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Monday, February 1st, 2016
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Special CPS Seminar

From Photons to Excitons to Materials: Understanding Energetic Heterogeneity and its Role in Technology and Energy Transport
Justin Caram, Ph.D, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

Secondary Metal-Ligand Interactions: C-H Activation and Metal-Carbon Multiple Bonding in Palladium Carbene Complexes
Vlad Iluc, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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CNS Seminar

Studying social interactions and their neural modulation in primates
Ziv Williams, Associate Professor, MGH, Harvard Medical School,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Computing and Mathematical Sciences Colloquium

Resilience of Infrastructures
Professor Munther A. Dahleh, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, Director , Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

Earthquakes in the Laboratory or How I Learned to Love Mineralogy
Alexandre Schubnel, Associate Professor, Laboratoire de Géologie , Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Complexity Equals Action
Adam Brown, Stanford University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special Chemistry Seminar

Chemoproteomic Discovery of Host and Pathogen Enzymes Active in Cholera
Stavroula Hatzios, Department of Microbiology & Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School,
4:30pm 5:30pm
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Reading Seminar

Computational and descriptive complexity
Martino Lupini, Harry Bateman Instructor, Mathematics, Caltech,
6:00pm 7:30pm
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MTI Talk: Catherine Hess

Giambologna (1529-1608): The first modern sculptor?
Catherine Hess, Chief Curator of European Art, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens,
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
10:00am 12:00pm
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Learning Seminar

The motivic Galois group of Abelian varieties of potential CM type II
Majid Hadian-Jazi, Scott Russell Johnson Research Assistant Professor in Mathematics, Mathematics, Caltech,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Engineering Sustainable Technologies

Linde Center & Resnick Institute Guest Lecturer
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IST Lunch Bunch

The Emerging Data Market: Adaptive Incentives for Smart, Connected Infrastructure
Lillian Ratliff, Postdoctoral Researcher, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Neuro Lunch Meeting

Thad Lindsay, Postdoctoral Scholar in Biology and Biological Engineering, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
Peter Weir, Postdoctoral Scholar in Biology and Biological Engineering, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
Irene Kim, Postdoctoral Scholar in Biology and Biological Engineering, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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LIGO Seminar

Inference on gravitational waves from coalescences of stellar-mass compact objects and intermediate-mass black holes: an outlook of the current and future state of CBC parameter estimation
Carl-Johan Haster, Physics, Birmingham,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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IQI Weekly Seminar

Disequilibrium, Classicality and Complexity
Charles Bennett, IBM,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Weak containment of measure preserving group actions
Peter Burton, Graduate Student, Mathematics, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Algebraic Geometry Seminar

GIT characterizations of Harder-Narasimhan filtrations
Alfonso Zamora Saiz, Lecturer AY-Math, Mathematics, CSU Channel Islands,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Carnegie Observatories Colloquium

Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
TBD
Prof. Matt Turk, NCSA/Univ. of Illinoia,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Physics Beyond the Standard Model with Polar Molecules
Nick Hutzler, Harvard University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Literary Dimensions Seminar

Genre and the <p>Longue Durée</p>
Lauren Goodlad, Professor of English and Criticism and Interpretive Theory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Planetary Science Seminar

Campaign 9 of Kepler's Extended K2 Mission: A Simultaneous Space- and Ground-based Microlensing Survey
Calen Henderson, Dr, Exoplanet Discovery and Science, JPL,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special Biology Seminar

Evolutionary Pressure to Control the Epithelial Phenotype
Angela Nieto, Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, CSIC‐UMH,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special Seminar in Applied Mathematics

Efficient Spectral Methods for Learning Mixture Models
Qingqing Huang, Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Mathematical Physics Seminar

Rational approximation of functions with logarithmic singularities
Alexander Pushnitski, King's College London,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Making the Connection Between Silicon and Molecules: Mechanisms and Praxis
Jillian Buriak, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Special Seminar in Applied Mathematics

Ground State Patterns and Phase Transitions for Spin-1 Bose-Einstein Condensates, Numerics and Analysis
Professor I-Liang Chern, Department of Mathematics, National Taiwan University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Probing the Dawn of Galaxies
Pascal Oesch, Yale,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Clouds and the (extra-)tropical circulation response to climate change
Aiko Voigt, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory | Ocean & Climate Physics, Columbia University | Earth Institute,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Kellogg Seminar

"Who triggered electroweak baryogenesis"
Wei Chao, Research Fellow, Physics, University of Massachusetts Amherst,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special Chemistry Seminar

Chemistry-Driven Biological Discovery"
Christina Woo, Department of Chemistry , Stanford University,
Thursday, February 4th, 2016
9:00am 10:00am
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PhD Thesis Seminar

The Design and Synthesis of Transition Metal Complexes Supported by Non-innocent Ligand Scaffolds for Small Molecule Activation
Kyle Horak, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Agapie group, Chemistry, Caltech,
9:00am 10:00am
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PhD Thesis Seminar

The Design and Synthesis of Transition Metal Complexes Supported by Non-innocent Ligand Scaffolds for Small Molecule Activation
Kyle Horak, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Agapie group, Chemistry, Caltech,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for the Chemistry of Cellular Signaling Seminar

Elucidating the Functional Role of the DNA Polymerase δ [4Fe-4S] Cluster
Phillip Bartels, Mr., Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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CNS Seminar

Neural Mechanisms for Dynamic Acoustic Communication in Flies
Mala Murthy, Assistant Professor, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

Counting genus-2 curves with split Jacobians
Everett Howe, Center for Communications Research,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Theory of Computing Seminar

Does looking inside the circuit help?
Antonina Kolokolova, Memorial University of Newfoundland,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

Order and disorder in light-responsive materials for energy applications
Bradley F. Chmelka, Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Distinguished Medical Engineering Seminar

Precision Medicine: A journey through science, engineering, medicine, and commerce.
Ryan Egeland, MD PhD MBA, Senior Director of Business Development & Licensing, Medtronic, Inc.,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

Slopes of overconvergent modular forms over boundary of the weight space
Ruochuan Liu, Professor, Mathematics, BICMR,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Research Conference

The Large Hadron Collider: Awakening at the next energy frontier
Anyes Taffard, Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy, UC Irvine,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special Biochemistry Seminar

Dissecting Human Transcription Dynamics by Single-Molecule Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
Zhengjian Zhang, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Transcription Imaging Consortium, Janelia Research Campus of HHMI,
Friday, February 5th, 2016
10:00am 11:00am
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MCE Ph.D. Thesis Seminar

Topology optimization of silicon anode structures for lithium-ion battery applications
Sarah Mitchell, Graduate Student, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

The Fluid Manifesto: Topological sigma models and dissipative hydrodynamics
Mukund Rangamani, UC Davis,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Theory of Computing Seminar

Algorithms from natural lower bounds
Valentine Kabanets, Simon Fraser University,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

From GUT scale to galaxies: probing the early universe with large-scale structure
Fabian Schmidt, Scientific Staff Member, Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (MPA),
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Dynamics and suppression of instabilities in magnetohydrodynamic implosions​
Wouter Mostert, Postdoctoral Researcher, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories , California Institute of Technology,
3:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

TBA
Jonathan Hanselman, PhD student, Mathematics, UT Austin,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Special Seminar in Computing + Mathematical Sciences

Informational bottlenecks in control systems
Gireeja Ranade, Postdoctoral Scholar, Microsoft Research, Redmond,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

Theory of arrested spinodal decomposition: physical gels, porous glasses, and the glass transition
Magdaleno Medina-Noyola, Professor, Instituto de Fisica "Manuel Sandoval Vallarta", Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Exponential Lifetime Improvement in Topological Quantum Memories
Charles Edouard Bardyn, Postdoctoral Scholar, Condensed Matter Theory,
Saturday, February 6th, 2016
3:00pm 6:00pm
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Photography on Campus: Ter-Grigorian Wedding

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
Sunday, February 7th, 2016
Monday, February 8th, 2016
3:00pm 4:00pm
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PhD Thesis Seminar

Design, Synthesis, and Study of Novel Platforms for Iron-N2 Chemistry and Photoinduced, Copper-Mediated C-N Bond Formation
Sid Creutz, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Peters group, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Computing and Mathematical Sciences Colloquium

Bayesian Uncertainty Quantification for Solutions to Differential Equation Models
Dave Campbell, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, and Director, Management and System Science, Simon Fraser University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

Dry Ice on Mars
Candice Hansen, Senior Scientist, Planetary Science Institute,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Maximal representations and projective structures on iterated sphere bundles
Anna Wienhard, Professor of Mathematics, Mathematics & Physics, University of Heidelberg,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Type Ia Supernovae and Heavy Metals From Dark Matter
Joseph Bramante, Notre Dame University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Informational Biology Seminar

3D Chromatin and Chromosome Conformations and Gene Expression Control
Peter Fraser, Nuclear Dynamics Programme, The Babraham Institute,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Noncommutative Geometry Seminar

II_1 Factors with Non-isomorphic Ultrapowers
Adrian Ioana, Professor, Mathematics, UCSD,
4:30pm 5:30pm
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Reading Seminar

Computational and descriptive complexity
Martino Lupini, Bateman Research Instructor, Mathematics, Caltech,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Chern--Simons theory, surface separability, representation volumes, and dominations of 3-manifolds
Shicheng Wang, Peking University,
Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
10:00am 11:00am
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Learning Seminar

An introduction to Weil groups
Andrei Frimu, Graduate Student, Mathematics, Caltech,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IST Lunch Bunch

Modeling and Control of Online Advertising
Niklas Karlsson, VP, Research and Development, AOL/ Verizon,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Reducing My Platinum Footprint

Fundamentals of Sustainability Science and Engineering Guest Lecturer
1:00pm 2:00pm
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LIGO Seminar

Probing the universe on a table top experiment
Atta Almasi, Physics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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IQI Weekly Seminar

Compiling qubits
Jon Yard, Microsoft,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Revisiting the first-order theories of McDuff's II_1 factors
Isaac Goldbring, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, University of Illinois at Chicago,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Carnegie Observatories Colloquium

Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
Probing Small Planets at Several AU with Microlensing
Dr. Jennifer Yee, Harvard-CfA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Mathematics Colloquium

Polynomials representing primes
James Maynard, Mathematical Institute, Magdalen College,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Planetary Science Seminar

Understanding the Directly Imaged Planets
Mark Marley, Dr., NASA Ames,