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Inaugural Celebration and Symposium

 

February 23, 2015

Thomas F. Rosenbaum, President, Caltech
Edward M. Stolper, Provost, Caltech
Walter F. Burke III, Chairman, Sherman Fairchild Foundation
Hirosi Ooguri, Director, Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics

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Lars Bildsten, Director, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara
 "My Caltech Experience and Some Advice"

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Alessandra Buonanno, Director, Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam-Golm
"The Tolman Prize Fellowship: A Turning Point in My Scientific Career"

 

Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
"Quantum Physics and Mathematics"

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February 24, 2015

Jason Alicea, 2007-2010 DuBridge Fellow
Associate Professor, Caltech

introduced by Alexei Kitaev: "Designer Non-Abelian Anyons"

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Lars Bildsten, 1991 - 1994 DuBridge Fellow
Director, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara
introduced by Sterl Phinney: "Insights and Challenges in Stellar Evolution"

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Alessandra Buonanno, 1999-2001 Tolman Fellow
Director, Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam-Golm
introduced by Kip Thorne: "Hunting for the Elusive Waves Created by Black Holes and Neutron Stars"

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Robbert Dijkgraaf,
Director and Leon Levy Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
introduced by Sergei Gukov
: "Supermatrix Models"

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Gregory Fiete, 2006-2008 DuBridge Fellow
Associate Professor, University Texas, Austin
introduced by Olexei Motrunich: "Fractionalized Topological Insurators"

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Krishna Rajagopal, 1996-1997 Sherman Fairchild Fellow
Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
introduced by Mark Wise:"Jet Quenching and the Most Liquid Liquid in the Universe"

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Sakura Schafer-Nameki, 2006-2009 McCone Fellow
Reader, King's College, London Fellow
introduced by John Schwarz: "String Theory and the Real World"

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Scott Tremaine, 1975-1977 Tolman Fellow
Richard Black Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
introduced by Peter Goldreich: "Statistical Mechanics of Gravitational N-Body Systems"

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Guifre Vidal, 2006-2008 DuBridge Fellow2003-2005 Sherman Fairchild Fellow
Senior Faculty, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo

introduced by John Preskill
: "Tensor Network Renormalization"

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