New semester begins, many GAP events to come!

GAP welcomes everyone back to campus for the Spring 2016 semester! Here are just a few of the things to look forward to in the upcoming semester:

Our biweekly Physics Forum will begin again on Thursday, January 28 at 4PM in the Interaction Zone. Any students who are interested in giving a 20 or 40 minute presentation on their research or other topic of interest should contact our officer Forrest Kieffer to be placed on the schedule.

We are proud to be involved in organizing an event in the 2016 Atlanta Science Festival – The Science of Beer will be hosted at SweetWater Brewery on Wednesday, March 23rd. More details to come.


Lunch with Dr. Jeff Hasty

Dr. Jeff Hasty, an alumnus of the Georgia Tech School of Physics and current professor of Molecular Biology and Bioengineering at the University of California San Diego, will be having lunch with the SoP students this Monday, November 23rd. Please join us from 12-1 pm in the Interaction Zone for pizza and Q&A with Dr. Hasty! He did his PhD thesis at Tech under the supervision of Prof. Kurt Wiesenfeld. Dr. Hasty now runs the Biodynamics Laboratory, and he is giving the Physics Colloquium on Monday the 23rd at 3pm, in Klaus 1116 W.

Internships as a Graduate Student

Our next event will be a Q&A with two School of Physics grad students, Tingnan Zhang and Claire Yanyan Ji, who both had industry internships this past summer. Tingnan worked at Google, while Claire worked at Boston Scientific.  They will describe their internship experiences, and will be happy to answer questions such as how they found their internships and how they arranged with their advisers to take time off from their thesis research. Join us for this event on Tuesday November 3rd at 4 pm in the Interaction Zone (Howey S105). We will provide food and drinks as well. GCal event