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Wednesday, March 1st, 2023
9:00am 10:00am
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PhD Thesis Defense

Development of Oxidation and Transition Metal-Mediated Reactions and Application to Natural Product Synthesis
Sara Dibrell, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar: PhD Thesis Defense

Dynamics of Time-Varying and Nonlinear Phononic Lattices
Brian Kim, Graduate Student, Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Small Statistics No More: A Suite of Dwarf Galaxy Simulations to Interpret Observations
Alyson Brooks, Associate Professor, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

A new theory for heat extremes in a changing climate
Yi Zhang, University of California Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

Thermochemical and Thermophysical Properties of Refractory Materials above 3000 ˚C
Scott J. McCormack, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, UC Davis,
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4:00pm 5:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Selective strategies for phosphoranyl radical fragmentation for chemical synthesis
Valerie Schmidt, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Cursed Sequential Equilibrium
Thomas R. Palfrey, III, Flintridge Foundation Professor of Economics and Political Science, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech,
7:30pm 8:30pm
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Watson Lecture: Enigma of the Heart

Online and In-Person Event
Morteza (Mory) Gharib (PhD '83), Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Medical Engineering; Director and Booth-Kresa Leadership Chair of the Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies (CAST); Director of GALCIT, Division of Engineering and Applied Science,
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Thursday, March 2nd, 2023
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Liquid Breakup at Supercritical Conditions: Toward Understanding Mixing and Combustion at Extreme Conditions
Dorrin Jarrahbashi, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

"Microbial-Enrichment Method Enables High-Throughput Metagenomic Characterization from Host-Rich Samples"
Natalie J. Wu-Woods, Graduate Student, Ismagilov Group,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

Building with fluids: a lazy approach to fabrication
Prof. Pierre-Thomas Brun, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geology Club Seminar

Prebiotic Chemistry in Hydrothermal Systems on Early Earth and Ocean Worlds
Laurie Barge, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Medical Engineering Seminar Series, Dr. Andy Tay

Mechano-enhancement of wound regeneration and nanomedicine delivery
Andy Tay, Assistant Professor, Presidential Young Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online and In-Person Event
Black holes in binaries
Ilya Mandel, Monash University,
4:00pm 5:30pm
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Seminar on History and Philosophy of Science

Back to The Problem of Space
Joshua T. Eisenthal, Research Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Caltech,
Friday, March 3rd, 2023
10:30am 11:45am
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Twisting 6d (2,0) SCFTs and LSTs
Kimyeong Lee, Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS),
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Does gravity constrain computation?
Alex May, Stanford University,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Tracing the New Arctic
Monica Martinez Wilhelmus, Professor, School of Engineering, Brown University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Exotic codim-1 submanifolds in 4-manifolds
Anubhav Mukherjee, Department of Mathematics, Princeton University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

Excited State Properties of Lead Halide Perovskites: Insights for Photocatalysis and Photovoltaics
Jeffrey DuBose, Postdoctoral Scholar (Manthiram Research Group), Chemistry, Caltech,
Saturday, March 4th, 2023
Monday, March 6th, 2023
12:00pm 1:00pm
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CANCELLED - RSI Research Seminar

The California Climate Information System (CalCIS)
Dr. Christine Lee, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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History, Ethics, and Identity Seminar Series

Scientific Virtue: Reflections on "Good" Science and "Good" Scientists
Dr. Clair Morrissey, Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Occidental College,
3:45pm 4:45pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

From N-Heterocyclic Carbenes to Dithiolene Radicals: A Counterintuitive Trek Through Main Group Chemistry"
Gregory H. Robinson, FRSC Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistryp, The University of Georgia,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

Calabi-Yau varieties of large index
Chengxi Wang, Department of Mathematics, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Tea Talk

Online and In-Person Event
The Galaxy Evolution in the Large-scale Structure
Rieko Momose, Carnegie Observatories,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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H.B. Keller Colloquium

Rigorous Analysis and Numerical Implementation of Nudging Data Assimilation Algorithms
Edriss S. Titi, Owen Professor & Distinguished Professor, Mathematics Department, Texas A & M University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
A chiral SU(5) theory with three generations
Daniel Stolarski, Carleton University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Joint Los Angeles Topology Seminar

Universal properties in symplectic geometry
Hiro Lee Tanaka, Department of Mathematics, Texas State University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special Seminar

Sustainable Electrosynthesis of Hydrogen and Ammonia
Dr. Alexandr Simonov, School of Chemistry, Monash University,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Joint Los Angeles Topology Seminar

The meaning of synthetic spaces
Mike Shulman, Department of Mathematics, University of San Diego,
Tuesday, March 7th, 2023
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Online Event
Definable refinements of classical algebraic invariants
Martino Lupini, Department of Mathematics, University of Bologna,
2:30pm 3:30pm
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Caltech/UCLA/USC Joint Analysis Seminar

On co-dimension one stability of the soliton for the 1D focusing cubic Klein-Gordon equation
Jonas Lührmann, Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University,
3:30pm 4:30pm
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Caltech/UCLA/USC Joint Analysis Seminar

Disproving the Deift conjecture: the loss of almost periodicity
Andreia Chapouto, Department of Mathematics, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Applied Physics Seminar

Tailoring Plasmonic Nanogap Chemistry for Following Chemical Reactions in Real Time Regina Ragan, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Regina Ragan, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, UC Irvine,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

Detecting and Characterizing Planets Around M Dwarf Stars
Emily Gilbert, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, JPL,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Mathematics Colloquium

The arithmetic of power series and applications
Yunqing Tang, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Screening with Persuasion
Stephen Morris, Peter A. Diamond Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, MIT,
Wednesday, March 8th, 2023
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Mapping the Cosmic Web with IGM Tomography
Andrew Newman, Staff Scientist, Carnegie Observatories,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Advances in understanding Antarctic sea ice
Lettie Roach, Columbia University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Modern Organic Reactions for Precise (Macro)molecular Synthesis
Quentin Michaudel, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

When Democracy Refuses to Die: Evaluating a Training Program for New Politicians
Frederico Finan, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley,
Thursday, March 9th, 2023
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Soft Materials Mechanics for Health and Sustainability
Xuanhe Zhao, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

"Scaling up reusable DNA strand-displacement circuits using heat as a universal energy source"
Tianqi Song, Postdoctoral Fellow, Qian Group,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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EE Devices Seminar - George C. Valley, Aerospace

Reservoir computing using laser speckle in multimode waveguides
George C. Valley, The Aerospace Corporation,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geology Club Seminar

Diagenetic overprints associated with the clay-sulfate transition in Gale crater, Mars & The Behavior of Fluorine in Granitic Melts
Tina Seeger, Graduate student, Geology, Caltech,
Oliver Wilner, Graduate student, Geology, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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LA Probability Forum

Meanders and Meandric Systems
Jacopo Borga, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online and In-Person Event
Ineffective Field Theory
Lisa Randall, Harvard University,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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LA Probability Forum

An Isomorphism Theorem for Anharmonic Fields and Scaling Limits
Jean-Dominique Deuschel, Technical University Berlin,
6:00pm 7:00pm
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LA Probability Forum

Chemical distances for long-range percolation
Johannes Bäumler, Technical University of Munich,
Friday, March 10th, 2023
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Line Defects in CFTs: from Spin Impurities to Wilson Lines
Avia Raviv-Moshe, SUNY Stony Brook,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for Social Information Sciences (CSIS) Seminar

Recommending to Strategic Users: Avoiding the Perils of Strategy-Oblivious Recommendation Algorithms
Chara Podimata, FODSI Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley and The Simons Institute,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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CMX Student/Postdoc Seminar

Filament Based Plasma
Oliver Gross, Doctoral Student in Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Technische Universität Berlin,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Large genus asymptotics in flat surfaces
Amol Aggarwal, Department of Mathematics, Columbia University,
Saturday, March 11th, 2023
Monday, March 13th, 2023
3:45pm 4:45pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

Recent Advances in the Reductive Chemistry of Rare-Earth and Actinide Metals
William J. Evans, UC Irvine Distinguished Professor; Director, Eddleman Quantum Institute, Department of Chemistryp, University of California, Irvine,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Tea Talk

Online and In-Person Event
Where the wheels fall off: stellar rotation period distributions in the "worst case" scenarios
Mark Popinchalk, CUNY/AMNH,
7:30pm 9:30pm
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Astronomy on Tap

"Cannibal Galaxies" and "Planetary Nebulae"
Dee Dunne, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Ben Roulston, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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Tuesday, March 14th, 2023