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Friday, October 20th, 2023
10:30am 11:30am
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PhD Thesis Defense

Neural Drug Biosensors in Cellular Imaging and Computational Ethology
Anand Muthusamy, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Per Kraus, UCLA,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Measurement-Prepared Quantum Phases and Transitions
Wenjie Ji, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chen Group,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Probing Accretion Disk Structure Beyond the Standard Thin Disk Model
Amy Secunda, Graduate Student, Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Mechanics and Design for Origami at Multiple Scale
Evgueni T. Filipov, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Special Quantum Matter Seminar

Floquet Gap-dependent topological classifications from color-decorated frequency lattices with space-time symmetries
Iryan Na, Department of Physics, UC Berkely,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Wiring the Quantum Future: Developing Interconnects for Superconducting Qubits

Mohammad Mirhosseini, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics; 2022 KNI-Wheatley Scholar, Caltech,
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4:00pm 5:00pm
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CMX Student/Postdoc Seminar

Inequalities for proving convergence of coupled PDEs for modeling distribution shift
Lauren Conger, Graduate Student, Control & Dynamical Systems, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

The extremal structures of the Alexandrov-Fenchel inequality: convex polytopes and beyond
Yair Shenfeld, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University,
6:00pm 7:30pm
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Saturday, October 21st, 2023
Monday, October 23rd, 2023
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Job Market Seminar

Learning About Informativeness
Wanying (Kate) Huang, Graduate Student, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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OCS/Merck-Banyu Lectureship Award

Masakazu Nambo, Associate Professor, Organometallic and Materials Chemistry, Nagoya University,
Kenzo Yamatsugu, Professor, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University,
3:45pm 4:45pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

From Atom to System – Electrochemistry for Terawatt-Hour Energy Transition.
Ying Shirley Meng, Professor of Molecular Engineering, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

A Tale of Two Pools: The dynamic impacts of reactive transport, phase separation and shallow mixing on the geochemistry and microbiology of a coupled Yellowstone hydrothermal system
Kenneth Sims, Professor, Isotope Geology, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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H.B. Keller Colloquium

Learning to Perceive in the Era of Large Models
Georgia Gkioxari, Assistant Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences and Electrical Engineering, CMS - EE, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
The search for µ− → e+ conversion at µ− → e− conversion experiments
Michael Mackenzie, Northwestern University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

Subconvex bounds for unitary groups in horizontal aspects
Paul Nelson, Department of Mathematics, Aarhus University,
Tuesday, October 24th, 2023
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Special Seminar with Prof. Fei Miao

Learning and Control for Safety, Efficiency, and Resiliency of Embodied AI
Fei Miao, Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Connecticut,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Mathematics & Machine Learning Seminar

Improved performance guarantees for the median of means estimator
Stanislav Minsker, Department of Mathematics, USC,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Frontiers in CCE Seminar

"Unlocking molecular selectivity at electrochemical interfaces through redox-electron transfer"
Dr. Xiao Su, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Physics Seminar

Probing and imaging nuclear and electronic motions at molecular length-scales in disordered media harnessing optical and scattering interactions
Thomas Markland, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

On the Dust of Primitive Small Bodies in the Solar System
Yuna Kwon, Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate, IPAC, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
The 2x2 Demonstrator - A demonstrator for the DUNE ND-LAr Near Detector based on the ArgonCube Design
Brooke Russell, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL),
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Adapting to Misspecification
Tim Armstrong, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, USC,
Wednesday, October 25th, 2023
10:40am 11:40am
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Toroidal Casimir Energy of Conformal Field Theories with d>2
Conghuan Luo, New York University,
11:00am 12:00pm
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Joint IQIM/AWS Seminar Series

Quantum circuits for fast multiplication with few ancillas
Greg Kahanamoku-Meyer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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CMX Lunch Seminar

Ensemble data assimilation methods for improving model statistics Abstract:
Eviatar Bach, Foster and Coco Stanback Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate, Department of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:30pm
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Information, Geometry, and Physics Seminar

Rigorous results about entropies in QFT
Feng Xu, Department of Mathematics, UC Riverside,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM

Next-Generation Simulations of the Remarkable Deaths of Massive Stars
Carl Fields, RPF Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow, Computational Physics and Methods, Los Alamos National Laboratory,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Out of Sight, Out of Mind -- The DDT Story You Haven't Heard
David Valentine, UCSB,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Chemistry-Enabled Biological Discovery
Luke Lairson, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Scripps Research Institute,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Rationalizable Information Design
Olivier Gossner, Professor, London School of Economics; Senior Researcher, CNRS; Professor, Ecole Polytechnique,
Thursday, October 26th, 2023
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

"Engineering RNA export to monitor and manipulate living cells"
Dr. Felix Horns, Postdoctoral Fellow, Elowitz Group,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Finance Seminar

Mild Government Failure
Shang-Jin Wei, N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy and Professor of Finance and Economics, Graduate School of Business and School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Frontiers in Biochemistry Seminar

Decoding the Cellular Blueprint: DNA, Lipids, and Nuclear Geometry
Alwin Köhler, Professor of Molecular Biology, Center for Molecular Biology, University of Vienna,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

On the Universal Deformation Ring of Residual Galois Representations with Three Jordan Holder Factors
Xiaoyu Huang, Graduate Center, City University of New York,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online and In-Person Event
Companion-Disk Interaction: From Protoplanetary Disks to AGN Disks
Zhaohuan Zhu, UNLV,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Robert W. Vaughan Lecture in Chemical Engineering

"Engineering Therapeutics for the Pediatric Brain"
Elizabeth Nance, Jagjeet and Janice Bindra Endowed Career Development Associate Professor & Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington,
Friday, October 27th, 2023
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Holography on the quantum disk
Ahmed Almheiri, NYU,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Exponential speedups for quantum walks in random hierarchical graphs
Shankar Balasubramanian, MIT,
1:30pm 3:30pm
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Medical Engineering Thesis Defense, Jiaobing Tu

Online and In-Person Event
Wearable Sweat Sensors for Disease Monitoring and Management
Jiaobing Tu, Ph.D. Student, Andrew and Peggy Cherng Department of Medical Engineering, California Instittute of Technology,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Constraining supernovae models using gamma-ray deposition histories
Amir Sharon, Graduate Student, Department of Particle Physics & Astrophysics, Weizmann Institute of Science,