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Sunday, April 1st, 2018
Monday, April 2nd, 2018
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar/LA Joint Topology Seminar

The structure of higher genus Gromov-Witten invariants of quintic 3-fold
Yongbin Ruan, Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

Peridotite and basalt records of mantle oxygen fugacity
Elizabeth Cottrell, Research Geologist; Curator-in-Charge, Rock and Ore Collections, Department of Mineral Sciences, Smithsonian Institute National Museum of Natural History,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Searching for Ultralight Particles with Black Holes and Gravitational Waves
Masha Baryakhtar, Perimeter Institute,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Joint LA Topology Seminar

Symplectic geometry as topology of odd sphere bundles
Li-Sheng Tseng, Department of Mathematics, UC Irvine,
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IST LUNCH BUNCH

Transformative Technology @ eBay
Dan Fain, Vice President, Data Platform Engineering - eBay ,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Physics Seminar

Multireference Theories for Ground and Excited Electronic States Based on the Similarity Renormalization Group
Francesco Evangelista, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Emory University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Dix Planetary Science Seminar

TBD
Qiang Wei, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology,
Elizabeth Bailey, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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General Biology Seminar

"Understanding and Influencing Whole-animal Physiology and Behavior with Engineered Gene Delivery Vectors, Tissue Clearing and Optogenetics"
Viviana Gradinaru, Assistant Professor, Biology & Biological Engineering, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Theory Group Meeting

Graph Rigidity and Polynomial Identity Testing
Rohit Gurjar,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Voter Turnout and Preference Aggregation
Kei Kawai, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley,
Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
12:00pm 1:00pm
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3:00pm 4:30pm
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Reading Seminar on Deligne's Weil II Paper

Overview and a review of étale cohomology
Daxin Xu, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Surprising Impacts of Gravity Waves
Jim Fuller, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Caltech Young Investigator Lecture

Molecular Understanding of Oxide Electrocatalysts for Energy Conversion and Storage
Kelsey Stoerzinger, Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Caltech-Huntington Humanities Collaborations (CHHC) Seminar: Catherine Nall, Royal Holloway, University of London

Violence and Compassion in Late Medieval Writing
Catherine Nall, Lecturer in Medieval Literature, Royal Holloway, University of London,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Activity and dormancy of conifers in seasonally snow-covered forests
Dave Bowling, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology; Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept.of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Utah,
Thursday, April 5th, 2018
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

"Mechanics, Manufacture, and Validation for Electronic Tattoos"
Lu Nanshu, Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for the Chemistry of Cellular Signaling Seminar

"Receptor Regulations in the SRP Pathway: from Bacteria to Mammals"
Yu Hsein Hwang Fu , Graduate Student, Shan Research Group, CCE, Caltech,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Rigorous Systems Research Group (RSRG) Seminar

Machine Learning helps Discrete Optimization
Bistra Dilkina, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, University of Southern California,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Biochemistry Seminar

Structural studies of nonribosomal peptide synthetase megaenzymes
Martin Schmeing, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, McGill University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

Synthetic Genetic Systems for Rapid Mutation and Evolution in vivo
Chang Liu, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Distinguished Medical Engineering Seminar

Computational Modeling of the Mitral Heart Valve: From Mechanobiology to Surgical Repair
Michael Sacks, PhD, W. A. Moncrief, Jr. Simulation-Based Engineering Science Chair #1, Director, Center for Willerson Center for Cardiovascular Modeling and Simulation, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Finance Seminar: Samuel Hartzmark, University of Chicago

Reconsidering Returns
Samuel Hartzmark, Assistant Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

Some calculations with higher pro-p-Iwahori cohomology
Karol Koziol, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Research Conference

19th Lauritsen Memorial Lecture: The Dawn of Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics
Vicky Kalogera, Daniel I. Linzer Distinguished University Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University,
4:00pm 6:00pm
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Special CNS Seminar

Dr. Leila Wehbe, Postdoctoral Researcher, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley,
Friday, April 6th, 2018
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Generalized holographic entanglement of purification
Ning Bao, UC Berkeley,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Toward realizing a time-reversal-invariant topological superconductor
Arbel Haim, Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar in Theoretical Physics,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Linde Institute/SISL Seminar: Daniela Saban, Stanford University

Improving the search for partners on two-sided online markets
Daniela Saban, Assistant Professor of Operations, Information & Technology, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Flow physics, modeling, and control for force regularization in transient and separated flows
Anya Jones, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Informal Biology Seminar

"Deconstructing the segmentation clock oscillator in vitro"
Olivier Pourquie, Professor, Genetics, Harvard Medical School,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

Earth-Abundant Catalysts and Heterojunctions for Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation in Strongly Acidic Electrolytes
Ivan Moreno-Hernandez, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
Saturday, April 7th, 2018
1:30pm 5:00pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Parsekhian Wedding Party

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
2:00pm 4:30pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Sarkisyan Wedding Party

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Seukunian Wedding Party

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3:00pm 4:30pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Sultanyan Wedding Party

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
3:30pm 6:00pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Simonian Wedding Party

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Monday, April 9th, 2018
1:00pm 2:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Polish groupoids and continuous logic
Ronnie Chen, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

Curved complexes, Khovanov-Rozans​ky homology, and Hilbert schemes
Matthew Hogancamp, Department of Mathematics, USC,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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BELS

"Cellular Variability and Information Flow in Signal Transduction Networks"
Roy Wollman, Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

A Limit on Earth’s Topography Revealed by Channel Steepness in Tropical Granitic Landscapes
George Hilley, Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Stanford University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Search for a Higgs boson produced via gluon fusion and decaying to bb̄
Caterina Vernieri, Fermilab,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

Harnessing Molecular Photon Upconversion Using Self-Assembled Multilayers on Metal Oxide Surfaces
Kenneth Hanson, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Keller Colloquium in Computing and Mathematical Sciences

Sufficient Statistics for Online Prediction via the Burkholder Method
Associate Professor Alexander (Sasha) Rakhlin, Center for Statistics, IDSS Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines., Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
4:15pm 5:00pm
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EE Systems Seminar

From Gaussian Multiterminal Source Coding to Distributed Karhunen–Loève Transform
Jun Chen, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University,
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
11:30am 1:00pm
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Neuro Lunch Meeting

Maria Ashaber, Postdoctoral Scholar , Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech,
Yusuke Tomina, Postdoctoral Scholar , Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Learning to Code Outside the Classroom
Philip Guo, Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science, University of California San Diego,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Dix Planetary Science Seminar

TBD
Samantha Trumbo, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology,
Ana Lobo, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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General Biology Seminar

"Genetic Conflicts Shape Meiosis and the Origin of Species"
Harmit Malik, Principal Investigator, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center,