Graduate Student Postdoc Seminar

Location: 131A Campbell Hall!!!
(I was able to reserve the room for that slot with a repeating reservation, all year long.)

Time: Fridays @ 4:00pm

Isaac Shivvers (ishivvers@berkeley)
Melanie Veale (melanie.veale@berkeley)
Paul Duffell (duffell@berkeley)


Spring 2016 Schedule

Date Slot 1 Slot 2
15 Jan Chelsea Harris (Practice Qual)
22 Jan Danny Goldstein (Faculty Hiring Process 2016) Town Hall
5 Feb Lauren Weiss Ann-Marie Madigan
12 Feb Kaylan Burleigh Paul Duffell
19 Feb Aaron Lee, Chelsea Harris (How to Give a Talk; Making Pretty Python Plots: An Intro to Seaborn)
26 Feb No GSPS - Ski trip!
4 Mar Michael Medford Howard Isaacson
11 Mar Alex Krolewski Mike Belyaev
18 Mar Io Kleiser (prospective students visiting - Q&A led by Isaac)
25 Mar Spring Break!
1 Apr Ann-Marie (special session)
8 Apr Gerry Zhang Carina Cheng: taxes!
15 Apr Liang-Yao Wang Casey Law (workshop: Docker)
22 Apr Undergrad research (special session)
29 Apr Zaki Ali (practice qual)
6 May Drummond Fielding (practice qual)
13 May Nada!
20 May Melanie Veale (practice qual)

Past Semesters:
Fall 2015, Spring 2015,
Fall 2014, Spring 2014,
Fall 2013, Spring 2013,
Fall 2012, Spring 2012,
Fall 2011, Spring 2011,
Fall 2010, Spring 2010,
Fall 2009, Spring 2009,
Fall 2008, Spring 2008,
Fall 2007, Spring 2007,
Fall 2006

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.
    • be sociable!
  • 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!