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January 2012

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Monday, January 2nd, 2012
9:00am 4:00pm
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Credit Union Closure

Multiple locations - See event detail for more information
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

What the #*!$ is dark matter? One astrophysicist's perspective
Annika Peter, UC Irvine,
Thursday, January 5th, 2012
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Informal Biology seminar

The development and evolution of vertebrate electroreceptors: a "sixth sense"
Clare Baker, Dept. of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience, University of Cambridge,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Research Conference

The Restless Universe (Palomar Transient Factory)
S. R. Kulkarni, Principal Investigator, Palomar Transient Factory, Director, Caltech Optical Observatories, Caltech,
Friday, January 6th, 2012
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

3-Manifolds, 3d SCFT's, and 3d Indices
Tudor Dimofte, Institute for Advanced Study,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Linde Institute/Social and Information Sciences Laboratory (SISL) Seminar

Epidemics, Graphs and Eigenvalues
Subhonmesh Bose, Graduate Student, Caltech, Electrical Engineering,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Informal Biology seminar

"Human artificial chromosomes for gene delivery, and their medical and pharmaceutical applications"
Mitsuo Oshimura, Professor, Tottori University, Japan,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Fatigue of structures: basic concepts, cyclic behavior, numerical procedures and lifetime models
Mahaman Habibou Maitournam, Professor, Ecole Polytechnique,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

The Strange and Wonderful Photophysical World of Per(difluoroborated) Platinum-POP
Yan Choi Lam, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Seminar on History and Philosophy of Science

How to Destroy Probabilities and Lives by Trying to Make Things Safer
Adam Elga, Department of Philosophy, Princeton University,
Saturday, January 7th, 2012
2:30pm 4:30pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Bakalyan Wedding Party

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
3:00pm 6:00pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Tahmasian Wedding Party

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
Sunday, January 8th, 2012
2:00pm 4:00pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Gharzal Wedding Party

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
Monday, January 9th, 2012
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Tea Talk

The Physical Origin of Cool Gas in Massive Halos
Jean-Rene Gauthier, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Biophysics Lecture

Designing Biological Systems for Health and Sustainability
Pamela Silver, Professor, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Computation and Neural Systems Seminar

Learning Hierarchies of Invariant Features
Yann LeCun, Professor, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Center for Neural Science, New York University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

The many flavors of oxygen-minimum zones present and past
Donald Canfield, Professor of Ecology, Institute of Biology, Professor of Ecology, Institute of Biology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

MFV SUSY: A Natural Alternative to R-parity
Csaba Csaki, Cornell,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Seminar

Gender Differences in Productivity Responses to Performance Rankings: Evidence From a Randomized Workplace Experiment
Iwan Barankay, Associate Professor, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania ,
Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
10:30am 12:00pm
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Physics and Geometry Seminar

New theory of difference hypergeometric and Whittaker functions
Ivan Cherednik, Univ of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IST Lunch Bunch

Towards a Science of Integrated Systems Design
Radu Marculescu, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University,
1:15pm 3:30pm
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IACUC Meeting

Location to be announced
4:00pm 5:00pm
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General Biology Seminar

"VEGF signaling pathways in vascular morphogenesis"
Luisa Iruela-Arispe, Professor, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Kliegel Lectures in Planetary Sciences

Heather Knutson, Assistant Professor, Div. Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Special CCE Seminar

Personal Experiences & Lessons Learned in 20+ Years of Industrial R&D
William Banholzer, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer , Dow Chemical Company,
2:30pm 3:30pm
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Special Seminar in Applied Mathematics

Data-Driven Computational Approach to Understand Cancer Progression and Drug Resistance
Dr. Peng Jiang, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Snowpack, climate change and water balance in a Sierra Nevada forest
Roger Bales, Professor, Engineering, University of California, Merced,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Fluorescent Probes of DNA Structure and Function
Nathan W. Luedtke, Professor Dr., Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Zurich,
Thursday, January 12th, 2012
2:00pm 5:00pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Markarian Wedding Party

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
4:00pm 5:30pm
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Applied Physics Seminar

Probing Inter-Atomic Interactions in a 87Sr Optical Lattice Clock via Precision Spectroscopy
Michael Martin, University of Colorado, Boulder,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Research Conference

The Multiverse of String Theory, The Measure Problem, And The Cosmological Constant
Raphael Bousso, Professor, Theoretical Physics, UC Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special Biochemistry Seminar

Rethinking the replication-repair interface: single-molecule analysis joins BRCA1/2 and Fanconi Anemia proteins in a novel DNA fork protection pathway
Katharina Schlacher, Postdoctoral Fellow, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute and UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Seminar

Rational Herding in Microloan Markets
Juanjuan Zhang, Associate Professor of Marketing, MIT Sloan School of Management,
9:00pm 10:30pm
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Friday, January 13th, 2012
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Topic to be Announced
Raphael Bousso, UC Berkeley,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Fish, Dipoles and Vortices
Eva Kanso, Associate Professor , Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering , University of Southern California,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

Structure, Spectroscopy, and Thermochemistry of Paramagnetic Cobalt Dihydrogen and Dinitrogen Complexes
Daniel Suess, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
6:00pm 10:00pm
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CPA Monthly Social Hour

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8:00pm 9:30pm
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Saturday, January 14th, 2012
8:00am 12:00pm
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Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum

Venturing in the Privacy Tug-Of War: Opportunities in Controlling Personal Data
Robert Cresanti, Vice President, SAP,
2:00pm 4:30pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Chaharmahali Wedding Party

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
2:00pm 4:00pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Khachikian Wedding Party

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
3:00pm 6:30pm
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Sunday, January 15th, 2012
Monday, January 16th, 2012
8:00am 1/30 1:00pm
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Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Events

Multiple locations - See event detail for more information
9:00am 4:00pm
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Credit Union Closure

Multiple locations - See event detail for more information
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012