8 October 2021

AAS/SPD Opportunity Fair for Graduate School and Postdoc Positions

Georgios Chintzoglou Lockheed Martin Solar & Astrophysics Lab

The AAS Solar Physics Division (SPD) Committee would like to bring to your attention a special virtual event for the AAS community of particular interest to US universities with undergraduate physics and astronomy programs.

The AAS/SPD will host a virtual graduate student recruitment fair on Friday, 22 October 2021, 1:00–4:00 pm ET (5:00–8:00 pm UTC), to introduce prospective students to US-based graduate programs that offer training in solar physics, followed by a virtual postdoc fair, 4:00–6:00 pm ET (8:00–10:00 pm UTC), to introduce current graduate students (and prospective undergraduate students) to postdoctoral employment opportunities.

AAS/SPD Opportunity Fair for Graduate School and Postdoc Positions

We are excited to organize this event in which representatives of graduate programs in solar physics can showcase the research and training opportunities available through their programs. Solar physics lies at the core of astrophysical research and intersects with multiple disciplines of physics to uncover the secrets of our nearest star and to understand the causes of space weather. Understanding better the workings of our star has a direct societal impact, as it plays a role in the safety and resilience of astronauts, space assets, and our increasingly technological civilization.

The graduate recruitment fair is aimed at current physics and astronomy undergraduate students (in their junior or senior year) who are interested in exploring opportunities in solar and space physics. The postdoc opportunity fair is tailored to current graduate students who will be graduating in the next 12–24 months. The Solar Physics Division values diversity and inclusion and we strongly encourage students who are women and/or underrepresented minorities to attend.

  • Facilitator: Solar Physics Division, American Astronomical Society.
  • Registration: Not needed but RSVP is recommended; this is an open event. A full description of the agenda and schedule are available.
  • How to join: Information will be provided in a later announcement.

In addition, we would also like to inform the entire AAS community (and any interested students) that the SPD offers free membership to students.

If your institution has solar and space physics opportunities for grad students, but is not listed on the agenda and schedule list, please email gchintzo@lmsal.com to add your institution to the program.