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Friday, April 8th, 2016
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

The Many Dimensions of the Weak Gravity Conjecture
Tom Rudelius, Harvard University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Undergraduate Math Club Seminar

Quantum Computation
Jacob Alex Stark, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Using Quasars and the CMB to Probe Quantum Entanglement
Jason Gallicchio, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Harvey Mudd College,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Adaptive Communication Networks and Cybersecurity for Heterogeneous Teams of Robots
Stephanie Gil, Research Scientist, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
3:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Knot Floer Homology and Khovanov-Rozansky Homology of Singular Links
Nathan Dowlin Filip, Mathematics, Princeton University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

Efforts Toward an Accurate Structural and Functional Model of the Oxygen Evolving Complex in Photosystem II
Heui Beom Lee, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
7:00pm 9:00pm
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Saturday, April 9th, 2016
Sunday, April 10th, 2016
9:00pm 4/11 12:00am
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Monday, April 11th, 2016
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar (Special Date)

Control of agile robots in complex environments with formal safety guarantees
Anirudha Majumdar, PhD Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
11:00am 12:00pm
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PhD Thesis Seminar

Development of Chemoenzymatic Labeling Approaches for the Detection of Fucosylated Biomarkers
Jean-Luc Chaubard, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Algebraic Geometry Seminar

Complex varieties with infinite Chow groups modulo 2
Burt Totaro, Mathematics, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Cancelled CNS Seminar

Aude Oliva, Massachusetts Institute of Techology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Computing and Mathematical Sciences Colloquium

Can Embedded Boundary Methods Compute High Reynolds Number Flow?
Professor Marsha Berger, Computer Science Department, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences New York University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Econometrics and Applied Micro Seminar

History Dependence in Networks of Close Relationships: Theory and Applications
James Rauch, Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

Hierarchical analysis of extinction resistance in marine animal genera
Michael J. Foote, Professor, Geophysical Sciences, Committee on Evolutionary Biology and College, Department of the Geophysical Sciences , University of Chicago,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

New ideas for dark matter detection
Kathryn Zurek, LBNL,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

TBA
T. Brent Gunnoe, Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry, University of Virginia,
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Graduate Student Seminar

TBA
William Chan, Graduate Student, Mathematics, Caltech,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IST Lunch Bunch

Creating programmable disorder in self-assembled DNA nanostructures
Lulu Qian, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering , Caltech,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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IQI Weekly Seminar

Quantum thermodynamics for very small machines
Stephanie Wehner, QuTech, University of Delft,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Weak containment of measure preserving group actions
Peter Burton, Mathematics, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Bray Theory Workshop

Collective Choice in Dynamic Public Good Provision: Real versus Formal Authority
George Georgiadis, Assistant Professor of Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Carnegie Observatories Colloquium

Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
Characterizing Habitable Planets with Extreme Adaptive Optics: The Road from MagAO to the GMT
Dr. Jared Males, Univ. of Arizona,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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CMI Seminar

Conservation Profiles, Functional Enrichment, and the Tree of Life
Benny Chor, School of Computer Science, Tel-Aviv University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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General Biology Seminar

Non-Coding RNA Directed Epigenetic Gene Regulation
Marc Buehler, Staff Scientist, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Search, discovery and measurements of the Higgs boson in the diphoton decay channel at CMS
Joshua Bendavid, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Planetary Science Seminar

Towards Radio Detection and Characterization of Exoplanets
Alex Wolszczan, Evan Pugh Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics , Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, The Pennsylvania State University,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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A Drunken Trajectory: Tracking Active Matter Systems

Everhart Lecture
Sho Takatori, Graduate Student - Brady group, Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Everhart Lecture

A Drunken Trajectory: Tracking Active Matter Systems
Sho Takatori, Graduate Student, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
7:00pm 9:00pm
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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,
Thursday, April 14th, 2016
10:00am 11:00am
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CD3 Seminar

A new model of stars
David Hogg, Professor of Physics and Data Science at New York University,
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

"Evolution of submarine landslides: Unifying shear band propagation approach"
Alexander Puzrin, Professor, Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, Institute of Geotechnical Engineering ETH Zurich, Switzerland,