.

Basic Qualifications: Candidates are required to have teaching experience in physics or a closely allied field.

Additional Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely allied field, or should be on track to complete the degree by the start of the appointment. Candidates should have strong organizational, written, and interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to lead and train teaching assistants. Experience setting up, managing and directing student laboratory sessions a plus. Experience in designing problem sets and laboratory exercises. Experience with fabrication of mechanical and electronic devices in a teaching environment.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter, CV, and teaching statement directly to the Harvard academic positions site at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8589. Please ask three to five referees to submit their letter to your file at this site (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted). Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018, until the position is filled.

Contact information:

Dr. Logan McCarty
Director of Science Education
Harvard University
1 Oxford St., Science Center 108
Cambridge, MA 02138
email: mccarty@fas.harvard.edu

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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
Posted: 9/26/2018


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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Yale Theoretical Physics Faculty Search
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: November 17, 2018
Website: https://apply.interfolio.com/55554
Posted: 10/26/2018


The Department of Physics at Yale University invites applications for a faculty position in theoretical physics.  The successful candidate must have a Ph.D., or equivalent degree, at time of hire and is expected to lead an internationally recognized research program at the forefront of any area of theoretical physics, and to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Yale provides an engaging and vibrant research environment with many opportunities to interact and collaborate with outstanding theoretical and experimental colleagues across all subfields of physics and beyond.

An appointment beginning July 1, 2019 at the Assistant Professor level is expected, but exceptional senior candidates may be considered, pending administrative review.  Applicants are encouraged to apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/55554

For further information about the position, contact Professor Simon Mochrie, Professor Jack Harris, co-Chairs of the Theoretical Physics Search Committee (simon.mochrie@yale.edu, jack.harris@yale.edu) or Professor Paul Tipton, Chair of the Physics Department (paul.tipton@yale.edu). Applications that are complete by November 17, 2018 will be assured of full consideration.

Qualifications
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D., or equivalent degree, at time of hire.

Application Instructions
Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, publication list, a brief description of proposed research, a teaching statement, and a diversity statement. Applicants should also arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the same URL (which can happen only after the applicant has created a dossier through Interfolio).

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LEHIGH UNIVERSITY Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Physics - High Energy or Nuclear Physics
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: December 1, 2018
Website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11781
Posted: 9/26/2018


The Department of Physics at Lehigh University invites applications for a faculty position in High Energy or Nuclear Physics, broadly defined (including quantum field theory, high energy theory, string theory, theoretical cosmology, experimental medium or high-energy nuclear/particle physics). The search is for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, or for highly qualified candidates at the Associate or Full Professor level. The anticipated starting date is August 2019. Candidates should have a PhD in Physics, or equivalent.

This faculty search aims to strengthen the fundamental physics component of the Physics Department, which includes research programs in nuclear and particle physics, string theory, astrophysics, atomic and molecular physics, statistical physics, computational physics, condensed matter physics, nonlinear optics and photonics, biophysics and soft matter. Physics faculty are committed to research excellence, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and service to the academic community.

All materials should be uploaded to academicjobsonline (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11781). Applicants should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a complete list of publications, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and affiliation of three references. Consideration of candidates will begin on Dec. 1, 2018.

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Faculty Position in Condensed Matter Theory at UC Irvine
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: December 1, 2018
Website: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04933
Posted: 10/12/2018


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a tenure-track position in Condensed Matter Theory. Exceptional candidates from all areas of theoretical condensed matter physics, particularly quantum matter and strongly correlated systems, are encouraged to apply. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidates should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Physics, and are expected to establish a dynamic research program and participate effectively in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, training, and experience.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of publications, a minimum of three letters of reference, and statements of research and teaching interests. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion must also be included in the application materials, as described here https://inclusion.uci.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2018/08/DiversityEvalFAQ.pdf

Submit application materials through the UCI Recruit website:
https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04933

For full consideration, candidates should apply on-line by December 1, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt of a completed application. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

For further information, please visit http://www.physics.UCI.edu or contact the Departmental chair, James Bullock at bullock@uci.edu.

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University of Michigan Graduate Program in Astronomy & Astrophysics
Who: Graduate Students
Deadline: December 15, 2018
Posted: 10/19/2018


Astronomy & Astrophysics Ph.D. Program Application
Deadline: December 15, 2018 (For the Fall 2019 cohort)

Why consider the University of Michigan for your graduate studies in astronomy? It comes down to three things: people, resources, and approach.

We've spent the last decade hiring exceptional faculty and investing in world-class telescopes, surveys, and computing resources. As a graduate student here, you'll have access to all the experiences that will prepare you for a research career in astronomy - that includes working with faculty (all of whom mentor graduate students) and an exceptional cohort of your peers.

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Michigan values our shared humanity. We also value excellence in science, which is predicated on inclusively and equitably embracing our full diversity. We welcome your application!

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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
Posted: 9/26/2018


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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