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 every third Monday of each month in SCI 328 at 4pm

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


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. GeorgeGabriel BirzuEric BoyersAnirudh ChandrasekaranBrian DawesJulian Ingham (Secretary), Victoria KovalchukDavid LongSakib MatinPranay PatilNicholas RussoShiyu 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