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Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
Thursday, March 1st, 2012
12:00pm 1:00pm
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ESE & Society Discussion Group

Linking Knowledge with Action: an approach to science grantmaking
Kai Lee, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Behavioral Social Neuroscience Seminar

How Social Information Modulates Human Decision Making
Hauke Heekeren, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Free University, Berlin,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

New concepts in molecular and energy transport within carbon nanotubes: near infrared sensors, resonant ion channels, and thermopower waves
Michael Strano, Professor, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Computer Science Seminar

How local is the local field potential?
Gaute T. Einevoll, Computational Neuroscience Group, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Informal Biology seminar

Quantitative microscopy of mobility and binding in vivo
Malte Wachsmuth, Cell Biology & Biophysics Unit, European Molecular Biology Labortory (EMBL),
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Computational Models for Multi-Scale Modeling of Deformation and Failure in Polycrystalline and Poly-phase Materials
Somnath Ghosh, Director, Computational Mechanics Research Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Research Conference

STABILITY AND COMPLEXITY IN MODEL BANKING SYSTEMS
Robert May, Lord May of Oxford, Fellow of Merton College, The University of Oxford,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

Archaeologies of Performance: Ritual Movement through Greek Sacred Space
Joan Breton Connelly, Professor of Classics, Art History; Director, NYU Yeronisos Island Excavations, Cyprus, New York University,
Friday, March 2nd, 2012
10:00am 11:00am
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Informal Biology seminar

Yaakov (Koby) Levy, Computational Molecular Biophysics, Weitzmann Institute,
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Chiral rings in 3d: a semiclassical approach
David Berenstein, UCSB,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Linde Institute/Social and Information Sciences Laboratory (SISL) Seminar

Take it or Leave it: Running a Survey when Privacy Comes at a Cost
Katrina Ligett, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Economics, Caltech,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

3D Fluid-Structure Interaction Modeling of Wind Turbines at Full Scale
Yuri Bazilevs, Assistant Professor, Department of Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Seminar on History and Philosophy of Science

X-phi as Explication Preparation for Formal Epistemology
James Justus, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Texas-Austin,
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
7:30pm 9:00pm
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Caltech-Occidental Symphony Or

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Sunday, March 4th, 2012
Monday, March 5th, 2012
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Social Sciences Brown Bag Seminar

Risky-Taking" Behavior in Dynamic Tournaments with Interim Performance Information
Joseph Wang, Visiting Associate in Economics, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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CACR Seminar

Toward a Minimal Cosmology of Software
Theodor Holm Nelson, Dr. , Designer-Generalist, The Internet Archive ,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Tea Talk

The Tully-Fisher Relation: Across Morphological Types and Redshifts
Martin Bureau, Oxford,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Biophysics Lecture

Physical Aspects of Viral Infectivity
William Gelbart, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Condensed Matter Physics Seminar

From Majorana Fermions to Topological Order
Fabian Hassler, Professor, Institute for Quantum Information, , Physikzentrum Aachen, Germany ,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

The Holographic S-Matrix
Jared Kaplan, SLAC,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Humanities Job Candidate

Magna Carta and the Romance of Old Law
Jennifer Jahner, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

Chiral Indium Catalysts for Highly Controlled Ring Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Esters
Parisa Mehrkhodavandi, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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James R. and Shirley A. Kliegel Lecture in Geological and Planetary Sciences

The origin of compositional modality in volcanic terranes
Jon Blundy, Professor of Petrology, Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol,
4:15pm 5:15pm
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Applied Mathematics Colloquium

Robust Image Recovery via Total Variation Minimization
Deanna Needell, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Claremont McKenna College,
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Oringer Seminar -- A Special IST Lunch Bunch Event

From Engineering Student to Silicon Valley CEO: My Journey
John Chen, Chairman, CEO & President, Sybase,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Thesis Seminar

Nanostructured Silicon Thermoelectrics
Jen-Kan Yu, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Heath Group, Caltech,
3:30pm 5:00pm
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Carnegie Observatories Colloquium

Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
"The Science of Datacubes"
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Physics Seminar

The Discovery of the Fullerenes
David E. Manolopoulos, Professor, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Informal Biology seminar

Conformational Spread: Theory and Experiment"
Dennis Bray, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Seminar in Political Economy

Strengthening State Capabilities: The Role of Financial Incentives in the Call To Public Service
Ernesto Dal Bo, Associate Professor, Haas Business and Public Policy Group, University of California, Berkeley,
Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IPAC Astronomy Lunch Seminar

Dark Matter Velocity Anisotropy in Galaxy Clusters
Doron Lemze, JHU,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Mathematical Physics Seminar

On Pointwise Estimates for Non-local Elliptic Equations