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

Organizers:
Charles Goullaud (goullaud@berkeley)
Drummond Fielding (drummondfielding@berkeley)
Paul Duffell (duffell@berkeley)

Schedule

Fall 2016 Schedule

Date Slot 1 Slot 2
20 Jan National Day of Surreality
27 Jan (No GSPS)
3 Feb Eve Lee
10 Feb Isaac Shivvers
17 Feb Jason Wang Practice Qual
24 Feb Kareem El-Badry TBD
3 Mar Ski Trip (No GSPS)
10 Mar Prospective Student Visit
17 Mar Wren Suess TBD
24 Mar Drummond Fielding & Chris White Mike Belyaev
31 Mar Spring Break (No GSPS)
7 Apr A Very Special GSPS Full of Serious Scientific Talks (April Fools Session)
14 Apr Adrian Liu TBD
21 Apr Abi Polin Practice Qual
28 Apr Undergraduate Research (Special Session)
5 May Sasha Tchekhovskoy Ned Molter

Past Semesters:
Fall 2016,Spring 2016,
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!