Postdoc Lunch Seminar

 
 

The List

Below, you’ll find who’s leading the discussion and who’s in charge of ordering lunch. The list may change without notice so please check back often. Please have the courtesy to give me advanced warning if you can’t make your day for some reason.


Date        Speaker                                In charge of lunch

 

Jan 9

Jan 16

Jan 23

Jan 30


Feb 6

Feb 13

Feb 20

Feb 27


Mar 6

Mar 13

Mar 20

Mar 27


Apr 3

Apr 10

Apr 17

Apr 24


May 1

May 8

May 15

May 22

May 29


Jun 5

Jun 12

Jun 19

Jun 26


Ernazar Abdikamalov

Drew Clausen

David Radice

Tony Piro


Rory Smith

Jim Fuller

Dan Hemberger

Christian Reisswig


Ji-hoon Kim

Scott Field (UMD)

Jenny Siegal-Gaskins

Aaron Zimmerman (CITA)


Andrew Wetzel

Leslie Rogers


Luke Roberts



Roland de Putter

Eric Thrane

Rutger van Haasteren

Roland Haas

Chad Galley

Chad Galley

Drew Clausen

Andrew Wetzel


Roland Haas

Rory Smith

Tony Piro

Ji-hoon Kim


Dan Hemberger

Luke Roberts

Ernazar Abdikamalov

Jenny Siegal-Gaskins


Vivien Raymond

David Radice


Chad Galley



Sarah Vigeland

Roland de Putter

Eric Thrane

Leslie Rogers

Getting Lunch

Each week there is one person responsible for ordering lunch. If it’s your turn, here are some tips and things you should know:


  1. 1)You’ll be reimbursed! See Shirley Hampton in Cahill 323 or JoAnn Boyd in Cahill 321. Be sure to keep the receipt from the vendor.


  1. 2)The food should usually be ordered around 11am so that it arrives at 12pm. When giving the location for the drop-off, you can either tell them “the Cahill building at Caltech” or give the address, which is 1216 E. California Blvd. Don’t forget to give them the room number (Cahill 312), too.

  2. 3)The food costs should be of order $100, though this depends on the restaurant. The attendance varies but usually 10-12 postdocs show up on a given week.

  3. 4)Please order some vegetarian/vegan dishes to be considerate of people who don’t eat meat.

  4. 5)Ask if the restaurant can provide utensils and plates.

About Postdoc Lunch

Theory postdocs in astrophysics, cosmology, numerical relativity, and gravitational waves from Caltech and JPL meet once a week for a catered lunch. The idea is to promote interaction within an informal environment. A designated speaker leads a 20 minute discussion on anything science related. Because of the diverse interests of the participants, the topic should be made accessible to a broad audience.


The Postdoc Lunch Seminars are held in Cahill 312 at 12pm, unless otherwise noted. Click here for the 2012-13 series.

Restaurants

There are lots of places in Pasadena to order food. The problem is that few of us have cars to pick up the order so we usually use places that deliver. Feel free to explore the culinary options available with delivery using these websites, which are self-explanatory:


pasadena.eat24hours.com

grubhub.com

labite.com