The Gordon Research Seminar on Physics Research and Education is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The meeting will focus on using energy models to teach and understand complex physics problems in the research lab and classroom. Topics will include basic energy models that are consistent across scientific disciplines, the latest research on effective teaching methods (addressing common language and analogies, pitfalls, frequent misconceptions, and energy diagrams), and teaching researchers and students how to break down specialized problems into simple energy models to engage a broader audience. To help break the misunderstanding that there is a set career path for physics PhDs, a motley panel of science professionals will discuss a variety of topics, including their disparate career paths during a lively mentorship session.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by March 9, 2018. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.