Then we broke out into parallel sessions where each speaker gets 10
minutes of time and two minutes of questions. I sat through some
astronomy presentations given by a student from my undergraduate
institution. He did well. I also saw some rock solid physics from
other places including where I did my Master's. I don't like
transitioning between rooms too frequently because I don't like
disrupting the talks, but I left once the jargon got thick. So, I
camped out the material's physics room.
It's my turn to
speak! In retrospect, I probably put too much into the slides and this
made me go too fast, but I was on time and expressed the points that I
wanted to make. Unfortunately, I got no questions. There is a prize
for best speaking at this conference, but I'm content to just present
good work and see what other people are doing.
saw some DFT talks! I'll have to translate my notes to report back to
the group later. After the parallel sessions, I headed to dinner and
got to talk with a lot of professors from CSU Long Beach and CSU
Fresno. A professor from Cal Poly even said hello!