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Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Special Chemical Engineering Seminar

Olfactory receptor-based sensors to accelerate the engineering of chemical-producing microbes
Pamela Peralta-Yahya, Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology,
3:00pm 4:30pm
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Arithmetic Geometry Learning Seminar

Weil Sheaves
Jize Yu, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

"Mass Migration: a Galactic, not just an Earthly Phenomenon"
Hans Walter Rix, MPIA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Human Health Impacts of Water Reuse in the Changing Climate: Pathogen Control for Global Water and Food Safety
Thanh (Helen) Nguyen, Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Chair of Environmental Engineering and Science Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Costly Concessions: An Empirical Framework for Matching with Imperfectly Transferable Utility
Alfred Galichon, Professor of Economics and Mathematics, New York University, FAS and Courant Institute,
4:15pm 5:15pm
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EE Systems Seminar

Recovering a hidden hamiltonian cycle via linear programming
Yihong Wu, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Data Science, Yale University,
7:00pm 8:00pm
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Art + Tech Seminar

Critical Making
Matt Ratto, Associate Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto; Director, Critical Making Lab; Director, Semaphore Research Cluster on Mobile and Pervasive Computing,
Thursday, April 19th, 2018
8:30am 11:30am
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11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

"Programming dynamic behaviors in molecular systems and materials"
Elisa Franco, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Earth Week Speaker Series

The Path to Transforming California's Electric System
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

Materials Design Criteria for Next-Generation Redox Flow Batteries
Fikile R. Brushett, Raymond A. (1921) and Helen E. St. Laurent Career Development Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Finance Seminar: Andrea Buffa, Boston University

Institutional Investors, Heterogeneous Benchmarks and the Comovement of Asset Prices
Andrea Buffa, Assistant Professor of Finance, Boston University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Norman Davidson Lecture

"Reconstructing Developmental Landscapes . . .One Grain at a Time"
Eric Lander, President and founding Director, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

Breuil-Mezard cycles
Brandon Levin, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona ,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Research Conference

A cargo-sorting DNA robot
Lulu Qian, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Regenerative Medicine Special Seminar

Recent progress on the Hadwiger-Nelson problem
Forte Shinko, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William Bennet Munro History Seminar

Collective Violence in Rural Medieval Japan
Morten Oxenboell, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Indiana University Bloomington,
Friday, April 20th, 2018
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Entropy production via an inflow mechanism
Mukund Rangamani, UC Davis,
11:30am 1:30pm
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Earth Week Campus Events

San Pasqual Walk
Earth Day Resource and Engagement Fair
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Applied Physics Seminar

The Best Reciprocal Resonators Make the Best Nonreciprocal Systems
Sunil Bhave, Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Physics of Hot Gas in Galaxy Clusters on Macro and Micro Scales
Irina Zhuravleva, Phys Sci Res Assoc, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

The hydrodynamics of sea lion locomotion
Megan Leftwich, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, George Washington University,
3:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Convex cocompact actions in real projective geometry
Jeffrey Danciger, Mathematics Department, University of Texas, Austin ,
8:00pm 10:00pm
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Stargazing Lecture

On the Road to a Billion Planets
Jessie Christiansen, Staff Scientist, IPAC, Caltech,
Saturday, April 21st, 2018
12:00pm 4:00pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Gougassian Wedding Party

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Akopian/Ayvazi Wedding Party

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

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
Monday, April 23rd, 2018
9:00am 10:00am
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PhD Thesis Defense

The quest for electrocatalytic nitrogen fixation with a molecular catalyst
Trevor Del Castillo, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Behavioral Social Neuroscience Seminar

Exploring sleep's impact on memory with targeted reactivation
Penny Lewis, Professor, School of Psychology, Cardiff University,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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Aerospace Engineering Seminar

Careers in Industry
Jackie Gish, Visiting Associate, GALCIT, Caltech ,
4:00pm 5:30pm
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CNS Seminar

Dr. Peyman Golshani, M.D., Assistant Professor, Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

Probing the margins of the Greenland Ice Sheet to capture ice-ocean exchanges
Fiamma Straneo, Climate, Athmospheric Science & Physical Ocanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Searching for dark matter with the XENON1T experiment
Laura Baudis, University of Zurich,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

Therapeutic Chemozymes: In Pursuit of Catalytic Medicines
Loi H. Do, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, University of Houston,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Joint LA Topology Seminar

Distance one lens space fillings and band surgery
Allison Moore, Department of Mathematics, UC Davis,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Joint LA Topology Seminar

Seiberg-Witten invariants of 4-dimensional homology circles
Danny Ruberman, Department of Mathematics, Brandeis University,