Physics Recruitment

2024 Open House Schedule

The 2024 Physics Department Graduate Student Open House will take place on February 29th, March 1st, and 2nd. All information and updates about the schedule will be posted here. Travel and reimbursement information are found at the links below. If you have any questions, please contact Putri Kusumo.

Travel Information | Reimbursement Information

Thursday, February 29

During Day 1 prospective students will have the opportunity to attend one of our weekly Physics Department Tea-time gathering and Colloquia.

At the end of the colloquium, students will have the opportunity to interact with speaker and ask questions about the seminar.

Thursday, February 29th:
— 3:00 – 3:30 pm CST: Department Tea-time with faculty and current students (KPTC 206)
— 3:30 – 5:00 pm CST: Department Colloquium in KPTC 106 (Maria Goeppert-Mayer Lecture Hall) by David DeMille and Colloquium Reception in the (KPTC 206)
— 5:30 – 7:30 pm CST: Prospective Graduate Student Dinner Hosted by Young-Kee Kim and Sid Nagel (4913 South Kimbark Ave)

Friday, March 1 

During Day 2 the prospective students will be introduced to our program. They will be presented our research activities and they will speak with faculty members (based on the provided desiderata). When possible, meetings will be one-on-one. When this is not possible up to three students might be accommodated in the same slot to satisfy potential concurring requests.

  • 8:30am – 9:30 am CST: Welcome Breakfast at Quad Club, introduction by Department Chair Peter Littlewood with Director of Graduate Studies Zosia Krusberg,
  • 10:00am – 10:30 am CST: Concurrent Group Research Overviews 1
    • Accelerator Physics, Dark Matter and Particle Physics Experiment (MCP 215)
    • AMO, Hard Condensed Matter Theory and Quantum Theory (MCP 3rd floor atrium)
    • Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics (GCIS E223)
  • 10:30am – 11:00 am CST: Concurrent Group Research Overviews 2
    • AMO, Hard Condensed Matter and Quantum Experiment (KPTC 206)
    • Astro Particle Physics and Cosmology (ERC 401
    • General Relativity, Particle Theory and String Theory (MCP 3rd floor atrium)
  • 11:00am – 12:30pm CST: one-on-one faculty meetings (30 minute each)
  • 12:30pm – 2:00pm CST: Lunch at the Michelson Center for Physics (MCP 201 and 3rd floor Atrium)
  • 2:00pm – 4:30pm CST: one-on-one faculty meetings (30 minute each)
  • 4:30pm – 6:00pm CST: Reception and poster session with students, postdocs, and faculty (MCP 3rd floor atrium)
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm CST: Boarding shuttles to downtown Chicago on 56th Street (outside of MCP)
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm CST: Dinner for prospective graduate students and invited faculty at Eataly downtown Chicago

Saturday, March 2

The Department of Physics is committed to creating a positive, respectful environment of shared inquiry and learning for all members of our community.  We concur with the President and Provost’s statement on diversity (Feb 2020), which emphasizes that “we must be an intellectual community where all scholars feel welcome, heard, and encouraged to do their best work.”

9:30am – 11:30 am CST: You are invited to an optional brunch at Quad Club. This brunch will be hosted by the Women and Gender Minorities in Physics Group (WAGMiP). This event will be led by our current graduate student Lauren Weiss and our faculty guests, Elizabeth Jerison and Zoe Yan

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