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Thursday, April 14th, 2016
1:00pm 2:00pm
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MCE Ph.D. Thesis Seminar

Unsteady aerodynamics and optimal control of an airfoil at low Reynolds number
Jeesoon Choi, Graduate Student, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Research Conference

Internal Structure of the Moon from the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) Mission
Maria Zuber, E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics, Vice President for Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Seminar in Political Economy

The Hot Hand Fallacy Fallacy
Joshua Miller, Assistant Professor, Department of Decision Sciences, Bocconi University,
Friday, April 15th, 2016
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Shape dependence of entanglement Hamiltonians and the averaged null energy condition
Thomas Faulkner, UIUC,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Linde Institute/SISL Seminar: Kevin Leyton Brown

Modeling Human Play in Unrepeated Games
Kevin Leyton-Brown, Professor of Computer Science, University of British Columbia,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

The Formation of Dwarf Elliptical Galaxies in Clusters
Laura Sales, Assistant Professor, Dept of Physics & Astronomy, U.C. Riverside,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Multiscale experiments and models for advanced materials - a few examples from the Solid Mechanics Lab.
Patrick Le Tallec, Professor, Laboratoire de Mécanique des Solides, École Polytechnique,
3:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Teichmuller dynamics and Hodge theory
Simion Filip, Graduate Student, Mathematics, University of Chicago,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

"A Mechanistic Investigation of Photoinduced, Copper-Mediated C-S Coupling"
Kareem I. Hannoun, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Spectroscopic studies of layered iridium oxides
Alberto de la Torre, Postdoctoral Scholar, Hsieh Group,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Seismo Lab Seminar

Advances in USGS Real-time Earthquake Shaking & Loss Estimation
David Wald, USGS Golden, Colorado,
8:00pm 10:00pm
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Stargazing Lecture

Astronomy from the Bottom of the Earth: Telescopes at the South Pole
Abigail Crites, Postdoctoral Scholar in Physics, Caltech,
Saturday, April 16th, 2016
12:00pm 3:00pm
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Photography on Campus:Djaridjian Wedding

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
3:00pm 6:00pm
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Photography on Campus:Yunshajyan/Topchyan Wedding

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
4:00pm 6:00pm
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Photography on Campus:Sommers/Ponton Wedding

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
Monday, April 18th, 2016
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Earth Week Speaker Event

Data Science for Water Sustainability
Noah Olsman, Graduate Student, Control and Dynamical Systems, Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, California Institute of Technology,
Patrick Atwater, Project Manager, initial phase of the California Statewide Data Collaborative,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Algebraic Geometry Seminar

Quantum representations and higher-rank Prym varieties
Johan Martens, Lecturer and Chancellor Fellow, Mathematics, University of Edinburgh,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Bioengineering Lecture

"Translating a Trillion Points of Data into Therapies, Diagnostics, and New Insights into Disease"
Atul Butte, Department of Pediatrics, UCSF,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Computing and Mathematical Sciences Colloquium

Subtle Is the noise, but malicious it is not: exploring the dynamic benefits of intracellular randomness
Professor Mustafa Khammash, Control Theory and Systems Biology, Head, Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETHZ),
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

Mars: The Planet that Lost an Ocean's Worth of Water
Geronimo Villanueva, Planetary Scientist, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Deep Underground Xenon Observatory in China: the PandaX Experiment
Jianglai Liu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

Capturing Metals and Non-Innocent Ligands for Medicinal and Synthetic Applications
Elisa Tomat, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona,
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Earth Week Speaker Event

Winnett Lounge
The 21st Century Solar Army
Bryan Hunter, Caltech Graduate Student, Chemistry & Chemical Engineering,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Gaypril Event

Safe Zone Training – Student Session 1
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IST Lunch Bunch

Spy vs. Spy: Anonymous Messaging over Networks
Giulia Fanti, Coordinated Science Lab, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Math Graduate Seminar

Spectral Theory of Dynamical Systems
Peter Burton, Graduate Student, Mathematics, Caltech,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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IQI Weekly Seminar

Out-of-time ordered correlation functions
Beni Yoshida,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Weak containment of measure preserving group actions
Peter Burton, Graduate Student, Mathematics,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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PhD Thesis Seminar

Structural and Biochemical Characterization of Ligand Bound States of the FeMo-cofactor of Nitrogenase
Kathryn Perez, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Rees group, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Carnegie Observatories Colloquium

Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
The Gaseous Halo of the Milky Way: A Close-up View of Galactic Inflow and Outflow
Dr. Andrew Fox, STScI,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Physics Seminar

Atmospheric Secondary Organic Aerosols Viewed Through Analytical Chemistry
Giuseppe Petrucci, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Vermont,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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General Biology Seminar

Light-Mediated Ion Transport and Cyclic Nucleotide Production" Biophysical and Optogenetic Perspectives
Peter Hegemann, Professor, Institute of Biology, Experimental Biophysics, Humboldt University Berlin,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Mathematics Colloquium

The microstructure of spacetime and classification of superparticles
Veeravalli Varadarajan, Professor of Mathematics, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Planetary Science Seminar

Evolution of Circumstellar Disks and Planet Formation
Wladimir Lyra, Department of Physics and Astronomy, California State University at Northridge,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Seminar in Political Economy

Agency Problems in Campaign Finance
Gregory Martin, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Emory University,
5:00pm 6:30pm
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Earth Week Speaker Event

Challenges and Opportunities for Renewable Fuel Technologies
John Gregoire, Thrust 2 Coordinator for Photoelectrocatalysis, Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP), California Institute of Technology,
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
11:00am 12:00pm
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LIGO Seminar

On the hunt for continuous gravitational waves from unknown neutron stars in binary systems
Evan , Goetz, PMA - LIGO, Caltech,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Earth Week Speaker Event

Winnett Lounge
Effective Sustainability Policy
Andy Wilson, Pasadena District 7 Councilmember ,
Shari Thomas, Interim General Manager for Pasadena Water and Power ,
Morey Wolfson, Pasadena Environmental Advisory Committee Member,
John Onderdonk, Director of Sustainability Programs, California Institute of Technology,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Gaypril Event

Safe Zone Training – Student Session 2
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Mathematical Physics Seminar

Dissipative transport in the localization regime
Jeffrey Schenker, Mathematics, Michigan State,
3:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

The colored Jones polynomial and boundary slopes of pretzel knots
Christine Lee, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

"Probing the Hierarchical Buildup and Chemical Evolution of Galaxies"
David Nidever, LSST Tucson,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Bray Theory Workshop

Bounded Cognition in Intertemporal Choice
Jawwad Noor, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Boston University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemistry 250 Course: Advances in Pharmaceutical Research

Recent Advances in the Development of Antibody Drug Conjugates as Oncology Therapeutic Agents: Challenges and Opportunities
Wendel W. Doubleday, Dr., Ph.D., Director, Process Chemistry, Seattle Genetics, Inc.,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

How did we get the Water System we have and what are the Implications for Contemporary Water Policy?
Gary Libecap, Professor of Corporate Environmental Management, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special CNS Seminar

How single neuron biophysics influences network function
Adrienne Fairhall, University of Washington,