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Saturday, March 18th, 2023
Monday, April 3rd, 2023
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Tea Talk

Online and In-Person Event
LISA's role in multi-band and multi-messenger astronomy for stellar-origin source
Katie Breivik, Flatiron Institute,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

Frequency biases in CMIP6 ENSO variations and their effect on future prolonged drought risks
Toby R. Ault, Associate Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Director of Graduate Studies for Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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H.B. Keller Colloquium

Tales of Random Projections
Kavita Ramanan, Roland George Dwight Richardson University Professor, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Spinning black hole binary dynamics: perturbation theories, nonperturbative probe limits, and hidden symmetries
Justin Vines, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Quantum Matter Seminar

Quantum science with alkaline-earth atoms: from simulating orbital physics to spin-squeezed optical clocks
Nelson Darkwah Oppong, Department of Physics, JILA, University of Colorado at Boulder,
Tuesday, April 4th, 2023
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Caltech/UCLA/USC Joint Analysis Seminar

Online Event
Infinitely many solutions to the isentropic system of gas dynamics
Cheng Yu, Department of Mathematics, University of Florida,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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Caltech/UCLA/USC Joint Analysis Seminar

Online Event
Analytical, geometrical, and applied aspects in nonlocal frameworks
Petronela Radu, Department of Mathematics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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● POSTPONED: Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

This seminar has been postponed.
Scott Gehlbach, Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

Evolution of the Martian Atmosphere Indicated by C, N, Ar, and H Isotopes
Renyu Hu, Research Scientist, NASA Exoplanet Exploration Program, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Exploration: The Globe and Beyond

Amerasia
Elizabeth Horodowich, Department Head, Department of History, New Mexico State University,
Alexander Nagel, Professor of Art History, New York University,
  • Public Event
4:00pm 5:00pm
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W. N. Lacey Lectureship in Chemical Engineering

Celiac Disease: Chemical Approaches to Unravel—and Treat—a Lifelong Autoimmune Disorder (General Lecture)
Chaitan Khosla, Wells H. Rauser and Harold M. Petiprin Professor and Professor of Chemistry and, by courtesy, of Biochemistry, Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Stanford University,
5:30pm 7:30pm
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Wednesday, April 5th, 2023
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Illuminating the Origins of the Universe's Fastest Transients
Wen-fai Fong, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Atmospheric Aerosol Formation from Anthropogenic Pollution
Mingyi Wang, Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Evaluating Instrument Validity using the Principle of Independent Mechanisms
Patrick F. Burauel, Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship Trainee in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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W. N. Lacey Lectureship in Chemical Engineering

Structures and Mechanisms of Assembly-Line Polyketide Synthases (Technical Lecture)
Chaitan Khosla, Wells H. Rauser and Harold M. Petiprin Professor and Professor of Chemistry and, by courtesy, of Biochemistry, Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Stanford University,
4:30pm 6:00pm
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Charge Up! Entrepreneurship Series

Online and In-Person Event
Alumni Fireside Chat - Engineer Goes Rogue
Kevin Noertker,
Thursday, April 6th, 2023
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Bulging and Poking of 2D Materials
Nanshu Lu, Professor, Frank and Kay Reese Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Informal Chemical Physics Seminar

"Construct exchange-correlation functional via machine learning"
Guanhua Chen, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Hong Kong,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Biochemistry Seminar

Keeping it together: How single-molecule imaging can reveal the mechanisms of DNA double strand break repair
Joseph Loparo, Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

Developing integrated single-cell epigenome and transcriptome sequencing technologies to study early mammalian development
Prof. Siddharth Dey, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online and In-Person Event
Quantum Materials by Design
Andrea Damascelli, University of British Columbia,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Social Sciences History Seminar

Impacts of the Clean Air Act on The Power Sector from 1938-1994: Anticipation and Adaptation
Edson R. Severnini, Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University,
Friday, April 7th, 2023
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Mass shift in lattice Hamiltonian approach to Schwinger model
Silviu Pufu, Princeton University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Visible Light Photonics for Atomic and Quantum Applications
Dan Blumenthal, Distinguished Professor, ECE, UC Santa Barbara,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Parametrically-driven nonlinear optical resonators and their networks for sensing and computing
Arkadev Roy, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Architecting Polymer Composites for Damage Tolerance and Durability
Pavana Prabhakar, Charles G. Salmon Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
3:00pm 5:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Enhancing the Ethylene and Propylene Selectivities in the Methanol-to-Olefins Reaction by Exploiting the Intricate Relationship between Framework Topology and Acidity
Faisal H. Alshafei, Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Polyelectrolytes near Solid Surfaces
Christopher Balzer, Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Online Event
Area-minimizing subvarieties of general manifolds
Zhenhua Liu, Department of Mathematics, Princeton University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

Photogenerated Ni(I)–Bipyridine Halide Complexes: Structure-Function Relationships for Competitive C(sp2)–Cl Oxidative Addition and Dimerization Reactivity Pathways
David Cagan, Graduate Student (Hadt Research Group), Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Medical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series, Professor Nanshu Lu

E-Tattoos and E-Skins Bridging Humans and Robots
Professor Nanshu Lu, Frank and Kay Reese Professor, Departments of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, Texas Materials Institute-The University of Texas at Austin,
Monday, April 10th, 2023
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Caltech Young Investigators Lecture

Two Recent Results in Convex and Nonconvex Optimization
Swati Padmanabhan, University of Washington, Seattle,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

Global groundwater levels and well drilling activities
Scott Jasechko, Associate Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Putting Generalized Symmetries to Work for Particle Physics
Seth Koren, University of Chicago,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Presidential Distinguished Speaker Series: Leroy (Lee) Hood, BS '60, PhD '68

Catalyzing a Shift in Healthcare from Disease-Care to Wellness and Prevention Care
  • Public Event
7:30pm 9:30pm
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Astronomy on Tap

Launching and Landing Spacecraft on Mars
Shannon Statham, Group Supervisor, Environmental Test Lab, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Rob Manning, Chief Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
  • Public Event
Tuesday, April 11th, 2023