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Events for the week of December 5, 2021

Thursday December 9, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  Many-Body Physics in the NISQ Era: Quantum Programming a Discrete Time Crystal
 Presenter:  Vedika Khemani (Stanford)
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Susan Atlas
 Location:  Zoom
6:00 pm  Title:  Missions to Mars Book Signing and Talk by Dr. Larry Crumpler
 Presenter:  Larry S. Crumpler, Ph.D. is Research Curator of Volcanology and Space Sciences at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. He received his doctorate from the University of Arizona in Planetary Sciences and MS from the University of New Mexico in Geology. Prior to the Museum, he worked as a research scientist at Brown University. His research includes the geology of the inner planets of our solar system, with particular emphasis on Mars, and studies of New Mexico volcanism with an emphasis on lava flows.
Currently, he is a member of the Perseverance Rover Mission science team, and was a member of the development team for the Ingenuity helicopter. Previously, he was a science team member on the Mars Exploration Rover (Spirit & Opportunity) mission, Mars Odyssey Gamma Ray Spectrometer, and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter High-Resolution Camera (HiRISE). On the Mars Exploration Rover mission, he served as “Long-term Planning Lead” and downlinked information from the rovers on a daily basis from his office at the Museum. On the Perseverance Mission he is responsible for geologic context mapping of the terrain traversed by the rover.
He began his work with Mars as a student intern with NASA’s Viking Mission and later worked with the Pathfinder Mars mission, Magellan radar mission to Venus, and planning for the Russian Mars 96 mission. He has participated in Mars landing site selection for all of the landed science missions to date, and in many Mars rover field tests. He has published many professional papers, book chapters, and geologic maps; and he has authored magazine articles and book chapters for the general public about the geology of New Mexico and our neighboring planets. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.
 Web Site:    https:/ / nmnaturalhistory.org/ events/ missions-mars-book-signing-and-talk-dr-larry-crumpler
 Location:  The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science 1801 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87104


Friday December 10, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  Building materials from microwave photons
 Presenter:  David Schuster, U. Chicago
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Location:  Via Zoom. Please take the Satisfaction Survey

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