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Monday, January 1st, 2018
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
4:00pm 5:00pm
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EE Systems Seminar

Information-Theoretic Security in the Smart Grid
Dr Iñaki Esnaola, Lecturer (Assistan Professor), Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Mathematics Colloquium

TBA
Stefanie Petermichl, Department of Mathematics, Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier ,
Thursday, January 4th, 2018
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

"Network Monitoring and Inspection for Infrastructure Resilience"
Saurabh Amin, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for the Chemistry of Cellular Signaling Seminar

"Snapshots of the E. coli methionine ABC transporter in action"
Phong Nguyen, Graduate Student, Rees Research Group, CCE, Caltech,
4:00pm 6:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

Arithmetic Gan--Gross--Prasad conjecture and arithmetic theta lifts
Hang Xu, Department of Mathematics, The University of Arizona,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Research Conference

The conformal bootstrap: magnets, boiling water, and quantum gravity
David Simmons-Duffin, Assistant Professor of Theoretical Physics, Caltech,
Friday, January 5th, 2018
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Mean-motion resonances with eccentric planets: when analytical arguments guide and complement numerical simulations
Virginie Faramaz, JPL,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Surface chemistry, continuum breakdown, and the Curie-Prigogine Principle: A modern (hypersonic) take on a classic principle
Kelly Stephani, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign,
Saturday, January 6th, 2018
Monday, January 8th, 2018
12:00pm 1:00pm
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RSRG/DOLCIT Seminar

Latent Variable Matrix Estimation via Collaborative Filtering
Christina Lee, Postdoctoral Scholar, Microsoft Research New England,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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2:00pm 3:00pm
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Logic Seminar

TBA
Clinton Conley, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

The p-curvature conjecture and monodromy around simple closed loops
Ananth Shankar, Department of Mathematics, MIT,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

Hunting for Exomoons and Other Cool Worlds
David Kipping, Assistant Professor, Department of Astronomy, Columbia University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Evidence for ttH production at ATLAS
Peter Onyisi, UT Austin,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Keller Colloquium in Computing and Mathematical Sciences

Algorithmic Information Structure Design: Two Vignettes, Lessons Learned, and Challenges Ahead
Assistant Professor Shaddin Dughmi, Theory Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

The Bionic Microbe: Electronic Upgrades to Biology for Semi-Artificial Photosynthesis
Kelsey K. Sakimoto, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Harvard University,
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
11:30am 1:00pm
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Neuro Lunch Meeting

Ting Hao Huang, Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology, Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech,
Tarciso Velho, Visiting Associate in Biology and Biological Engineering, Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IST LUNCH BUNCH

The Dueling Bandits Problem
Yisong Yue, Assistant Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Computer Science, CALTECH,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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CGSC Chemistry Career Seminars

Non-Traditional Career Opportunities for PhD Chemists
Pierre Grosdidier, PhD '86, CHE; JD; HaynesBoone Counsel, HaynesBoone Houston,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Dix Planetary Science Seminar

TBD
Nathaniel T. Stein, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology,
Peter Buhler, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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General Biology Seminar

"Understanding and Harnessing the ESCRT Virus Budding Pathway"
Wesley Sundquist, Professor, Biochemistry, University of Utah,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Mathematics Colloquium

Subgroup non-separability that arises from hyperbolic 3-manifold groups
Hongbin Sun, Department of Mathematics, Rutgers University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Social Sciences Job Candidate Seminar

Asymmetric Information, Reputation, and Welfare in Online Credit Markets
Yi Xin, PhD Candidate, Department of Economics, Johns Hopkins University,
Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
12:00pm 1:00pm
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12:00pm 1:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Crystal Adaptronics: Dynamic and Soft-Matter-Like Properties of Molecular Crystals
Panče Naumov, New York University Abu Dhabi,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Analysis Seminar

Fourier Optimization and Prime Gaps
Emanuel Carneiro, Instituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

A Bird's Eye View of Extrasolar Planets
Erik Petigura, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Research Conference

Targeted Protein Degradation
James Bradner, M.D., President, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Hydrology, sediment or permafrost: why do high latitude rivers move so slowly?
Joel Rowland, Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

Advancement of Transmission Electron Microscopy and its Application in Materials Research
Xiaoping Pan, Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Physics and Astronomy, UC Irvine,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Unrealistic Expectations and Misguided Learning
Philipp Strack, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley,
7:00pm 7:45pm
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CS9: Intro to CS Research and Industry

Quotient Technology Inc. -- Mike Walsh, Head of Research & Development
Thursday, January 11th, 2018
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

"Bioinspired algorithmic-driven design of additively manufactured materials"
Grace Xiang Gu, Caltech Young Investigator Lecturer in Engineering and Applied Science Recipient, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
11:00am 12:00pm
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Special Physics/Math Seminar

Complex Chern-Simons invariants of 3-manifolds and abelianization
Dan Freed, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for the Chemistry of Cellular Signaling Seminar

"Evolution of Heme Proteins for New Chemistry in the Biological World"
Jenny Kan, Postdoctoral Scholar, Arnold Research Group, CCE, Caltech,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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CMS Partner Tech Talk

IKASI -- Application of Machine Learning Today: Tradeoffs in objectives, interpretability, and operationalization
Anthony Chong, Founder/CEO, IKASI,
Ben Flora, Product Manager, IKASI,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Research Conference

Signatures of a 3D quantum liquid crystal
David Hsieh, Assistant Professor of Physics, Caltech,
Friday, January 12th, 2018
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Three applications of topology to physics
Dan Freed, UT Austin,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

From many modes to many bodies
David Schuster, Physics Department and James Franck Institute, University of Chicago,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IQIM/Applied Physics Seminar

From Many Modes to Many Bodies
David Schuster, Assistant Professor, Physics, University of Chicago,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

symmetries in quantum field theory and quantum gravity
Daniel Harlow, MIT,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Straighten up and fly right: mechanisms for long distance dispersal in insects
Michael Dickinson, Zarem Professor of Bioengineering and Biology, Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Symplectic and exotic 4-manifolds via positive factorizations
R. Inanc Baykur, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Massachusetts,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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RF and Microwave Seminar

Frontiers in Power Electronics: From Clean Energy to Wireless Powering of Vehicles
Khurram Afridi, Assistant Professor and the Goh Faculty Fellow , Department of ECEE , University of Colorado ,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Structure/Function Correlations Over Heterogeneous Catalysis and Bioinorganic Chemistry
Ryan G. Hadt, Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory,
4:30pm 5:30pm
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Caltech/UCLA Joint Analysis Seminar

The (Euclidean) Fractal Uncertainty Principle and its proof
Ruixiang Zhang, Mathematics Department, Institute for Advanced Study,
5:30pm 6:30pm
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Caltech/UCLA Joint Analysis Seminar

Describing Blaschke products by their critical points
Oleg Ivrii, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
Saturday, January 13th, 2018
1:00pm 3:30pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Akopian Wedding Party

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
Sunday, January 14th, 2018
Monday, January 15th, 2018
12:00am 12:00am
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Credit Union Closure

Multiple locations - See event detail for more information
Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
10:30am 12:00pm
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Quantum Spacetime Group Seminar

Possibilities for Probabilities and Reasoning about Boltzmann Brains
Don Page, University of Alberta,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IST LUNCH BUNCH

Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers in Retrospective and Perspective
Alexander Lipton, Alexander Lipton is founder and CEO of StrongHold Labs and Connection Science Fellow at M.I.T.,
3:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Section problems for surface bundles
Lei Chen, Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago,