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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
9:00am 10:00am
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MCE Ph.D. Thesis Seminar

Microscopic Origin of Macroscopic Strength in Granular Media: A Numerical and Analytical Approach
Alex Jerves, Ph.D. Candidate, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
10:00am 11:00am
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TCS+ Talk

Bipartite Perfect Matching is in quasi-NC
Stephen Fenner, University of South Carolina,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Mathematical Physics Seminar

Conservation laws for integrable PDE
Rowan Killip, Mathematics, UCLA,
2:00pm 2:00pm
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Informal Biology Seminar

Predictive Logical Modelling of T-helper Cell Differentiation and Plasticity
Denis Thieffry, Professor, Computational and Systems Biology, Institut de Biologie de l'École Normale Supérieure ,
3:30pm 4:30pm
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Non-Commutative Geometry Seminar

Asymptotic symmetries and soft theorems
Vyacheslav Lysov, Theoretical Physics, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Inaugural Neugebauer Lecture
Marcia Rieke, Regent's Professor of Astronomy, Univ. of Arizona,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Stratospheric Sulfur Geoengineering - Benefits and Risks
Alan Robock, Distinguished Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Finance Seminar: Charles Nathanson, Northwestern University

An Extrapolative Model of House Price Dynamics
Charles Nathanson, Assistant Professor of Finance, Northwestern University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Research Lecture

Piezoelectric Films for Microelectromechanical Systems
Susan Trolier-McKinstry, Professor of Ceramic Science and Engineering, Director W. M. Keck Smart Materials Integration Laboratory, Material Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Teaching Polymers the Meaning of Life and Nanographene Quantum Confinement
Felix R. Fischer, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley,
4:30pm 5:30pm
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Combinatorics Seminar

Convergence of majority dynamics
Omer Tamuz, Assistant Professor, Economics/Mathematics, Caltech,
8:00pm 9:00pm
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Harris Lecture: John P.A. Ioannidis

Empirical research on research and the reproducibility crisis
John P.A. Ioannidis, C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Professor of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University,