Sunday, March 24, 2013
(Please visit this page periodically for more details to the schedule)
Get settled in your accommodation at the Hotel Newton, 2528 Broadway at 95th Street,
(212) 678-6500. Guests may begin checking in at 1:00 pm.
Open House attendees arrive at Columbia and pick up information packets at the Physics Department, 704 Pupin.
Meet for Dinner
All Open House attendees are invited to attend a group dinner with current grad students - a chance to talk candidly about graduate student life at Columbia and in the Physics Department.
Meet outside of 705 Pupin Hall (remember: this is the 7th Floor) at 5:45 PM. Also recall that on Sunday you can only get to Pupin by entering at the main campus entrance on 116th Street (and Broadway or Amsterdam Ave).
Your hosts will be current graduate students (Luke Goetzke, Runzhi Wang, Ryne Carbone and Michael Clark).
Restaurant: Havana Central located at 2911 Broadway between 113th & 114th St.
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MONDAY, March 25, 2013
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
Buffet continental breakfast in room 705 Pupin Hall. There will be coffee, tea, bagels, OJ, etc., served.
9:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Presentations About the Graduate Program in Physics
9:15 Welcome from Professor William Zajc, Chair of the Columbia Physics Department
9:20 - 9:40 Research - Experimental Condensed Matter Physics: Professor Andrew Millis
9:40 - 10:00 Research - Theoretical Physics: Professor Alfred Mueller
10:00 - 10:20 Research - Experimental Nuclear Physics: Professor Brian Cole
10:20 - 10:30 Coffee Break/ Reimbursement Matters
During this time students anticipating reimbursement must visit the Business Office
in 704 Pupin and provide John Carr with W9 form for US citizens and W8
form along with corresponding documents for international visitors.
10:30 - 10:50 Research - Review of Doctoral Program: Professor Jeremy Dodd, Director of Undergraduate Studies
10:50 - 11:10 Research - Atomic /Molecular/ Optical Physics: Dr. Bart McGuyer
11:10 - 11:30 Research - Experimental Particle Astrophysics, CMB, Gravitational Waves and Theoretical Astrophysics:
Professor Bradley Johnson
11:30 - 11:50 Research - Experimental High Energy Particle Physics: Dr. Giorgia Karagiorgi
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Buffet lunch in 705 Pupin with current graduate students and faculty.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
We will schedule appointments for you with faculty as per your
indicated interests. The schedule will be circulated on Monday morning.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Campus Tour (Optional)
Regularly scheduled campus tour leaves daily at 1:00 PM from Columbia University Visitors Center, 213 Low Library Building.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tours of Pupin Labs (Optional)
Visits to the AMO lab, condensed matter research lab and experimental astrophysics labs.
2:10 PM - 3:15 PM
Theory Seminar 2:10 PM in 831 Pupin
Speaker: Xu Feng, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)
Title: "The neutral pion decay and the chiral anomaly on the lattice"
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Visit Grad Student Housing (Optional)
Current grad student, Ryne Carbone will hold open house Monday afternoon from 3:00
to 4:00. Feel free to pay a visit on your own during these hours. All interested individuals should meet outside 704 Pupin at 2:50 pm.
4:10 PM - 5:15 PM
Physics Department Colloquium 4:10 PM in 428 Pupin
Speaker: Stephen J. Blundell, University of Oxford
Title: "Magnetic engineering with molecular bricks"
Farewell Dinner with current graduate students and faculty at the Faculty House
This is an opportunity to chat with faculty and
students in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Meet outside of 704 Pupin at 5:45 PM to meet with group.
Graduate students, Ryne Carbone, Zachary Greene, Laura Havener, Michael Clark, Michael McDonald, TingTing Wang and Runzhi Wang will escort the group to the dinner.
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