On April 8th, 2021 GAP hosted yet another virtual AMA event, this time with Prof. John Wise. John shared about his hobbies, his experience as a professor at the very school he went to as an undergraduate, and stories and advice about difficult people in a professional setting.
On February 11th, 2021 GAP hosted another virtual AMA with Prof. Martin Mourigal. With his normal humor, Martin shared about how condensed matter physicist was not his first career choice, and that it’s perfectly fine to not like physics all the time and still be successful. The hour was filled with fun conversation, cautionary tales about working with expensive equipment, and cool physics puns.
This semester, join us Thursdays at 6pm EDT for a virtual Happy Hour in our gather.town IZ space!
See the School of Physics slack, or your GT email for the link to the space. You can join from Firefox or Chrome with video, or audio only from a mobile browser.
See the calendar below for the dates of all happy hours and other GAP events this semester! If you would like to add these events to your own calendar, see the Events tab for instructions.
On November 12th, 2020, GAP hosted another Ask Me Anything Session, this time with Prof. David Ballantyne. Prof. Ballantyne answered questions about his life, career, and hobbies. Sharing insight into what it means to be an academic, and how he has been handling being at home during the pandemic, sharing also that he has created some of his own music (can be found here on SoundCloud).
Expect more AMA events with School of Physics faculty during the Spring 2021 semester.
On October 8th, during the regularly scheduled GAP virtual Happy Hour, we held our first Ask Me Anything (AMA) session with special guest, Prof. Predrag Cvitanović. Answering questions submitted prior to the event as well as questions from the chat, Predrag shared interesting life stories, insight about being a global citizen, and advice about being a happy and successful graduate student and physicist.
November, 12th at 6pm EDT, join us for another AMA session with guest Prof. David Ballantyne, Astrophysicist, Associate Chair for Graduate Studies in the School of Physics, and improv comedian! Look out for the announcement via email/Slack/the Facebook group the week before for a link to the meeting and one for submitting anonymous questions.