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Friday, May 20th, 2016
3:00pm 4:00pm
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PhD Thesis Seminar

Understanding Co-translational Protein Targeting and Lithium Dendrite Formation through Modeling and Long-Timescale Simulations
Connie Wang, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Miller group, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

DNA-Mediated Iron-sulfur Redox Signaling in Bacterial Nucleotide Excision Repair.  
Rebekah Silva, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Unexpected effects in periodic driving of gapless topological systems
Michael Kolodrubetz, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Social Science History Seminar

Network Contagion and Interbank Amplification During the Great Depression
Kris Mitchener, Robert and Susan Finocchio Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University,
7:00pm 8:00pm
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Theodore von Karman Lecture

Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado, the Vosloh Forum (south of Colorado on Bonnie)
Fire and Ice...and Methane—Exploring Mars and Titan using laboratory and field analogues on Earth
Morgan Cable, Assistant Project Science Systems Engineer, Cassini Mission and Technologist, Instrument Systems Implementation and Concepts Section, JPL,
Saturday, May 21st, 2016
8:20am 5:30pm
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79th Annual Seminar Day

Multiple locations - See event detail for more information
Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
6:00pm 7:00pm
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Photography on Campus: Marshall Engagement Photoshoot

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
Monday, May 23rd, 2016
10:00am 11:00am
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PhD Thesis Seminar

Dipolar Liquids and Their Mixtures: Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium Properties with Field-Theoretic Approaches
Bilin Zhuang, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Wang group, Chemistry, Caltech,
11:00am 12:00pm
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PhD Thesis Seminar

Understanding Selectivity and Activity in Z-selective metathesis with Cyclometallated Ru-based Catalysts
Brendan Quigley, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Grubbs group, Chemistry, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Catalysis Development Targeting Small Molecules to Proteins
Motomu Kanai, Professor of Chemistry, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tokyo,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Bioengineering Lecture

Engineering Microbial Metabolism for Production of Chemicals and Fuels
Jay Keasling, Professor, University of California, Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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CNS Seminar

A Rodent Model of the "Cocktail Party Problem"
Michael DeWeese, Associate Professor, Physics & Neuroscience, University of California Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Econometrics and Applied Micro Seminar

MCMC Confidence Sets for Identified Sets
Elie Tamer, Professor of Economics, Harvard University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

Deep Structure and Evolution of the Afro-Arabian Rift
Walter D. Mooney, Research Seismologist and Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Results from Ice Cube
Carlos Delgado, MIT,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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W. N. Lacey Lectureship in Chemical Engineering

Thinking about some new low Reynolds number flow problems (technical lecture)
Howard A. Stone, Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University,
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
9:30am 10:30am
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Fire Extinguisher Training

See event detail for location
10:30am 11:30am
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MCE Ph.D. Thesis Seminar

Dynamics of chemically active suspensions
Wen Yan, Graduate Student, Mechanical and Civil Engineering,
10:30am 11:30am
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PhD seminar

Tools for Spatiotemporally Specific Proteomic Analysis in Multicellular Organisms
Kai Yuet, graduate student, chemical engineering, California Institute of Technology,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IST Lunch Bunch

Data-Driven Design
Ranjitha Kumar, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Math Graduate Student Seminar

TBA
Brian Hwang, Graduate Student, Mathematics, Caltech,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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PhD Thesis Seminar

The Development of Ni-Catalyzed Asymmetric Reductive Cross-Coupling Reactions
Nathaniel Kadunce, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Reisman group, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Carnegie Observatories Colloquium

Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
TBD
Dr. Aomawa Shields, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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General Biology Seminar

Microbial Modulation of Neuroendocrine Signaling and Behavior of Caenorhabditis elegans
Dennis Kim, Associate Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Leonidas Alaoglu Memorial Lecture in Mathematics

Relatively Few Rational Points
Barry Charles Mazur, Gerhard Gade University Professor, Mathematics, Harvard University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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W. N. Lacey Lectureship in Chemical Engineering

Surprising responses in common fluid flows: (1) surface-attached bacteria, biofilms and flow; and (ii) trapping of bubbles in stagnation point flows (general lecture)
Howard A. Stone, Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University,
4:40pm 6:00pm
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CMA presents "Inventing the Impossible"

JPL
Marco Tempest, Cyber illusionist, Director's Fellow Alumnus, MIT Media Lab,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Everhart Lecture

Challenging the Precious Metal Mindset: Green Chemistry with Potassium
Anton Toutov, Graduate Student, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Exploration: The Globe and Beyond

Climate Change Impact on Past Civilizations: Lessons from Space Data and Archaeology
Ronald G. Blom, Principal Scientist (Retired), Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
10:00am 11:00am
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PhD seminar

Programming Molecular Association and Viscoelastic Behavior in Protein Hydrogels
Larry Dooling, graduate student, chemical engineering, California Institute of Technology,
10:00am 11:00am
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TCS+ Talk

A Polynomial Lower Bound for Testing Monotonicity
Eric Blais, University of Waterloo,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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1:00pm 2:00pm
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PhD seminar

Electrocatalysis in Solid Acid Fuel Cell Electrodes
Vanessa Evoen, graduate student, chemical engineering, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Greenstein Lecture: Hearing the Stars: New Insights into Stellar Interiors from Asteroseismology
Lars Bildsten, UC Santa Barbara,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemistry 250 Course: Advances in Pharmaceutical Research

Liver Targeted HIF-PHD Inhibitors for Anemia
Christopher J. Sinz, Dr., Ph.D., Research Fellow, Merck & Company, Inc.,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Finance Seminar: Yacine Ait-Sahalia, Princeton University

High Frequency Market Making
Yacine Ait-Sahalia, Otto A. Hack 1903 Professor of Finance and Economics, Princeton University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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General Biology Seminar

CANCELLED
Ben Barres, Professor of Neurobiology, of Developmental Biology, of Neurology and, by courtesy, of Ophthalmology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford,
4:30pm 5:30pm
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Combinatorics Seminar

Distinct perpendicular bisectors
Ben Lund, Graduate Student, Mathematics, Rutgers,
4:30pm 5:30pm
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Thesis Seminar

Neural and hormonal systems underlying human reward-seeking behavior
Simon Dunne, Graduate Student, Computation & Neural Systems, Caltech,
Thursday, May 26th, 2016
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

(CANCELLED) - "Manufacturing and applications of carbon nanotube surfaces"
(CANCELLED) John Hart, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for the Chemistry of Cellular Signaling Seminar

Discovery of a Carbohydrate Ligand for an Orphan Receptor
Matthew Griffin, Mr., Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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PhD Thesis Seminar

Resolution of the Band Gap Prediction Problem: Providing a New Tool for Materials Design
Jason Crowley, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Goddard group, Chemistry, Caltech,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Ultrafilters and a problem of Ellis
Andy Zucker, Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon,
3:30pm 4:30pm
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PhD Thesis Seminar

Protein-Glycan Interactions in Bacterial Recognition by Fc-gamma Receptor I and in Bitter Taste Receptor Activation by Steviol Glycosides
Fan Liu, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

Diophantine Stability
Barry Mazur, Professor, Mathematics, Harvard University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Research Conference

Adventures in quantum optimization with noisy qubits
Daniel Lidar, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Chemistry and Physics, USC,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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HSS 50th Anniversary Lecture

Dynamics and Information Processing of Competitive Market Behavior: Science and Application of Extracting the Wisdom of Crowds
Charles R. Plott, William D. Hacker Professor of Economics and Political Science, California Institute of Technology,
Friday, May 27th, 2016