Graduate Student Postdoc Seminar

Location: B1 Hearst Field Annex

Time: Fridays @ 4:00pm

Past Seminars: 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 ~20 minutes + 5 minutes for questions.
  • Please emphasize background material.
  • 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 beer: free if you are speaking today, $1 if you are speaking this semester, $2 otherwise
  • 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).

Organizers: Nathan Roth and Lauren Weiss (please contact us if you have questions)

Thanks for participating in GSPS!

Spring Schedule

Date Slot 1 Talk Title Slot 2 Talk Title
24 Jan, 2014 Andreu Font Cosmology with the Lyman alpha forest
31 Jan, 2014 Dyas Utomo How Dead are Quiescent Galaxies? A Star Formation Perspective
7 Feb, 2014 Isaac Shivvers M82 Supernova Discussion
14 Feb, 2014
21 Feb, 2014
28 Feb, 2014 Kaylan Burleigh Discussion of accretion modelling
7 Mar, 2014 Nick Hand
14 Mar, 2014 Isaac Shivvers Prospective Visit Q&A pie!!!
21 Mar, 2014 Adrian Liu
4 Apr, 2014 Athena Stacy
11 Apr, 2014 Lauren Weiss Practice qual x x
18 Apr, 2014 Francesca Fornasini Practice qual x x
25 Apr, 2014 Kaylan Burleigh Rebekah Dawson
2 May, 2014 Aaron Lee