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Thursday, October 12th, 2023
Thursday, October 12th, 2023
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Adaptable, Scalable, and Certifiable Localization and Mapping for Autonomous Mobile Robots
Brett Lopez, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Caltech Center for Science, Society, and Public Policy (CSSPP) Seminar

Attitudes toward Automation and the Demand for Policies Addressing Job Loss: The Effects of Information about Trade-Offs
Beatrice Magistro, Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate in Computational Social Science, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Medical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series, Dan Schwartz, MD

Mining Medically Translatable Technology at Caltech
Dan Schwartz, MD, Physician in Residence, Merkin Institute for Translational Research, California Instittute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online and In-Person Event
Simulating the quantum world on a classical computer
Garnet Chan, Caltech,
Friday, October 13th, 2023
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Evidence for KKLT de Sitter Vacua
Richard Nally, Cornell University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Higher-dimensional encoding and programmable openness with Rydberg atom arrays
Jacob Covey, Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Special Biochemistry Seminar

The folding and function of proteins with complex topologies
Ellinor Haglund, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Hawaii at Manoa,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
https://ctac.carnegiescience.edu/annastasia-haynie
Annastasia Haynie, Graduate Student, Carnegie Theoretical Astrophysics Center, USC / Carnegie Observatories,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Hypersonic Boundary Layer Transition and the BOLT Flight Experiments
Graham Candler, McKnight Presidential Chair of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Frontiers in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Tales on Bismuth Redox Catalysis
Josep Cornella, Research Group Leader, Department of Organometallic Chemistry, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Labeled four cycles and the K(pi,1) problem for reflection arrangement complements
Jingyin Huang, Department of Mathematics, Ohio State University,
Saturday, October 14th, 2023
7:00am 10/17 11:00am
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6:30pm 7:30pm
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Science and Sunsets

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  • Public Event
Sunday, October 15th, 2023
Monday, October 16th, 2023
12:00pm 1:00pm
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RSI Research Seminar

Appealing to Independents: Information on Negative Externalities Increases Support for Environmental Corrective Taxes
R. Michael Alvarez, Professor of Political and Computational Social Science, Humanities and Social Sciences,
Beatrice Magistro, Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate in Computational Social Science, Humanities and Social Sciences,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

Towards a Unified Model of Planet Formation
Konstantin Batygin, Professor of Planetary Science, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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H.B. Keller Colloquium

The Effect of Spatial Structure on Phase Transition
Tom Hutchcroft, Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics - PMA, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Qubit-based sensing for axion dark matter
Chiara Salemi, KICP, Stanford/SLAC,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Quantum Matter Seminar

Page curve-like behavior in an exactly solvable model
Stefan Kehrein, Professor, Department of Physics, University of Goettingen,
Tuesday, October 17th, 2023
2:00pm 3:30pm
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Mathematics & Machine Learning Seminar

Organizational Meeting
Sergei Gukov, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

Konstantin Batygin, Professor, Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology,
Andy Ingersoll, Professor, Emeritus, Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology,
Geoff Blake, Professor, Planetary Science, California Insitute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:30pm
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Joint seminar: CPS and IES

2D superlattices for electrochemistry and magnetism
Kwabena Bediako, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Mathematics Colloquium

The orbit method, microlocal analysis and applications to L-functions
Paul Nelson, Department of Mathematics, Aarhus University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Difference-in-Differences with Interference: A Finite Population Perspective
Ruonan Xu, Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Art and Sciences, Rutgers,
Wednesday, October 18th, 2023
10:40am 11:40am
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Integer modes and Bulk w_(1+infinity) symmetry
Noah Miller, Harvard University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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CMX Lunch Seminar

Modelling multiphase matter: from microparticles to mega-icebergs
Eric Hester, Hedrick Assistant Adjunct Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University of California Los Angeles,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Special TAPIR Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Spectral Method for the Gravitational Perturbations of Black Holes
Adrian (Ka Wai) Chung, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Yunes Gravity Theory Group, UIUC,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM

Machine Learning: The Evolution of Gas from Molecular Clouds to Stars
Stella Offner, Associate Professor of Astronomy, Center for Scientific Machine Learning, University of Texas, Austin,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Applied atmospheric science for wind energy research
Caroline Draxl, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL),
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

From saving pharmaceuticals to saving priceless historical artefacts: understanding nanostructure with x-rays and algorithms
Simon Billinge, Professor, Columbia University,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Charge Up! Entrepreneurship Series

Scaling for Growth: From R&D to Reality
Steve Oldham, CEO, Captura,
Thursday, October 19th, 2023
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Creating a New Circular Carbon Economy via Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage
Ah-Hyung "Alissa" Park, Ronald and Valerie Sugar Dean, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

"Natural and engineered molecular chaperones against amyloidogenic substrates"
Arpit Gupta, Postdoctoral Fellow, Shan Group,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Supermassive primordial black holes from inflation
Aurora Ireland, University of Chicago,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Some computer studies of membrane proteins, molecular chaperones, and color
Shyam Saladi, Graduate Student, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, California Institute of Technology,
2:30pm 3:45pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

Constructing smoothings of stable maps
Mohan Swaminathan, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University,
3:45pm 5:00pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

The algebraic Green-Griffiths-Lang conjecture for the complement of a very general hypersurface in Pn
Wern Yeong, Department of Mathematics, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Biochemistry Seminar

The role of ER shape, dynamics, and membrane contact sites in health and disease
Gia Voeltz, Professor, HHMI Investigator, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, University of Colorado Boulder,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

Microbes in the wild: Unraveling microbial community dynamics in their natural environment
Smruthi Karthikeyan, Professor, Engineering and Applied Science, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Medical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series-Professor Tim Salcudean

Image guided surgery and tissue elasticity imaging using ultrasound
Professor Tim Salcudean, Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School of Biomedical Engineering, The University of British Columbia,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online and In-Person Event
Galaxies as Probes of the Particle Physics Nature of Dark Matter
Mariangela Lisanti, Princeton University,