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2016-05

May 2016

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Take Back the Night
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Monday, May 2
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Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
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San Pasqual Walk
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Annenberg 105
The brain architecture of embodied action: The Distributed Adaptive Control Theory of decisions at a choice point
Paul F.M.J. Verschure
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Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Catalysis for Sustainable Energy Transformations"
Jens Norskov, Leland T. Edwards Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Photon Science at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Director of SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Stanford University
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Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Opportunities and Challenges of Shale Gas Production: Managing Earthquake Risk Associated with Shale Gas Development
Mark D. Zoback, Benjamin M. Page Professor of Geophysics Director, Stanford Natural Gas Initiative, Department of Geophysics, Stanford University
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Beckman Behavioral Biology 24
Illuminating the cortical circuits underlying decision making
Karel Svoboda, Group Leader, HHMI - Janelia
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Lauritsen 469
A careful comparison between collider and direct WIMP searches
Francesco D'Eramo, UC Santa Cruz
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Annenberg 105
Bayesian inference and the low-dimensional structure of measure transport
Professor Youssef Marzouk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Sloan 257
Koszul Rings and DG Algebras
Adam Bocher, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, University of Utah
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Sloan 159
Random graphs and 0-1 laws
Martino Lupini, Harry Bateman Instructor in Mathematics, Mathematics, California Institute of Technology
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Tuesday, May 3
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Firestone 306
Numerical Simulations of Droplet Aerobreakup
Jomela Meng, Numerical Simulations of Droplet Aerobreakup
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Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
How Organic Synthesis Solved Medicinal Chemistry Challenges towards Discovering Drug Candidates to Treat Cancer, Necessity is the Mother of Invention
Michael J. Luzzio, Dr., Ph.D., Director, Chemistry and Molecular Therapeutics, Biogen Idec
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Annenberg 105
Decision making at scale: Algorithms, Mechanisms, and Platforms
Ashish Goel, Professor, Departments of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University
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Avery Library
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Sloan 159
An Overview of Generalized Hat Problems
Connor Meehan, Graduate Student, Mathematics, Caltech
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Sloan 153
Weak containment of measure preserving group actions
Peter Burton, PhD Candidate, Mathematics, California Institute of Technology
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Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Medieval Marvels and Fictions
Michelle Karnes, Associate Professor of English, Stanford University
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Kerckhoff 119
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Gwyneth Card, Group Leader at the Janelia Research Campus, Janelia Farm, Janelia Research Campus
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South Mudd 365
The Volcanism, Atmosphere, and Tidal Heating of Io: A Multi-Year Observing Campaign
Katherine deKleer, Department of Astronomy, UC Berkeley
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Annenberg 213
Computing Isomorphisms between Finite Fields using Elliptic Curves (pt 2 of 2)
Anand Kumar Narayanan, Postdoctoral Scholar, CMS, Caltech
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Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
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Prof. Jacqueline van Gorkom, Columbia Univ.
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Watson 104
Terahertz Driven Linear Acceleration and X-ray Sources
Franz X. Kartner, Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
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Sloan 151
Lecture 1: Sets of Measure Zero and the Converse to Rademacher's Theorem: Part 1
Peter Jones, Professor, Mathematics, Yale University
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Athenaeum, Hall of Associates
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Wednesday, May 4
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Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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Sloan 257
The spectral theory of multiboundary wormholes
Shaun Maguire, Mathematics, Caltech
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Sherman Fairchild Library 328 (Multimedia Conference Room)
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Sherman Fairchild Library 328 (Multimedia Conference Room)
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Sloan 151
Actions of Amenable Groups on the Cantor Set and the Classification of their Crossed Products
David Kerr, Mathematics Department, Texas A&M University
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Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Painting the Cysteine Chapel: Sulfur Biochemistry and Redox Regulation of Cell Function
Kate Carroll, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, Florida
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Baxter 25
Auctions with Endogenous Initiation
Alex Gorbenko, Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics, USC Marshall School of Business
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Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Biard Lecture
Jo Bovy, Univ of Toronto
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Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Geometrical Understanding in Dirac's Discovery of his Electron Equation
Thomas Pashby, Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar in the Humanities, School of Philosophy, USC
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Watson 104
Anomalous Liquids: Common features of Water, Metallic glassformers, and Chalcogenide PCMs (Phase Change Materials)
Austen Angell, Regents’ Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, Arizona State University
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South Mudd 365
Using Clumped Isotopes to Determine the Origins of Arctic Methane Point-Source Emissions
Peter Douglas, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Geochemistry, Caltech
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Beckman Behavioral Biology 3
Markel cells as touch sensors of the skin- latest advancement in tactile neuroscience
Masashi Nakatani, Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University
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Avery Courtyard
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Thursday, May 5
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Lauritsen 469
Nambu-Goldstone bosons, dark pions, and effective operators
Hitoshi Murayama, UC Berkeley and Kavli IPMU, Univ of Tokyo
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Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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Avery Library
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Crellin 151
Visible-light Absorbing Photoremovable Protecting Groups for Alcohols and Armines
David Paul Walton, Dougherty Research Group Graduate Student, CCE, Caltech
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Crellin 151
Visible-light absorbing photoremovable protecting groups for alcohols and amines
David Paul Walton, Mr., Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
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Broad 100
Development of a Cationic Mucic Acid Polymer-Based Nanoparticle siRNA Delivery System
Dorothy Pan, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Davis group, Chemistry, Caltech
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Gates-Thomas 135
“Materials and Devices for Efficient Solar and Thermal Energy Utilization”
Gang Chen, Department Chair and Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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East Bridge 201
When a Symmetry Breaks
Hitoshi Murayama, Professor of Physics, UC Berkeley and Director, Institute for the Physics and Math of the Universe (IPMU), Tokyo
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Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Intracellular compartments for dynamic metal storage
Sabeeha Merchant, Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology Institute, UCLA
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Sloan 257
Wild symbols in local class field theory
Michiel Kosters, Mathematics, University of California, Irvine
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Guggenheim 101 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Thinking With Your Gut: Microbial Effects on Behavior in Flies
Catherine (Katie) Schretter, Graduate Student, Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech
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South Catalinas Recreation Room
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Friday, May 6
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Lauritsen 469
Phonons and rotons in liquid helium
Alberto Nicolis, Columbia University
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Annenberg 213
Fast distance product of bounded difference matrices with applications to language edit distance and RNA folding
Virginia Vassilevska Williams, Stanford
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Avery Library
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Beckman Institute 131
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Crellin 151
Temporal Control of Ion Channel Activation
Oliver Shafaat, Graduate Student, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Caltech
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East Bridge 114
Nonlinear Tides in Coalescing Binary Neutron Stars
Nevin Weinberg, Assistant Professor, Physics, MIT
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Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Gas Phase Spectroscopy and Kinetics of Atmospheric Radicals
Leah Dodson, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Okumura group, Chemistry, Caltech
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Guggenheim 101 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Thesis Defense: Mixing, Chemical Reactions, and Combustion in Supersonic Flows
Niccolo Cymbalist, PhD Candidate, GALCIT, California Institute of Technology
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Beckman Behavioral Biology 24
Gideon Nave, Graduate Student, Computation & Neural Systems, Caltech
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Sloan 257
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Thomas Koberda, Mathematics, Univeristy of Virginia
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Baxter 25
Approximate Clustering
Stéphane Bonhomme, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Chicago
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Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
New Catalysts for Visible-Light-Induced Cross-Couplings
Jun Myun (Joe) Ahn, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
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Sloan 151
Lecture 2: Sets of Measure Zero and the Converse to Rademacher's Theorem: Part 2
Peter Jones, Professor, Mathematics & Applied Math, Yale University
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Sloan 151
Sets of Measure Zero and the Converse to Rademacher's Theorem: Part 2
Peter Jones, Professor, Mathematics & Applied Math, Yale University
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Sloan 151
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Jordan Greenblatt, PhD Candidate, Mathematics, UCLA
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Beckman Auditorium
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Annenberg 121
Mooseok Jang, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, Caltech
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Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Density, Topography and Erosion: Linking mantle flow, surface processes and density variations in the Earth’s crust
Jean Braun, Professeur des Universités, Université Grenoble Alpes Grenoble, France
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Lauritsen 469
De Sitter Wavefunctionals and the Resummation of Time
Matthew Baumgart, Rutgers University
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Tuesday, May 10
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Keith Spalding B117
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Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
“Conversation” at Polymer Ends: Self- versus Pairwise- Association of Telechelic Polymers
Boyu Li, Graduate Student, Kornfield group, Chemistry, Caltech
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Annenberg 105
Computational Biology in Translational Cancer Research
Xiaole Shirley Liu, Professor, Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Harvard School of Public Health
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Keith Spalding B117
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Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Bioorthogonal Noncanonical Amino Acid Tagging for Selective Analysis of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa Proteome
Brett Babin, graduate student, chemical engineering, California Institute of Technology
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Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Developing experiments to visualize the dynamics of biomolecular recognition and binding
Andrei Tokmakoff, Henry G. Dale Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Chemistry, James Franck Institute, and Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, University of Chicago
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Kerckhoff 119
Processing Tastes in Drosophila
Kristin Scott, Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development, Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
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South Mudd 365
Geophysics at Pluto and Charon: A first look
Francis Nimmo, Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, UC Santa Cruz
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Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
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Dr. Sagi Ben-Ami, CfA
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Sloan 151
Lecture 3: New Results on Bounded, Complete Minimal Surfaces
Peter Jones, Professor, Mathematics & Applied Math, Yale University
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Wednesday, May 11
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Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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Sherman Fairchild Library 328 (Multimedia Conference Room)
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Gates-Thomas 135
Simulation of Premixed Hydrocarbon Flames at High Turbulence Intensities
Simon Lapointe, Graduate Student, Mechanical and Civil Engineering
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Sloan 151
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Jaroslav Trnka, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, UC Davis
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Keith Spalding B117
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Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
The Development and Application of Metal-Catalyzed Reactions in Drug Discovery
James Craig Ruble, Dr., Ph.D., Research Advisor and Catalysis Lab Leader, Eli Lilly and Company
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Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Toward an Understanding of Exoplanetary Composition
Jonathan Fortney, UC Santa Cruz
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South Mudd 365
Thomas Röckmann, Professor, Department of Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, Utrecht University
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Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Shanhui Fan, Professor, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
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Beckman Auditorium
Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series
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Thursday, May 12
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Keck Center
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East Bridge 114
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Keith Spalding B117
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Gates-Thomas 135
"M -2.5 to M -8 Laboratory-Generated Earthquakes Recorded From Calibrated Rock Deformation Experiments"
Gregory McLaskey, Professor, Cornell University
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Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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Keith Spalding B117
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Moore 139
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Gustavo Rios, Bioenigineering PhD Candidate, Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology
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East Bridge 201
Building with Crystals of Light and Quantum Matter: From clocks to computers
Ana Maria Rey, Fellow of JILA, NIST and Assistant Professor Adjoint, Department of Physics, University of Colorado, JILA
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Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Atomic Resolution Electron Microscopy: A New Tool for Organic Chemists
Eiichi Nakamura, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Tokyo
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South Catalinas Recreation Room
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Friday, May 13
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Central Engineering Services, Student Shop
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Lauritsen 469
4D N=1 Superconformal Bootstrap
Andreas Stergiou, Yale University
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Beckman Institute Auditorium
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Baxter 125
The Invisible Hand of Laplace: the Role of Market Structure in Price Convergence and Oscillation
Leonard Schulman, Professor of Computer Science, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Caltech
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Beckman Institute Auditorium
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Cahill 370
Setting the Stage for the Era of Gravitational Wave Discovery
Wen-fai Fong, Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow, Steward Observatory, Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Arizona
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Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Ni–Catalyzed Intramolecular C–O Bond Formation and A Unified, Stereodivergent Approach to the Synthesis of Communesin F and Perophoramidine
Seojung Han, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Stoltz group, Chemistry, Caltech
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Sloan 257
How not to prove the smooth 4-dimensional Poincare conjecture
David Gay, Associate Professor, Mathematics, University of Georgia
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Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics
The Air We (Can’t) Breathe: A History of Air on Venus, Earth, and Mars
Jackie Villadsen, Graduate Student, Astronomy, Caltech
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Saturday, May 14
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Dabney Hall, Lounge
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Monday, May 16
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Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Structure, Bonding and Mechanism in Iron-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling
Michael L. Neidig, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, University of Rochester
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Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Rethinking microbial heterotrophy: A geochemist’s perspective
Ann Pearson, Murray and Martha Ross Professor of Environmental Sciences, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
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Lauritsen 469
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Chien-Yi Chen, University of Victoria and Perimeter Institute
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Beckman Institute Auditorium
“Molecular Structure and Organism Fitness from Genomic Sequences”
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Tuesday, May 17
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East Bridge 114
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Annenberg 105
Using data to Inform, Drive and Scale STEM Instructional Reform
Marco Molinaro, Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Effectiveness, Student Success Through Evidence-Based Actions, University of California, Davis
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Moore 139
Christos Thrampoulidis, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, Caltech
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Kerckhoff 234
Intersections of Sexuality and Science
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Kerckhoff Morgan Library
Coffee and Conversation: LGBTQ/GSRM Identity
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Baxter 125
How Censorship Can Increase Access To Information
Molly Roberts, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC San Diego
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Kerckhoff 119
MegaRNPs and Monosomes: Reassessing Structure and Function
Melissa Moore, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Group IV two-dimensional materials: Novel electronic and structural properties
Angel Rubio, Professor and Director, Theory Department, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg, Germany
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Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
Galaxy Mergers on FIRE: Mapping Star Formation
Prof. Jorge Moreno, Cal Poly Pomona
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Dabney Hall, Lounge
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SFCC Office, 315 S. Hill Ave., Rear Building
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Keith Spalding B117
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Sloan 151
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Marc Rieffel, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley
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Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
An Innovative Approach to Kinase Inhibitor Drug Discovery: The Power of a Fully Annotated Library
Brian L. Hodous, Dr., Ph.D., Director, Blueprint Medicines
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Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
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Blakesley Burkhart, Harvard
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Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Angel Rubio, Director, Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Max Planck Institute
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South Mudd 365
Earthquakes, Landslides, Floods: Non-Steady-State C, Fe, S Diagenesis in Coastal Marine Sediments
Will Berelson, Professor, Department of Earth Sciences and Environmental Studies, University of Southern California
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Gates-Thomas 135
"Carbon-based nanomaterials: from combustion nanoparticles to chiral"
Angela Violi, Professor, Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biophysics, University of Michigan
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Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
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Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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Sherman Fairchild Library 328 (Multimedia Conference Room)
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Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Mechanisms of regulation and fidelity in tail-anchored membrane protein targeting
Meera Rao, Graduate Student, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
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3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Broad 100
"Programmable molecular technologies for multiplexed analysis of RNA expression"
Aneesh Acharya, Bioengineering Ph.D. Candidate, Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology
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5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Marc Ostermeier, Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
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East Bridge 201
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Fernando Brandao, Caltech
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Baxter 25
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Ming Hsu, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley
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5:00 pm
Annenberg 105
Optical Microscopy Techniques for Mapping the Brain Connectome with Nanoscale Resolution
Emmanouil Karagiannis, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Synthetic Neurobiology Group, Medial Lab and McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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6:00 pm - 
7:30 pm
Guggenheim 101 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Sara Hendren, Artist, Design Researcher, and Assistant Professor of Design, Olin College of Engineering
Ken Pickar, Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Caltech
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7:00 pm - 
10:00 pm
South Catalinas Recreation Room
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Friday, May 20
9:00 am - 
5:30 pm
Off Campus
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10:30 am
Keith Spalding B117
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Lauritsen 469
Chaos in quantum channels
Dan Roberts, MIT
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11:00 am - 
12:00 pm
Gates-Thomas 135
High temperature mechanical performance of metallic and metal-ceramic nanoscale multilayers
Javier LLorca, Professor, Department of Materials Science, Polytechnic University of Madrid
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12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 314
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James Lee, University of Washington
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Cahill 370
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Tessa Baker, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Physics, Univ of Oxford and Univ of Pennsylvania
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Guggenheim 101 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Benjamin Akih-Kumgeh, Assistant Professor, Engineering & Computer Science, Syracuse University
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Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
DNA-Mediated Iron-sulfur Redox Signaling in Bacterial Nucleotide Excision Repair.  
Rebekah Silva, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
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Baxter 25
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Kris Mitchener, Robert and Susan Finocchio Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University
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East Bridge 114
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Sarang Gopalakrishnan, Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar
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Saturday, May 21
8:20 am - 
5:30 pm
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Student Group Performances
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Beckman Institute Auditorium
Folk Music at Caltech
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Sunday, May 22
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Monday, May 23
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Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Catalysis Development Targeting Small Molecules to Proteins
Motomu Kanai, Professor of Chemistry, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tokyo
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Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Thinking about some new low Reynolds number flow problems (technical lecture)
Howard A. Stone, Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
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Baxter 25
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Elie Tamer, Robert E. and Emily King Professor of Business Institutions, Department of Economics, Northwestern University
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Beckman Behavioral Biology 24
Michael DeWeese, University of California Berkeley
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Beckman Institute Auditorium
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Jay Keasling, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
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Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Deep Structure and Evolution of the Afro-Arabian Rift
Walter D. Mooney, Research Seismologist and Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey
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5:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
Results from Ice Cube
Carlos Delgado, MIT
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8:00 pm
Brown Gymnasium
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Tuesday, May 24
8:30 am - 
12:00 pm
Baxter Lecture Hall
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10:30 am
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12:00 pm
Keith Spalding B117
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Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Tools for Spatiotemporally Specific Proteomic Analysis in Multicellular Organisms
Kai Yuet, graduate student, chemical engineering, California Institute of Technology
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12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 105
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Ranjitha Kumar
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Keith Spalding B117
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Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Surprising responses in common fluid flows: (1) surface-attached bacteria, biofilms and flow; and (ii) trapping of bubbles in stagnation point flows (general lecture)
Howard A. Stone, Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
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Sloan 151
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Barry Charles Mazur, Gerhard Gade University Professor, Mathematics, Harvard University
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Kerckhoff 119
Microbial Modulation of Neuroendocrine Signaling and Behavior of Caenorhabditis elegans
Dennis Kim, Associate Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
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Dr. Aomawa Shields, UCLA
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6:00 pm
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Archaeology from Space
Ronald G. Blom, Principal Research Scientist, Retired, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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5:00 pm - 
6:00 pm
Guggenheim 101 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Doing Tough Chemistry with Simple Elements: Lessons from Nature in Sustainable Synthesis
Anton Toutov, Graduate Student, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
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Wednesday, May 25
10:00 am - 
11:00 am
Annenberg 308
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Eric Blais, University of Waterloo
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1:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
LGBTQ STEMinar: Dr. Ben Barres
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Baxter 25
High Frequency Market Making
Yacine Ait-Sahalia, Otto A. Hack 1903 Professor of Finance and Economics, Princeton University
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5:00 pm
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Ben Barres, Professor of Neurobiology, of Developmental Biology, of Neurology and, by courtesy, of Ophthalmology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford
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Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Liver Targeted HIF-PHD Inhibitors for Anemia
Christopher J. Sinz, Dr., Ph.D., Research Fellow, Merck & Company, Inc.
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Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Greenstein Lecture: Hearing the Stars: New Insights into Stellar Interiors from Asteroseismology
Lars Bildsten, UC Santa Barbara
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South Mudd 365
Alan Mix, Professor, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University
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Beckman Institute Auditorium
Simon Dunne, Graduate Student, Computation & Neural Systems, Caltech
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Beckman Auditorium
Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series
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Thursday, May 26
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2:30 pm
Avery House
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11:30 am
Keith Spalding B117
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Gates-Thomas 135
“Manufacturing and applications of carbon nanotube surfaces”
John Hart, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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Keith Spalding B117
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Sloan 257
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Barry Charles Mazur, Gerhard Gade University Professor, Mathematics, Harvard University
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East Bridge 201
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Annenberg 105
Spying on Nature As It Moves: New Technologies and Probes for Cellular Imaging
Jay Nadeau, PhD, Scientific Researcher, Caltech and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, McGill
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6:00 pm
Baxter Lecture Hall
Dynamics and Information Processing of Competitive Market Behavior: Science and Application of Extracting the Wisdom of Crowds
Charles R. Plott, William D. Hacker Professor of Economics and Political Science, California Institute of Technology
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7:30 pm
Baxter Lecture Hall
HSS 50th Anniversary Lectures
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South Catalinas Recreation Room
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Friday, May 27
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Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
The Political, and Unpolitical, Lives of Things
Alexandre Dubé
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Lauritsen 469
Chiral algebra of Argyres-Douglas theory from M5 brane
Wenbin Yan, Harvard University
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1:00 pm
Baxter 125
Interplay between Influence Dynamics and Social Networks: Centrality, Cooperative Games, and Scalable Algorithms
Shang-Hua Teng, Seeley G. Mudd Professor, Computer Science Viterbi School of Engineering, USC
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2:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
Renormalized Volume
Andrew Waldron, UC Davis
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Cahill 370
Parametrizing general linear cosmological perturbations
Macarena Lagos, Graduate Student, Department of Physics, Imperial College London
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Guggenheim 101 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Kevin Turner, Gabel Family Term Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM), Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), University of Pennsylvania
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Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Mechanistic Insights of Photoinduced, Transition Metal Mediated Catalysis
Tanvi Ratani, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
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Saturday, May 28
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5/31 5:00 pm
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5/29 2:00 am
Winnett Quad
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Sunday, May 29
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Monday, May 30
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Tuesday, May 31
12:00 pm - 
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Annenberg 105
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Pedro Pizarro, Southern California Edison
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Kerckhoff 119
Amino-Terminal Acetylation of Proteins in Human Health and Disease
Gholson Lyon, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY
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Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Giulia Galli, Liew Family Professor in Molecular Engineering, The Institute for Molecular Engineering, The University of Chicago
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4/27 - 
5/3
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4/29 - 
5/13
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5/3 - 
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5/19 - 
5/22
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