The Wright Lab community is invited to a weekly meeting on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. on Zoom to hear about and discuss what is going on at the lab. Come hear an update about the work Emily Coates has been doing as Wright Lab’s Artist-in-Residence. Connection code: 889 785 972
Yale Postdoctoral Trainees
YPPDO Virtual Coffee Chat with Dr. Grace Metcalfe
When: Wednesday October 21, 2020 at 1pm - 2pm
The thermodynamic properties of the ionized baryons in galaxies, groups, and clusters encode the effects of the assembly history and feedback processes that shape galaxy and cluster formation. These properties can be studied through the imprints that the scattering of cosmic microwave background (CMB) photons off the free-electron gas in galaxies and clusters leave on high resolution CMB maps: the thermal and kinematic Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effects.
Members of the Wright Lab community are invited to join to discuss and provide input to the department’s DEI action plan at the all-hands meeting time of 9:30 on Monday, October 12. The action plan has been developed by the Physics DEIAP writing group and the department’s APS-IDEA team, together with the CDC and the department community.
From superconductors, quark–gluon plasmas to neutron stars, interacting fermions are at the center of some of the most important problems in modern physics. The realization of degenerate Fermi gases with ultracold atoms has offered a versatile platform to experimentally investigate some of those problems, with unprecedented tunability of inter-particle interactions and trapping geometries. In particular, novel programmable light sculpting devices have enabled us to trap atoms in a uniform box potential, thus realizing the textbook homogeneous Fermi gas.
The Simons Observatory is a Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) experiment soon to be deployed in the Atacama Desert in Chile. The observatory will consist of three Small Aperture Telescopes designed to search for inflationary B-mode polarization signatures, and one higher-resolution Large Aperture Telescope designed to constrain cosmological parameters including the sum of the neutrino masses, the number of relativistic species, the Hubble constant, dark matter and dark energy.
The Wright Lab community is invited to a weekly meeting on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. on Zoom to hear about and discuss what is going on at the lab.
Join your fellow graduate students and postdocs on a workshop that will focus on how to prepare for an academic job search or application. Professor Bonnie Fleming will share tips on how to find and apply for postdoc and faculty positions, and how to prepare you application package, including CV, research statement, teaching statement, etc. Graduate students and postdocs only!
HOST: Emma Castiglia
Zoom link: https://yale.zoom.us/j/94958973460
STEM fields tend to lack diversity, with minorities (women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals) facing challenges and typically leaving these fields at higher rates than majority groups. In the geosciences, racial diversity has not increased in the past forty years. The less diverse a field, the greater the reliance on stereotypes and implicit biases, which in turn disproportionately impacts marginalized groups.