People You Should Know

PMA's Student Programs Office (physinfo@caltech.educan help with administrative issues that physics graduate students are likely to encounter at Caltech. Specifically for scheduling your written exams, oral candidacy exam and thesis defense, problems with funding or paychecks, when you join a research group or switch to a new research advisor, when your funding changes; ie if you receive an outside fellowship award or you need a teaching assignment, and if you move house or office.

Physics Option Representative: Jonas Zmuidzinas monitors your academic progress and signs most of the graduate forms and petitions you are likely to encounter. Send a list of courses you wish to use in satisfaction of the advanced requirement to Jonas for approval. Jonas also assigns TA duties, contact Jonas if you are interested in a teaching assignment.

Physics Executive Officer: Gil Refael monitors graduate student policies in the department including the course and exam requirements. Gil will sign your forms and petitions if Jonas is not available.  Gil also approves your oral candidacy exam and final thesis defense committee.