Graduate Student Council

The Graduate Student Council is an organization made up of current physics graduate students, with the aim of improving department life. Meetings are held monthly and are posted on the Graduate Student Council events page on the department calendar.

We have a list of ongoing physics graduate events as well as useful resources. If you have any suggestions or questions, you can contact us by email at


Here is a summary of the events the Graduate Council organizes (a complete list can be found on the Graduate Student Council events page):

Lunch with Colloquium Speaker: Every Tuesday that has a colloquium. This is a chance to have an informal discussion with the visiting researcher. We talk about physics as well as how to succeed in research, academia, and life.

Graduate Student Talks: These include Preliminary Oral Exams, Departmental Seminars, and Thesis Defense.

Department Social: The department social is a monthly event, where everyone can get together over soft drinks and snacks. It is typically held on the last Friday of each month.

Summer Ice Cream Social: During the summer, we organize monthly ice cream socials.


Here is a list of students currently in the Council: Ashish B. George, Matteo Bellitti, Gabriel BirzuEric BoyersAnirudh ChandrasekaranBrian Dawes (webmaster), Julian Ingham (secretary), Victoria KovalchukDavid LongMichael ManighalamSakib Matin, Mohit Pandey, Pranay PatilNicholas Russo, Long Hin Tang, Shiyu Zhou.

We are always happy to welcome new members, so if you would like to join, you can talk to any of us in person or contact us at

Useful Resources

Graduate Student Organization (GSO)

GSO Graduate Student Survival Guide