November 20th, 2020

There will not be a PhD Digest E-Newsletter the week of Thanksgiving.  Enjoy the short week next week and hopefully you will get to spend time virtually with your friends and family around the world.  Have a safe and happy thanksgiving week ahead!  

All Ph.D. students should fill out EGARS each semester.  RA's must fill out the form to ensure you are on payroll accurately for next semester.  TA's must fill out the form to be sure you are considered for a TA for Spring 2021.  Any questions contact Jim Reardon or Michelle Holland. 

You should have received an emailed from the Office of the Registrar with the specific date and time of your enrollment appointment for Spring 2021 courses. Graduate students will be eligible to enroll starting on Monday, December 7, 2020.

Most of the Physics courses will be offered online for Spring 2021, with the exception of some in person lab courses.  The course preview website gives you an idea of what courses will be offered for Spring 2021.  A full listing of courses and modality will be available in early December here.

Practicum course for graduate, post-doctoral or senior undergraduate students to be taken concurrently while mentoring an undergraduate engaged in an independent research experience.

You can place your order here.
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: November 23rd, 2020;  5:00 PM (online)
This event will be focused on diversity and inclusion in STEM (racial, cultural, identity, LGTBQ+). They’ll be discussing individual experiences, advice on navigating difficult situations, helpful resources, and more.

Date: December 3rd, 2020;  1:00 PM
Join three program alumni, to learn more about the fellowship, hear what it’s like to go from the bench to the newsroom and back, and get tips on applying.

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:

Deadline: November 25th, 2020
A UW-Madison-wide venture studio, turns ideas into funded software businesses

Date: January 11-12th, 2021; 9 - 11:30 AM
If you are able to attend the entire synchronous times, register HERE. If you are unable to register at the above link, registration is full. You may add yourself to the wait list HERE.
Employment Opportunities

NADP has an opening for 20 hours/week for 6 months to help with motor boxes and sensor repairs. Please contact Mark Olson if interested.

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.

The American Physical Society (APS) is looking for Public Engagement Programs Manager. Please apply here, if interested.

Seeking postdoctoral scholars to join the Simulation & Systems Thrust of the Q-NEXT National Quantum Information Science Research Center at Argonne National Laboratory.
Please contact Martin Suchara with any questions.

Deadline: February 25th, 2021
Post-doctoral researchers in the field of quantum optics, cold atoms, Bose-Einstein condensation, matter-wave interferometry, atom spectroscopy, magnetometry, and Quantum Physics in general are invited to apply. Students can apply for an International Postdoctoral Fellowships sponsored by the Zuckerman leadership program.