CPA Lunch with Jason Alicea
As the first event of our "Take a faculty to lunch" series this year, the CPA is excited to host a lunch with Professor of Theoretical Physics, Jason Alicea (Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy). Professor Alicea received his Ph.D. in 2007 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. After a postdoc at Caltech, he spent time as an assistant professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine, before returning to Caltech in 2012. He is also a member of Caltech's Institute for Quantum Information and Matter.
Professor Alicea's research explores various frontiers of condensed-matter theory, particularly exotic phases of matter with utility for fault-tolerant quantum computation. Highly active and widely respected among both the theoretical and experimental physics communities, Professor Alicea's research ranges from constructing novel architectures for quantum computing to bridging the gap between purely theoretical ideas and laboratory experiments and observations.
You can learn more about his research on the institute's website http://iqim.caltech.edu/profile/jason-alicea/ or through this in-depth interview http://www.caltech.edu/news/theory-reality-interview-jason-alicea-37784
The lunch will take place on Tuesday, November 6th, 11:45 am - 1:30 pm at the Athenaeum.
Please RSVP using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfPmzaiPyaY8EsQJuO5RddoBpS93rnGPgBuAPMPXPwSNd8Lng/viewform?usp=sf_link
Spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis, with preference given to PMA postdocs or those with a keen interest in Professor Alicea's career or field. To help us provide the spots to those who will benefit from it the most, please briefly explain your interest in the comments box on the RSVP form.