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Thursday, June 1st, 2023
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Predicting Transport, Mixing, and Reaction in Fractured Porous Media Across Scales
Peter Kang, McKnight Land-Grant Assistant Professor and Gibson Chair of Hydrogeology, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

"Electron Flow in the Biofilm Matrix: Impact of the Chemical Microenvironment"
Jinyang Li, Newman Group,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Visual Culture Seminar

Sun Potentials: Creative Research with Solar Power
Alex Nathanson, Founder of Solar Power for Artists/ RPI & NYU,
Huntrezz Janos, Artist (LA),
  • Public Event
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

Locomotion of flagellated bacteria: From the swimming of single bacteria to the collective motion of bacterial swarm"
Prof. Xiang Cheng, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geology Club Seminar Series

Osmotrophy and the Bacterial Underpinnings of Stimulated Ureolytic Soil Biocementation for Geotechnical Ground Improvement
Charlie Graddy, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Microbiology and Microbial Genetics, University of California, Davis,
  • Internal Event
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

Relative Trace Formula and the Burgess Bound for Twisted $L$-functions
Liyang Yang, Department of Mathematics, Princeton University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online and In-Person Event
Energetic Constraints on Biological Assembly and Motion
Michael Murrell, Yale University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Seminar on History and Philosophy of Science

The Deformation: Intentional Incomprehensibility in Seventeenth-Century Minim and Jesuit Visual Culture
Susanna Berger, Associate Professor of Art History and Philosophy, Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, USC,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Social Sciences History Seminar

Ethnic churches delayed immigrant assimilation in the historical United States
Leah Platt Boustan, Professor of Economics, Princeton University,
Friday, June 2nd, 2023
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Exploring Quantum Networking Nodes for Neutral Atom Tweezer Arrays
Elmer Guardado-Sanchez, Harvard University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Toward real-time simulation of cardiorespiratory flows
Mahdi Esmaily Moghadam, Assistant Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Banks-McKelvey Memorial Lecture in Political Economy

Algorithms, Incentives, and Democracy
Elizabeth Maggie Penn, Professor of Political Science and Quantitative Theory & Methods, Emory University,
  • Public Event
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

2-torsions in singular instanton homology
Fan Ye, Department of Mathematics, Harvard University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

Reductive Proton-coupled Electron Transfer in the Main Group
Enric H. Adillon, Graduate Student (Peters Research Group), Chemistry, Caltech,
Saturday, June 3rd, 2023
Monday, June 5th, 2023
10:00am 11:00am
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PhD Thesis Defense

Application of Dewar Heterocycles and Vinyl Carbocations in Organic Synthesis
Sepand Nistanaki, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

"Asymmetric pericyclic transformations from reactive palladium intermediates"
Alexander Cusumano, Graduate Student, Chemistry, California Institute of Technology,
3:45pm 4:45pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

Finding New Electronic and Magnetic Materials from a Chemical Perspective."
Robert J. Cava, Russell Wellman Moore Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

Some cases of the Zilber-Pink conjecture for curves in $\mathcal{A}_g$
Georgios Papas, Einstein Institute of Mathematics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Quantum Matter Seminar

Topological mini-bands and electron-phonon interaction in Moiré materials
Chao-Xing Liu, Professor, Penn State University,
Tuesday, June 6th, 2023
4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

A Blue Rock with a Golden Tail
Quicheng Zhang, Graduate Student, Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Harden M. McConnell Lecture

Scaling Down the Laws of Thermodynamics
Christopher Jarzynski, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Department of Physics, University of Maryland,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Informal Seminar - Baljit S. Khakh | Tuesday, June 6th -4 pm

Cells That Tile Your Brain: Unmasking Astrocyte Biology in Neural Circuits
Baljit S. Khakh, Professor, Physiology and Neurobiology, UCLA,
Wednesday, June 7th, 2023
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Online Event
Borel asymptotic dimension and hyperfiniteness
Clinton Conley, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Social Sciences History Seminar

Re-Thinking "Distance from": Lessons from Wittenberg and Mainz
Qiyi Zhao, PhD Student in Economics, Stanford University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM

A Cloud-Scale View of the Star Formation Process
Eva Schinnerer, Staff Scientist, MPIA, Heidelberg,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Physical properties of particulate matter in residential environments
Marina Vance, University of Colorado Bolder,
Thursday, June 8th, 2023
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

"The Mechanism of Ligand Activation for the Class B Glucagon-like Peptide-1 Receptor"
Bo Li, Goddard Group,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar: PhD Thesis Defense

Reliable Controller Synthesis: Guarantees for Safety-Critical System Testing and Verification
Prithvi Akella, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, Caltech,
Friday, June 9th, 2023
10:00am 11:00am
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PhD Thesis Defense

Stimulated Raman scattering: a biophysical perspective for imaging cells and tissue
Kun Miao, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Realizing non-Abelian topological order on a trapped-ion processor
Nat Tantivasadakarn, Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar,
Saturday, June 10th, 2023
Monday, June 12th, 2023
7:30pm 9:30pm
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Special 100th Astronomy on Tap

"Planet Nine" and "Bringing Mars to Earth"
Mike Brown, Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor of Planetary Astronomy, Caltech,
Laurie Leshin, Director, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
  • Public Event
Tuesday, June 13th, 2023