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Graduate Seminars

This year we are expanding our Graduate Seminars to offer two formats: Grad2Grad (our traditional Graduate Seminar format) and The Graduate Theory Club (a student led version of our Chalk Talks).

Grad2Grad is organized by students for students. Graduate students and postdocs in CBP and the Physics Department take advantage of the seminar series that allows each student to present and refine their research. These seminars are open to faculty members and other interested colleagues. This activity serves two purposes, both broadening the interests of students and giving them the opportunity for oral presentations. And there is free pizza.

Grad2Grad seminars will be held on the first Friday of each month during the academic year. Seminars take place in the PSF Physics and SESE Student Success Center (PSF F186) and begin at 4:00pm and last for about one hour. Discussions are encouraged!

If you have any questions or want to present your research, please contact the Grad2GradSeminar Coordinator:

  • Shep Bryan ( 

The Graduate Theory Club is a place for students and post-docs to practice long-form, conversational presentations on technical topics. The idea is for a single presenter to spend approximately 1 hour at the chalkboard leading a deep-dive into this or that physics-related topic, with special emphasis on the derivations or calculations involved. Despite their technical nature, these talks are open to anyone and everyone who is interested, including engineers, chemists, applied mathematicians, biologists, etc. And did we mention the free pizza?

The Graduate Theory Club will meet at 5:00 pm the third Wednesday of each month (during the Fall and Spring semesters). 

If you have any questions or want to present, please contact the Graduate Theory Club Coordinator:

  • Taylor Colburn (
Date Speaker Title Research Group Type
Nikhil Ramesh Colored Noise in Dynamical Systems Ozkan Group
John Vant Active Brownian Particles:  Probing the Boundaries Between Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics Graduate Theory Club