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Wednesday, January 24th, 2024
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Mathematics Colloquium

On the decomposition of large tensor powers of finite dimensional representations
Nicolai Reshetikhin, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special CMX Seminar

Four episodes of Kuramoto oscillators
Seung Yeal Ha, Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Seoul National University,
4:30pm 6:00pm
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Charge Up! Entrepreneurship Series

Online Event
One Caltecher's Pathway - the story of Brimstone Energy
Cody Finke, Caltech Alum, CEO and Co-Founder of Brimstone,
Wednesday, January 24th, 2024
10:40am 11:40am
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Near-Extremal Black Hole Entropies from Replica Matrices
Sergio Hernandez-Cuenca, MIT,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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CMX Lunch Seminar

A regularity criterion for the 3D Navier-Stokes equations based on finitely many observations.
Abhishek Balakrishna, Associate Professor, (RTPC) of Mathematics, University of Southern California,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Seismo Lab Brown Bag Seminar

Using tides to reveal the interior and evolution of rocky and icy bodies in the context of planetary missions - Application to the Mars system, Enceladus, and Pluto-Charon binary
Amirhossein Bagheri, Seismo Lab, Caltech,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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PhD Defense

Masked 2-Furylcarbinol Derivatives: A Modular and General Platform for Mechanically Triggered Molecular Release
Tian Zeng, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM

Measuring the Cosmic Expansion Rate at High Redshift with DESI Lyman-𝛼 Forests
Andrei Cuceu, Research Fellow, CCAPP, The Ohio State University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Slow Closure of Earth's Carbon Cycle
Daniel Rothman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

Defect Disorder in Electronic Ceramics: Insights from Transmission Electron Microscopy
Elizabeth Dickey, Teddy & Wilton Hawkins Distinguished Professor and Department Head, Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University,
Thursday, January 25th, 2024
2:30pm 3:30pm
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Number Theory Seminar

Toroidal cubic moment for Dirichlet L-functions
Philippe Michel, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Special Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

"Manipulating Metal-Ligand Bonds for Catalysis and Separations"
Kurtis M. Carsch, Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Decarbonization Materials, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Frontiers in Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

A Novel Approach for Controlling Block Copolymer (BCP) Self-assembly and Phase Behavior via Magnetic Fields
Michelle Calabrese,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

Zeta-values of arithmetic schemes
Baptiste Morin, Institut de Mathématiques, University of Bordeaux,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium - Biard Lecture

Online and In-Person Event
Error correction of a logical quantum bit beyond the break-even point
Michel Devoret, Yale,
7:00pm 9:00pm
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Friday, January 26th, 2024
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
BPS states in the large N limit
Chi-Ming Chang, Tsinghua University,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Fuzzy sphere regularization of 3D CFTs
Yin-Chen He, Perimeter Institute,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Nature vs. Nurture: How internal and external processes shape galactic interiors
Francisco Mercado, NSF MPS Ascend Fellow, Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics, Pomona College,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Swimming strategies at intermediate scales
Margaret Byron, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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CMX Student/Postdoc Seminar

Dimension-free Remez Inequalities and Norm Designs
Joseph Slote, Graduate Student, Department of Computer Science, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Obstructing Knots from Being k-Slice
Qianhe Qin, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

Sm(II)-Mediated (Electro)catalysis Enabled by Proton-Assisted Redox Activation of Sm-Alkoxides
Emily Boyd, Graduate Student (Peters Research Group), Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Seismo Lab Seminar

How melt reshapes the structure of porous ice
Xiaojing (Ruby) Fu, Assistant Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, EAS, California Institute of Technology,
Saturday, January 27th, 2024
Monday, January 29th, 2024
3:45pm 4:45pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

"Mimicking Nature's Electric Wires: Redox Properties and Catalytic Applications of Synthetic Iron-Sulfur Clusters".
Victor Mougel, Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH, Zurich,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

Deciphering the Nature of Titan's Mysterious Magic Islands
Xinting Yu, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of San Antonio, Texas,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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H.B. Keller Colloquium

Nonlocal approximation of optimal transport and diffusion
Katy Craig, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Santa Barbara,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar - CANCELLED

Online and In-Person Event
Detecting Dark Matter Substructures on Small Scales with Fast Radio Bursts
Huangyu Xiao, Fermilab,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Quantum Matter Seminar

A soluble model of a Nonequilibrium Steady State and its lessons
Professor Anton Kapustin, Caltech,
7:30pm 9:30pm
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Astronomy on Tap

"Planetary Paparazzi" and "Legends of the Night Sky"
Niyati Desai, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
Kaustav Das, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
  • Public Event
Tuesday, January 30th, 2024
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Math Graduate Student Seminar

The Logic of Random Graphs
Tal Hershko, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Mathematics & Machine Learning Seminar

Towards Large Language Models as Copilots for Formalization and Theorem Proving
Kaiyu Yang, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

Advancing the Study of Rocky Planets by Leveraging Connections Between Exoplanet and Solar System Science
Jake Lustig-Yaeger, Postdoctoral Fellow, Applied Science Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University,
Wednesday, January 31st, 2024
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Consistent actions for massive particles interacting with electromagnetism and gravity
Lukas Lindwasser, UCLA,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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CMX Lunch Seminar

Aggregation of financial markets.
Georg Menz, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University of California Los Angeles,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Seismo Lab Brown Bag Seminar

Taking a step back to the improve the boundary element method for elastostatic problems
4:00pm 5:00pm
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ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM

Exploring the Near-Sun Environment with Parker Solar Probe
Brian E. Wood, Research Physicist, Space Science Division, Naval Research Laboratory,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Economics Job Talk

Agriculture, Trade, and the Spatial Efficiency of Global Water Use
Tamma Carleton, Assistant Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UC Santa Barbara,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Current and future missions in the thermal infrared
Kerry Cawse-Nicholson, JPL,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

Spectroscopy and transport signatures of a Kitaev quantum spin liquid candidate
Arnab Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy, Purdue,