In the Physics Department, the Annual Reports are due March 31 each year, and are required before registration. Students will be given permission to register only after the report is submitted.
Download the Annual Report from here and fill it out electronically. .The report consists of the following:
Students should download the fillable pdf file from the link above and follow the instructions on the top to fill it.
Parts A through I are for the student to complete. In part I, the student needs to write a two page report on the research performed over the past year and the research being planned over the coming year. You can briefly include teaching and service activities if you have any. The description of the research must be at the advanced undergraduate level (mostly in words and with very few equations). It must contain a few lines of introduction and motivation for your work. Think in terms of the big picture and the important questions you are trying to answer. Do not include talks and publications in the two page write up since this already appears in part H of the electronic form. You can use 10pt font to pack more material.
Unlike past years, students who have just completed the prelim must also write the two page report separately. Students may use parts of their prelim report for use in the Annual Report. Similarly, students who defend their thesis also submit their final annual report in which they should summarize the accomplishments of their thesis. These students can use the abstract of their thesis as part of the two page report.
The Annual Report must then be sent to the advisor electronically who reviews parts A through I and fills out part J. For students in their second year, the faculty who supervised the research over the past summer will act as the advisor. DGS can act as the interim advisor for any student who does not have an advisor.
The Annual Report is then printed and signed by both the student and the advisor and a hard copy of the report is given to the DGS assistant before the deadline.
After the DGS reviews the Annual Report, the DGS assistant will place a copy in the students file and will forward a copy to the full PhD committee if applicable.