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Sunday, October 25th, 2020
5:00pm 6:00pm
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"Explore Caltech" Talks

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Robert C. Hurt, Graduate Student, Biology and Biological Engineering,
Mackenzie Strehle, Graduate Student, Biology and Biological Engineering,
  • Public Event
Monday, October 26th, 2020
12:00pm 1:00pm
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CMS-EE Partners Tech Talk

Online Event
Cadence and Computational Software: Electronic Design Automation and Machine Learning
Elias Fallon, Cadence,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Online Event
Strategic Party Resource Allocation in US Congressional Elections
Shunto Kobayashi, Graduate Student, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech,
12:30pm 2:00pm
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Joint Berkeley-Caltech-Stanford Number Theory Seminar

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On the locally analytic vectors of the completed cohomology of modular curves
Lue Pan, Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Online Event
Sebastian Lee, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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H.B. Keller Colloquium

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Topological Tools for Understanding Complex Systems
Michelle Feng, Postdoctoral Scholar, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online Event
UV/IR Mixing and the Hierarchy Problem
Seth Koren, University of Chicago,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

Online Event
Hybrid Metal-Organic Interfaces for a Selective Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide
Alonso Rosas, Postdoctoral Scholar (Peters Research Group), Department of Chemistry, Caltech,
7:30pm 9:30pm
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Astronomy on Tap

Online Event
"New Horizons and Pluto: An Adventure to the Outer Solar System" and "Fast Radio Bursts: A Mystery Solved?"
Briley Lewis, PhD Candidate, Division of Astronomy & Astrophysics, UCLA,
Chris Bochenek, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
  • Public Event
Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
10:00am 11:00am
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PhD Thesis Defense

Online Event
Spectroscopy and Kinetics of Atmospheric and Astrochemical Radical Reactions
Joseph Messinger, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
11:00am 12:00pm
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Chemical Physics Seminar

Online Event
Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Catalysis and Energy Conversion
Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, John Gamble Kirkwood Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Yale University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

Online Event
Probing the dynamics of planet and satellite formation using isotopes
Francis Nimmo, Professor, Earth & Planetary Sciences Department, University of California, Santa Cruz,
  • Internal Event
Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
9:00am 10:00am
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Control Meets Learning Seminar

Online Event
The long and short of stochastic stability in multi-agent systems
Jeff Shamma, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology,
10:00am 11:00am
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TCS+ Talk

Online Event
Adversarially Robust Learnability: Characterization and Reductions
Omar Montasser, Graduate Student, TTIC,
11:00am 12:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Online Event
Quantum simulation and quantum computation with programmable Rydberg atom arrays
Harry Levine, Graduate Student, Lukin Group, Harvard University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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CMX Lunch Seminar

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Combining knowledge and data driven methods for solving inverse imaging problems - getting the best from both worlds
Carola-Bibiane Schonlieb, Professor of Applied Mathematics and head of the Cambridge Image Analysis (CIA) group, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Online Event
From recursively presented metric spaces to recursive Polish spaces
Tyler Arant, Department of Mathematics, UCLA,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

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Some Simple Concepts & Their Consequences in Covalent Mechanochemistry
Stephen Craig, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Duke University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Online Event
Signaling with Private Monitoring
Gonzalo Cisternas, Class of 1954 Career Development Associate Professor, Applied Economics Group, MIT Sloan School of Management.,
1:30pm 2:30pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online Event
Integrable Kondo line defect, 4D Chern Simons, and ODE/IM correspondence
Jingxiang Wu, Perimeter Institute,
3:00pm 4:30pm
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Geometric Representation Theory Learning Seminar

Online Event
Beilinson-Drinfeld Grassmannians and factorization structures
Tamir Hemo, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

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Feedback and Feeding: The Circumgalactic Medium of Star-Forming Galaxies during Cosmic Noon
Gwen Rudie, Carnegie Observatories,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

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Is Global Warming Inhibiting an Incipient Ice Age?
George Philander, Princeton University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

Orbital Degeneracy Lifting: Broken Local Symmetries and their Orderings in Interesting Electronic Materials
Simon Billinge, Professor, Materials Science and Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, Physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory,
7:00pm 8:00pm
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Alpine Club Talk

Online Event
Alpine Adventures in the Time of Corona
William Nicolas, Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate, Biology & Biological Engineering, Caltech,
  • Public Event
Thursday, October 29th, 2020
9:00am 9:55am
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Analysis Seminar

Online Event
Mode coupling and late-time asymptotics of linear waves on rotating black holes
Dejan Gajic, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge,
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

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Simulation and Modeling of High-Speed Disperse Two-Phase Flows
Jesse Capecelatro, Assistant Professor, Departments of Mechanical Engineering & Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

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Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of biological membranes
Kranthi Mandadapu, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online Event
Caltech, quantum teleportation, and GKP qubits
Akira Furusawa, University of Tokyo,
Friday, October 30th, 2020
11:00am 12:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Online Event
A Theory of Trotter Error
Yuan Su, Postdoctoral Scholar in Theoretical Physics, Brandao Group,
12:00pm 2:00pm
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Critical Intersections: Conversations on History, Race, and Science

Online Event
Histories of Eugenics: The Human Betterment Foundation and Beyond
Natalie Lira, University of Illinois,
Ayah Nuriddin, Johns Hopkins University,
Alexandra Minna Stern, University of Michigan,
Sandy Rodriguez, Independent Artist,
Virginia Espino, UCLA,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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CMX Student/Postdoc Seminar

Online Event
Predicting many properties of a quantum system from very few measurements
Robert Huang, Graduate Student, Computing and Mathematical Science, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Online Event
Between the Disk and the Star: Boundary Layers of Astrophysical Accretion Disks
Roman Rafikov, John N. Bahcall Fellow, DAMTP, University of Cambridge,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Formal Methods for Control Synthesis of Autonomous Systems

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Formal Methods for Control Synthesis of Autonomous Systems
Tichakorn (Nok) Wongpiromsarn, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Iowa State University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Online Event
Generalized soap bubbles and the topology of manifolds with positive scalar curvature
Chao Li, Department of Mathematics, Princeton University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online Event
The ODE/IM solution of integrable Kondo problems
Davide Gaiotto, Perimeter Institute,