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Saturday, October 1st, 2022
Monday, October 3rd, 2022
12:00pm 1:00pm
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RSI Research Seminar

Resnick Sustainability Institute Research Seminar
3:45pm 4:45pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Epitaxial Electrodeposition of Ordered Inorganic Materials: from Transparent Hole Conductors to MOFs
Jay A. Switzer, Chancellor"s Professor; University of Missouri Curators' Distinguished Professor Emeritus; Senior Investigator, Materials Research Center, Department of Chemistry, Missouri University of Science and Technology,
3:45pm 4:45pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Epitaxial Electrodeposition of Ordered Inorganic Materials: from Transparent Hole Conductors to MOFs
Professor Jay A. Switzer, Chancellor's Professor; University of Missouri Curators' Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry and Materials Research Center, Missouri University of Science and Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Tea Talk

Online and In-Person Event
The Transient Universe: Compact Objects Near and Far
Brendan O'Connor, The George Washington University / University of Maryland College Park,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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H.B Keller Colloquium

Multiscale Inverse Problem From Schrödinger to Newton to Boltzmann
Qin Li, Associate Professor, Mathematics Department, University of Wisconsin - Madison,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Dark sector visible signals in neutron star mergers
Gustavo Marques Tavares, University of Maryland,
Tuesday, October 4th, 2022
4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

A Deep Dive into Hot-Jupiter Atmospheres: What High-Resolution Spectroscopy Can Teach Us About Their Formation and Evolution
Aurora Kesseli, Research scientist at the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute at IPAC/Caltech, IPAC, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Reputation and Capture: Limits of the Administrative Presidency
Lindsey Gailmard, Graduate Student, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech,
Wednesday, October 5th, 2022
10:00am 12:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Engineering and rapid prototyping with biology in extreme conditions
Joseph Meyerowitz, Graduate Student, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Special TAPIR Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
One ring to rule them all
Pratik Wagle, Graduate Student, Yunes Gravity Theory Group, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Direct Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
Bruce Macintosh, Professor of Physics, Stanford University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Rainbands of the SouthEast Asian Summer Monsoon
Inez Fung, University of California Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

Superconductivity, Strong Correlations, and Flat Electronic Bands in (un)-Twisted Graphene Multilayers
Stevan Nadj-Perge, Assistant Professor, Applied Physics and Materials Science, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Estimating Social Network Models with Missing Links
Arthur Lewbel, Barbara A. and Patrick E. Roche Professor of Economics, Boston College,
Thursday, October 6th, 2022
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Thermo-Mechanics of Granular Materials: Experiments and Simulations
Alessandro Rotta Loria, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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LA Probability Forum

Furstenberg entropy spectrum of stationary actions
Tianyi Zheng, Department of Mathematics, UCSD,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online and In-Person Event
Towards a theory of strange quantum metals
Senthil Todadri, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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LA Probability Forum

Percolation on finite transitive graphs
Philip Easo, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
6:00pm 7:00pm
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Friday, October 7th, 2022
12:00pm 1:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
The black hole interior from non-isometric codes and complexity
Chris Akers, MIT,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
The black hole interior from non-isometric codes and complexity
Chris Akers, MIT,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Chemical Physics Seminar

The development and evolution of CO2 capture solvents: Learnings from theory and experiment, and application to Direct Air Capture
Roger Rousseau, Physical Sciences Directorate, Chemical Sciences Division, Oakridge National Laboratory,
Vassiliki-Alexandra Glezakou, Distinguished Scientist, Computational Sciences and Mathematics Division, Oakridge National Laboratory,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

Variants of Lehmer's Conjecture on Ramanujan's tau-function
Ken Ono, Department of Mathematics, University of Virginia,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
No peaks without valleys: (what) can we learn from features in the mass distribution of merging binary black holes?
Lieke van Son, Graduate Student, Department of Astronomy, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Microplastics at the ocean surface: waves, turbulence, and particles
Michelle DiBenedetto, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Words to describe a black hole
Ying-Hsuan Lin, Harvard University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Blowing up and down with knot traces
Kai Nakamura, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas, Austin,
Saturday, October 8th, 2022
Monday, October 10th, 2022
9:00am 4:00pm
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Credit Union Closure

Multiple locations - See event detail for more information
3:45pm 4:45pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Kara Bren, Richard Eisenberg Professor of Chemistry and Chair, Department of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Tea Talk

Online and In-Person Event
The COMAP Pathfinder: Early Results and Implications for High-redshift CO
Dongwoo Chung, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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H.B. Keller Colloquium

How Much Can One Learn a PDE from a Single Solution Data?
Hongkai Zhao, Ruth F. DeVarney Distinguished Professor, Department of Mathematics, Duke University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Direct detection of dark matter far from the weak scale
Benjamin Lehmann, UC Santa Cruz,
Tuesday, October 11th, 2022
2:00pm 4:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Noncanonical amino acid synthesis by evolved tryptophan synthases
Patrick Almhjell, Graduate Student, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics,
2:30pm 3:30pm
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Caltech/UCLA/USC Joint Analysis Seminar

A proto-inverse Szemer\'edi Trotter theorem (joint work in progress with Olivine Silier.)
Nets Katz, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Cosmology from the vacuum
Stefano Antonini, University of Maryland,
3:30pm 4:30pm
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Caltech/UCLA/USC Joint Analysis Seminar

The scattering transform, a harmonic analysis perspective on neural networks
Michael Perlmutter, Department of Mathematics, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

From the Glactic to Atomic Scale: Understanding Planet Formation and Evolution
Akash Gupta, Graduate Student, Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Making policies matter: Voter responses to campaign promises
Cesi Cruz, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, UCLA; Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia,
6:45pm 8:15pm
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Caltech Debate Toastmasters Club

Online and In-Person Event
  • Public Event
Wednesday, October 12th, 2022
11:00am 12:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Online Event
Topological dynamics of kaleidoscopic groups
Todor Tsankov, Université Lyon 1,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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PhD Defense

Towards Ab Initio Simulations of High-Temperature Superconductivity
Zhihao Cui, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

How to Form a Habitable Planet
Meredith Ann MacGregor, Assistant Professor of Physics, Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder,
4:00pm 5:30pm
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Diverse Minds Seminar Series: Dr. Bianca Jones Marlin

Dr. Bianca Jones Marlin, Herbert and Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Cell Research, Departments of Psychology & Neuroscience at Columbia University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Metabolomics-enabled molecular insights on organic carbon cycling dynamics in bacterial cells, soil pores, and river processes.
Ludmilla Aristilde, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

Neutron Scattering Studies of Exotic Magnetic Ground States
Bruce Gaulin, Professor, Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Understanding Human Genetic Variation with Precision Genome Editing Tools
Alexis Komor, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California - San Diego,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Distributions of Posterior Quantiles and Economic Applications
Kai Hao Yang, Assistant Professor of Economics, Yale School of Management.,
7:30pm 8:45pm
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Watson Lecture: The Brain Hates Losing (and Other News from Neuroeconomics)

Online and In-Person Event
Colin Camerer, Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioral Economics; Director, T&C Chen Center for Social and Decision Neuroscience, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences,
  • Public Event
Thursday, October 13th, 2022
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Fragmentation in Turbulent Multiphase Flows
Rui Ni, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

"Characterization of a Novel Mitochondrial Outer Membrane Protein Insertase in Human Cells "
Taylor Stevens, Voorhees Group,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Combinatorics Seminar

Partitioning cubic graphs into two isomorphic linear forests
Liana Yepremyan, Department of Mathematics, Emory University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

Modular forms of half-integral weight on G_2
Aaron Pollack, Department of Mathematics, UCSD,
Friday, October 14th, 2022
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Infrared finite scattering in QFT & quantum gravity
Kartik Prabhu, UC Santa Barbara,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for Social Information Sciences (CSIS) Seminar

Diffusion of new products on networks
Gadi Fibich, Professor of Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Topological order from finite-depth circuits and measurements: from theory to quantum devices
Nat Tantivasadakarn, Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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CMX Student/Postdoc Seminar

Randomized low-rank approximation with higher accuracy and reduced costs
Robert Webber, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Astrophysics of compact object binaries with gravitational waves and their electromagnetic counterparts
Sylvia Biscoveanu, Graduate Student, LIGO Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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EE Devices Seminar - Mohammed Hassan, University of Arizona

Imaging and controlling the quantum electron motion in action
Mohammed Hassan, Assistant Professor of Physics and Optical Sciences, Physics Department and James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences, Bio5 Institute/University of Arizona,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Reduced Order Modeling and Inverse Design of Flexible Structures by Machine Learning
M. Khalid Jawed, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

The Kervaire conjecture and the minimal complexity of surfaces
Lvzhou Chen, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University,
Monday, October 17th, 2022
12:00pm 1:00pm
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CMS-EE Partners Program Tech Talk

Green Hills Software: Designing a Secure Laptop for the FBI
Finn Southerland, Green Hills Software,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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RSI Research Seminar

Development and Evaluation of a Quantitative Sequencing Method for Absolute Quantification of Fungal Communities
Reid Akana, Graduate Student, Ismagilov Lab,