Graduate Student Open House for BU Physics

Thursday, March 21, 2024 to Saturday, March 23, 2024

This year, we are excited to host an in-person open house format and give invited applicants a chance to connect with our physics community! This event provides a unique opportunity to meet with our students, faculty, and staff to learn more about our program and help attendees decide if BU Physics is the best choice for them. Any inquiries along these lines may be directed to Prof. Chris Grant, Chair of the Admissions Committee, or Christina Crabtree, our Graduate Program Administrator. Please check your email for invitations as well as for travel and accommodations information. In addition, to our in person open house, we will also be hosting a shorter Virtual Open House (details to follow).


Tentative Open House Schedule:

Thursday, March 21

  • 7:00 pm – 9:45 pm: Welcome reception with current graduate students.  Address: 225 Bay State Road

Friday, March 22

Coffee and all morning activities are on 5th Floor of Physics Research Building (PRB) in Room 595. (3 Cummington Ave).

  • 9:00 am – 9:15 am: Welcome
  • 9:15 am – 12:00 pm: Mini-symposium on BU research opportunities
    • 9:15: Prof. David Campbell – Graduate Program Overview
    • 9:30: Condensed Matter Research 
    • 9:50: Condensed Matter Experiment & Quantum
    • 10:10: Biophysics
    • 10:30: Break
    • 11:00: High Energy Theory
    • 11:20: High Energy Experiment 
    • 11:40: Break
  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch with Graduate Students 
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Small group (1 or 2 people) conversations with research faculty.
  • 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Women in Physics (WIP) presentation 
  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Graduate student research and posters
  • 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm: BU Physics community dinner 

    Saturday, March 23

    We look forward to meeting you in person! In the meanwhile, if you have any questions, please contact Prof. Indara Suarez, Open House Coordinator, for general inquiries and Christina Crabtree, Graduate Program Administrator for BU Physics, for questions about logistics, travel, reimbursements etc.

    Arrival & Lodging:

    We suggest that you arrive on Thursday afternoon or evening and depart on Saturday. Lodging information and reservations can be obtained from Christina Crabtree.  Lodging accommodations are being covered for two nights – Thursday, March 21, and Friday, March 22.

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