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Thursday, February 1st, 2024
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

A New Way to Image Atoms
David Muller, Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Engineering, School of Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

"Deep profiling of the single-cell proteome: potential for next-generation spatial-omics"
Wan Rion Marion (Marion) Pang, Roukes & Chou Groups,
2:30pm 3:45pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

KLRW algebra from Floer theory
Peng Zhou, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley,
3:45pm 5:00pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

q-Series invariants of plumbed manifolds
Josef Svoboda, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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EE Devices Seminar- Eli Levenson-Falk, USC

On-demand loss in a superconducting quantum circuit
Eli Levenson-Falk, Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy and of Electrical & Computer Engineering, USC,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

On the K-theory of Z/p^n
Achim Krause, Mathematisches Institut, Universitat Muenster,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online and In-Person Event
Why are astrophysical plasmas always magnetized?
Axel Brandenburg, Nordita & KITP,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special Biochemistry Seminar

From Atoms to Evolution: Dissecting Enzymes in High-Throughput
Margaux Pinney, Ph.D., Sandler Faculty Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco,
Friday, February 2nd, 2024
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
AdS Higgs mechanism for double trace deformed CFTs
Andreas Karch, UT Austin,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Building quantum networks: from solid-state defects and Rydberg atoms in cavities to a new scientific frontier with hybrid quantum systems
Aziza Suleymanzade, Harvard,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Special Chemical Biology Seminar

Helping People Through RNA Structure
Dr. Lauren D. Hagler, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University and Harvard School of Medicine,
  • Internal Event
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Revealing Dark Matter and Galaxy Formation with Small-Scale Structure
Ethan Nadler, Joint Postdoctoral Fellow, CTAC, Carnegie Observatories / USC,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Avenues in mechanics of materials with full field X-ray measurements
Angkur Shaikeea, Assistant Professor, University Cambridge,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Heegaard Floer symplectic cohomology and generalized Viterbo's isomorphism
Roman Krutowski, Department of Mathematics, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ignoranic-Organometallics Seminare

Developing New Spectroscopic Observables to Probe Spin Relaxation Mechanisms
Nathanael Kazmierczak, Graduate Student (Hadt Research Group), Chemistry, Caltech,
Saturday, February 3rd, 2024
Sunday, February 4th, 2024
Monday, February 5th, 2024
12:00pm 1:00pm
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RSI Research Seminar

The Ecology and Biosphere Engineering Facility (EBEF)
Nate Glasser, Director, Resnick Ecology and Biosphere Engineering Facility, Caltech,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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Special LIGO Seminar

Experimental prototype of a phase-insensitive quantum filter for sensitivity enhancement of gravitational-wave detectors.
Artemy Dmitriev,
  • Internal Event
2:30pm 3:30pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Matrix Entanglement and Beckenstein- Hawking Entropy
Sandip Trivedi, TIFR, Mumbai,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

Structures and dynamic processes in Earth's mantle from seismic anisotropy
Jonathan Wolf, Graduate student, Department of Earth Planetary Sciences, Yale University,
Tuesday, February 6th, 2024
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Adiabatic quantum computations with three-dimensional Rydberg atom graphs
Minhyuk Kim, Korea University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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► CANCELED: Visual Culture Seminar

The Fuzz: Frederick Wiseman's Law and Order and the Shadow of Police Radio
Jason Hill, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Delaware,
  • Public Event
4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

Validating Cellular Life and Extant Biological Process from Martian Analog Brines and Evaporites
Scott Perl, Research Scientist, Geobiology & Astrobiology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Wiersma Visiting Professor Lecture: Dr. Gerry Rubin

Illustrating the power of connectomics: circuit mechanisms that gate the salience of visual cues in Drosophila
Dr. Gerry Rubin, Senior Group Leader, HHMI Investigator, Janelia Research Campus,
Wednesday, February 7th, 2024
10:45am 11:45am
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
The action of geometric entropy in topologically massive gravity
Molly Kaplan, UC Santa Barbara,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Stretched horizon, replica trick, and off-shell winding condensate, and all that
Indranil Halder, Harvard University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Analysis Seminar

The Euler equations with a free interface
Igor Kukavica, Department of Mathematics, USC,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM

Formed Too Fast? Massive Galaxies at Cosmic Dawn
Caitlin Casey, Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy, The University of Texas at Austin,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Ecology and Biosphere Engineering at the Resnick Sustainability Center
Nate Glasser, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

Laser X-Photon Lithography for Nano-Additive Manufacturing
Mangirdas Malinauskas, Professor, Group leader of Laser NanoPhotonics, Vilniaus University,
Thursday, February 8th, 2024
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Contraction Theory for Optimization, Control, and Neural Networks
Francesco Bullo, Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

How Much Income Inequality is Fair? A Surprising Answer to a 200-year-old Question.
Venkat Venkatasubramanian, Samuel Ruben-Peter G. Viele Professor of Engineering, Columbia University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Medical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series, Professor Karen Christman

Biomaterials for Treating the Heart
Karen Christman, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Pierre Galletti Endowed Chair for Bioengineering cInnovation, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs & Welfare, Jaobs School of Engineering, University of San Diego,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

Uniform irreducibility of Galois action on the p-primary part of Abelian 3-folds of Picard type
Mladen Dimitrov, Department of Mathematics, University of Lille,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online and In-Person Event
Magnetic power of neutron stars
Andrei Beloborodov, Columbia University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special Biochemistry Seminar

Mechanism and function of accurate stress response silencing
Diane Haakonsen, Ph.D., Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley,
Friday, February 9th, 2024
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
The EFT of Large Spin Mesons
Gabriel Cuomo, Princeton & NYU,
11:00am 12:00pm
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LIGO Seminar

Magnetic Noise Injection Scripts and Preliminary Results for The Virgo Detector
Catalina Miritescu,
  • Internal Event
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Activation and Incorporation of Rare Sugars into Bacterial Surfaces
Tania Lupoli, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, New York University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Lightweight Discrete Programmable Mechanical Metamaterials
Kenneth Cheung, NASA Ames Research Center,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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CMX Student/Postdoc Seminar

Bayesian Imaging with Score-based Priors
Berthy Feng, Graduate Student, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

3- and 4-dimensional invariants of satellite knots with (1,1)-patterns
Holt Bodish, Department of Mathematics, University of Oregon,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

Expanding Rh-Catalyzed Nucleophile Additions to Electron-Deficient Dienes
Christopher Cooze, Postdoctoral Scholar (Stoltz Research Group), Chemistry, Caltech,
Monday, February 12th, 2024
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

There and back again: A journey to the base of a tectonic plate
Samer Naif, Assistant Professor, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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H.B. Keller Colloquium

The AAA Algorithm For Rational Approximation
Nick Trefethen, Professor, Applied Mathematics, Harvard University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Cosmology and the high-redshift Universe
Nashwan Sabti, Johns Hopkins University,
Tuesday, February 13th, 2024
11:00am 12:00pm
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Applied Physics and Materials Science Special Seminar

Cryogenic Electron Microscopy of Quantum Matter
Ismail El Baggari, Principal Investigator and Fellow, Rowland Institute, Harvard University,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Mathematics & Machine Learning Seminar

Robust G-Invariance in G-Equivariant Networks
Nina Miolane, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UC Santa Barbara,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Physics Seminar

Computational catalyst design accelerated by machine learning with "Center-Environment" features: from spinel to perovskite oxides
Yi Liu, Professor of Materials Science, Materials Genome Institute, Shanghai University,
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  • Internal Event
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Seeing the invisible: the search for low-mass axion dark matter with DMRadio
Chiara Salemi, SLAC,
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4:00pm 5:00pm
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Taussky-Todd Lecture

Extensions and the Twice-punctured Sphere
Christopher Skinner, Department of Mathematics, Princeton University,
Wednesday, February 14th, 2024
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Celestial Quantum Error Correction: From Noncommutative Geometry to Celestial CFT
Yangrui Hu, Perimeter Institute,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM

Galaxies in the Reionization Era: New Insight from JWST
Daniel Stark, Professor of Astronomy, University of Arizona,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Seeing Antarctica with New Eyes
Britney Schmidt, Cornell University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special Chemistry Seminar

Molecular Design Strategies for Mechanochemically Active Polymers
Maxwell J. Robb, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
  • Internal Event
4:30pm 6:00pm
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Charge Up! Entrepreneurship Series

Valuing Technology
Hanna Breunig, Deputy-Head, Sustainable Energy and Environmental Systems Department, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,
Thursday, February 15th, 2024
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Towards sustainable materials from biological matter: leveraging macromolecular composition, bonding motifs and hierarchical structure to tailor mechanical performance
Eleftheria Roumeli, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

"Localized catalytic DNA circuits for scalable molecular computation on a surface"
Samuel Davidson, PhD Student, Qian Group,
2:30pm 3:45pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

Filling Legendrians with barcodes
David Nadler, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley,
3:45pm 5:00pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

Integrality of mirror maps and arithmetic homological mirror symmetry
Sheel Ganatra, Department of Mathematics, USC,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Devices Seminar, Rabia Yazicigil

The Circuit Frontier: Innovating and Expanding ASIC Solutions for Enhanced Biosensing and Seamless Wireless Communication