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Monday, January 1st, 2024
9:00am 4:00pm
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Credit Union Closure

Multiple locations - See event detail for more information
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024
11:00am 12:00pm
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Joint IQIM/AWS Seminar Series

High-threshold and low-overhead fault-tolerant quantum memory
Ted Yoder, IBM,
3:00pm 5:00pm
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Medical Engineering Thesis Defense, Changhao Xu

Online and In-Person Event
Electronic Skin in Robotics and Healthcare: Towards Multimodal Sensing and Intelligent Analysis
Changhao Xu, Medical Engineering Ph.D. Student, Medical Engineering, Calfornia Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM

Black Holes and Revelations: Unseen Companions in Stellar Binaries
Kareem El-Badry, Assistant Professor of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology,
Thursday, January 4th, 2024
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

'Probabilistic robotics' revisited: Risk-sensitive robot planning and control using data-driven geometry and dynamics models
Preston Culbertson, Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
3:30pm 4:30pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Nonlinear and Multidimensional Terahertz Spectroscopy of Liquids and Crystalline Solids
Haw Wei Lin, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

On Triple Product L-functions
Miao Gu, Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online and In-Person Event
Ultracold polar molecules: an emerging tool for quantum science
Dave DeMille,
Friday, January 5th, 2024
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
A new proposal for holographic Renyi entropy
Pratik Rath, UC Berkeley,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Numerical studies of high velocity outflows using an expanding mesh
Soham Mandal, Graduate Student, Duffell Research Group, Purdue University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

Electrocatalytic Asymmetric Nozaki-Hiyama-Kishi Decarboxylative Coupling: Scope, Applications, and Mechanism
Nathan Friede, Graduate Student (Reisman Research Group), Chemistry, Caltech,
Monday, January 8th, 2024
11:00am 12:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Understanding and Improving Reliability of Inference Dynamics in Deep Neural Networks
Yujia Huang, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Analysis Seminar

Microlocal methods in scattering for nonlinear evolution equations
Jesse Gell-Redman, School of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Melbourne,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Economics Job Talk

The Geography of Higher Education and Spatial Inequalities
Anaïs Fabre, PhD candidate in Economics, Toulouse School of Economics,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

The Origin of super-Earths and sub-Neptunes
Erik Petigura, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Learning New Physics from Data – a Symmetrized Approach
Inbar Savoray, UC Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Mathematics Colloquium

On the dynamical formation and interior structure of black holes
Christoph Kehle, Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich,
Tuesday, January 9th, 2024
12:00pm 1:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Life at a Multi-TeV Muon Collider
Richard Ruiz, IFJ, Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN),
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Machine Learning and Microelectronics for 'New' New Physics Searches at the Energy Frontier
Julia Gonski, SLAC,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Leonidas Alaoglu Memorial Lecture in Mathematics

Meromorphic functions and modern Abel-Jacobi theory
Rahul Pandharipande, Department of Mathematics, ETH Zürich,
Wednesday, January 10th, 2024
10:40am 11:40am
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Minimax Surfaces and Covariant Holographic Entropy
Brianna Grado-White, Brandeis University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Economics Job Talk

Commercial Eviction Moratoria, Liquidity Relief and Business Closure
Angela Ma, Ph.D. Candidate in Business Economics, Harvard University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Data-driven constraint of cloud microphysics uncertainty at global and process-level scales
Marcus Van Lier Walqui, Columbia University & NASA/GISS,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Measurements of Higgs Boson Properties with the CMS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider
Abhisek Datta, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Information, Geometry, and Physics Seminar

From quantum learning theory to dimension-free Remez inequalities
Joseph Slote, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

Using AI and computation to accelerate knowledge discovery via high throughput experimentation
John Gregoire, Research Professor, Applied Physics and Materials Science, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Approaches in biocatalysis to create connections between sequence space and chemical space
Alison Narayan, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan,
Thursday, January 11th, 2024
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Adaptive Data-Driven Modeling of Complex Systems
Jose E. Andrade, George W. Housner Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

"Decoding the Molecular Interactions Governing EWS-FLI1 Oncogenic Behavior"
Shuwen 'Eric' Lei, Graduate Student, Goddard Group,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Coffee & Tea with the CCID

San Pasqual Walk
  • Public Event
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

James Kwan, Professor, Chemical Engineering, Balliol College - University of Oxford,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Medical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series, Professor Na Ji

Imaging the brain at high spatiotemporal resolution
Professor Na Ji, Professor of Neurobiology and Luis Alvarez Memorial Chair in Experimental Physics, Department of Physics and Department of Molecular Cell Biology, University of Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

Special cycles on compactifications of Shimura varieties
Eugenia Rosu, Mathematical Institute, Universiteit Leiden,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium - Christy Lecture

Online and In-Person Event
Relativistic Fluid Dynamics: From Particle Colliders to Neutron Star Mergers
Jorge Noronha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Seminar on History and Philosophy of Science

When Is It Okay to Ban Research (Funding)?
Craig Callender, Tata Chancellor's Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Institute for Practical Ethics, UC San Diego,
Friday, January 12th, 2024
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
How Bootstrap and Monte Carlo became friends
Minjae Cho, Princeton University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Quantum criticality under imperfect teleportation
Sara Murciano, Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Hydrodynamic instabilities in modern artistic painting
Roberto Zenit, Professor of Engineering, Brown University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Quantum-inspired incoherent imaging and optomechanical sensing
Mankei Tsang, Quantum Measurement Group, National University of Singapore,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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CMX Student/Postdoc Seminar

Does sketching work?
Ethan Epperly, Graduate Student, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Economics Job Talk

Liquidity Shocks and Private Equity Investment
Yingxiang Li, Ph.D. Candidate in Finance, UBC Sauder School of Business,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

On a generalization of Geroch's conjecture
Sven Hirsch, Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

Electrophilic Nickel Nitrenoid Catalysis: N-N Coupling and Enolate Amidation
Kimberly Sharp, Graduate Student (Stoltz Research Group), Chemistry, Caltech,
8:00pm 10:00pm
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Stargazing Lecture

Supernovae: The Brilliant Endings of Massive Stars
Michael Pajkos, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
  • Public Event
Monday, January 15th, 2024