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Monday, January 3rd, 2022
Tuesday, January 4th, 2022
12:00pm 1:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

Remote sensing brown dwarf atmospheres with Brewster retrievals
Ben Burningham, Professor, School of Physics, Astronomy and Maths, University of Hertfordshire,
Wednesday, January 5th, 2022
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Online Event
High-Energy Neutrino Astrophysics with IceCube
Ignacio Taboada, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology,
Thursday, January 6th, 2022
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Online Event
How colloidal physics instantiate life in biological cells
Roseanna N. Zia, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering and by Courtesy, Mechanical Engineering Otterson Faculty Scholar, Stanford University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

Online Event
"Synthetic mammalian signaling circuits for robust cell population control"
Yitong Ma, Elowitz Group, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium **POSTPONED**

Online and In-Person Event
Energetic Constraints on Biological Assembly and Motion
Michael Murrell, Yale University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special Medical Engineering Seminar-Dr. Chris Puleo

Online Event
Biomedical Engineering at a Corporate Research Center (Case Studies): From Concept to Product Prototype and Business Model … and Back Again
Chris Puleo, Ph.D., Senior Principal Biomedical Engineer, General Electric Research Center,
Friday, January 7th, 2022
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online Event
Branes, Quivers and BPS Algebras
Miroslav Rapcak, UC Berkeley,
12:30pm 1:30pm
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INQNET Seminar

Online Event
A quantum processor based on coherent transport of entangled atom arrays
Dolev Bluvstein, Grad School of Arts and Sci, Harvard University,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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CMX Student/Postdoc Seminar

Online Event
Stochastic and Convex Geometry for Complex Data Analysis
Eliza O'Reilly, Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship Trainee in Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Computing and Mathematical Science, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Online Event
Unraveling neutron star interiors with multimessenger observables
Geert Raaijmakers, Graduate Student, Faculty of Science, IHEF, University of Amsterdam,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Embodied Intelligence in Robofish

Online Event
Daniel Quinn, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia,
Monday, January 10th, 2022
9:45am 11:00am
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online Event
Dressing and Tuning-Dressing of a spin 1/2 system
Guiseppe Bevilacqua, DSFTA - University of Siena (Italy),
12:00pm 1:00pm
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12:00pm 1:00pm
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INQNET Seminar

Online Event
Photonic resource state generation from a minimal number of quantum emitters
Bikun Li, Physics, Virginia Tech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

Online Event
Thermochemistry of Sm(II)-Mediated Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer: Reactivation of Sm(III)-Alkoxides and Strategies for Electrocatalysis
Emily Boyd, Graduate Student (Peters Research Group), Department of Chemistry, Caltech,
Tuesday, January 11th, 2022
12:00pm 1:00pm
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2:00pm 3:00pm
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Caltech/UCLA/USC Joint Analysis Seminar

Online Event
Sharp L^p estimates for oscillatory integral operators of arbitrary signature
Marina Iliopoulou, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Kent,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Caltech/UCLA/USC Joint Analysis Seminar

Online Event
Polynomial and multidimensional configurations in dense sets
Sarah Peluse, School of Mathematics, Princeton University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

The Planet We Could Not Imagine
Stephen Kane, Professor of Planetary Astrophysics, Departments of Earth and Planetary Science and Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Riverside,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Online Event
Signaling and Discrimination in Collaborative Projects
Paula Onuchic, Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Economics, Nuffield College, Oxford University,
Wednesday, January 12th, 2022
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Online Event
Fast Transients, High Redshift Galaxies, and the Keck Wide-Field Imager
Jeff Cooke, Professor, Swinburne University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Online Event
Viewing Anthropogenic Change Through an AI Lens
Elizabeth Barnes, Colorado State University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

Online Event
Photonics and Materials for Machine Intelligence and Cryptography
Volker J. Sorger, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Washington University,
Thursday, January 13th, 2022
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Online Event
New experimental approaches for measuring and controlling fluid flows
Matt Fu, Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate in Aerospace, Aerospace, Caltech,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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LIGO Seminar

Simulations of Optical Systems of Gravitational Wave Interferometers
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online Event
Iterating Infrastructure from High Volts to X-Rays to Nuclear Physics: Early Caltech Science in the Archives
Peter S. Collopy, University Archivist and Head of Archives and Special Collections, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Online Event
Public Goods Under Financial Distress: Evidence from Cities in the Great Depression
Pawel Janas, PhD Candidate, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University,
Friday, January 14th, 2022
10:00am 11:30am
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11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Automorphic Spectra and the Conformal Bootstrap
Sridip Pal, Institute for Advanced Study,
11:00am 12:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Online Event
Clifford-deformed Surface Codes
Arpit Dua, UQM-IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar, Xie Chen Group,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Collective particle settling with implications for microplastic transport in estuaries

Online Event
Bruce Sutherland, Professor, Departments of Physics and of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Online Event
Smallest non-cyclic quotients of braid groups
Sudipta Kolay, ICERM, Brown University,
7:00pm 9:00pm
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Stargazing Lecture

Online Event
How to Rip Apart a Star
Samantha Wu, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
  • Public Event
Sunday, January 16th, 2022
Monday, January 17th, 2022
Tuesday, January 18th, 2022
10:00am 11:00am
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

Online Event
Weyl symmetry for curve counting invariants via spherical twists
Tim-Henrik Buelles, ETH Zürich,
10:00am 11:00am
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Caltech/UCLA/USC Joint Analysis Seminar

Online Event
Nonuniqueness results from 2D Euler equations to 3D Navier-Stokes equations
Maria Colombo, EPFL,
11:00am 12:00pm
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Caltech/UCLA/USC Joint Analysis Seminar

Online Event
Mathematical wave turbulence and propagation of chaos
Yu Deng, Department of Mathematics, USC,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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3:00pm 4:00pm
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Discrete Analysis Seminar

Online Event
Results on the largest sum-free subsets of integers
Shukun Wu, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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canceled- Chemical Physics Seminar

Online Event
Todd Martinez, Ehrsam and Franklin Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

Effusive Volcanism on Earth and Mars
Joana Voigt, Graduate Student, Department of Planetary Science, University of Arizona,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special Chemical Physics Seminar: Dr. Joonho Lee

Challenging Problems in Quantum Chemistry: How to Diagnose Them and How to Tackle Them
Dr. Joonho Lee, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Columbia University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Online Event
Preference Regression
Peter Caradonna, PhD Candidate, Department of Economics, Georgetown University,
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Online Event
Pinpointing fast radio bursts in space and time
Jason Hessels, Professor, University of Amsterdam & ASTRON,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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CMX Lunch Seminar

Online Event
Modeling and topological data analysis of zebrafish-skin patterns
Alexandria Volkening, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering (by courtesy) Purdue University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Online Event
Set theory and a proposed model of the mind in psychology
Asger Törnquist, Department of Mathematics, University of Copenhagen,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Quantum-chemical calculations for ultracold ion-atom scattering experiments
Michal Tomza, Habilitaiton in Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

The Effectiveness, Co-benefits, and Penalties of Adopting Solar Reflective Surfaces in Cities and Other Climate Change Mitigation/Adaptation Strategies
Jiachen Zhang, University of Southern California, California Air Resources Board,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Rocket Fund Graduate Student/Postdoc Information Session

Online Event
Andrea Choe, MD, PhD, Founder and CEO, Holoclara, Inc.,
Cody Finke, Founder and CEO, Brimstone Energy,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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CANCELED: Watson Lecture - When Earth Breathed Deeply

Online Event
Claire E. Bucholz, Assistant Professor of Geology, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
  • Public Event
Thursday, January 20th, 2022
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Nonlinear Dynamics of Soft Filaments
Neda Maghsoodi, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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LIGO Seminar

New binary black hole merger detections in the LIGO–Virgo O3a data
1:00pm 2:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Online Event
Microwave-to-Optical Transduction Using Rare-Earth Ions
Jake H. Rochman, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geology Club Seminar

CaCO3 dissolution in carbonate-poor shelf sands increases with ocean acidification; Constraining CaCO3 export and dissolution with an ocean alkalinity model
Abby Lunstrum, Graduate Student, University of Southern California,
Hengdi Liang, Graduate Student, University of Southern California,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special Chemical Engineering Seminar

Life in a Tight Spot: How Bacteria Swim, Disperse, and Grow in Crowded Spaces
Sujit S. Datta, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Online Event
Contracting and vertical control by a dominant platform
Ellen Muir, PhD Candidate, Department of Economics, Stanford University,
7:00pm 8:30pm
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Theodore von Kármán Lecture

Online Event
SWOT: Looking at the Earth's Water
Cedric David, Supervisor of JPL's Water & Ecosystems Group, NASA/JPL,
  • Public Event
Friday, January 21st, 2022
11:00am 12:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Online Event
Magnetism and Superconductivity in Crystalline Few-layer Graphene
Haoxin Zhou, IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar, Nadj-Perge Group,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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CMX Student/Postdoc Seminar

Online Event
Building Next-Generation Mathematical Models and Methods for Real-World Multiphysics Simulations
Daniel Zhengyu Huang, Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate in Environmental Science and Engineering, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Online Event
From 3-manifolds to modular data
Yang Qiu, Department of Mathematics, UC Santa Barbara,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Ultra Lighweight shape Adaptable Composites for Aerospace and Biomedical Applications

Online Event
Paolo Ermanni, Professor, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich,
Saturday, January 22nd, 2022
2:00pm 5:00pm
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Photography on Campus: Mehrabi Party

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

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
Monday, January 24th, 2022
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Online Event
Disruptive Effects of Natural Disasters: The 1906 San Francisco Fire
Hanna Schwank, PhD Candidate, Department of Economics, Boston University,
12:30pm 1:30pm
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Berkeley-Caltech-Stanford Joint Number Theory Seminar

Online Event
The Number of Rational Points on a Curve of Genus > 1
Philipp Habegger, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Basel,
12:30pm 1:30pm
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INQNET Seminar

Online Event
Reinforcement learning for designing quantum protocols
Alexey A. Melnikov, Terra Quantum AG, Valiev Institute of Physics and Technology of Russian Academy of Sciences,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

Stratified étale homotopy theory
Peter Haine, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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APhMS Special Seminar

Atomic Layer Processing for Better Quantum Devices
Russ Renzas, Quantum Technology Manager, Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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H.B. Keller Colloquium

Online Event
Questionnaires to PDEs: Emergent Dynamic Models from Disorganized Data
Yannis Kevrekidis, Bloomberg Distinguisher Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Johns Hopkins University / Whiting School of Engineering,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Analyticity and Unitarity for Cosmological Correlators
Victor Gorbenko, Stanford University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

Online Event
A Love Letter to XPS: Characterization of an Earth-Abundant OER Catalyst
John M. (Jake) Evans, Graduate Student (Lewis Research Group), Department of Chemistry, Caltech,
7:30pm 9:30pm
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Astronomy on Tap

Online Event
"Don't Look Up" and "Astronomy without Astronomers"
Amy Mainzer, Professor, Lunar and Planetary Lab, University of Arizona,
Dmitry Duev, Software Engineer, Weights and Biases,
  • Public Event
Tuesday, January 25th, 2022
12:00pm 1:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

Unveiling the early stages of planet formation
Myriam Benisty, Staff Astronomer, University of Grenoble,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Discrete Analysis Seminar

Online Event
Harmonic analysis over $\mathbb{Q}_p$ and decoupling
Zane Li, Department of Mathematics, Indiana University Bloomington,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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[POSTPONED] W. N. Lacey Lectureship in Chemical Engineering

Dr. Paula T. Hammond, Institute Professor and Department Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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APhMS Special Seminar

Online Event
Phononic Frequency Combs
Adarsh Venkataraman Ganesan, Postdoctoral Researcher, US National Institute of Standards and Technology,