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Monday, October 1st, 2018
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

On the equivariant cohomology of Calogero-Moser spaces
Peng Shan, Yau Mathematics Sciences Center, Tsinghua University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

The surface environments and geological processes of Jupiter's galilean satellites
Katherine de Kleer, Postdoctoral Scholar in Planetary Science, Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Development of LArTPC for Neutrino Physics
Xin Qian, Brookhaven National Laboratory,
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
12:30pm 1:30pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds gain ductility, resistance to hydrolysis and radial strength via a unique poly L-lactide microstructure
Karthik Ramachandran, Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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CMI Seminar

Algebraic Complexity Theory: Lower bounds and Derandomization (1st of 2 parts)
Ben Lee Volk, CMI Postdoctoral Scholar, CMS, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Dix Planetary Science Seminar

Europa's Geology: Insights from Mapping at the Global to Local Scale
Erin Leonard, Ph.D. Candidate, Planetary Geology, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

The Imperfect Beliefs Voting Model
Benjamin Ogden, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Texas A & M University,
5:30pm 8:00pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Harutyunian Photography Party

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
6:15pm 9:00pm
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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
10:00am 11:00am
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TCS+ Talk

Parallel Graph Connectivity in Log Diameter Rounds
Alex Andoni, Columbia University,
3:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometrization Learning Seminar

Leopard spots and reduction of Kra's theta conjecture
Nate Sagman, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

The Terrestrial Planets of Other Stars
David Charbonneau, Harvard,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Bringing ecosystem science and remote sensing "down to earth" for environmental and land-use decision-making in drylands from Africa to California
Marc Mayes, Research Geoscientist, Earth Research Institute, UC Santa Barbara,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

New Frontiers in Thermal Transport Modeling
Giuseppe Romano, Research Scientist , Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

When Fair Isn't Fair: Understanding Choice Anomalies Involving Social Preferences
Jeffrey Naecker, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Wesleyan University,
Thursday, October 4th, 2018
11:00am 12:00pm
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Arthur Klein Lecture in Aerospace

Indian Space Program: Recent Achievements & Future Plans
Dr. K. Sivan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization,
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Mechanics and Chemistry in Designing Polymers
Meredith Silberstein, Assistant Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for the Chemistry of Cellular Signaling Seminar

"Leading a Double Life: Histones as Copper Reductases"
Siavash Kurdistani, Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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CMS Partner Tech Talk

Green Hills Software -- Designing a Secure Smartphone: Beyond Crypto
Tim Menninger, Green Hills Software,
2:30pm 4:00pm
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Decoupling Seminar

Organizational Meeting
Maksym Radziwill/ Nets Katz, Mathematics Department, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Diversity in Chemistry Initiative Seminar

Using Small Molecules to Probe Protein Homeostasis in Bacteria
Jason Sello, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Brown University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geology Club Seminar

Taphonomic studies of fossil preservation in siliciclastic sediments
Sharon Newman, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geology Club Seminar

Taphonomic studies of fossil preservation in siliciclastic sediments
Sharon Newman, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Research Conference

What to do with a Near Term Quantum Computer
Edward Farhi, Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Physics, Emeritus, Google/MIT,
Friday, October 5th, 2018
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Fast radio burst source properties from polarization measurements
Wenbin Lu, Postdoctoral Scholar, TAPIR, Caltech,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

"Speech Production and Pulsatile Flow over a Surface Protuberance"
Michael W. Plesniak, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering , The George Washington University,
3:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Embedding Seifert fibered spaces in the 4-sphere
Ahmad Issa, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas, Austin,
4:00pm 4:45pm
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Caltech/UCLA Joint Analysis Seminar

TBA
Sarah Peluse, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University,
5:00pm 5:45pm
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Caltech/UCLA Joint Analysis Seminar

TBA
Philip Isett, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
Saturday, October 6th, 2018
2:00pm 5:00pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Dirmandzhyan Wedding Party

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

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
2:30pm 5:00pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Garibian Wedding Party

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Monday, October 8th, 2018
12:00am 12:00am
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Credit Union Closure

Multiple locations - See event detail for more information
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

Geology of Candidate Landing Sites for the Mars-2020 Rover Mission: Issues in Site Selection
Bethany Ehlmann, Professor of Planetary Science; Jet Propulsion Laboratory Research Scientist, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Search for the electric dipole moment of the electron with molecular ions
William Cairncross, University of Colorado,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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KELLER Colloquium in Computing & Mathematical Sciences

From Acoustics to the Lindelof Hypothesis
Thanasis Fokas, Professor of Nonlinear Mathematical Science, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge,
Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IST Lunch Bunch

New Frontiers in Imitation Learning
Yisong Yue, Assistant Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Engineering and Applied Science, CALTECH,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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CMI Seminar

Algebraic Complexity Theory: Lower bounds and Derandomization (2nd of 2 parts)
Ben Lee Volk, CMI Postdoctoral Scholar, CMS, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Dix Planetary Science Seminar

The Power of Convection
Stuart Bartlett, Postdoc, Planetary Science , Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Seminar on History and Philosophy of Science

Explanation in Contexts of Causal Complexity: Lessons from Psychiatric Genetics
Lauren Ross, Assistant Professor, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, UC Irvine,
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
3:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometrization Learning Seminar

4.Chapter 4.5-5 of Otal
Lei Chen, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

From Exotic to Familiar: Observing Exoplanet Atmospheres in the Coming Decade
Caroline Morley, UT Austin,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Carbon-water coupling: processes, model uncertainties and observational constraints
Pierre Gentine, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

Making Oxidation Easier in Ultra High Vacuum
Bharat Jalan, Associate Professor and Distinguished Shell Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Redefining Druggability using Chemoproteomic Platforms
Daniel K. Nomura, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Cell Biology and Nutritional Sciences and Technology, University of California, Berkeley,