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Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
12:00pm 1:00pm
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postponed until 2/15/22 Chemical Physics Seminar

Online Event
Revealing the scaling properties of matter through designer low-dimensional crystals
Thomas Kempa, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, John Hopkins University,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

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Numerical Simulation of performance and solar fuel conversion efficiency for photoelectrochemical devices
Yikai (Katie) Chen, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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General Biology Seminar

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"Non-neural bioelectric networks: understanding the plasticity of form and function from regeneration to synthetic living organisms"
Mike Levin, Professor, Biology, Tufts University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

Online Event
Rotation Period Detection for Earth-like Exoplanets
Jiazheng Li, Graduate Student, Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology,
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021
9:00am 10:00am
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Control Meets Learning Seminar

Online Event
TBA
Andreas Krause, Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, ETH Zürich,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Online Event
Umpolung Strategies Towards C–O, C–C, and C–N Bonds Enabled by Hypervalent Iodine Reagents
Sarah Wengryniuk, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Temple University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Online Event
Two Approaches to Iterated Reasoning in Games
Amanda Friedenberg, Professor of Economics and Director of Graduate Studies, University of Arizona,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

The Destructive Birth of Massive Stars and Star Clusters
Anna Rosen, NASA Einstein and ITC Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard & Smithsonian,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Online Event
(1). Extraterrestrial 3He: A new proxy for arctic sea ice? (2). Seasonal cycle of midlatitude wind storms
Frank Pavia, Postdoctoral Scholar, Environmental Science and Engineering, Caltech,
Lenka Novak, Research Scientist, Global Environmental Center, Caltech,
Thursday, June 3rd, 2021
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Caltech Toastmasters

Online Event
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3:00pm 4:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

Online Event
High bacterial loads and abundance of opportunistic pathogens may be predictive of patient outcome among mechanically-ventilated COVID-19 patients
Matt Cooper (Ismagilov Group), Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

Online Event
The Skinner--Urban method and the symmetric cube Bloch--Kato conjecture
Samuel Mundy, Department of Mathematics, Columbia University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online Event
Emergence of Statistical Mechanics via Spontaneous Breaking of Unitarity
Victor Galitski, University of Maryland,
Friday, June 4th, 2021
10:00am 11:00am
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Online Event
Unsupervised identification and segmentation of surgical robotic operative data with movement primitives and Gibbs sampling
Daniel Naftalovich, Graduate Student, Control and Dynamical Systems, Caltech,
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online Event
Symmetries and Completeness in Field Theories and Gravity
Jacob McNamara, Harvard University,
11:00am 12:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

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Polyatomic molecules for quantum science and fundamental physics
Nick Hutzler, Assistant Professor of Physics,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

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Energy Conversion and Storage: Novel Materials and Operando Methods
Hector D. Abruna, Emile M. Chamot Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Online Event
Tensor network methods for nonequilibrium statistical mechanics
Phillip Helms, Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Online Event
Cosmic Ray Transport and Influence in Multiphase Environments
Chad Bustard, Postdoctoral Fellow, KITP, UC Santa Barbara,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Caltech Young Investigators Lecture

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RUN as fast as you can: efficient tape spring analysis
Zahra Soltani, Research Associate, Imperial College London,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

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Ancient solutions in geometric flows
Natasa Sesum, Department of Mathematics, Rutgers University,
Saturday, June 5th, 2021
Sunday, June 6th, 2021
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Monday, June 7th, 2021
12:00pm 1:00pm
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► CANCELED: Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

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This seminar has been canceled.
Elena Manresa, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, New York University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Online Event
A new proof of a theorem of Giordano, Putnam, and Skau
Julien Melleray, Institut Camille Jordan, Université Lyon 1,
7:30pm 9:30pm
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Astronomy on Tap

Online Event
"South Pole Cosmology" & "Black Holes Illuminate Galaxies"
Junhan Kim, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Britt Lundgren, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of North Carolina, Asheville,
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Tuesday, June 8th, 2021
10:00am 10:50am
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Caltech/UCLA Joint Analysis Seminar

Online Event
Fundamental Gap Estimate for Convex Domains
Guofang Wei, Department of Mathematics, UC, Santa Barbara,
11:00am 11:50am
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Caltech/UCLA Joint Analysis Seminar

Online Event
Some applications of analysis over finite field
Tama Ziegler, Einstein Institute of Mathematics, Hebrew University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

Online Event
Race to the center of the disk: how dust dynamics leads to preferential formation of gas giants at intermediate distances and the co-existence of cold giants and hot super-Earths
Yayaati Chachan, Graduate Student, Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology,
Wednesday, June 9th, 2021
9:00am 10:00am
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Control Meets Learning Seminar

Online Event
Control has met learning: Aspirational lessons from adaptive control theory
Miroslav Krstic, Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Director, Center for Control Systems and Dynamics, UC San Diego,
10:00am 11:00am
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TCS+ Talk

Online Event
Robustly Learning Mixtures of Gaussians
Pravesh Kothari and Ankur Moitra, CMU and MIT,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Online Event
SRG Orbital Observatory: X-Ray Map of the Universe with a Million Accreting Supermassive Black Holes and Thirty Thousand Clusters of Galaxies
Rashid Sunyaev, Director, Department of High Energy Astrophysics, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Online Event
Psychedelics and Related Plasticity-Promoting Neurotherapeutics
David Olson, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of California - Davis,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Online Event
The permissible and the forbidden
Ariel Rubinstein, Professor of Economics, Tel Aviv University and New York University,
Thursday, June 10th, 2021
10:00am 11:00am
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T&C Chen Center for Social and Decision Neuroscience Seminar

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Deciding to stop deciding: A cortical-subcortical circuit for forming and terminating a decision
Michael Shadlen, Professor of Neuroscience and Principal Investigator at Zuckerman Institute, Columbia University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

Online Event
Build to Understand-- The Secret Lives of Bio-Circuits
Hana El-Samad, Kuo Family Endowed Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Seminar on History and Philosophy of Science

Online Event
Resolute and Correlated Bayesians
Boris Babic, Assistant Professor, Department of Decision Sciences, INSEAD; former Weisman Postdoctoral Instructor in Philosophy of Science, Caltech (2017-2019),
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

Online Event
Principles of SecA-driven cotranslational translocation revealed by selective ribosome profiling
Zikun Zhu (Shan Group), Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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2021 McCoy Symposium

Online Event
Mary Arrastia, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
Christopher Kenseth, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online Event
Carving out Theory Space
David Simmons-Duffin, Caltech,
Friday, June 11th, 2021
Monday, June 14th, 2021
9:30am 10:30am
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INQNET Seminar

Online Event
Creating Inter-Cryostat Quantum Microwave Networks across Meter-Scale Distances
Andreas Wallraff, ETH Zurich,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Online Event
Schreier decorations of unimodular random graphs
László Márton Tóth, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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RSI Research Seminar

Online Event
Resnick Sustainability Institute Research Seminar
7:30pm 9:30pm
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杯酒谈天线上直播 (Astronomy on Tap, Chinese)

Online Event
《引力波》和《被撕碎的恒星》"Gravitational Waves" and "Ripped Stars"
Yanbei Chen, Professor, Department of Physics, Caltech,
Yuhan Yao, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
  • Public Event
Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
11:00am 12:15pm
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Chemical Physics Seminar

Online Event
The Pursuit of Free Energies and Free Energy Relationships
Shaama Sharada, WiSE Gabilan Assistant Professor, Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Online Event
Katherine Rinaldi, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Online Event
Katherine Rinaldi, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
Wednesday, June 16th, 2021
11:00am 12:00pm
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LIGO-GRITTS Seminar

A Tidal Disruption Event Coincident with a High-Energy Neutrino
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12:00pm 1:00pm
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12:00pm 1:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

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Matching and equilibrium over an infinite horizon
Sophie Bade, Professor of Economics, Royal Holloway University of London,
Thursday, June 17th, 2021
9:00am 9:55am
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Analysis Seminar

Online Event
The characteristic gluing problem of general relativity
Stefan Czimek, The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, Brown University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Caltech Toastmasters

Online Event
  • Public Event
12:00pm 1:00pm
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The Importance of Play

Online Event
  • Internal Event
2:00pm 3:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Online Event
Exploiting speckle to image deeper in scattering media
Michelle C. Cua, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Student Seminar Series

Online Event
Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Student Seminar Series
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7:00pm 8:30pm
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Theodore von Kármán Lecture

Online Event
Oh, Jupiter! We Thought We Knew You
Cynthia Phillips, Europa Project Staff Scientist, NASA/JPL,
Steve Levin, Juno Project Scientist, NASA/JPL,
  • Public Event
Monday, June 21st, 2021
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Online Event
Local entropy and descriptive complexity
Udayan Darji, Department of Mathematics, University of Louisville,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

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Mechanistic Studies of Nickel Catalyzed Ethylene/Polar Monomer Copolymerization
Sam Xiong, Graduate Student (Agapie Research Group), Department of Chemistry, Caltech,
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Caltech Y Friends Webinar: "Finding the Right Words: A Memoir about Alzheimer's, Literature, & Neurology"

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Finding the Right Words: A Memoir about Alzheimer's, Literature, & Neurology
Cindy Weinstein, Eli and Edythe Broad Professor of English; Vice Provost; Chief Diversity Officer, Caltech,
Bruce Miller, A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor in Neurology; Director, Memory and Aging Cente; Co-Director, Global Brain Health Institute, UC San Francisco,
  • Public Event
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021
11:00am 12:00pm
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LIGO Seminar

Deciphering the Biography of Massive Stars: Compact Object Mergers as a Rosetta Stone
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Online Event
Identification of auctions with incomplete bid data in the presence of unobserved heterogeneity
Eric Mbakop, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Calgary,
2:00pm 4:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Online Event
Applications of Machine Learning to Finite Volume Methods
Ben Stevens, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, Caltech,
Thursday, June 24th, 2021
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Caltech Toastmasters

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