Week of May 9, 2016                                          View this email in your browser.

SAVE THE DATE: May 19, 4:00pm

Fernando Brandao, new faculty member in Theoretical Physics, will give a seminar titled Quantum Physics of Information at a special division seminar, followed by a Wine & Cheese Reception on the E.Bridge outside portico, weather permitting. 
Congratulations to Hirosi Ooguri, who has been selected to receive the 2016 Chunichi Cultural Prize in Japan, established in 1947 and awarded to individuals with major contributions to the Arts, Humanity, and Natural and Social Sciences.
Other Event Highlights
Friday, May 13, 8:00pm, Cahill
Stargazing LectureThe Air We (Can’t) Breathe: A History of Air on Venus, Earth, and Mars
Jackie Villadsen, Caltech

Tuesday, May 17, 12pm, Annenberg 105
Using Data to Inform, Drive and Scale STEM Instructional Reform; Marco Molinaro, PhD., Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Effectiveness, UC Davis 

Wednesday May 18, 9:00 am-11:00am
Caltech Bike to Work Day 
Drever, Thorne, and Weiss receive the Gruber Prize & LIGO Team Awarded Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.
Funding Highlight
The Universities Space Research Association offers an undergraduate scholarship program (current sophomores and juniors only, US citizens) in astrophysics, aeronautics or space research. 
Important Message from IMSS: In response to a marked increase in malicious .zip attachments, they will no longer be accepted via email. Click to read more
Check out this short video of the breakthrough campaign community celebration
Postdoc buddy program
This Week @PMA Archives
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