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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023
Wednesday, January 4th, 2023
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Monsoon depressions: Mechanisms & trends of high-impact storms at the edge of the tropics
William Boos, University of California Berkeley,
Thursday, January 5th, 2023
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Dynamics of Acoustically Coupled Combustion Instabilities
Ann Karagozian, Distinguished Professor and the Collins Aerospace Term Chair for Innovation, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online and In-Person Event
Tests of quantumness with trapped ions
Crystal Noel, Duke University,
Friday, January 6th, 2023
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Measurement-induced phase transition in teleportation and wormholes
Alexey Milekhin, UC Santa Barbara,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
GRMHD Simulations of Neutrino-Driven Winds From Proto Neutron Stars
Dhruv Desai, Graduate Student, Department of Physics, Columbia University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Multifunctional Origami Robots
Renee Zhao, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

On embedding periodic maps of surfaces into those of $S^m$
Zhongzi Wang, Peking University,
Monday, January 9th, 2023
12:00pm 1:00pm
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RSI Research Seminar

Resnick Sustainability Institute Research Seminar
3:45pm 4:45pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

"Molecular Insights into Metal-Support Interactions for Catalyst Design."
Alexandra Velian, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

Coherent matrix factorizations and superconnections
Zhaoting Wei, Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M-Commerce,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Economics Job Talk

Simplicity and Risk; Bulls and Binaries
Indira Puri, PhD Candidate in Economics, MIT,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Symmetry breaking in EFTs: from CPV to the axion quality problem
Quentin Bonnefoy, UC Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Quantum Matter Seminar

Exotic Superconductivity in Graphene Multilayers
Erez Berg, Professor, CMP Quantum Matter, Weizmann Institute,
Tuesday, January 10th, 2023
9:00am 10:00am
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PhD Thesis Defense

Insertion of Olefins into Nickel Alkyl Complexes: Mechanistic Studies and Polymerization Catalysis
Shuoyan Xiong, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Caltech/UCLA/USC Joint Analysis Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Nematic Liquid crystal flows with free boundary
Yannick Sire, Department of Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Caltech/UCLA/USC Joint Analysis Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Entropy, first eigenvalue and stability of the hyperbolic plane
Antoine Song, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

AURORA ON MARS: DIVERSE, WIDESPREAD AND UNEXPECTED
Nick Schneider, Professor, Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Economics Job Talk

Design-based Estimation Theory for Complex Experiments
Haoge Chang, PhD Candidate in Economics, Yale University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Leonidas Alaoglu Memorial Lecture in Mathematics

Local Langlands Conjectures
Michael Harris, Department of Mathematics, Columbia University,
Wednesday, January 11th, 2023
11:00am 12:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Online Event
Crystalline Quantum Circuits
Grace Sommers, Princeton University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Micro-scale biogeochemistry; global scale impacts
Andrew Babbin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

Superlattices at van der Waals interfaces: Moiré Lattice Relaxation and Chemical Intercalation of 2D Heterostructures
Kwabena Bediako, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, UC Berkeley,
Thursday, January 12th, 2023
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Recent Advances in Data-Driven Computational Mechanics
Anna Gorgogianni, Cecil and Sally Drinkward Postdoctoral Research Associate, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

AI for Chemical Space Exploration and Synthesis
Prof. Connor W. Coley, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Economics Job Talk

The geometry of consumer preference aggregation
Fedor Sandomirskiy, Linde Institute Postdoctoral Instructor in Economics, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Literary Dimensions Seminar

What Plato Can Teach Us About Livestreaming the Police; or, Five Theses on Legal Performance and Spectatorship
Julie Stone Peters, H. Gordon Garbedian Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Medical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series, Professor Michael Kolios

Action, Lights, Sound: using photoacoustics to probe changes in tissue structure during cancer treatment with nanobubbles
Professor Michael Kolios, Department of Physics at Ryerson University, Associate Dean of Research, Innovation and External Partnerships in the Faculty of Science at Toronto Metropolitan University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

Square root p-adic L-functions
Michael Harris, Department of Mathematics, Columbia University,
Friday, January 13th, 2023
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar - CANCELED

Online and In-Person Event
Effective Field Theories with Celestial Duals.
Anastasia Volovich, Brown University,
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Wave propagation in periodic acoustic metamaterials: from 1D to 3D
Gunho Kim, Graduate Student, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:30pm
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3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Optimal Design for Emerging Techologies in Materials, Mechanics, and Manufacturing
Andrew Akerson, Ph.D. Candidate, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Tensor network algorithms for high-accuracy simulation of realistic materials
Matthew O'Rourke, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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CMX Student/Postdoc Seminar

Leave-one-out randomized algorithms for matrix computations
Ethan Epperly, Graduate Student, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Economics Job Talk

Non-Price Competition and Risk Selection Through Hospital Networks
Natalia Serna, PhD Candidate in Economics, University of Wisconsin - Madison,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Second order elliptic operators on triple junction surfaces
Gaoming Wang, Department of Mathematics, Cornell University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

Synthesis and Reactivity of Phosphorus-Containing Heterocycles and Tetrahedranes
Martin-Louis Riu, Postdoctoral Scholar (Nelson Research Group), Chemistry, Caltech,
Saturday, January 14th, 2023
Monday, January 16th, 2023
9:00am 4:00pm
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Credit Union Closure

Multiple locations - See event detail for more information
Tuesday, January 17th, 2023
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Online Event
Almost disjoint families in dimension 2 and higher
Asger Tornquist, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Quantum Matter Seminar

Microscopy of quantum correlations in an ultracold molecular gas
Zoe Yan, Department of Physics, Princeton University,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Medical Engineering Thesis Defense, Yiran (Isabella) Yang

Online and In-Person Event
Laser-engraved Wearable Sweat Sensor for Metabolic Monitoring
Yiran (Isabella) Yang, MedE Ph.D. Candidate, Medical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Chemical Physics Seminar

Unravelling biomolecular structure, interactions and dynamics with mass photometry
Philipp Kukura, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Discrete Analysis Seminar

Extended commonality of paths and cycles via Schur convexity
Joonkyung Lee, Department of Mathematics, Hanyang University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Economics Job Talk

Can Removing Development Subsidies Promote Adaptation? Evidence from the Coastal Barrier Resources System
Hannah Druckenmiller, Fellow, Resources for the Future; Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs,
Wednesday, January 18th, 2023
11:00am 12:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Online Event
How to simulate quantum measurement without computing marginals
Sergey Bravyi, IBM Quantum,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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CMX Lunch Seminar

On the maximum and expected complexity of maxout networks
Guido Montúfar, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, University of California Los Angeles,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Where There's a Wobble There's a Way: New Astrophysical Insights from Pulsating Stars (and Planets)
Jim Fuller, Assistant Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics, TAPIR, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Economics Job Talk

Asset Pricing with Higher Order Beliefs
Kaushik Vasudevan, PhD Candidate in Financial Economics, Yale School of Management,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Climate mitigation and adaptation solutions to food, energy, and water systems
Lorenzo Rosa, Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

Theoretical Design of Light-Element Superconductors
Eva Zurek, Professor, Chemistry, SUNY Buffalo,
7:30pm 8:30pm
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Watson Lecture: When Earth Breathed Deeply

Online and In-Person Event
Claire E. Bucholz, Assistant Professor of Geology; Biedebach Memorial Lecturer, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences,
  • Public Event
Thursday, January 19th, 2023
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Near-Wake Dynamics of Cross-Flow Turbine Arrays
Isabel Scherl, Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

"Towards the Molecular Mechanism of Cotranslational Nascent Protein Acetylation"
Dr. Alfred Lentzsch, Postdoctoral Fellow, Shan Group,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

Bioinspired friction of soft materials
Prof. Lilian Hsiao, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Economics Job Talk

Gerrymandering when Turnout Rates Differ
Allison Stashko, Assistant Professor, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah,