Graduate Student Postdoc Seminar

Location: 131A Campbell Hall!!!

Time: Fridays @ 4:00pm

Organizers: Isaac Shivvers (ishivvers@berkeley)


Fall 2015 Schedule

Date Slot 1 Slot 2
4 Sep Isaac Shivvers: GSPS discussion and department community night
11 Sep 1 minute colloquium!
18 Sep Sedona Price: Practice Qual
25 Sep Eve Lee: Practice Qual
2 Oct Nick Kern: Galaxy Cluster Mass Estimation Jeffrey Fung : GPU Computing
9 Oct Town Hall meeting
16 Oct Abigail Polin: SWPS discussion on gender/diversity in the sciences Adrian Liu (TBA)
23 Oct Daniel Lecoanet (TBA) Isaac Shivvers: Interactive presentations (TBA)
30 Oct Melanie Veale: Automated Table Color-Coding Funtime N Stuff Tom Esposito: Planet/disk imaging
6 Nov Wren Suess (TBA) Francois Foucart (TBA)
13 Nov Jason Wang (TBA) Marie Ygouf from STScI
20 Nov Aaron Lee (TBA) Josh Dillon (TBA)
4 Dec Dyas Utomo (something cool TBA) Philipp Moesta (TBA)
11 Dec Kaylan Burleigh (TBA) Nipanjana Patra (TBA)

Spring 2016 Schedule

Description / Motivation

  • GSPS is a place where students and postdocs can practice giving talks. The topics of these talks can be anything from their own research (either completed or commencing), career advancement and advice (usually from postdocs), pedagogy talks, practice qualification exam talks, job talks, etc.
  • GSPS meets weekly; we aim to have one graduate student and one postdoc talk each week.
  • Talks should be no longer than 15 minutes (strictly enforced).
  • Please emphasize background material for those not in your subfield.
  • No faculty allowed.
  • GSPS is a good place to…
    • promote community between students and postdocs
    • practice speaking and discussing your research
    • feel comfortable asking lots of questions
    • learn about topics outside your own research
    • impart practical knowledge: job search, telescope allocation committees, diversity, etc.
    • drink free beer, eat free snacks!
  • If you would like feedback on your presentation, the organizers would be happy to take notes and discuss it with you afterwards (and/or ask other audience members to do so).

Thanks for participating in GSPS!