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Sunday, May 1st, 2016
Monday, May 2nd, 2016
12:00pm 1:00pm
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CMS & CNS Seminar

The brain architecture of embodied action: The Distributed Adaptive Control Theory of decisions at a choice point
Paul F.M.J. Verschure,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

Catalysis for Sustainable Energy Transformations"
Jens Norskov, Leland T. Edwards Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Photon Science at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Director of SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Stanford University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Algebraic Geometry Seminar

Koszul Rings and DG Algebras
Adam Bocher, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, University of Utah,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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CNS Seminar

Illuminating the cortical circuits underlying decision making
Karel Svoboda, Group Leader, HHMI - Janelia,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Computing and Mathematical Sciences Colloquium

Bayesian inference and the low-dimensional structure of measure transport
Professor Youssef Marzouk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

Opportunities and Challenges of Shale Gas Production: Managing Earthquake Risk Associated with Shale Gas Development
Mark D. Zoback, Benjamin M. Page Professor of Geophysics Director, Stanford Natural Gas Initiative, Department of Geophysics, Stanford University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

A careful comparison between collider and direct WIMP searches
Francesco D'Eramo, UC Santa Cruz,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Reading seminar on: Computational and descriptive complexity

Random graphs and 0-1 laws
Martino Lupini, Harry Bateman Instructor in Mathematics, Mathematics, California Institute of Technology,
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
9:00am 10:00am
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Ph.D. Thesis Seminar

Numerical Simulations of Droplet Aerobreakup
Jomela Meng, Numerical Simulations of Droplet Aerobreakup,
11:00am 12:00pm
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Chemistry 250 Course: Advances in Pharmaceutical Research

How Organic Synthesis Solved Medicinal Chemistry Challenges towards Discovering Drug Candidates to Treat Cancer, Necessity is the Mother of Invention
Michael J. Luzzio, Dr., Ph.D., Director, Chemistry and Molecular Therapeutics, Biogen Idec,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IST Lunch Bunch

Decision making at scale: Algorithms, Mechanisms, and Platforms
Ashish Goel, Professor, Departments of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Mathematics Graduate Student Seminar

An Overview of Generalized Hat Problems
Connor Meehan, Graduate Student, Mathematics, Caltech,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Weak containment of measure preserving group actions
Peter Burton, PhD Candidate, Mathematics, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Applied Physics Seminar

Terahertz Driven Linear Acceleration and X-ray Sources
Franz X. Kartner, Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Carnegie Observatories Colloquium

Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
TBD
Prof. Jacqueline van Gorkom, Columbia Univ.,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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CMI Seminar

Computing Isomorphisms between Finite Fields using Elliptic Curves (pt 2 of 2)
Anand Kumar Narayanan, Postdoctoral Scholar, CMS, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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General Biology Seminar

TBA
Gwyneth Card, Group Leader at the Janelia Research Campus, Janelia Farm, Janelia Research Campus,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Literary Dimensions Seminar

Medieval Marvels and Fictions
Michelle Karnes, Associate Professor of English, Stanford University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Planetary Science Seminar

The Volcanism, Atmosphere, and Tidal Heating of Io: A Multi-Year Observing Campaign
Katherine deKleer, Department of Astronomy , UC Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Thomas Wolff Memorial Lecture in Mathematics

Lecture 1: Sets of Measure Zero and the Converse to Rademacher's Theorem: Part 1
Peter Jones, Professor, Mathematics, Yale University,
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Mathematical Physics Seminar - CANCELLED

The spectral theory of multiboundary wormholes
Shaun Maguire, Mathematics, Caltech,
3:30pm 5:30pm
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Non-Commutative Geometry Seminar

Actions of Amenable Groups on the Cantor Set and the Classification of their Crossed Products
David Kerr, Mathematics Department, Texas A&M University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Using Clumped Isotopes to Determine the Origins of Arctic Methane Point-Source Emissions
Peter Douglas, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Geochemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Finance Seminar: Alex Gorbenko, USC

Auctions with Endogenous Initiation
Alex Gorbenko, Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics, USC Marshall School of Business,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Informal Biology Seminar

Markel cells as touch sensors of the skin- latest advancement in tactile neuroscience
Masashi Nakatani, Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Research Lecture

Anomalous Liquids: Common features of Water, Metallic glassformers, and Chalcogenide PCMs (Phase Change Materials)
Austen Angell, Regents’ Professor , Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, Arizona State University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Painting the Cysteine Chapel: Sulfur Biochemistry and Redox Regulation of Cell Function
Kate Carroll, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, Florida,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Seminar on History and Philosophy of Science

Geometrical Understanding in Dirac's Discovery of his Electron Equation
Thomas Pashby, Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar in the Humanities, School of Philosophy, USC,
Thursday, May 5th, 2016
9:45am 9:45am
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Center for the Chemistry of Cellular Signaling Seminar

Visible-light Absorbing Photoremovable Protecting Groups for Alcohols and Amines
David Paul Walton, Mr., Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology,
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Nambu-Goldstone bosons, dark pions, and effective operators
Hitoshi Murayama, UC Berkeley and Kavli IPMU, Univ of Tokyo,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for the Chemistry of Cellular Signaling Seminar

Visible-light Absorbing Photoremovable Protecting Groups for Alcohols and Armines
David Paul Walton, Dougherty Research Group Graduate Student, CCE, Caltech,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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PhD Thesis Seminar

Development of a Cationic Mucic Acid Polymer-Based Nanoparticle siRNA Delivery System
Dorothy Pan, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Davis group, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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2016 David Goodwin Memorial Lecture

“Materials and Devices for Efficient Solar and Thermal Energy Utilization”
Gang Chen, Department Chair and Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Biochemistry Seminar

Intracellular compartments for dynamic metal storage
Sabeeha Merchant, Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology Institute, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

Wild symbols in local class field theory
Michiel Kosters, Mathematics, University of California, Irvine,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Research Conference

When a Symmetry Breaks
Hitoshi Murayama, Professor of Physics, UC Berkeley and Director, Institute for the Physics and Math of the Universe (IPMU), Tokyo,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Everhart Lecture

Thinking With Your Gut: Microbial Effects on Behavior in Flies
Catherine (Katie) Schretter, Graduate Student, Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech,
Friday, May 6th, 2016
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar - CANCELLED

Phonons and rotons in liquid helium
Alberto Nicolis, Columbia University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Theory of Computing Seminar

Fast distance product of bounded difference matrices with applications to language edit distance and RNA folding
Virginia Vassilevska Williams, Stanford,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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Thesis Seminar

Temporal Control of Ion Channel Activation
Oliver Shafaat, Graduate Student, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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PhD Thesis Seminar

Gas Phase Spectroscopy and Kinetics of Atmospheric Radicals
Leah Dodson, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Okumura group, Chemistry, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Nonlinear Tides in Coalescing Binary Neutron Stars
Nevin Weinberg, Assistant Professor , Physics, MIT,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Thesis Defense: Mixing, Chemical Reactions, and Combustion in Supersonic Flows
Niccolo Cymbalist, PhD Candidate , GALCIT, California Institute of Technology,
3:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Unsmoothable group actions on one-manifolds
Thomas Koberda, Mathematics, Univeristy of Virginia,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Thesis Seminar

Mechanisms underlying Economic Choice
Gideon Nave, Graduate Student, Computation & Neural Systems, Caltech,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Thesis Seminar

Real-Time Load-Side Control of Electric Power Systems
Changhong Zhao, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Caltech/UCLA Joint Analysis Seminar

Sets of Measure Zero and the Converse to Rademacher's Theorem: Part 2
Peter Jones, Professor, Mathematics & Applied Math, Yale University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Econometrics and Applied Micro Seminar

Approximate Clustering
Stéphane Bonhomme, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Chicago,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

New Catalysts for Visible-Light-Induced Cross-Couplings
Jun Myun (Joe) Ahn, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Thomas Wolff Memorial Lecture in Mathematics

Lecture 2: Sets of Measure Zero and the Converse to Rademacher's Theorem: Part 2
Peter Jones, Professor, Mathematics & Applied Math, Yale University,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Caltech/UCLA Joint Analysis Seminar

TBA
Jordan Greenblatt, PhD Candidate, Mathematics, UCLA,
5:30pm 7:30pm
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Photography on Campus: Simonian Wedding

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
5:30pm 8:30pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Boghosianghezeljeh Wedding Party

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
Saturday, May 7th, 2016
11:30am 2:00pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Benson Wedding Party

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
2:30pm 5:00pm
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Photography on Campus: Sepani/Yazidjian Wedding Photoshoot

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
Sunday, May 8th, 2016
Monday, May 9th, 2016
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Thesis Seminar

Mooseok Jang, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Algebraic Geometry Seminar

Segre classes of monomial schemes and Segre zeta functions
Paolo Aluffi, Mathematics, Florida State University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

De Sitter Wavefunctionals and the Resummation of Time
Matthew Baumgart, Rutgers University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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The James R. and Shirley A. Kliegel Lecture in Geological and Planetary Sciences

Density, Topography and Erosion: Linking mantle flow, surface processes and density variations in the Earth’s crust
Jean Braun, Professeur des Universités, Université Grenoble Alpes Grenoble, France,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
11:00am 12:00pm
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PhD Thesis Seminar

“Conversation” at Polymer Ends: Self- versus Pairwise- Association of Telechelic Polymers
Boyu Li, Graduate Student, Kornfield group, Chemistry, Caltech,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Howard & Jan Oringer Seminar

Computational Biology in Translational Cancer Research
Xiaole Shirley Liu, Professor, Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Harvard School of Public Health,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Mathematics Graduate Student Seminar

Algebraic Theories and Duality
Ronnie Chen, Graduate Student, Mathematics, Caltech,