October 23, 2020

Congrats, Chuanhong (Vincent) Liu, on earning a QISE-NET award!

Catalysts for Science Policy (CaSP) is an organization of graduate students and postdocs interested in promoting science literacy and civic engagement at UW-Madison. They are working on improving voter turnout among STEM students.

Ombuds are available to help all employees (and grad students!) that are dealing with work related challenges. It is a safe place where you can seek guidance regarding workplace concerns at any time.

Join the Chicago Quantum Exchange trainee listserve
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The Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C) quantumconsortium.org is collecting information from students at member universities who are interested in internships or full-time jobs at QED-C member companies. The information will be shared with members through the QED-C member-only website. If you'd like to have your information made available to companies, please complete this brief survey and upload your resume. Once we have received responses, we will share this with QED-C directly. 
Thesis Defenses

Date: Tuesday, October 27th, 3:00 PM (Online)
Nathan Holman, Physics PhD Graduate Student, Mark Eriksson, Faculty Advisor
Good luck, Nathan!
Upcoming Events

See the departmental events calendar to be sure you don't miss any of the upcoming seminars, workshops, or journal clubs, workshops!

Date: October 23rd, 2020; 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Online)
Please RSVP here for a link to the discussion on Zoom.

Date: October 27th - October 28th, 2020 (Online)
The 2020 UW–Madison Diversity Forum will be held virtually.

Date: October 29th, 2020; 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET (Online)
Registration is now open here.

Date: November 5th, 2020; 12:00 -1:30 PM (Online)

Date: December 3rd, 2020; 12:00 – 1:00 PM (Online)

Deadline: December 11th, 2020

Everything you should know about the changes to the commencement related events scheduled for December.
Professional Development

The following items are event highlights from the UW-Madison Graduate School Office of Professional Development:

Thursday, October 29th, 2020; 11:30 AM–12:30 PM CT (Online)

Deadline: November 6th, 2020
Winter Dissertation Writing Camp, which will take place January 4-8, 2020. Applications are here.
Employment Opportunities

For more information, please contact contact Elizabeth Goldschmidt

Postdoctoral Positions in quantum thermodynamics and information in the group of Nicole Yunger Halpern, QuICS

Two tenure-track Faculty positions in Quantum Matter and Quantum Information Science.

NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute, H-QAN, hiring three key staff positions
These are fantastic opportunities for individuals with a technical background who are ready to lead and contribute to the quantum information science and education ecosystem in the U.S. Please contact Prof. Brian DeMarco at UIUC with any questions.
Funding Opportunities

Deadline: December 15, 2020
Graduate students partner with industry or national labs to advance innovative research topics in quantum information science and engineering.

Two Sigma Fellowships: Internal Nominations
Deadline: October 30th, 2020
The Department of Physics can nominate 3 PhD students for EACH of the following fellowships: The Two Sigma PhD Fellowship and the Two Sigma Diversity PhD Fellowships.  Full details about the fellowships are included below.