Read this memo before coming to Stony Brook.
Do not forget to register for the CELT training here, and sign up for Tom Hemmick's seminar "Making your Lecture Memorable".
|Aug 18, Mon||Javits/SAC||Orientation for international students (Graduate School)|
|Aug 19, Tue||Wong Center||Orientation for international students (Graduate School)|
|Aug 20, Wed||SAC|
|Morning: Orientation for international students
2:00pm Laszlo Mihaly: Welcome
2:10 Axel Drees: Qualifying exam
2:40 Individual appointments with members of the Graduate Committee.
Form study groups for the qualifying exam.
|Aug 21, Thu||SAC||9:00 - 6:00 Mandatory orientation for ALL new students|
|Aug 22, Fri||S240||8:30 - 9:00 Breakfast|
9:00 Laszlo Mihaly: How does this Department work?
9:40 Peter Johnson (BNL): ARPES
10:10 Fred Walter: SMARTS telescope and observational astronomy
10:40 George Sterman: YITP
11:10 Hal Metcalf: TBA
11:40 Warren Siegel: String theory
12:10 Lunch Break
1:10 Paul Grannis (Dept. Chair): Academic honesty
2:00 Phil Allen: Electrical polarity
2:30 Peter Kahn: Research areas - Having an open mind?
3:00 Chi-Chang Kao (BNL): High pressure materials properties
|Aug 23, Sat||Enjoy the weekend|
|Aug 24, Sun||Enjoy the weekend|
|Aug 25, Mon||S240||8:30 - 9:00 Breakfast|
9:00 Peter Stephens: Sex
10:00 Jac Verbaarschot: Random Matrix Theory
10:30 Bob McCarthy: How are labs done?
11:20 Break, walk up to A-129
11:30 Joe Feliciano and Frank Chin: Practical advice about the labs
12:00 Matt Eardley: Advice from a former TA
12:30 Lunch Break, back to S-240
1:00 Jim Lattimer: Supernovae and neutron stars
1:30 Kostya Likharev: TBA
2:00 Tom Weinacht: Molecular coherence
2:30 Michal Simon: Astronomy
3:00 Meet the teachers of some graduate courses (Abanov, Koch, Lattimer, Likharev, Peggs, Verbaarschot, Weinacht, Zahed)
|Aug 26, Tue||SAC||CELT TA training|
|Aug 27, Wed||Labs|
|9:00 Do measurements for lab presentation|
Prepare for qual exam in study groups
6:00pm Dinner for grad students
|Aug 28, Thu||SAC||CELT TA training|
|Aug 29, Fri|| |
11:00 Meet with profs, sort out scheduling conflicts (snacks served)
12:00 - 3:00 Lab presentations
|Aug 30, Sat||Enjoy the Weekend|
|Aug 31, Sun||Enjoy the Weekend|
|Sep 1, Mon||Labor day. Offices and most shops are closed.|
|Sep 2, Tue||S240||6:00pm First day of Qualifying Exam|
|Sep 3, Wed||Classes start. |
6:00pm Second day of Qualifying Exam.
|Sep 4, Thu||6:00pm Comprehensive Exam|