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Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday, February 13th, 2015
9:00am 10:00am
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar - Special Solid Mechanics Symposium

Mechanics of Soft Composites: The Interplay between Geometrical Structuring and Large Deformation to Achieve Novel Behavior
Mary C. Boyce, Dean of Engineering, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University,
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

BTZ/CFT: Before the Bang
Raman Sundrum, University of Maryland,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Applied Physics Seminar

Quantum Emitters in Wide Band Gap Semiconductors
Igor Aharonovich, School of Physics and Advanced Materials, University of Technology, Sydney,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Theory of Computing Seminar

Breaking the Minsky-Papert Barrier for Constant-Depth Circuits
Alexander Sherstov, UCLA,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Giant Vibrating Spheres in Space: the effects of waves in stars, planets, and supernovae
Jim Fuller, DuBridge Fellow, TAPIR, Caltech,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Aero-Optics: a Photon Odyssey
Eric Jumper, Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame,
3:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Thin groups in arithmetic and beyond
Elena Fuchs, Asistant Professor, Mathematics, Univerity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Algebraic Geometry Seminar

Toda Systems, Cluster Characters, and Spectral Networks
Harold Williams, Professor, Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Applied Physics Seminar

Simulating an Interacting Quantum Gas Using Matrix Product States Generated with Superconducting Circuits(*)
Andreas Wallraff, Professor, Department of Physics, ETH Zurich,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

Luminescent Ruthenium Probes for DNA Mismatches
Adam Boynton, Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:15pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Simulating an Interacting Quantum Gas using Matrix Product States generated with Superconducting Circuits
Andreas Wallraff, Quantum Device Lab, ETH Zurich,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Seminar on History and Philosophy of Science

Isaac and Diana's Doves: Newton's Transformation of Philalethan Alchemy
William R. Newman, Eleanor Searle Visiting Professor in History, Caltech,
7:00pm 8:00pm
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Theodore von Karman Lecture

Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado, the Vosloh Forum (south of Colorado on Bonnie)
No way back: Charting Irreversible Climate Change with Jason-3
Joshua Willis, Jason 3 Project Scientist, JPL,