Today, Aurora chairs a session. That was real cool! She did a good job of remaining confident, keeping on time, and being awesome. Nice!
I went to see a professor from my Master's institution, CSU Long Beach. Professor Peterson is doing well; he has some new students. We discussed a few things.
Kieron has a rule where you must talk to three professors. I'm not sure if this one counts, but I sent an email to Caroline's advisor last night asking to talk. We're set for Thursday.
The talks this time were hard to get my head around only because I don't know enough. Adam Wasserman spoke about partitioning. He also had a student, Martin, who will be recognized here for "Kohnshamizing" everything. I vow, from this day forward, to always Kohnshamize wherever possible. I also enjoyed Neepa's students who did some interesting, accessible work.
Peter also presented, but my lack of knowledge in TDDFT is disturbing. I'll have to take a peak at it after I get my current work done. It seems useful.
Afterward, we spoke with Peter and Attila. They were really cool to get to know! They had a lot of nostalgic stories about working with Kieron! They really miss working here! I can't wait until I'm as cool as they are!