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At SiM Virtual Coffee Hours, experience the most exquisite virtual coffee, brewed exclusively by our baristas.

Enjoy connecting and networking with fellow graduate students in magnetism, and interact with professionals at these bimonthly sessions.

Join us for relaxed and friendly discussions, just like the casual conversations you have over coffee in your office's break room. 


Welcome Virtual Coffee Hours 2024 with GUESTS, who will join us for sessions of networking, self-development, skills-development, and of course, our flagship fun!
Be updated with our line-up!

on the menu BOARD
@ sIM hq

New blends every 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month.

Features of the Month

mark your calendar!

8 June 2024 (Sat) 

Magnetic Brain Stimulation for Tuning Brain Networks and Treating Neurological Disorders  
with Prof Ravi Hadimani
of Virginia Commonwealth University, US

29 June 2024 (Sat) 

Quantitative Characterisation of Magnetic Materials using Lorentz TEM  
with Kayna L. Mendoza Trujillo
of Argonne National Labs, US



8 JUN 2024

Ravi Hadimani

29 JUN 2024

Kayna Mendoza-Trujillo

13 JUL 2024

Kerem Camsari

27 Jul 2024

Atsufumi Hirohata


<Summer Break>

25 May 2024

Ricardo Pinto

13 Apr 2024

Lucas S. Palhares

16 Dec 2023

Winter holidays 

25 Nov 2023

MMM Special

11 nov 2023

Virtual Science fair


Register here if its your first time

Gathertown invites and reminders will be sent out before the session*

Will you be attending?
What do you want to have at Virtual Coffee Hours?
Where did you find out about this?
Do you want to organise and be part of SiM activies and events? (We'll get back to you soon!)

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VCH Rewards

Receive your free
VCH mugs and T-shirts through our loyalty card system!

Talk to your VCH Baristas to find out more.

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Virtual Coffee Hours FAQ

Q: How does virtual coffee taste like?
A: Pixels???

Q: Do you have lactose-free option?

A: Still pixels and as far as we know they are lactose-free.

*Please inform the baristas of your other digital allergies to provide you a better and safer virtual coffee experience.

Q: Can I join if I'm not a graduate student?

A: Only by special request. Write in to us :) 

Q: How long will the sessions be?

A: An hour is scheduled, though please feel free to stay beyond the hour and chill with us! 

Q: What to expect?
A: Friends and prospective friends hanging out! And a pixelated coffee from our baristas, of course

Q: Hey, what is with the time? 

A: We want to be able to meet our friends across continents and the best way to do it is usually around UTC2PM, which is morning for the Americas, afternoon for EMEA, and night for Asia Pacific. Morning coffee, afternoon coffee, and... decaf coffee/coffee liquor. Though, you don't have to restrict yourself to bean juice - leaf juice works too! Whatever that floats your boat!

Q: Can I help design the space? Its kind of ugly...
A: You're more than welcomed to, contact us in anyway an we'll hook you up with editor rights.

Q: I have suggestions to make, where do I put them?
A: This form, or any other contact method to SiM.

Q: What if the platform lags and crashes?
A: That is my fear too, but who knows if we don't ever try? We're people of science, my friend. Its the experimental method!

Q: Can we log onto the space after hours?

A: Yes, sure! Treat it like a virtual office space and interact with your virtual colleagues! 

Meet thE Baristas
who made these possible.

A. Mireles-Lopez


Have a screenshot to send in? Drop us a message!

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