The 2021Virtual Open House for Admitted Graduate Students

Wednesday March 31st through Friday April 2nd

NOTE: If you are an accepted admitted student, please continue to monitor your email for supporting documents and links to zoom events. These events will not be open to the public.

We will hold our 2021 Virtual Open House for Admitted Graduate Students, with several real-time events on Wednesday, March 31st and Thursday, April 1st and additional opportunities to arrange individual meetings with faculty and staff for further information on Friday, April 2nd.

Faculty, students, and staff are eager to see you at the real-time event events we have scheduled and we will provide additional information in the materials in our Virtual Open House Library of research videos and linked materials via email just before the event starts.

Members of the 2021 incoming graduate class are currently living in many different locations and time zones. We hope that you will find several Open House events to attend in real-time and we will add recordings of several events to the Library after the Open House. We are also available for individual conversations by Zoom on Friday, April 2nd and the following two weeks by appointment. We are as eager as ever to answer your questions and provide the details that will allow you to make an informed decision about graduate school.

The Virtual Open House agenda is below and further details and log-in directions will be sent to you by email a few days before the Open House events.

We look forward to ‘meeting’ you!


OPEN HOUSE INFORMATION

A Welcome from the Department

Peter Fisher
Department Head

Deepto Chakrabarty ’88
Associate Department Head

Matthew Evans
Admissions Committee Chair

Catherine Modica
Academic Administrator

Sydney Miller
Graduate Programs Administrator

Research Areas

Each Research Area will have a separate document with instructions for accessing their Virtual Open House program, information about how to log in and sign up for information sessions, meetings, and conversations with faculty and students. Many groups are using Zoom for their meetings and Google docs for their individual appointment sign-ups.  

Note: if you do not already have access to Zoom, clicking on your first Zoom meeting link will lead you to installation instructions. You will need to install Zoom before being able to access these meetings.

Please check your email for Dropbox link to the detailed log-in information and meeting participation links and sign-ups.

Real-Time Presentations

Instructions for logging into the real-time events listed here, links to additional materials, and sign-up lists for individual meeting will be sent to attendees’ email addresses. Please check this email, sent a few days before the Open House events, for these supplemental documents with additional instructions and details.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

NOTE: All times are local to MIT, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT = GMT-4)

This event is for prospective students who have been offered admission to the MIT Graduate Program in Physics. Log-in details and other information will be provided on separate information sheets for each Research Area and the Department. The supplemental details about how to attend each event will be sent as email attachments to the invited guests. The Virtual Open House is not open to the public.


Wednesday March 31

8:30 – 10:30AM‘Student Lounge’ Early Welcome with Students. (Zoom link on Department List)
9:30 – 10:30AM‘Research Lounges’. Early welcomes at various research areas.
AMO: Welcome with Students and Small Groups (Zoom link on AMO Info)
CMX: Individual Meetings. (Sign up on CMX Google Doc)
NUPAT/CTP: Welcome Social. (link TBA)
NUPAX/LNS: Greetings and Small Gatherings. (Zoom link on NUPAX/LNS Info)
11:00AM – 1:30PM
(11:00 – 13:30)
Departmental Welcome. Culture and priorities – DEI & PVC.
Program and Zoom Link are on Department Info
2:00 – 5:00PM
(14:00 – 17:00)
Research Session A. Various programs at Research Areas.
AMO: Research Talks, 2:00-3:40pm (Zoom link in AMO Info)
– AMO: Individual Meetings, 3:50-5:30pm (Sign up on AMO GoogleDoc)
ASTRO: Welcome and Q&A with Faculty, 2:00-2:45pm (Zoom link in ASTRO Info)
– ASTRO: Q&A with Current Grad Students, 3:00-4:30pm (Zoom link in ASTRO Info)
BIO: Meet and Greet, 2:00–2:30pm (Zoom link in BIO Info)
– BIO: Faculty Presentations, 2:30–5:00pm (Zoom link in BIO Info)
CMT: Individual Meetings (sign up on CMT Google Doc)
CMX: Individual Meetings and Lab Tours (details TBA)
IAIFI: Research Presentation, 4:05-4:55pm (Zoom link in IAIFI Info)
NUPAT/CTP and QI: Research Presentations (links TBA)
NUPAX/LNS: Intro and LHC Presentations, 2:00-4:00pm (Zoom link on NUPAX/LNS Info)
5:30 – 8:00PM
(17:30 – 20:00)
♦ Student Social Gathering. Details TBA. (See ‘Department’ list for connection details.)
♦ AMO: Student Social (TBA)
♦ NUPAX/LNS: Individual Meetings, 7:00-8:30pm (Sign-up Instructions on NUPAX/LNS Info)
NOTE: All times are local to MIT, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT = GMT-4)

Thursday April 1

8:30 – 10:30AMResearch Session B. Presentations and meetings at Research Areas.
AMO: Office Hours, 8:30 – 11:00am (Google Doc sign up on AMO Info)
– AMO: Lab Tours, 8:30 – 11:00am (Google Doc in AMO Info)
ASTRO: Asynchronous Lab Tours (Dropbox location in ASTRO Info)
CMT: Individual Meetings (sign up on CMT Google Doc)
CMX: Research Presentations (Zoom link in CMX Info)
NUPAT/CTP and QI: Faculty Office Hours (TBA)
NUPAX/LNS: Research Presentation from AMS (Zoom Link on NUPAX/LNS Info)
PLASMA: Student Presentations on HEDP and Virtual Lab Tour (Links TBA)
11:00AM – 1:30PM
(11:00 – 13:30)
Student Panel, Questions, Graduate Womxn in Physics. Students only. Details TBA.
(See ‘Department’ list for connection details. TBA.)
2:00 – 4:00PM
(14:00 – 16:00)
Research Session C. Meetings at Research Areas.
AMO: Lab Tours (Google Doc on AMO Info Sheet)
ASTRO: Open Office Hours with Faculty and Students (Gather.Town location in ASTRO Info)
BIO: Individual Meetings (Sign up on BIO Google Doc)
CMT: Individual Meetings (sign up on CMT Google Doc)
CMX: Lab Tours and Individual Meetings (Details TBA)
NUPAT/CTP and QI: Faculty Office Hours (TBA)
NUPAX/LNS: Nuclear and Neutrino Presentations (Zoom Link on NUPAX/LNS Info)
PLASMA: Discussion of PhD Academics, Meet with HEDP Students and Scientists (TBA)
4:00 – 5:00PM
(16:00 – 17:00)
Physics Colloquium with Isaac Chuang ’90
Grand unification of quantum algorithms
(See Department list for Zoom details and separate Colloquium page for topic details)
5:30 – 8:00PM
(17:30 – 20:00)
♦ Student Social Gathering in virtual space. (See ‘Department’ list for connection details.)
♦ AMO Social in virtual space, 5:30 – 8:00pm, (Gather.Town location in AMO info dated 3/31)
♦ ASTRO ‘Dinner’ in virtual replica of real space, 5:30pm -? (Gather.Town location in ASTRO Info)
NOTE: All times are local to MIT, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT = GMT-4)

Friday April 2

8:30AM – 12:30PM
(08:30 – 12:30)
Follow-up Q&A with Faculty, Students, & Staff, Bookable Individual Meetings. (TBA)
AMO: Office Hours, 8:30 – 11:00am (Google Doc sign up on AMO Info)
– AMO: Lab Tours, 8:30 – 11:00am (Google Doc in AMO Info)
BIO: Individual Meetings, 9:00 – 12:00, (sign up on BIO Google Doc)
– BIO Meet with Fakhri Group, 10:00 – 11:00 (Zoom link on BIO Info Sheet)
CMT: Individual Meetings (sign up on CMT Google Doc)
NUPAX/LNS: Individual Meetings, 9:30-12:30 (Sign up instructions on NUPAX/LNS Info)
NOTE: All times are local to MIT, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT = GMT-4)

If you have questions before, during, or after the Open House, please contact the MIT Physics Academic Programs Office at physics-grad@mit.edu and Catherine Modica and Sydney Miller will respond when able.