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Friday, April 1st, 2022
10:00am 11:00am
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

"Charge and heat transport in non-metallic crystals using first-principles Boltzmann transport theory"
Peishi Cheng, Graduate Student, Applied Physics,
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
A mathematical definition of the abelian group Q(X) := quantum cellular automata / finite depth quantum circuits and ancilla residing on a space X.
Michael Freedman, USCB/Microsoft,
11:00am 12:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
A mathematical definition of the abelian group Q(X) := quantum cellular automata / finite depth quantum circuits and ancilla residing on a space X
Michael Freedman, USCB/Microsoft,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Quantum Matter Seminar

Searches for new physics with a multiplexed optical lattice clock
Shimon Kolkowitz, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Agnostic Planetary Assessment using Epsilon Machines
Stuart Bartlett, Research Staff, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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EE Systems Seminar

Minimum-Information Kalman-Bucy filtering limitation of continuous-time data compression
Takashi Tanaka, Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin,
Sunday, April 3rd, 2022
Monday, April 4th, 2022
12:00pm 1:00pm
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RSI Research Seminar

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

Online Event
A positive proportion of integers are not the sum of two rational cubes
Manjul Bhargava, Department of Mathematics, Princeton University,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Persistent Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking at High Temperatures
Eliezer Rabinovici, CERN, HU of Jerusalem,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Tea Talk

Online Event
Intermediate mass black holes everywhere?
James Paynter, University of Melbourne,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online Event
Light Quarks at Large N
Michael Dine, UC Santa Cruz,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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History Seminar

The Origins of Legal Literature in Europe: From the Big Bang to the Formation of Multiple Galaxies
Emanuele Conte, Professor of Legal History and Department Director of Legal History and Theory, at Università degli Studi di Roma Tre,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
"Record Level Selectivity for C≥2 Products in Strong Acid on Cu Electrodes Provided by N-Heterocycle Organic Additives."
Gavin Heim, Postdoctoral Scholar (Agapie Research Group), Department of Chemistry, Caltech,
Tuesday, April 5th, 2022
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Physics Seminar

Genome Organization through Phase Separation: Random yet Precise
Bin Zhang, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Associate Member of the Broad Institute, Pfizer-Laubach Career Development Professorship, Department of Chemistry, Massachussetts Institute of Technolocy,
4:07pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

Fine-regolith production on asteroids controlled by rock porosity
Saverio Cambioni, Crosby Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT,
Wednesday, April 6th, 2022
9:00am 11:00am
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PhD Thesis Defense

Targeting Fusion Proteins of HIV-1 and SARS-CoV-2
Claudia Jette, Graduate Student, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Online Event
Constructing Wadge classes and describing Wadge quasi-orders
Raphaël Carroy, University of Turin,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Online Event
Precision Strong-Field Gravity Tests with the Double Pulsar
Ingrid Stairs, Professor, Division of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

First-Principles Many-Body Theory and Quantum Dynamics for Materials in Quantum Information Science
Yuan Ping, Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Mechanism-guided discovery of photocontrolled materials and reactions
Julia Kalow, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University,
Thursday, April 7th, 2022
9:00am 10:00am
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Special Biology Seminar

"Self-organized morphogenesis of a stem-cell derived human neural tube"
Eyal Karbrun, Postdoctoral Fellow, Physics, and the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California Santa Barbara,
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Structural Computing: Leveraging Mechanics for Information Processing
Phil R. Buskohl, Research Mechanical Engineer, Functional Materials Division, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Caltech Young Investigators Lecture

Online Event
Learning Under Requirements
Luiz Chamon, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Berkeley,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

Online Event
"How Runx Transcription Factors Instruct Early Thymic T-cell Development"
Boyoung Shin, (Rothenburg group),
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Biochemistry Seminar

Impact of Biophysical Constraints on the Mutational Tolerance of Integral Membrane Proteins
Jonathan Schlebach, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Indiana Univ Bloomington,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

Design & Engineering of Macromolecules for Energy and Environmental Sciences
Guoliang (Greg) Liu, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Distinguished Medical Engineering Seminar - Tzahi Cohen-Karni

Online and In-Person Event
Bioelectronics with nanocarbons – forming I/O with tissue and cells
Tzahi Cohen-Karni, Associate Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science engineering, Carnegie Mellon University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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LA Probability Forum

Multiplicative chaos of the Brownian loop soup
Antoine Jego, MSRI, Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Online Event
Aqueous Aerosols in Atmospheric Chemistry and Airborne Disease
Alan Gu, Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online and In-Person Event
Machine learning and knots
Sergei Gukov, Caltech,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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LA Probability Forum

SLE, energy duality, and foliations by Weil-Petersson quasicircles
Yilin Wang, MSRI, Berkeley,
6:00pm 7:00pm
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Friday, April 8th, 2022
9:00am 10:00am
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Does bottom boundary layer turbulence drive deep-ocean upwelling? First insights from the BLT Recipes experiment
Alberto Naveira Garabato, Professor of Physical Oceanography, University of Southampton,
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
The S-matrix bootstrap in two and four dimensions: primal and dual problem
Martin Kruczenski, Purdue University,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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CMX Student/Postdoc Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
TBA
Dani Kiyasseh, Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Caltech,
2:30pm 3:30pm
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PhD Thesis Seminar

Singlet Fission in Bipentacene Coordination Complexes
Ryan Ribson, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Caltech Young Investigators Lecture

Online Event
Stable Self-organization Arises for Schooling Swimmers Through Hydrodynamic Interactions
Melike Kurt, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Southampton, United Kingdom,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Chromatic invariants of vector bundles on projective spaces
Morgan Opie, Department of Mathematics, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Mathematics Colloquium

Motion and monodromy
Nalini Joshi, School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Sydney,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Developmental Biology Seminar

1. "Reconstructing embryos with stem cells - the principles of self-organization" 2. "Precursor-Progeny Relationships: Building Maps and Organoids"
Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, Caltech,
Nils Lindstrom, USC,
7:00pm 9:00pm
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Stargazing Lecture

Online Event
Black Holes and Gravitational Waves: Was Einstein Right?
Saul Teukolsky, Robinson Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics, Caltech,
  • Public Event
Sunday, April 10th, 2022
Monday, April 11th, 2022
12:30pm 1:30pm
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Berkeley-Caltech-Stanford Joint Number Theory Seminar

Online Event
Algebraic twists of automorphic L-functions
Philippe Michel, EPFL,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

"Autonomous Mission-Driven Robots in Extreme Environments"
Amanda Bouman, Graduate Student,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Caltech Young Investigators Lecture

Online Event
Dynamics of Predictions and Decision-Making
Tijana Zrnic, PhD candidate, University of California, Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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H.B. Keller Colloquium

Online Event
Dynamics of Predictions and Decision-Making
Tijana Zrnic, PhD. candidate, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department, UC Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online Event
The axion-photon coupling and grand unified theories
Mario Reig, Oxford University,
Tuesday, April 12th, 2022
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Caltech/UCLA/USC Joint Analysis Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
TBA
Alex Iosevich, Department of Mathematics, University of Rochester,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

Observational Clues about Giant Planet Formation: from Eccentricities to Confounding Starspots
Sarah Blunt, Graduate Student, Department of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Bilateral trade under no subsidies and stochastic mechanisms; Multi-trader pairwise exchange with minimal subsidies
Jernej Copic, Visiting Associate in Economics, Caltech,
6:45pm 8:15pm
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Wednesday, April 13th, 2022
11:00am 12:00pm
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Consciousness Seminar April 2022 (Virtual)

"The Role of Top-Down Feedback in Conscious Perception"
Veith Weilnhammer, Charité University Medicine Berlin,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Online Event
Extending the Reach of the Point-to-Set Principle
Jack Lutz, Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Stereoselective Synthesis of Acyclic Quaternary and Tetrasubstituted Stereogenic Centers
Tyler Fulton, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

What to Know About GWs for Those in the Know
Rana Adhikari, Professor of Physics, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Opening the blackbox of ‘policy engagement': things every scientist should know about how academic research is used within environmental policymaking
Roxana Shafiee, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Does Harold Zurcher Have Time Separable Preferences?
Yi Xin, Assistant Professor of Economics, Caltech,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Watson Lecture: The Rhetoric of Chance in Times of Pandemic

Online and In-Person Event
Jennifer A. Jahner, Professor of English, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech,
  • Public Event
7:00pm 8:15pm
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Visual Culture Seminar

Online Event
Art in Data: From Self-Tracking to Mass Migration
Stephen Cartwright, Artist,
Thursday, April 14th, 2022
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Shuman Xia, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geology Club Seminar

Continental carbonate systems in extreme environments of South America - assessment of organic and inorganic controls on mineral precipitation
Leonardo Fadel Cury, Associate Professor, Department of Geology, Federal University of Paraná,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium - CANCELED

Online and In-Person Event
Quantum Many-body theory in the Quantum Information era
Matthew P.A. Fisher, UC Santa Barbara,
Friday, April 15th, 2022
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Semiclassical 3D gravity as an average of large-c CFT
Scott Collier, Princeton University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Tuning Active Sites in Catalytic Nanomaterials through Collodial Synthesis
Christina W. Li, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Deterministic Generation of 2D Photonic Cluster States by a Single Quantum Emitter
Vinicius Ferreira, Graduate Student, Painter Group,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Self-Force Waveforms with a Spinning Secondary
Josh Mathews, Graduate Student, Maths Support Centre, University College Dublin,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Physics-Inspired Coarsening for Large-Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Flows

Perry Johnson, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine,
Saturday, April 16th, 2022
Monday, April 18th, 2022
9:30am 10:30am
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INQNET Seminar

Online Event
Thulium Doped Garnets for Quantum Repeaters and Optical Quantum Memory
Jake Davidson, QuTech, Delft University of Technology,
10:00am 11:00am
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PhD Thesis Defense

Development of Nickel-Catalyzed Asymmetric Cross-Coupling Reactions
Travis DeLano, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online Event
Surprising and Dark Implications of a Supersymmetric Gravity Sector
Clifford Burgess, Perimeter Institute and McMaster University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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RSI Research Seminar

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

Online Event
A multiplicity formula of K-types
Chen Wan, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Rutgers University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

Online Event
Galois action on the pro-algebraic fundamental group
Alexander Petrov, Department of Mathematics, Harvard University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Tea Talk

Online Event
Shaping Extrasolar Systems with Giant Planets
Laetitia Rodet, Cornell University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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H.B. Keller Colloquium

Kac's Random Walk and its Variants: Mixing Times and Applications
Natesh Pillai, Professor, Department of Statistics, Harvard University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Catalysis at Metal–Metal Bonds
Christopher Uyeda, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University,
Tuesday, April 19th, 2022
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Machine Learning & Scientific Computing Series

Online Event
Foundations of Induction
Marcus Hutter, Honorary Professor, Research School of Computer Science, Australian National University,