Week of October 12, 2015                                              View this email in your browser.
                
General Announcements
 
This week, we congratulate Alan Weinstein for his nomination as Fellow of the American Physical Society  "for leadership in developing and testing the new generation of gravitational wave detectors, data analysis and searches for astrophysical sources of gravitational waves, and making LIGO data available to the broader community.”

The Pasadena Unified School District is looking to recruit mathematically oriented undergraduate and graduate students to serve as paid instructors in its ambitious new math program known as Math Academy. If you (or someone you know) are interested, please contact Jason Roberts
 
Last week, we were proud to hear that one of our alumni, Arthur McDonald (PhD '70), won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery that neutrinos can change their identities as they travel through space. Click here to watch the 1.5 minute rough cut of the interview with him (Image Credit: @NobelPrize).
BBC World Service reporter, Aleem Maqbool, recently visited Caltech and the Hanford Observatory while researching a story about LIGO. The resulting radio feature, “A New Ear on the Universe,” is available as a podcast.
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Event Highlights 

"Back to the Beginning: The Rosetta Comet Rendezvous Mission," Paul Weissman, Earnest C. Watson Lecture, Wednesday, 8 pm, Beckman Auditorium

Palomar Tours of the Samuel Oschin and Hale Telescopes: Saturday, 3:00 pm
 

 
New Funding Highlights

NSF's Optics and Photonics Programs: multiple opportunities available

The Keck Institute for Space Studies is soliciting proposals for Study Programs in the areas of space engineering, planetary science, remote sensing and earth system science, astrobiology and astronomy and physics from space.

NSF Focused Research Hubs in Theoretical Physics
Deadline: January 22, 2016
 
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