JILA Room S209 informally referred to as Affinity Room, has been renovated and now has an official name: the Debbie Jin Room. Named in honor of late JILA Fellow Debbie Jin, this suite of rooms is designed to foster and support community amongst JILA’s graduate students and postdocs. With games, books, colorful walls, and comfy couches, this room is multi-purpose and can be used for informal gatherings, meetings, activities, or as a place to get away and relax with your peers. The Debbie Jin Room is furnished with a meeting table, lounge area, and desk/workspace. Coffee and snacks are often present as well! All are welcome to use the Debbie Jin room and resources at any time. This room reflects the impact that Debbie Jin had on JILA and the scientific community, as she was a friend and mentor to her JILA colleagues, young scientists in training, and JILA staff members. Debbie was a role model and inspiration to all who knew her.
In order to officially introduce this room to JILA, there will be an open house on Thursday, January 27th from 3:30-5 pm in lieu of JILA snack time. This open house will host delicious food and a raffle for JILAns to win one of four $50 gift cards. Please join us if you can.
The JILA Welcome Lounge has also been officially renamed the Chiral Spiral. This name alludes to the famous spiral staircase at JILA’s entrance, as well as the physical phenomenon of chirality (mirror images) in molecules.