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Wednesday, October 27th, 2021
Monday, November 1st, 2021
12:00pm 1:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online Event
Rethinking false vacuum decay
Djuna Croon, Durham University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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RSI Research Seminar

Online Event
Resnick Sustainability Institute Research Seminar
12:30pm 1:30pm
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Berkeley-Caltech-Stanford Joint Number Theory Seminar

Online Event
Bounds for standard L-functions
Paul Nelson, Mathematics, IAS,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

Reflection in algebra and topology
Aaron Mazel-Gee, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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H.B. Keller Colloquium

Online Event
Neural Networks and Numerical PDEs
Jinchao Xu, Verne M. Willaman Professor of Mathematics & Director, Center for Computational Mathematics and Applications, Penn State,
5:00pm 7:00pm
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Astronomy on Tap (Español)

Online Event
Ciencia con el Telescopio James Webb de la NASA
Sofía Gallego, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Gerónimo Villanueva, Planetary Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,
  • Public Event
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Discrete Analysis Seminar

Supercritical percolation on finite transitive graphs
Philip Easo, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

Preparing for the Next Decade of Venus Exploration
Alex Akins, Research Technologist, Microwave Instrument Science Group, JPL,
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021
11:00am 12:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Online Event
A randomized quantum algorithm for statistical phase estimation
Kianna Wan, PhD Candidate, Stanford,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Online Event
Embedding Borel quasi-orders into the Turing degrees
Patrick Lutz, Department of Mathematics, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Online and In-Person Event
Increasing Accuracy in Measuements of the Hubble Constant: Is There Evidence for New Physics?
Wendy Freedman, John and Mary Sullivan University Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Online Event
Impact of atmospheric and oceanic advective feedbacks on the AMOC response to CO2 increase
Oluwayemi Garuba, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

Multiscale Characterization of Metallic Alloy Solidification Dynamics
Amy Clarke, Professor, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Evaluating Economic Models
Drew Fudenberg, Paul A. Samuel Professor of Economics, MIT,
Thursday, November 4th, 2021
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Data-driven mechanics – the challenge to model inelastic material behaviour and structures
Stefanie Reese, Professor, Institute of Applied Mechanics, RWTH Aachen University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

Online Event
"Synthetic multistability in mammalian cells"
Ronghui Zhu, Elowitz Group, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

CANCELLED - The Ratios Conjecture over function fields
Alexandra Florea, Department of Mathematics, UC Irvine,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online and In-Person Event
Quantum Computing at the Speed of Light
Terry Rudolph, PsiQuantum and Imperial College London,
Friday, November 5th, 2021
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online Event
JTbar-deformed CFTs as non-local CFTs
Monica Guica, IPhT-Saclay,
11:00am 12:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Online Event
Probing many-body quantum chaos in quantum simulators via randomized measurements
Andreas Elben, Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar, Preskill Group,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

Online Event
Molecular and Supramolecular Organometallics for Luminescence Sensing, and Photoredox Catalysis
Thomas S. Teets, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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CMX Student/Postdoc Seminar

Online Event
An FC-based shock-dynamics solver with neural-network localized artificial-viscosity assignment
Daniel Leibovici, Graduate Student, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Caltech,
1:00pm 3:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Online Event
Wearable inductive damping sensors for skin edema quantification
Tzu-Chieh (Jake) Chou, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
2:00pm 4:00pm
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Critical Intersections: Conversations on History, Race, and Science

Online Event
Situating the University in Time and Space
Sharon Stein, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia,
Stephanie Kim, Assistant Professor of the Practice and Faculty Director of Higher Education Administration, Georgetown University,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

What's Happening in Halos?
J. Michael Shull, Professor, Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Classical fluid mechanics confronts modern research questions: Virus transport, a novel similarity solution, and an N-body problem

Online Event
Howard Stone, Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Volume estimates of complements of lifts of geodesics in projective tangent bundles
Tommaso Cremaschi, Department of Mathematics, USC,
Saturday, November 6th, 2021
1:30pm 3:30pm
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Photography on Campus: Parya-Papazian Party

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2:00pm 4:00pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Muradian Wedding Party

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
Sunday, November 7th, 2021
Monday, November 8th, 2021
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Quantum Matter Seminar

Online Event
Non-ergodicity and emergent Hilbert-space fragmentation in tilted Fermi- Hubbard chains
Monika Aidelsburger, Professor, University of Munich,
12:30pm 1:30pm
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Berkeley-Caltech-Stanford Joint Number Theory Seminar

Online Event
Sparsity of Integral Points on Moduli Spaces of Varieties
Brian Lawrence, Department of Mathematics, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

Essential dimension via prismatic cohomology
Jesse Wolfson, Department of Mathematics, UC Irvine,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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H.B. Keller Colloquium

Online Event
Researching CS Education to Drive Equity and Effectiveness
Colleen Lewis, Associate Professor, Computer Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,
7:30pm 9:30pm
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Astronomy on Tap

Online Event
JWST, The Origin of Beer, and Exoplanets
Colette Salyk, Professor, Department of Astronomy, Vassar College,
Sasha Hinkley, Professor, Department of Astronomy, University of Exeter,
  • Public Event
Tuesday, November 9th, 2021
4:00pm 5:00pm
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4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

A Dynamical Synthesis of Planetary Systems
Malena Rice, Graduate Research Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Yale University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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KNI Special Webinar: Dr. Xueqian (Lucy) Li

Online Event
Light-Driven Catalysis: Untangling Thermal and Non-thermal Effects
  • Public Event
Wednesday, November 10th, 2021
11:00am 12:00pm
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Quantum Matter Seminar

Long lived clock qubit entanglement in strontium tweezer arrays
Nathan Schine, NRC Postdoc, NIST and JILA, CU Boulder,
11:00am 12:00pm
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TCS+ Talk

Online Event
Spectral Independence: A New Tool to Analyze Markov Chains
Kuikui Liu, Graduate Student, University of Washington,