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Thursday, April 12th, 2018
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Biochemistry Seminar

Molecular interactions at the nuclear periphery and LINCs to human disease
Brian Burke, Professor and Research Director, Institute of Medical Biology, Singapore,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

Tuning Nanoparticle Dispersion in Polymer Hosts and their Consequences on Properties
Sanat K. Kumar, Bykhovsky Professor of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Finance Seminar: Xing Huang, Washington University in St. Louis

Extrapolative Beliefs in the Cross-section: What Can We Learn from the Crowds?
Xing Huang, Assistant Professor of Finance, Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Research Conference

Searching for New Particles and Forces with Polar Molecules
Nicholas R. (Nick) Hutzler, Assistant Professor of Physics, Caltech,
5:30pm 8:00pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Gazaryan Wedding Party

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
Friday, April 13th, 2018
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Perturbative Approaches for QED3
Lorenzo Di Pietro, Perimeter Institute,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Solid-state hybrid quantum systems
Alp Sipahigil, IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar, Painter Group,
2:30pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

Studies on O2 and NO Responses from Eu(II) MRI Contrast Agents and a [Fe4S4] Cluster DNA Repair Enzyme
Levi Ekanger, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Multidisciplinary approaches to problems involving fluid mechanics
Matthew Fu, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering , Princeton University,
3:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Convex hulls of quasicircles in hyperbolic and anti-de Sitter space
Sara Maloni, Department of Mathematics, University of Virginia,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Ph.D. Thesis Defense

"Thermal transport in three-dimensional nanoarchitected materials"
Nicholas Dou, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Caltech/UCLA Joint Analysis Seminar

Distance graphs in sets of positive density
Akos Magyar, Department of Mathematics, University of Georgia,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Caltech/UCLA Joint Analysis Seminar

On Generalized Convexity of Power Functions
Oliver Dragičević, Department of Mathematics, University of Ljubljana,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Francis Bacon Conference Lecture

Un Altro Presente: on the Historical Interpretation of Mathematical Texts
Niccolò Guicciardini, Professor of History of Science and Mathematics, University of Bergamo; Francis Bacon Visiting Professor of History, Caltech,
Saturday, April 14th, 2018
3:00pm 6:30pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Andonian Wedding Party

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
Sunday, April 15th, 2018
3:30pm 5:30pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Egiazaryan Wedding Party

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Monday, April 16th, 2018
12:00pm 1:00pm
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12:00pm 1:00pm
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Earth Week Speaker Series

Fostering Sustainable & Equitable Community Development
1:00pm 2:00pm
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Aerospace Engineering Seminar

Advances in Autonomous Guidance, Navigation and Control for Miniaturized Distributed Space Systems
Simone D'Amico, Assistant Professor, DEPARTMENT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS, Stanford University,
1:30pm 2:30pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Analysis of metal-oxide protected photoelectrochemical systems for water splitting
Michael Lichterman, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Special Chemical Engineering Seminar

Making Machines the Size of Cells
Marc Miskin, Kavli Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in Nanoscale Science, Cornell University,
3:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Geometric Recursion
Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen, Department of Mathematics - Centre for Quantum Geometry of Moduli Spaces, Aarhus University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

The Discovery of Novel Materials for the Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide
Daniel Torelli, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

Positivity of tangent bundles
Wenhao Ou, Department of Mathematics, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

An experimental perspective on the chemistry of old zircon
Dustin Trail, Asistant Professor, Department of Earth and Evnironmental Sciences, University of Rochester,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Deep Learning and the Bayesian Connection
Harrison Prosper, Florida State University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

Rebuilding Ancient Pathways: Model Metalloenzymes for Energy Conversion
Hannah Shafaat, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ohio State University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Keller Colloquium in Computing and Mathematical Sciences

Fighting Black Boxes, Adversaries, and Bugs in Deep Learning
Assistant Professor Percy Liang, Computer Science and Statistics (courtesy), Stanford University,
5:30pm 6:30pm
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Exploration: The Globe and Beyond

"By far the most important event in my life": Charles Darwin's recollections of his voyage on HMS Beagle
Janet Browne, Aramont Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University,
Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Earth Week Speaker Series

Activism and Awareness—Driving Change on Campus and Beyond
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IST LUNCH BUNCH

On Optimization in Deep Learning: Implicit Acceleration by Overparameterization
Nadav Cohen, Research Scholar at the School of Mathematics in the Institute for Advanced Study of Princeton, Princeton University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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MCE Seminar

Nonlinear Elasticity
Basile Audoly, Moore Distinguished Scholar, Mechanical & Civil Engineering , CNRS and Ecole polytechnique (Palaiseau, France),
3:00pm 5:00pm
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3:00pm 4:00pm
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IQI Weekly Seminar

"Quantum Supremacy" and the Complexity of Random Circuit Sampling
Bill Fefferman, University of California, Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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**To be rescheduled** General Biology Seminar

**To be rescheduled**
Mauro Costa-Mattioli, Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Applied Physics Seminar

Quantum Correlation Engineering for Next-Generation Nanophotonic Devices
Cristian Cortes, PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Dix Planetary Science Seminar

Surface-atmosphere connections on Titan
Sean Faulk, Graduate Student, Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Seminar on History and Philosophy of Science

The Food of our Food: Medicated Feed and the Industrialization of Metabolism
Hannah Landecker, Associate Professor of Sociology, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Theory Group Meeting

Subquadratic time encodable codes beating the Gilbert-Varshamov bound
Matthew Weidner, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Ruling the Ruling Coalition: Information Control and Autocratic Governance
Arturas Rozenas, Assistant Professor of Politics, New York University,
Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Earth Week Speaker Series

The Past and Future of Urban Farming in Southern California
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Topological Quantum Computing with and without Majoranas
Daniel Litinski, PhD Candidate, von Oppen Group, Freie University Berlin,