Resources for Current Students
The physics graduate office is here to support students and the academic mission of the physics option. Start with our office and we will do our best to answer your questions.
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Mika Walton, Graduate Affairs Administrator for Physics and Math
Sofie Leon, PMA Graduate Program Director
Sofie is a resource for students and liaison between students, faculty, and graduate administration. She works closely with the graduate option representative and executive officer to support the graduate programs within the division. Sofie coordinates academic tracking, advising, graduate student admissions, recruitment, student work assignments, and student engagement in PMA.
Jonas monitors student academic progress and signs most of the graduate forms and petitions you are likely to encounter. As option rep, he approves your plan of study for the advanced physics requirement, approves your candidacy, TAC, and defense committees, and approves completion of degree milestones. Jonas also manages the graduate teaching assignments in physics.
Gil monitors graduate student policies in the department including the course and exam requirements. Students should consult with Gil when selecting the candidacy, TAC, and defense committee. Gil is available to sign student forms and petitions if Jonas is not available.
PMA Students Programs Calendar - Staff schedules, events, etc.
Opportunities for physics graduate students - Job postings, conferences, fellowships, etc.
Women in PMA - Upcoming events and resources
Physics graduate travel grant - Physics Graduate Students may apply for the David and Barbara Groce travel fund, which covers up to $500 annually, for travel and registration to attend scientific conferences/meetings. Additional travel funding can be applied for through the Graduate Studies Office.
Update your Division Profile on our website - Stay current!
PMA Graduate Community Newsletter Archives - Stay up to date with PMA student events and news with our PMA Graduate Community Newsletter, arriving in your inbox every other Friday during the academic terms.
The Graduate Studies Office website is where you can find:
- Petitions (e.g. Change of Advisor, Detached Duty, Late Registration, Late Add/Drop etc.)
- Application for Student Emergency Fund
- Conference Travel Support