IAIFI thrives on the energy and enthusiasm of its members! This page includes information and links to resources for IAIFI members. Unless otherwise noted, this includes IAIFI Senior Investigators, Junior Investigators, Affiliates, and Friends of IAIFI.
Unless otherwise noted, the opportunities listed on this page are available to all IAIFI members, including Senior Investigators, Junior Investigators, IAIFI Affiliates, and Friends of IAIFI.
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Become an IAIFI Junior Investigator: If you are working with an IAIFI Senior Investigator or Affiliate, they can nominate you to be a Junior Investigator, which provides you with access to additional IAIFI resources (such as computing). You will also be included on the People page of the IAIFI website. Junior Investigator forms must be approved by an IAIFI Senior Investigator, with whom you already have a collaboration. Complete the form to become an IAIFI Junior Investigator
- Lead an IAIFI Journal Club: Any IAIFI member or partner can sign up to lead an IAIFI Journal Club
- Attend IAIFI Discussion Seminars, Lightning Talks, and Public Colloquia
- View the full schedule for Discussion Seminars and Colloquia
- View previous and upcoming Discussion Seminars
- View previous and upcoming Lightning Talks
- View previous and upcoming Colloquia
- Watch recordings of past colloquia on our YouTube Channel
- Suggest a speaker for either the Colloquium or Seminar series
- Collaborate on IAIFI Research Projects
- View the People page to identify other IAIFI researchers who you may be interested in collaborating with
- Share research questions and ideas on the #general research IAIFI Zulip stream
- Report IAIFI-related papers, talks, datasets, workshops, and research highlights regularly.
- Submit paper, talk, dataset, workshop, or research highlight
- Post papers added to arXiv to the #recent-iaifi-papers stream on the IAIFI Zulip
- For particle physics papers: check that your paper is appearing under IAIFI on INSPIRE
When you’re in the news, email IAIFI Management so that we can share on the home page (news on the home page is eventually moved to the News Archive), tweet about it, and include in reports
- Advertise and acknowledge IAIFI in papers and talks
- Use the IAIFI (with NSF) logo in talks related to IAIFI: Black; White
- Share slides advertising public IAIFI opportunities when appropriate: Overview Slide; Resources and Activities Slide
- Include IAIFI affiliation in papers: The NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (Note: There is no address.)
- Include IAIFI acknowledgment in IAIFI-related papers (required if you are a Junior or Senior Investigator): This work is supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement PHY-2019786 (The NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions, http://iaifi.org/).
- Join an IAIFI Committee: IAIFI has launched several committees, which include both junior and senior members of IAIFI, to help facilitate key IAIFI activities. Visit the Committees page to see what committees are open and what the status is of their membership.
- Be a Guest in the IAIFI Penthouse: If you are an IAIFI member and would like to visit the IAIFI Penthouse (MIT Building 26, 6th floor), we can provide temporary desk space.
- View Penthouse desk assignments. Request a desk as a visitor
- If you would like to request a permanent desk in the Penthouse, email IAIFI Management with your request and rationale.
- Get Involved Beyond IAIFI: We encourage IAIFI members to be involved in programs and initiatives not affiliated with IAIFI, but which can provide new insights and value to the IAIFI community, including sharing relevant events and best practices. If you have other suggestions for ways the IAIFI community can be involved beyond IAIFI, email IAIFI Management.
- IAIFI utilizes Zulip for informal communication among members. Zulip is an open-source modern team chat app designed to keep both live and asynchronous conversations organized. Follow these instructions to sign up for the IAIFI Zulip if you are an IAIFI member.
- Utilize IAIFI Computing Resources: IAIFI Senior Investigators, Junior Investigators, and Affiliates have access to dedicated IAIFI computing resources hosted by Harvard Cannon.
- Access instructions for the Computing Resources
- Contact Will Detmold with any questions or issues setting up your account.
- Access the IAIFI Google Drive for all members and for Senior Investigators
- Explore Career and PhD Opportunities
- Apply to the MIT Interdisciplinary PhD in Physics, Statistics, and Data Science
- Students currently enrolled in the Physics doctoral program at MIT or another participating MIT doctoral program
- For access to the selection form to apply, email the IDSS Academic Office
- Apply to be an IAIFI Fellow
- Apply for other postdoc positions with IAIFI involvement
- Apply for PhD programs at IAIFI institutions
- Follow the IAIFI job board
- Apply to the MIT Interdisciplinary PhD in Physics, Statistics, and Data Science
- Ethics and AI: Participate in MIT’s SERC (Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing) by joining the SERC Scholars Program or reading the MIT Case Studies in Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing
- Explore university affinity groups
- MIT (Grad Students): Graduate Women at MIT; LGBT Grad; LGBT Grad QPoC; Women’s Initiative; Graduate Women in Physics; SPXCE (Social Justice Programming & Cross Cultural Engagement)
- MIT (Postdocs/Faculty): Postdoc Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee; qtPhDs; MIT Black Postdoctoral Group; Postdoctoral Organization for Women Engaged in Research (POWER); Employee Resource Groups
- Harvard (Grad Students): AstroGrad Network; GSAS Society of Underrepresented Students in STEM; Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering at Harvard University at GSAS (HGWISE); LGBTQ@GSAS Association; InTouch (SEAS); Physics Graduate Student Council; SEAS Graduate Council; W.E.B. Du Bois Graduate Society of GSAS; Women in Physics
- Harvard (Postdocs/Faculty): FAS Postdoctoral Association; Association of Black Faculty, Administrators, and Fellows (ABFAF); Association of Harvard Asian and Asian American Faculty and Staff (AHAAAFS); Association of Harvard Latinx Faculty and Staff (AHLFS); LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff (QERG); Committee on the Concerns of Women (CCW); Women in Physics
- Northeastern (Grad Students): Graduate Students of Color Collective; Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE); Physics Graduate Student Association; AI Skunkworks at Northeastern; Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering
- Northeastern (Postdocs/Faculty): LGBTQA+ Faculty and Staff Affinity Group; Native and Indigenous Affinity Group; NU Dream (Faculty and Staff of Color Affinity Group); Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA); Northeastern University Future Leaders (NUFL); Asian Faculty and Staff Affinity Group
- Tufts (Grad Students): Physics and Astronomy Student Society; Black Students in Computer Science; Women in Computer Science; GLBT Grad Group;
- Tufts (Postdocs/Faculty): Employee Resource Groups
- Related Groups and Events
- Physics meets ML—a virtual hub at the interface of theoretical physics and deep learning
- NSF AI Planning Institute for Data-Driven Discovery at Carnegie Mellon University—bringing cutting edge methods from AI into a broad range of physics areas, to rapidly propagate successful methods from one field of Physics to another thereby avoiding replication of effort, and to facilitate back-transfer from the data-rich sub-fields of physics to AI development
- MIT Statistics and Data Science Center—an MIT-wide focal point for advancing research and education programs related to statistics and data science (part of MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems, and Society)
- CLARIPHY Topical Meetings—allows researchers in related areas to present their work at all stages (early, in progress, post-publication) of their efforts, with a special focus on areas at the intersection of Physics and Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
- Understanding the Nature of Inference: Correlation and Causation: A Multi-disciplinary Exploration—aims to examine deeply the process of inference of cause and effect across disciplines with a view to understanding the utility of conceptual modeling and simulations as proxies for controlled experiments