2020 Graduate Student Open House

Welcome to the 2020 Graduate Student Open House in the Physics Department at Princeton! This page will serve as a central hub for information about the department and the open house activities.

Click here for a video welcome message from Department Chair Herman Verlinde.

PDF iconSpring 2020 Departmental Newsletter

Schedule

For the online open house, we have used an expanded schedule that should allow you multiple individual meetings with faculty and students but with plenty of breaks in between. You should choose to attend one of the two subfield overviews based on your research interests. Everyone is encouraged to attend both the graduate student panel and the women in physics panel discussions. Note, all times are EDT (UTC−04:00).

To join a zoom meeting, click on the link and the meeting should open in your browser or the Zoom app on your computer, tablet, or phone (you may have to install this the first time). For troubleshooting, please go here.

Wednesday, March 25

Time Activity
1:30pm - 2:00pm Welcome from the Chair: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/430547313
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Subfield Overviews:

High Energy, Particle Physics, Cosmologyhttps://princeton.zoom.us/j/569394699

Condensed Matter, Atomic Physics, Biophysics: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/430547313

Thursday, March 26

Time Activity
9:30am - 12:00pm Meetings with Graduate Students and Faculty (see individual email for schedule and Zoom links)
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Graduate Student Panel: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/326140781

1:30pm - 6:00pm Meetings with Graduate Students and Faculty (see individual email for schedule and Zoom links)

Friday, March 27

Time Activity
10:00am - 12:00pm Meetings with Graduate Students and Faculty (see individual email for schedule and Zoom links)
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Women in Physics Panel: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/303789578

1:30pm - 4:30pm Meetings with Graduate Students and Faculty (see individual email for schedule and Zoom links)

Virtual Lab Tours

Waseem Bakr: Ultracold Quantum Gases

Andrew Leifer: Neural Dynamics of Behavior

Jason Petta: Quantum Control of Nanoscale Systems

Nai Phuan Ong: Topological Phases of Matter

Joshua Shaevitz: Experimental Biophysics from Molecules to Animals

Sanfeng Wu: Two-Dimensional Quantum Matter and Devices

Ali Yazdani: Quantum Condensed Matter Research Overview

Ali Yazdani: Quantum Condensed Matter Lab Tour

Quantum Device Nanofabrication Facility

Introduction to the Theory Groups

Igor Klebanov: Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Gravity, and Strings 

William Bialek: Theoretical Biological Physics

Video Highlights of the Physics Department

James Peebles wins the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics

Annual Physics Pumpkin Toss

Suzanne Staggs profile from the Simons Observatory collaboration

William Bialek on work that led to the APS Max Delbruck Prize

Peter Elmer on Big Data at the LHC

Joshua Shaevitz and colleagues on AI tools to study animal behavior

Jason Petta on the future of Quantum Computing

Information on Diversity and Inclusion in the Physics Department

PDF iconPrinceton Physics Diversity and Inclusion Events Spring 2020

PDF iconPrinceton Women in Physics (WiP) Progress Report 2019