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Saturday, December 14th, 2019
Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
Monday, January 6th, 2020
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

q-Opers, QQ-Systems and Bethe Ansatz
Peter Koroteev, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

Measurements of Carbon-14 of methane in ice cores and the role of fossil emissions in the global methane budget
Vasilii Petrenko, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Separate Universe Techniques for Nonlinear Gravitational Evolution
Marilena Loverde, C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, SUNY Stony Brook,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

Characterization and Application of Lattice-Confined Intermediates for Hydrocarbon Upgrading
David C. Powers, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University,
Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Dix Planetary Science Seminar

"Chemical Reactions Out of this World"
Konstantinos P. Giapis, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Modeling Multiphase Aerosol Thermodynamics – From Phase Separation to Cloud Droplet Activation
Andreas Zuend, McGill University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

"Into the dark world of excitons in atomically thin semiconductors"
Keshav M. Dani, Associate Professor, Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology (OIST) Graduate University,
Thursday, January 9th, 2020
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Materials Innovations for Emerging Energy Technologies
Liangbing (Bing) Hu, Professor, University of Maryland,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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● POSTPONED: Visual Culture Program

This event has been postponed to Thursday, April 9, 2020.
Leslie Thornton, Professor Emerita of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University; former Artist-in-Residence and Lecturer in Visual Culture, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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▶︎ CANCELED: Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

This seminar has been canceled.
Vadim V. Martynov, Graduate Student, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

Moments of half integral weight modular L–functions, bilinear forms and applications
​Alexander Dunn, Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Instruments for the exploration of the Universe and the brain
Günther Dissertori, ETH Zürich,
7:30pm 8:30pm
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Alpine Club Talk

Holcomb Valley Pinnacles Climbing Guide
Chris Owen and Chris Miller,
  • Public Event
Friday, January 10th, 2020
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Quantum Extremal Islands Made Easy
Rob Myers, Perimeter Institute,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Special CMX Seminar

Twistronics: manipulating the spectrum of Hamiltonian operators for two-dimensional layered structures through their twist angle
Mitchell Luskin, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Minnesota,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Replica wormholes and the black hole information paradox
Edgar Shaghoulian, Cornell University,
2:00pm 3:30pm
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Logic Seminar

A universal characterization of standard Borel spaces
Ronnie Chen, Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Pulsar Timing Arrays: The Next Window to Open on the Gravitational-Wave Universe
Chiara Mingarelli, Associate Research Scientist, Center for Computational Astrophysics, Flatiron Institute,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Theoretical analysis of bio-inspired stealth flight
Peter Baddoo, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London,
3:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Geodesic planes in hyperbolic 3-manifolds
Amir Mohammadi, Department of Mathematics, UCSD,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

A Study in Bubbles: The Behavior of Electrochemically Generated Gases in Solar Fuels Devices
Paul Kempler, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, Caltech,
5:00pm 5:50pm
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Saturday, January 11th, 2020
11:30am 3:00pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Kontogiannis Wedding Party

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
Sunday, January 12th, 2020
Monday, January 13th, 2020
11:00am 12:00pm
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Applied Physics Seminar

Light-Matter Interactions for Energy Storage and Thermal Management
Yuan Yang, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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CMS-EE Partners Tech Talk

Alumni-Faculty Panel: Grad school vs. Industry
3:00pm 4:00pm
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▶︎ CANCELED: Special CMX Seminar

On Type I blow-up for the incompressible Euler equations
Dongho Chae, Professor, Department of Mathematics, Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

The section conjecture at the boundary of moduli space
Daniel Litt, Department of Mathematics, University of Georgia,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

A Conceptual Model of Evolutionary Novelty and Innovation, with application to the Ediacaran-Cambrian Radiation
Doug Erwin, Senior Research Biologist and Curator of Paleozoic Invertebrates, Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian, Museum Natural History,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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H.B. Keller Colloquium

Explainable AI: Making Visual Question Answering Systems More Transparent
Raymond Mooney, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Thinking about Simulations of Quantum Field Theories using Digital Quantum Computers
Martin Savage, University of Washington,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Social Science Job Candidate

Land Concentration and Long-Run Development: Evidence from the Frontier United States
Cory Smith, PhD Candidate, Department of Economics, MIT,
Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Dix Planetary Science Seminar

Stellar Flares and Habitable (?) M-dwarf Worlds with TESS
Max Gunther, Postdoc, MIT,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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General Biology Seminar

SEMINAR RESCHEDULED TO 05/26/2020
Marian Walhout, Professor, Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special Chemical Biology Seminar

Hijacking the Lysosome for Targeted Protein Degradation
Steven Banik, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University,