Graduate Student Orientation, Fall 2012
Read this memo and this memo before coming to Stony Brook.
Read the relevant section of our
Frequently Asked Questions page. General information about the building, keys, email access etc. is here. Part of the orientation is online and everybody should read the Podcasts posted on the webpage of the graduate school.
THE SCHEDULE BELOW IS PRELIMINARY, WILL BE FINALIZED LATER, AS MORE INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE TO US.
The graduate student orientation
starts on August 20th and you should plan to arrive one or two days before that.
Campus housing will be available starting Friday August 17.
All students should be at the Physics Department's orientation starting at 9 am on August 20.
|August 17 -August 19||Arrival of both International and US Graduate Students|
| ||Aug 20, Mon||S 240||8:30 Breakfast
8:30 Fill out tax forms, get keys, copy cards, etc. (Bring your passport, driver's license, original of Social Security Card
- all together at least two valid proofs of ID)
9:00 Laszlo Mihaly: Welcome from the Chair;
9:05 Sara Lutterbie: Welcome from the Assistant Program Director;
9:10 Jacobus Verbaarschot: Welcome (pdf);
9:55 Peter Koch: Teaching Physics Labs at Stony Brook (pdf)
11:00 Jacobus Verbaarschot: Preventing sexual harassment (pdf)
11:30 Ciprian Gal: Graduate Student Organization ( last years pdf by Adam Jacobs)
11:45: Abhishod Prakash and Xinyu Zhang and Friday Seminars. Choose new volunteers.
|A 117||TA Training, 9:00-12:30 Work on the lab presentation|
|Aug 21, Tue||P-116||1:00pm - 5:30pm: Placement Exam Day 1|
|P119||9-12 am and 2-5 pm: Appointments with the evaluation committee (Dominik Schneble, Peter van Nieuwenhuizen, Sasha Abanov and Jacobus Verbaarschot)|
|P-119||9-12 am and 2-5 pm: Appointments with the evaluation committee|
|Aug 22, Wed||Wang Center, room 201||1.30-3.00 pm, TA Orientation for New Graduate Students|
|P-116||6:00pm - 10:00pm Placement Exam Day 2|
|Aug 23, Thu||
9:00 Laszlo Mihaly (Dept. Chair): Academic honesty (pdf)
9:45 Jacobus Verbaarschot: Recommended course selections (pdf)
10:15: Phil Allen, PHY 501
10:25: Jac Verbaarschot, PHY 505
10:35: Bob McCarthy, PHY 515
10:45: Peter van Nieuwenhuizen, PHY 680
10:55: Qauntum Mechanics, PHY 510 (Ismail Zahed, presented by JV)
11:05: Tzu-Chieh Wei, PHY 566
11.15: Harold Metcalf, PHY 514
11:25: Stan Metchev, PHY 517
11:35: Quantum Field Theory (Warren Siegel), presented by JV
11.40: Nuclear Physics II (Barbara Jacak), presented by JV
11.50: Tom Weinacht, PHY 562, Lasers
12.00 The Dark Universe (Neelima Seghal), PHY 688, presented by JV
4.00-6.00: Welcome Reception for International Students
6.00-9.00pm: GSO Welcome dinner in the SAC, Ballroom A
|Aug 24, Fri||8:30 Breakfast
1:00 Meet with advisors (Patrick Meade, Stan Metchev and Jacobus Verbaarschot)
discuss course selection
|Underneath Main Office||4.30||Friday Social|
|Aug 25, 26 Sat-Sun||Weekend -- Enjoy!|
|Aug 27, Mon||Classes start (Students should be registered to a least one course by midnight, August 26)|
|August 29, Wed||Math P-131||5:30pm Comprehensive Exam|
|Aug 29, Wed||Wang Center Theatre|| Health Insurance Orientations|
11:00-12:30 pm OR 1:45-3:00 pm for TAs and GAs
12.30-1.30 pm OR 3.30-4.30pm for RAs and Fellows