The FSPA is pleased to host a monthly seminar series aimed at all early-career researchers from across Fermilab’s Divisions. The purpose of this series will be to focus on career perspectives presented by researchers in the early stages of their careers, both in academia and in industry. Speakers will discuss what made their career paths unique and will provide advice for navigating the job market. The talks will be held on the last Wednesday of the month at noon CST as a “lunchtime” discussion or workshop starting in January of 2022. It will be primarily aimed at grad students and postdocs, but we welcome all users and employees – including interns and engineers – to join in.
Stay tuned in 2023 for an update on the seminar series. Please note that last year’s series is available in the videos and links at the bottom of this page.
Note: The FSPA Early-Career seminar series will now take place in hybrid mode. In-person location: ND/ Oscillatorium (WH13NW).
While we will continue to monitor attendance to ensure the safety of all participants and to comply with COVID-era capacity limits, the FSPA officers are pleased to announce that onsite Fermilab users and employees can attend this seminar in person.
We will still be maintaining a virtual presence for those who wish to join us remotely. Note that in the short term, speakers will continue to connect via Zoom.
Also, light refreshments and snacks will be offered during the talk.
If you have any questions or would like to give a talk, please contact the FSPA officers at: email@example.com.
Zoom Connection Details
The connection link will be sent via email. Those who subscribe to either the users, FNALgrad, or FSPA listservs should automatically receive the announcement. You can also access the zoom link by clicking “ZOOM” under the Date and Location section below if you have a Fermilab SERVICES account. Otherwise, please contact the FSPA officers via the email listed above.
Date and Location Topic Speaker
(ZOOM) & WH13NW TBA TBA
Date and Location Topic Speaker Slides
January 26th, 2022 Navigating the job market as a Wennie Wang Slides (ZOOM) physics or STEM degree holder (UChicago, UT Austin) (in an era of COVID) February 24th, 2022 Experimental Physicist: Monica Nunes (ZOOM) from analysis to bolts and screws (Fermilab) March 30th, 2022 Curious about being a Faculty Drew Alton Slides (ZOOM) & WH13NW member at a four-year college (Augustana University) April 27th, 2022 From Fermilab to science policy Joe Grange Slides (ZOOM) & WH13NW (Environmental Incentives, LLC) May 25th, 2022 From muons to supercomputers Stefano Tognini Slides (ZOOM) & WH13NW (Oak Ridge Lab) June 29th, 2022 Studying Dark Matter and Cosmic Yu-Dai Tsai Slides (ZOOM) & WH13NW Neutrinos while Defending the Earth: (UCI) Space Missions & Quantum Technologies AND Hidden Sector of Diversity: Mental Health, Invisible Disabilities, and Neurodiversity July 27th, 2022 A comprehensible study of ionization Youssef Sarkis Mobarak Slides (ZOOM) & WH13NW efficiency for pure crystals, LAr (UNAM Mexico) and LXe ionization detectors Sept. 28th, 2022 Medical Imaging and Medical Benton Pahlka (ZOOM) & WH13NW Nuclear Physics at a (Texas Children's Hospital) Pediatric Hospital
Video recordings of Past Talks
*Note: Due to the large size o some of the video files, there are some seminars that will be located on a separate page through the links provided below.
January 26th, 2022 “Navigating the job market as a physics or STEM degree holder (in an era of COVID)”
February 24th, 2022 “Experimental Physicist: from analysis to bolts and screws”
March 30th, 2022 “Curious about being a Faculty member at a four-year college”
April 27th, 2022 “From Fermilab to science policy”
May 25th, 2022 “From muons to supercomputers”
June 29th, 2022 “Studying Dark Matter and Cosmic Neutrinos while Defending the Earth: Space Missions & Quantum Technologies” and “Hidden Sector of Diversity: Mental Health, Invisible Disabilities, and Neurodiversity”
Please click here for part one of the June 29th seminar. And please click this for part two of the aforementioned seminar!
July 27th, 2022 “A comprehensible study of ionization efficiency for pure crystals, LAr and LXe ionization detectors”
Please click here for the July 27th seminar.
September 28th, 2022 “Medical Imaging and Medical Nuclear Physics at a Pediatric Hospital”