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2016-12

December 2016

Thursday, December 1
10:00 am - 
12:00 pm
Gates-Thomas 115
2D and 3D Visualization of Metabolomics Data
Pieter Dorrestein, PhD, Professor; Director, Collaborative Mass Spectrometry Innovation Center; Co-Director, Institute for Metabolomics Medicine, Departments of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego
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11:00 am - 
12:00 pm
Gates-Thomas 135
“Evolving Boundaries with Explicit Parametric Geometry”
Ganesh Subbrayan, Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
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12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Crellin 151
Michiel Niesen, Graduate Student, Miller Research Group, CCE, Caltech
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12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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Annenberg 213
RSRG/DOLCIT Seminar
James D. Anderson, Senior Postdoctoral Scholar, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Caltech
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
East Bridge 201
The Biard Lecture: Mapping the Nearest Stars for Habitable Worlds
Sara Seager, Professor of Planetary Science and Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Digitizing the Chemistry of Microbes
Pieter Dorrestein, PhD, Professor; Director, Collaborative Mass Spectrometry Innovation Center; Co-Director, Institute for Metabolomics Medicine, Departments of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego
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4:00 pm - 
6:30 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
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6:00 pm
Baxter Lecture Hall
Engineering Social Institutions: The Search for Big Themes in Social Science
Roger G. Noll, Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Stanford University
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7:00 pm - 
10:00 pm
South Catalinas Recreation Room
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Friday, December 2
8:00 am - 
4:30 pm
Beckman Institute 121
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Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
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10:00 am - 
11:00 am
Beckman Auditorium
School-Day Programs: Reel Science Series
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11:00 am - 
12:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
Gravity from conformal large-N gauge theory
Edgar Shaghoulian, UC Santa Barbara
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1:30 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
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Baxter 128
The Strength of American Federal Democracy
Roger Myerson, Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, University of Chicago; Visiting Associate in Economics, Caltech
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1:00 pm - 
2:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
Automorphy, Wall Crossing, and Symmetries of BPS States
Natalie Paquette, Stanford University
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4:00 pm
Beckman Institute 131
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Cahill 370
Massive Black Hole Binary Mergers and their Gravitational Waves
Luke Kelley, Graduate Student, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Harvard University
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3:00 pm
Sherman Fairchild Library 328 (Multimedia Conference Room)
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4:00 pm
Moore B270
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4:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Material architectures that trigger bone to remain alive, dismiss temperature swings, and grow between stable states
Damiano Pasini, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, McGill
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3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
East Bridge 114
Local Hamiltonians Whose Ground States are Hard to Approximate
Aram Harrow, Assistant Professor of Physics, MIT
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4:00 pm
Sloan 257
Coarse and fine geometry of the Thurston metric
David Dumas, Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Moore B280
Trace Reconstruction When the Number of Samples Is Exponential in the Cube Root of n
Yuval Peres, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research
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5:00 pm
Sloan 151
TBA
Shahaf Nitzan, School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology
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6:00 pm
Sloan 151
Diameter bounds for the Cayley graphs of finite simple groups of large rank
Yilong Yang, Department of Mathematics, UCLA
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7:00 pm - 
9:00 pm
Winnett Lounge
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7:30 pm - 
9:00 pm
Ramo Auditorium
Student Group Performances
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7:30 pm - 
9:00 pm
Baxter Lecture Hall
Movie screening || In German with English subtitles || All interested are welcome
Es geschah am hellichten Tag (It Happened in Broad Daylight), 1958, Directed by Ladislao Vajda
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Saturday, December 3
8:00 am - 
12/6 5:00 pm
no location
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Ramo Auditorium
Student Group Performances
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10:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
Folk Music at Caltech
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Monday, December 5
1:00 pm - 
2:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Computational modeling of the mechanics of elastic structural lattices: effects of lattice architecture and hierarchy
Alex Zelhofer, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
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3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Keith Spalding B117
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Center for Student Services 360 (Workshop Space)
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5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
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Dr. Jonelle Walsh, Texas A & M
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Moore B280
Ultra-flat and Ultra-small: New Approaches to Nanofabrication for Plasmonics and Biosensing
Sang-Hyun Oh, Sanford P. Bordeau Chair in Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
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7:00 pm - 
8:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
Spring and Summer Ski Mountaineering in the Cascade Range
Cody Finke, Caltech Alpine Club
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Tuesday, December 6
8:00 am - 
12:00 pm
Beckman Institute 121
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11:00 am - 
2:30 pm
Athenaeum
How Clean is the Cloud?
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Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Biocatalysis at Merck
Matt Truppo, Dr., Ph.D., Executive Director, Merck & Company, Inc.
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1:00 pm - 
2:00 pm
Downs 314
Effect of sine-Gaussian transients on searches of gravitational waves from compact coalescing binaries
Sanjeev Dhurandhar, Physics, IUCAA
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2:00 pm - 
3:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Best Chemistry and World Class Supply
L.-C. Campeau, Dr., Ph.D., Department of Process Research and Development, Merck & Company, Inc.
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
By Indirections Find Directions Out: Molecular Photovoltaics
Mark A. Ratner, Lawrence B. Dumas Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Chemistry, Northwestern University
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Plasticity and Spatial Topography in Olfaction
Tim Holy, Assistant Professor, Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, University of Washington
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Broad sequential equilibria of multi-stage games with infinite sets of signals and actions
Roger Myerson, Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, University of Chicago; Visiting Associate in Economics, Caltech
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Wednesday, December 7
8:00 am - 
12:00 pm
Beckman Institute 121
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8:00 am - 
12/9 5:00 pm
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10:00 am - 
11:00 am
Gates-Thomas 135
Computational modeling of the mechanics of elastic structural lattices: effects of lattice architecture and hierarchy
Pinaky Bhattacharyya, Optimal Sensor Placement for Bayesian Parametric Identification of Structures, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology
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12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Sloan 257
Spectral asymptotics for fractional Laplacian
Victor Ivrii, Mathematics Department, University of Toronto
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2:00 pm - 
3:00 pm
Sherman Fairchild Library 328 (Multimedia Conference Room)
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Keith Spalding 118
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5:00 pm
Dabney Hall, Garden of the Associates
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Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Research talks from Resnick Postdoctoral Scholars Artur Davoyan & Deep Jariwala
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4:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Stereoselective Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization Using Cyclometalated Ruthenium Alkylidene Complexes
Lauren Rosebrugh, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Redirecting the Immune System for Cancer Therapy
Julie Bailis, Dr., Ph.D., Oncology Research, Amgen, Inc.
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5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
No ESE Seminar due to exams
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4:30 pm - 
5:30 pm
Sloan 151
On the number of ordinary lines determined by sets in complex space
Abdul Basit, Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University
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9:30 pm
Beckman Auditorium
Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series
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Thursday, December 8
8:00 am - 
12:00 pm
Beckman Institute 121
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11:30 am
Moore 139
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1:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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Annenberg 213
RSRG/DOLCIT Seminar
Minghua Chen, Associate Professor, Information Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong
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2:30 pm
Annenberg 213
Time-Space Hardness of Learning Sparse Parities
Avishay Tal, IAS, Princeton
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3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
The Editorial Process and Life as a Journal Editor
Robert Kruger, Deputy Editor, Cell
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4:00 pm
The Editorial Process and Life as a Journal Editor
Robert Kruger, Deputy Editor of Cell
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Discovery and Engineering of Plant Chemistry
Elizabeth Sattely, PhD., Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Watson and Crick or Hoogsteen? Reigniting an Old Debate Regarding Base Pairing in the DNA Double Helix
Hashim M. Al-Hashimi, James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, Duke University School of Medicine
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Influencing Connected Legislators
Marco Battaglini, Professor of Economics, Cornell University
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7:00 pm - 
10:00 pm
South Catalinas Recreation Room
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9:30 pm
Ramo Auditorium
Special Event
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Friday, December 9
8:00 am - 
5:00 pm
no location
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10:30 am
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10:00 am - 
11:00 am
Kerckhoff 119
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12:00 pm - 
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Baxter 127
College Admissions with Entrance Exams: Centralized versus Decentralized
Dorothea Kubler, Professor and Director of the Research Unit, WZB Berlin Social Science Center
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
H2 Activation and Electrophile-Promoted Migration to CO at Fe
Ms. Meaghan Deegan, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Homological densities
Melanie Matchett Wood, Mathematics Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
West Bridge 351 (LIGO Science Conference Room)
Visualizing the Behavior of Relativistic Electrons in Simple 2D Potentials in Graphene
Dillon Wong, Crommie Group, University of California, Berkeley
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9:00 pm
Baxter Lecture Hall
ALMA: A Revolutionary New View of the Cosmos
Nick Scoville, Francis L. Moseley Professor of Astronomy, Caltech
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Saturday, December 10
8:00 am - 
1/3
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Beckman Auditorium
Science Saturdays Series—Matinees for All Ages
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8:00 pm
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Monday, December 12
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Engineering Nanometer-Scale Electronic Coherence in Soft Matter: Electron and Exciton Transport Pathways in DNA
Davide Beratan, R. J. Reynolds Professor, Chemistry, Duke University
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Topic to be announced
Yu-Wei Hsieh, Assistant Professor of Economics, USC
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Broad 100
Long Coiled-Coil Proteins are Surprisingly Often Found in Cellular Processes that Involve the Generation of Forces
Marcus Jahnel, Staff Scientist, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics – Dresden
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Tuesday, December 13
10:30 am - 
12:00 pm
Keith Spalding B117
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1:30 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Kinetic Studies in Support of Mechanistic Analysis in C-H Functionalization Reactions
Donna G. Blackmond, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute
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1:30 pm - 
2:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Catalytic C–H Activation of Aliphatic Amines
Matthew J. Gaunt, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
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3:00 pm
Keith Spalding B117
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Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Selective Oxidation of C–H Bonds with Hyper-Electrophiles
Justin Du Bois, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
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2:30 pm - 
3:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Cobalt-Catalyzed C(sp2)–H and C(sp3)–H Bond Functionalization
Paul Chirik, Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
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Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
CANCELLED -- Will try to reschedule at a later date
Prof. Vicky Kaspi, McGill Univ.
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4:00 pm - 
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Kerckhoff 119
Periodic Paralysis of Skeletal Muscle: a Prototypical Ion Channelopathy
Steve Cannon, Professor & Division Chair, Department of Physiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
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Wednesday, December 14
9:00 am - 
9:00 am
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11:30 am
Central Engineering Services, Student Shop
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Keith Spalding B117
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Keith Spalding B117
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Baxter B125
The History of the Cross Section of Stock Returns
Juhani Linnainmaa, Associate Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
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South Mudd 365
No ESE Seminar due to AGU
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Thursday, December 15
10:30 am - 
11:30 am
Keith Spalding B117
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Crellin 151
Christine Morrison, Graduate Student, Rees Research Group, CCE, Caltech
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Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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Keith Spalding B117
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South Catalinas Recreation Room
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JPL, von Karman Auditorium
The James Webb Space Telescope: Successor to Hubble
Michael Ressler, U.S. MIRI Project Scientist, JPL
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Friday, December 16
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Baxter 127
Title to be announced
Jun Zhang, Graduate Student, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech
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Cahill 370
Updates on Kilonova Models
Jennifer Barnes, Graduate Student, Department of Astronomy, UC Berkeley
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Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Kelly Kim, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
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Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado, the Vosloh Forum (south of Colorado on Bonnie)
The James Webb Space Telescope: Successor to Hubble
Michael Ressler, U.S. MIRI Project Scientist, JPL
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Saturday, December 17
12:00 pm - 
3:00 pm
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Beckman Auditorium
Performing Arts Series
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Sunday, December 18
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Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
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Monday, December 19
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Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Douglas Duquette, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
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Tuesday, December 20
11:00 am - 
12:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
Sijia Dong, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
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Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
A Fresh Look at Molecular Gases in Galaxies
Prof. Jason Glenn, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder
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Wednesday, December 21
3:00 pm - 
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Keith Spalding B117
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South Mudd 365
No ESE Seminar due to the Christmas holiday
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Thursday, December 22
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Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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Friday, December 23
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1/2
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Monday, December 26
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Thursday, December 29
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Friday, December 30
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11/17 - 
12/2
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