Later that day...
...some more DFT, etc. I wound up talking with Rudy about some
similar things he had to do for Kieron and had some good suggestions. I
only spoke to Adam Wasserman briefly. And then I sat in a session
where I heard about a workshop on quantum Monte Carlo codes. I'll have
to swing that by Kieron.
I saw Meghan speak, she did a good job. She got some questions at the end. I also went to Preston's poster and had a really cool conversation about SQUID noise!
I cornered Miles after his talk to get on the same page with the stuff we're working on. I also ran into Claire who, a few months ago at the regional APS meeting, heard my sales pitch for Irvine. It turns out that she got into MIT, Urbana-Champaign, and UC Santa Barbara, so she's deciding between those.
Some people make it look easy!
We also ran into a poor guy on the street who needed some gas money. I gave him twenty dollars since he was a veteran, and I felt like he deserved it. The only problem is that when I usually take money out of my wallet, I need it later...
But I think I did the right thing.