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Monday, May 2nd, 2022
12:00pm 1:00pm
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RSI Research Seminar

Resnick Sustainability Institute Research Seminar
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

Categories phantoms and applications
Ludmil Katzarkov, Department of Mathematics, University of Miami,
3:45pm 4:45pm
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SPECIAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY SEMINAR SERIES

Adventures in Modern Coordination Chemistry: Research and Pedagogy
Peter T. Wolzanski, George W. and Grace L. Todd Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Cornell University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

Quantitative theory of the trace character
Anna Szumowicz, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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H.B. Keller Colloquium

Optimization for Over-Parameterized Systems and Transition to Linearity in Deep Learning
Mikhail Belkin, Professor, Halicioğlu Data Science Institute, University of California ~ San Diego,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online Event
Was There an Electroweak Phase Transition
Michael Ramsey-Musolf, T.D. Lee Institute/Shanghai Jiao Tong U., U Mass Amherst, Caltech,
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022
4:00pm 5:00pm
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► CANCELED: Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Identifying Prediction Mistakes in Observational Data
Ashesh Rambachan, Ph.D. candidate in Economics, Harvard University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

The Uranus & Neptune Systems: Living Fossils of Planet Formation
Ned Molter, Graduate Student, Department of Astronomy, UC Berkeley,
7:00pm 9:00pm
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James Michelin Distinguished Visitors Program

"UnRavelled"
Jake Broder, Playwright, Actor, Composer,
Wednesday, May 4th, 2022
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Online Event
Filter flows
Garrett Ervin, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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► CANCELED: Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

This seminar has been canceled.
Yunmi Kong, Assistant Professor of Economics, Rice University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

The IllustrisTNG Project
Lars Hernquist, Mallinckrodt Professor of Astrophysics, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Processes driving ice-sheet change: A microstructural view
Meghana Ranganathan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

Atomic motion with broken time-reversal symmetry
Sinisa Coh, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UC Riverside,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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The Challenges and Opportunities of Battery-Powered Flight

CAST Distinguished Speaker Series
Venkat Viswanathan, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University,
7:00pm 8:30pm
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Visual Culture Program

Online Event
Managing the Limits of Visualization
James Elkins, E.C. Chadbourne Chair of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, School of the Art Institute, Chicago,
Thursday, May 5th, 2022
10:00am 11:00am
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CTLO Director Candidate Presentation

Engagement & Inclusion: 5 Tips You Can Use in Class Tomorrow
Tonya Whitehead, PhD, Associate Director, Academic, Office for Teaching and Learning, Wayne State University,
11:00am 12:00pm
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Caltech Young Investigators Lecture

Online Event
Adaptive and Sensory Machines: From Active Foam to Swimming Rheometers
Laurel Kroo, P.h.D. candidate, Stanford University,
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Adaptive and Sensory Machines: From Active Foam to Swimming Rheometers
Laurel Kroo, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

Online Event
"Spatial transcriptomics for profiling barcoded gene delivery vectors"
Min Jee Jang, (Gradinaru group),
4:00pm 5:00pm
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CANCELLED - Biochemistry Seminar

Interrogating a Protein's Energy Landscape: From Protein Folding to Coronavirus
Susan Marqusee, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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LA Probability Forum

Near-critical dimers and massive SLE
Nathanael Berestycki, University of Vienna,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online and In-Person Event
Playing with quantum toys: Atomic Newton's cradles and Archimedes' screws
Benjamin Lev, Stanford University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

Engineering Fidelity: Early Radio and the Trautonium in Berlin in the 1920s and '30s
Myles W. Jackson, Ph.D., Ernst & Elisabeth Albers-Schönberg Professor in the History of Science, Institute for Advanced Study,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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LA Probability Forum

Plateaux estimates and their implications for percolation and self-avoiding walks in high-dimensions
Emmanuel Michta, Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia,
6:00pm 7:00pm
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LA Probability Forum

Dimers and embeddings
Marianna Russkikh, Department of Mathematics, MIT,
7:00pm 8:00pm
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James Michelin Distinguished Visitors Program

UnRavelled: Understanding Dementia through Art and Science
Jake Broder, Playwright, Actor, Composer,
Friday, May 6th, 2022
10:00am 12:30pm
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Ethical Orientations for Collegiality, Mentoring, and Teaching

Online Event
Dr. Koritha Mitchell, Professional development expert who centers equity and justice,
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Multi-way cuts from reflected entropy in random tensor networks
Tom Faulkner, UIUC,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

Online Event
Impacts of Surface Chemistry in Metal and Metal-Like Nanoparticle Synthesis, Structure, and Performance.
Jill Erin Millstone, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry; Department of Chemical Engineering; Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Quantum computation in a hybrid array of molecules and Rydberg atoms
Chi Zhang, David and Ellen Lee Postdoctoral Scholar, Hutzler Group,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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CMX Student/Postdoc Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Pandemic vs Pingdemic: Network Data Assimilation for Epidemic Tracking and Control
Oliver R. A. Dunbar, Research Scientist, Global Environmental Center, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Death Stars: Ring explosions from flattened stars
Marcus DuPont, Graduate Student, Theoretical Physics, New York University,
Saturday, May 7th, 2022
Sunday, May 8th, 2022
Monday, May 9th, 2022
10:00am 11:00am
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CTLO Director Candidate Presentation

Inclusive Teaching: Practical Strategies for the Classroom
Jasmine Bryant, PhD, Associate Professor, Teaching, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California,
10:00am 11:00am
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Quantinuum and TKET
Mark Jackson, Senior Quantum Evangelist, Quantinuum,
12:30pm 1:30pm
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Berkeley-Caltech-Stanford Joint Number Theory Seminar

Online Event
CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED -- Euler systems and the Birch-Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture for abelian surfaces
Sarah Zerbes, Department of Mathematics, ETH,
12:30pm 1:30pm
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INQNET Seminar

Online Event
Enhancing Entanglement Percolation
Yanxuan (Charlotte) Shao, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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PhD Thesis Seminar

New-to-nature selective C–H alkylation using engineered carbene transferases
Juner Zhang, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

Normalization in the integral models of Shimura varieties of Hodge (abelian) type
Yujie Xu, Department of Mathematics, Harvard University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Tea Talk

Online Event
Tarraneh Eftekhari, Northwestern University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Cornelis Wiersma Visiting Professor of Neurobiology Seminar

Inhibitory engrams and the flexible control of cognition.
Mani Ramaswami, Professor of Neurogenetics and Director, Trinity Institute of Neurosciences (TCIN), Trinity College Dublin,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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H. B. Keller Colloquium Series

A Nonparametric Probabilistic Method for Physics-Based Data-Driven Modeling, Uncertainty Quantification, and Digital Twinning
Charbel Farhat, Vivian Church Hoff Professor of Aircraft Structures & Chairman of the, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
An experimental overview of effective field theory exploration at the LHC
Saptaparna Bhattacharya, Northwestern University,
Tuesday, May 10th, 2022
10:00am 11:00am
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PhD Thesis Defense

Online Event
Detecting Small Signals: Near-Infrared Studies of Substellar Companions
Camillus F. Buzard, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Caltech/UCLA/USC Joint Analysis Seminar

Online Event
The existence of Prandtl-Batchelor flows on disk and annulus
Zhiwu Lin, School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Caltech/UCLA/USC Joint Analysis Seminar

Online Event
Prediction problems and second order equations
Ibrahim Ekren, Department of Mathematics, Florida State University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Extreme Complex Mixture Analysis in Space and in the Laboratory
Michael McCarthy, Deputy Director; Interim Director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory., Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Colloquium Talk

Online Event
Learning Math is Not a Spectator Sport
Maria Andersen, Core Adjunct Faculty, Westminster College,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

New Insights on Planet Formation from Recent TESS Discoveries
Fei Dai, Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate, Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

To Fight or to Govern? Political Capital and Electoral Competition
Congyi Zhou, Assistant Professor of Political Science, New York University,
6:45pm 8:15pm
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Wednesday, May 11th, 2022
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Online Event
The number of ergodic models of an infinitary sentence
Rehana Patel, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Astrophysical Lessons from LIGO-Virgo's Black Holes
Maya Fishbach, NASA Einstein Fellow, CIERA, Northwestern University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Physics Seminar

Elastic and inelastic collisions, probed with transient sub-Doppler spectroscopy"
Gregory Hall, Sr. Chemist Emeritus, Chemistry, Brookhaven National Laboratory,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Caltech's Energy Transition
John Onderdonk, Interim Associate Vice President for Facilities, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

On Hecke algebras for p-adic groups and local Langlands correspondances
Yujie Xu, Department of Mathematics, Harvard University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Bismuth Redox Catalysis
Josep Cornella, Research Group Leader, Department of Organometallic Chemistry, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Partisan Traps
Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, Sydney Stein Professor and Deputy Dean at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Watson Lecture: What Entanglement Can Tell Us About Our World

Online and In-Person Event
Scott K. Cushing, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering,
  • Public Event
Thursday, May 12th, 2022
10:00am 11:00am
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PhD Thesis Seminar

Investigating the Mechanism of Nitrogenase Reduction with Proton Inventory Studies
Siobhan MacArdle, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Poroelastic Spherical Indentation for Material Characterization
Haiying Huang, Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Caltech Bioscience Futures Day – Keynote

"My Journey to Democratizing Healthcare"
Vicky Demas, CEO of Tesseract,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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LIGO Seminar

Modeling Black Hole Binaries in the Intermediate-Mass-Ratio Regime
Mekhi Dhesi,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

Online Event
"Developing Improved Acoustic Reporter Genes for Non-invasive Continuous Ultrasound Imaging of Mammalian Cellular Activity in vivo"
Mengtong (Tom) Duan, (Shapiro Group),
3:00pm 4:00pm
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EE Devices Seminar - Demetrios Christodoulides

Optical thermodynamics of nonlinear highly multimode systems
3:00pm 4:00pm
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MedE Ph.D. Defense, Vincenzo Costanza

Online and In-Person Event
Thermally Responsive Polymers for Wearable Calorimeters
Vincenzo Costanza, Medical Engineering PhD Student, Medical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Biochemistry Seminar

Dr. Jevgenij Raskatov, Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Finance Seminar

The Impact of ETF Index Inclusion on Stock Prices
John Duffy, Professor of Economics, UC Irvine,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

Where the tori live
Stephen DeBacker, Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium - CANCELED

Online and In-Person Event
Towards a theory of strange quantum metals
Senthil Todadri, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Friday, May 13th, 2022
10:00am 11:00am
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CTLO Director Candidate Presentation

Fostering a reflective mindset
Michele DiPietro, PhD, Executive Director, Faculty Development and Recognition, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Kennesaw State University,
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
TBD
Luca Iliesiu, Stanford University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Elucidating Metalloenzyme Mechanisms Through Protein-Based Models.
Hannah S. Shafaat, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University,
12:15pm 1:15pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Encoded Silicon Qubits: A High-Performance & Scalable Platform for Quantum Computing
Matthew Borselli, Manager, Device Technologies Department, HRL Laboratories, LLC,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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Chemical Physics Seminar

Do current pollution monitoring networks give a false sense of security? First results from the world's largest dense sensor network
Matthew S. Johnson, Professor, American atmospheric chemistry scientist, Chemistry, University of Copenhagen,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Beyond Simulations
Paul Duffell, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Purdue University,
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