Week of May 1, 2016                                          View this email in your browser.

Thanks to one of Ron & Maxine Linde's transformational investments, major renovations of the Alfred P. Sloan Laboratory of Mathematics and Physics will create a facility commensurate with the department’s academic aspirations. Recognizing the Lindes’ decades of engagement & advocacy, the building will be renamed the
Ronald and Maxine Linde Laboratory of Mathematics and Physics.

“This investment in our mathematics program and the renovation will be transformational for our research environment in mathematics...we now will have the ability to provide modernized classrooms, interaction spaces, and an attractive work environment thanks to the generosity of Ron and Maxine Linde,” says Fiona Harrison. 

Event Highlights
WorldFest events every day.

Friday, May 6
Public Engagement Workshop for Scientists: Info & Registration

This week John Preskill is presenting the Leigh Page Prize Lectures at Yale University. These lectures have been given each year since 1967 by a distinguished physicist, with Murray Gell-Mann as the first.
Congratulations once again to PMA senior Paul Dieterle, who was one of two Caltech seniors to receive a 2016 Hertz Fellowship. The Caltech story can be found here.  
Caltech Funds Full Complement of Eight Leadership Chairs
This Week @PMA Archives
Funding Highlight
The Simons Foundation’s Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences program is intended to support high-risk projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis & seeks to extend the frontiers of basic research.  The division’s primary focus is on mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science with these guidelines
The PMA booth at the Caltech breakthrough campaign event last Friday was a resounding success, with Sarah Gossan and Tom Callister providing terrific explanations on the importance of the discovery of gravitational waves, how an interferometer works, and how Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy all come together to work in tandem with the brilliance of engineering that is LIGO. Thanks to all who helped support this effort! Read more about the Caltech campaign here.
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