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Thursday, December 1st, 2022
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Simulating solids like fluids: A fully Eulerian approach to fluid-structure interaction
Ken Kamrin, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

"Engineering Viral Vectors for Acoustically Targeted Gene Delivery in Brain"
Hongyi (Richard) Li, Shapiro Group,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Social Sciences History Seminar

Securities Ratings and Information Provision
Eric Hilt, Professor of Economics, Wellesley College,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

Higher modularity for elliptic curves over function fields
Jared Weinstein, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Boston University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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LA Probability Forum

Lozenge tilings via the dynamic loop equation
Vadim Gorin, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

Advances in Plant Molecular Foundries
Prof. Karen McDonald, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Davis,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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LA Probability Forum

Two types of integrability in Liouville quantum gravity
Xin Sun, Department of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Medical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series, Professor X. Edward Guo

Bone Bioengineering: Microstructure, Mechanics, Mechanobiology, and Beyond
X. Edward Guo, Chair and Stanley Dicker Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Medical Sciences (in Medicine), Bone Bioengineering Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online and In-Person Event
Quantum matter, clocks, and fundamental physics
Jun Ye, JILA, National Institute of Standards and Technology and University of Colorado, Boulder,
4:30pm 5:30pm
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Charles R. dePrima Memorial Lecture in Mathematics

Diophantine Equations in Two Variables and the Arithmetic Shapes of Solutions
Minhyong Kim, International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Edinburgh,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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LA Probability Forum

On delocalization of planar integer-valued height functions and the Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless phase transition of two-component spin models in two dimensions
Matan Harel, Department of Mathematics, Northeastern University,
Friday, December 2nd, 2022
10:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Model-Based Lower-Limb Powered Prosthesis Control: Developing and Realizing Nonlinear Subsystem Control Methods for Generalizable Prosthesis Control
Rachel Gehlhar, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, Caltech,
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Gravitational Path Integral for 1/4 BPS N = 4 black holes from Siegel Modular Forms
Abhiram Kidambi, IPMU, University of Tokyo,
11:00am 12:00pm
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12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for Social Information Sciences (CSIS) Seminar

Plurality Veto: A Simple Voting Rule Achieving Optimal Metric Distortion
Fatih Erdem Kızılkaya, Research Assistant, USC,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Holistic Design in High-Speed Silicon Photonics and Low-Power Electronics Platforms
Arian Hashemi, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
12:15pm 1:15pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Quantum gas of molecules
Jun Ye, JILA, National Institute of Standards and Technology and University of Colorado, Boulder,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
A new era for TDEs
Odelia Teboul, Graduate Student, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Detonations for Propulsion: Insights, Challenges, and a Path Forward
Carson Slabaugh, Associate Professor, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Homology growth, fibering, and aspherical manifolds
Kevin Schreve, Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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CMX Student/Postdoc Seminar

Learning Homogenization for Elliptic Operators with Discontinuous Parameters
Margaret Trautner, Graduate Student, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Caltech,
4:00pm 12/7 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

Tuning the Selectivity of Fe-based Catalysis for N2 Fixation in Protic Media Using Proton Responsive Ligand."
Lucie Nurdin, Postdoctoral Scholar (Peters Research Group), Department of Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Mathematics Colloquium

Exotic phenomena in 4-dimensional topology
Lisa Piccirillo, Department of Mathematics, MIT,
7:00pm 9:00pm
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Stargazing Lecture

The Invisible Atmospheres of Galaxies
Iryna Butsky, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astrophysics, Caltech,
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Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
Monday, December 5th, 2022
10:30am 11:30am
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online Event
Probing dark matter-nucleon interactions with Sub-GeV dark matter direct detection strategie
Kim Berghaus, SUNY Stony Brook,
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1:00pm 2:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Electronic Structures and Reactivity of Metal Complexes
Alexandra T. Barth, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Analysis Seminar

Dimer model fluctuations via t-embeddings
Matthew Nicoletti, Department of Mathematics, MIT,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

Online Event
Calabi-Yau metric in the complement of two divisors
Yang Li, Department of Mathematics, MIT,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Tea Talk

Online and In-Person Event
How do stars shape interstellar gas? cosmic rays -- supernova -- UV radiation
Shmuel Bialy, University of Maryland, College Park,
Tuesday, December 6th, 2022
4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

Probing Protoplanetary Disk Evolution Using Multi-Wavelengths Observations
Marion Villenave, NASA Postdoc, Exoplanet Discovery and Science, JPL,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
The muon g-2 and lattice QCD hadronic vacuum polarization may point to new, long-lived neutral hadrons
Glennys Farrar, New York University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Mathematics Colloquium

Instability and non-uniqueness in fluid dynamics
Elia Brué, Mathematics, IAS,
Wednesday, December 7th, 2022
11:00am 12:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Online Event
Towards fast hardware decoding: parallel window decoding and Riverlane's progress
Earl Campbell, Riverlane & University of Sheffield,
11:00am 12:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Online Event
General relativity does not admit enough observables
Aristotelis Panagiotopoulos, 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.
Marcos Nazareth Gallo, Graduate Student, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

What's in a Shadow? Past, Present, and Future of Black Hole Imaging
Heino Falcke, Professor of Astroparticle Physics & Radio Astronomy, Radboud University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Soil moisture controls on weather: new insights from models and observations
Kaighin A. McColl, Harvard University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Online Event
Prizes and effort in contests with private information
Sumit Goel, Graduate Student, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech,
Thursday, December 8th, 2022
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Adventures in Applied Fluid Mechanics
Sheldon Green, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

"Temporal changes in membrane lipid content orchestrate cell invasion during development"
Michael Piacentino, Bronner Group,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

The Langlands correspondence for p-adic classical groups via isomorphisms of Hecke algebras
Anne-Marie Aubert, Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu-Paris Rive Gauche, Sorbonne Université,
Friday, December 9th, 2022
10:30am 11:30am
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online Event
TBD
Leonardo Badurina, Kings College,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Catalysed Vacuum Decay
Michael Nee, University of Oxford,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Planetary migration and engulfment on the post-main-sequence
Christopher O'Connor, Graduate Student, Astronomy and Space Sciences, Cornell University,
Saturday, December 10th, 2022
Monday, December 12th, 2022
10:30am 11:30am
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online Event
Ultralight dark matter searches with atom multi-gradiometry
Leonardo Badurina, Kings College,
3:45pm 4:45pm
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Frontier in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Series

The Chemistry of Quantum Materials
Prof. Leslie M. Schoop, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Tea Talk

Online and In-Person Event
HALPHA: an HST search for accreting protoplanets in transition disk gaps
Yifan Zhou, The University of Texas at Austin,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Quantum Matter Seminar

Title: Quasi-periodic driving: a tool in the quantum mechanic's toolbox
Anushya Chandran, Boston University,
7:30pm 9:30pm
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Astronomy on Tap

"Planetary Weather" and "Astronomical Discoveries"
Michael Pajkos, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Theoretical Astrophysics, Caltech,
Julie Inglis, PhD Candidate, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
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Tuesday, December 13th, 2022
10:00am 11:00am
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MedE Ph.D. Thesis Defense, Lealia Xiong

Online and In-Person Event
Thesis title: Expanding the toolbox for thermal control of E. coli: Cold-activated transcription with applications in temperature self-regulation
Lealia Xiong, Medical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Quantum Matter Seminaar

Topological phases of unitary dynamics
Jeongwan Haah, Microsoft Quantum,
Wednesday, December 14th, 2022
11:00am 12:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

The Role of Entanglement for Function Estimation with Quantum Sensor Networks
Jacob Bringewatt, University of Maryland,
Thursday, December 15th, 2022
9:00am 10:00am
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Studies on Off-Nominal Rotor Aerodynamics for eVTOL Aircraft
Ellande Tang, Graduate Student, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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12:00pm 1:00pm
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Quantum Matter Seminar

"Random-matrix theory of the measurement-induced phase transition in all-to-all interacting Floquet quantum circuits"
Aleksei Khindanov, University of California Santa Barbara,
4:00pm 6:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Optimal receptivity and the generalization of the One-Way Navier-Stokes (OWNS) Equations to complex high-speed boundary layers and jets
Omar Kamal, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, Caltech,
Friday, December 16th, 2022
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Large N Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Quantum Memory
Gong Cheng, University of Maryland,
Monday, December 19th, 2022
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Tea Talk

Online Event
Characteristic Functions for Cosmological Cross-Correlations
Patrick Breysse, NYU Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics,
Tuesday, December 20th, 2022