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Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
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MCE Seminar

Nonlinear Elasticity
Basile Audoly, Moore Distinguished Scholar, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, CNRS and Ecole polytechnique (Palaiseau, France).,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Special Chemical Engineering Seminar

Introduction to Small Angle X-ray Scattering at APS and Its Application for Studies of DNA Colloidal Particle Assembly
Byeongdu Lee, Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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IQI Weekly Seminar

Undecidability of the Spectral Gap in 1D
Johannes Bausch, University of Cambridge,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Dix Planetary Science Seminar

Effects of the Heterogeneous Tidal Heat Production on Io’s Interior & Contribution of Sublimating Water Ice to Ceres' Exosphere
Teresa Steinke, Department of Space Engineering, Delft University of Technology,
Margaret Landis, Graduate Student, University of Arizona,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Mathematics Colloquium

Spherical cone surfaces
Rafe Mazzeo, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Seminar on History and Philosophy of Science

Campanella, Galileo, and the Clash for the New Science at the Court of Pope Urban VIII
Stefano Gattei, Dibner Research Fellow in the History of Science and Technology, The Huntington Library,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Theory Group Meeting

End of Potential Line
Spencer Gordon, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

The Swing Voter's Curse in Social Networks
Lydia Mechtenberg, Professor of Economics, University of Hamburg; Visiting Associate in Economics, Caltech,
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

The Cold Molecular Medium around Distant Galaxies: Light up the Darkness!
Bjorn Emont, NRAO, Charlottesville,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Rain over tropical continents: linear theories, abrupt changes, and monsoons
William R. Boos, Professor, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Science, UC Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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John D. Roberts Lecture

Perspectives on Nucleotide Research for Antiviral Drugs and Expanding Access
John Martin, Ph.D., CEO, Gilead Sciences, Inc.,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

Curious Minds and Materials Discoveries
Jiaxing Huang, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Optimal Invariant Tests in an Instrumental Variables Regression With Heteroskedastic and Autocorrelated Errors
Marcelo Moreira, Professor of Economics, Fundação Getulio Vargas,
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
9:00am 10:00am
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Simulation, experiments, and modeling of cloud cavitation with application to burst wave lithotripsy

Kazuki Maeda, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, Caltech
Kazuki Maeda, Ph.D Defense,
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

"Answering a Qualifying Exam Question"
Yannis Dafalias, Distinguished Professor, CEE Department, University of California, Davis, Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Mechanics, National Technical University, Athens,
11:30am 1:00pm
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RSRG/DOLCIT Seminar

Learning from logged bandit feedback
Adith Swaminathan, Researcher, Microsoft Research AI,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Distinguished Medical Engineering Seminar

Biologically Inspired Engineering: From Mechanotherapeutics to Human Organs-on-Chips
Donald Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., Founding Director, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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EE Systems Seminar

Reducibility and Computational Lower Bounds for Problems with Planted Sparse Structure
Guy Bresler, Bonnie and Marty Tenenbaum Career Development Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Finance Seminar: Jarrad Harford, University of Washington

International Trade and the Propagation of Merger Waves
Jarrad Harford, Professor of Finance, Chair of the Department of Finance and Business Economics, Paul Pigott-PACCAR Professor in Business Administration, Foster School of Business, University of Washington,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

An introduction to the de Rham-Witt complex
Christopher Davis, Mathematics Department, University of California, Irvine ,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Research Conference

Low Energy Baryogenesis and Beauty
Ann E. Nelson, Kenneth J. Young Chair & Graduate Recruitment Coordinator, Professor of Physics, University of Washington,
Friday, May 4th, 2018
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Categories of Line Operators in 3d N=4 Theories
Michael Geracie, UC Davis,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Quantum information in quantum cognition
Nicole Yunger Halpern, Graduate Student, Preskill Group,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Harnessing Biological Tools of Protein Transport and Catalysis
Camille McAvoy, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Harnessing Biological Tools of Protein Transport and Catalysis
Camille McAvoy, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Cyclic Polyolefins via Ring-Expansion Metathesis Polymerization
Julian Edwards, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Large Eddy Simulation of Shock-Turbulence Interaction
Noah Braun, California Institute of Technology,
3:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

On the equivalence between Q-conditions and primitive stability
C.-M. Michael Wong, Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

Inorganic Chemistry in Cell Cycle Control: Quantitative Mapping of Subcellular Transition Metal Fluctuations
Thomas V. O'Halloran, Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor, Chemistry, Northwestern University,
4:15pm 5:15pm
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EE Systems Seminar

Indoor Geolocation Science and Technology - At the Emergence of Smart World and IoT
Kaveh Pahlavan, Professor and Director of the Center for Wireless Information Network Studies, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute,
5:30pm 7:00pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Carcamo/Tatevosian Wedding Party

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Saturday, May 5th, 2018
2:00pm 4:20pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Saakian Wedding Party

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3:00pm 7:00pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Ani Wedding Party

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6:00pm 8:45pm
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Caltech Associates Northern California Panel Discussion: Startups and Breakups, A Panel on Entrepreneurship

Off Campus
with Shuki Bruck, Caltech's Gordon and Betty Moore Professor of Computation and Neural Systems and Electrical Engineering, and Caltech alumni
Sunday, May 6th, 2018
4:00pm 6:00pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Babapilavian Engagement

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Monday, May 7th, 2018
1:00pm 2:00pm
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Aerospace Engineering Seminar

Autonomous Multi-Agent Systems Developed at JPL
Michael Wolf, JPL,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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Mathematics Seminar

Szego" condition on arbitrary subsets of the complex plane
Gokalp Alpan, Department of Mathematics, Rice University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

Life and Death by Impact: Drilling for Clues
Sean P. S. Gulick, Research Professor Institute of Geophysics, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

New Frontiers in Cosmology
Cora Dvorkin, Harvard University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

Catalytic Modification of Methane in Non-Conventional Media
Pedro J. Perez, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Research Center in Quimica Sostenible (CIQSO) Building Robert H. Grubbs, Campus of the Carmen, University of Huelva, SPAIN,
8:00pm 10:00pm
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Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
9:00am 9:30am
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American Chemical Society, Division of Organic Chemistry, Virtual Symposium

Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Natural Products and the Chemistry They Inspire
Sarah E. Reisman, Professor of Chemistry, Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
9:30am 10:00am
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American Chemical Society, Division of Organic Chemistry, Virtual Symposium

Studies in Natural Product Total Synthesis
Phil S. Baran, Darlene Shiley Chair in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute,
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 4:00pm
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IQI Weekly Seminar

Optimal control, lattice gauge theories, and quantum annealing
Simone Montangero, University of Ulm ,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Physics Seminar

Modeling the Physical Processes Underlying Chromosomal Organization and Dynamics
Andy Spakowitz, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and of Materials Science , Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Dix Planetary Science Seminar

TBD
Marta Bryan, Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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General Biology Seminar

"The First Steps in Vision: Mice and Humans"
Botond Roska MD PhD, Director, Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB), Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Basel, Senior Group Leader, Friedrich Miescher Institute,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Gravitational-Wave Research Seminar

Probing Binary Black Hole Environments in Hierarchical Triple Systems
Lisa Randall, Harvard University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Seminar on History and Philosophy of Science

Bayesian Pursuit of Truth: On an Influential and yet Underappreciated Solution to the Problem of the Priors
Hanti Lin, Assistant Professor in Philosophy, UC Davis,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special High Energy Physics Seminar

Search for heavy new resonances decaying to heavy electroweak bosons and upgrade of the Barrel Muon Trigger of the CMS detector at the LHC
Michalis Bachtis, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Frictions in a Competitive Regulated Market: Evidence from Taxis
Alessandro Lizzeri, Professor of Economics, New York University; Moore Distinguished Scholar, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech,
4:15pm 5:15pm
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EE Systems Seminar

Node Deployment in Heterogeneous Sensor Networks: A Source Coding Perspective
Hamid Jafarkhani, Chancellor's Professor , Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,, University of California, Irvine,
5:00pm 7:00pm
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Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Lifetime Income: Understanding TIAA Annuities

Lifetime Income: Understanding TIAA Annuities
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Analysis Seminar

Finite point configurations in discrete and continuous settings
Alex Iosevich, Department of Mathematics, University of Rochester,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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MCE Ph.D. Thesis Seminar

Observations of Failure Phenomena in Periodic Media
Louisa Avellar, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technolofy,
3:00pm 4:30pm
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Arithmetic Geometry Learning Seminar

Real Sheaves
Liyang Yang, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Young Gas-Giant Planets and their Brown Dwarf Cousins: From 1 Square Arcsecond to 30,000 Square Degrees
Mike Liu, Univ of Hawaii,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Hydrologic dynamics of the Greenland ice sheet
Vena Chu, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography, UC Santa Barbara,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

Bioelectronic Devices for Personalized and Precision Medicine
Wei Gao, Assistant Professor, Medical Engineering, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Strategies and methods for the synthesis of neuroactive disulfide-linked peptides
Jennifer L. Stockdill, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Social Learning Equilibria
Omer Tamuz, Assistant Professor of Economics and Mathematics, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech,
4:15pm 5:15pm
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EE Systems Seminar

Additivity of Information in Multilayer Networks
Galen Reeves, Assistant Professor , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University,
Thursday, May 10th, 2018