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Welcome to the physics and astronomy community at Montana State University!

Every year, we look forward to welcoming prospective graduate students to our department to give them an opportunity to learn more about us and show them what we have to offer.

To enable participation for all of our prospective graduate students, we hold this event virtually. We focus on answering your questions, getting you information about research opportunities, and putting you into contact with current graduate students so that you can learn about the program from your future peers and colleagues.

In addition to the virtual visit day events, our faculty members have set aside time on the following Monday (April 3) and Tuesday (April 4) to meet one-on-one with you to talk more directly about their individual research programs. When you RSVP, you will have the opportunity to list up to three faculty members with whom you would like to meet. We will do our best to schedule all of the one-on-one meetings that we can.

We are excited to welcome you virtually and give you the opportunity to learn more about us!  

Below, you will find the agenda for our Virtual Visit Day as well as additional videos to learn more about beautiful Bozeman, Montana.

Virtual Visit Day Agenda

Date:  Saturday, March 23rd, 2024

Location: virtual via WebEx

Who: This event is only open to prospective graduate students who have been admitted to the program or who are elligible for a second-round offer. 

RSVP:  Respond by 3/8/24

Time (all times are MDT) Event and MSU participants
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Welcome and department overview

Department head: Dr. John Neumeier

Faculty :  Dr. Bennett Link, Dr. Anne Lohfink, Dr. Hang Yu

Graduate students: Michael Prazak, Noah Pearson

Staff: Elicia Palmer

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Question and answer session with faculty members and the department head

Faculty and students:  Dr. John Neumeier, Dr. Bennett Link, Dr. Anne Lohfink, and Dr. Hang Yu

Graduate students: Michael Prazak, Noah Pearson

Staff: Elicia Palmer

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Question and answer session with current graduate students

Faculty host: Dr. Bennett Link

Graduate students:  Michael Prazak, Noah Pearson, Shramana Ghosh, Sam Wyss, Chris Siebor, Katherine Bruce

Faculty host will introduce the graduate students and then step out of the meeting.

2:00 PM

Closing remarks and final questions

Faculty: Dr. Bennett Link


One-on-one meetings with faculty members

Dates:  Monday, March 18th - Friday, March 22nd

Times: we will schedule meetings on a first-come-first serve basis depending on faculty availability on Monday and Tuesday between 10 AM and 4 PM MDT.

Rescheduling: if you cannot make the meeting we scheduled for you, it is easiest if you contact the faculty member directly to reschedule.

Learn more about Bozeman, Montana