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Friday, March 1st, 2024
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

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Gravitational index of the heterotic string
Joaquin Turiaci, University of Washington,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Quantum approach to classical optimization: why bother and what to do?
Jiaqi Leng, University of Maryland, College Park,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
A Holographic Triptych at Large N
Nikolay Bobev, KU Leuven,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Planet formation close-in and far-out
Nick Choksi, Graduate Student, Department of Astronomy, UC Berkeley,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

In pursuit of intelligent composite design and manufacturing
Grace X. Gu, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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CMX Student/Postdoc Seminar

Formal Test Synthesis and System-level Evaluation for Safety-Critical Autonomous Systems
Apurva Badithela, Graduate Student, Control & Dynamical Systems, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

From Gromov-Witten theory to dynamics
Julian Chaidez, Mathematics Department, USC,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar--CANCELLED

Efforts Towards the First Total Synthesis of Hypersonin A
Adrian Samkian, Graduate Student (Stoltz Research Group), Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Seismo Lab Seminar

What can low-frequency earthquakes tell us about the boundaries between tectonic plates?
William Frank, Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Saturday, March 2nd, 2024
Sunday, March 3rd, 2024
Monday, March 4th, 2024
12:00pm 1:00pm
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RSI Research Seminar

Understanding Biological Electron Transfer in Electro-Active Bacteria
Jeffrey DuBose, Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship Trainee in Chemical Engineering and Resnick Pioneer Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

"Big Data", meet "Long Data": Examining decadal-scale variability of ice-ocean-freshwater processes in Antarctica
Matthew Siegfried, Assistant Professor, Department of Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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H.B. Keller Colloquium

Graph-based active learning methods for remote sensing applications
Andrea Bertozzi, Distinguished Professor, Mathematics and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California Los Angeles,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Axions in High-Energy Astrophysical Plasmas
Anirudh Prabhu, Princeton University,
Tuesday, March 5th, 2024
3:00pm 4:00pm
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EE Devices Seminar- Jelena Notaros, MIT

Silicon Photonics for LiDAR, Augmented Reality, Biophotonics, Quantum Engineering, and Beyond
4:00pm 5:00pm
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► CANCELED: Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

The Welfare Impact of Market Power: The OPEC Cartel
John Asker, Professor of Economics, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

Accretion onto growing proto-planet
Yifan Zhou, Associate Professor, Astronomy, University of Virginia,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Caltech-Tsinghua Joint Colloquium

Online and In-Person Event
Khovanov homology for null homologous links in RP^3
Daren Chen/陈大任, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
Wednesday, March 6th, 2024
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Hyperbolic vacua in Minkowski space
Tianli Wang, Harvard University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Special Chemical Biology Seminar

Next-generation precision medicine through covalent reactivity: from click chemistry to ‘undruggable' targets
Dr. Qinheng Zheng, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, University of California, San Francisco,
  • Internal Event
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Analysis Seminar

Full asymptotics for solutions of the non-linear wave equations and wave propagation on black hole spacetimes
Shi-Zhuo Looi, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
Haoren Xiong, Mathematics Department, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM

Simulating Black Hole Feasts, Burps, and Fireworks
Sasha Tchekhovskoy, Associate Professor, Northwestern University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Leveraging computational innovations for air quality modeling
Cesunica Ivey, University of California Berkeley,
Thursday, March 7th, 2024
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Advances in Decomposition Techniques for Turbulent Jet Analysis
Akhil Nekkanti, Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate, 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

"Clicking on Cellular Signaling with Sound"
Hao Shen, Shapiro Group,
1:30pm 4:15pm
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MedE Symposium Celebrating the 10 Year Anniversary of the Andrew and Peggy Cherng Department of Medical Engineering, Special Guest Speaker Professor Steven Chu

Professor Steven Chu, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology and of Energy Science and Engineering, Physics, Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Stanford University,
2:30pm 3:45pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

Proof of the Ginzburg-Kazhdan conjecture
Tom Gannon, Department of Mathematics, UCLA,
3:45pm 5:00pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

Tangles of types En and a representation of the Birman-Murakami-Wenzl algebra of type E6
Claire Levailllant, Department of Mathematics, USC,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

Electrochemically Decoding Life: A New Glimpse into In-Vivo Enzyme Dynamics
Akihiro Okamoto, National Institute for Materials Science University of Tsukuba Visiting Professor – Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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CSSPP/Bray Seminar

How to Better Predict the Effect of Urban Traffic and Weather on Air Pollution? Norwegian Evidence from Machine Learning Approaches
Cong Cao, Postdoctoral Instructor in Science, Society, and Public Policy, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

An Invitation to p-adic Differential Equations on Berkovich Curves
Andrea Pulita, Institut Fourier, Universite Grenoble Alpes,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online and In-Person Event
Neutron Star Mergers: Frontiers in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics
Elias Most, Caltech,
Friday, March 8th, 2024
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Effective Field Theory Breakdown Near Cool Black Holes
Grant Remmen, NYU,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Algebras and entropies for quantum field theory, black holes, and inflationary cosmology
Jonah Kudler-Flam, Institute for Advanced Study, PCTS,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Signatures from late-time disk accretion in neutron star mergers
Wenbin Lu, Assistant Professor, Department of Astronomy, U.C. Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Online Event
On complete Calabi-Yau manifolds asymptotic to cones
Junsheng Zhang, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

Manganese(I) Catalysis: From Hydrogenation towards Hydrofunctionalizations
Stefan Weber, Postdoctoral Scholar (Peters Research Group), Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Seismo Lab Seminar

Imaging an Oceanic Transform Fault with Controlled-Source Electromagnetics
Christine Chesley, Postdoc Investigator, Geology & Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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CMX Student/Postdoc Seminar

Composite Bayesian Optimization for Efficient and Scalable Adaptive Experimentation
Raul Astudillo, Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate, Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Caltech,
Saturday, March 9th, 2024
Sunday, March 10th, 2024
Monday, March 11th, 2024
9:00am 10:00am
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PhD Thesis Defense

Molecular Strategies for Tuning the Selectivity of Heterogeneous Electrocatalysts Towards Value-Added Chemicals
Gavin P. Heim, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
3:45pm 4:45pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

From Heterometallic Rings to Nanostructures
Richard Winpenny, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Manchester,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

A new proxy for reconstructing ancient food webs: nitrogen isotopes in tooth enamel
Jennifer Leichliter, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Climate Geochemistry Department, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPIC),
Tuesday, March 12th, 2024
4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

The Unusual Uranian Rings and Small Moons
Matthew M. Hedman, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Idaho,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

In pursuit of intelligent composite design and manufacturing
Grace X. Gu, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Neutrino Physics at the LHC : the SND@LHC experiment
Tiziano Campores, Boston University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special Quantum Matter Seminar

Quantum cellular automata and quantum phases of matter
Lukasz Fidkowski, Professor, Department of Physics, University of Washington,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Recursive Hurwicz Expected Utility and Neo-Additive Sources
Simon Grant, Professor and John C. Harsany Chair of Economics, Australian National University,
Wednesday, March 13th, 2024
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Fate of ocean oxygen in a changing climate
Laure Resplandy, Princeton University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Is Survey Instability Due to Respondents who Don't Understand Politics or Social Scientists Who Don't Understand Respondents?
Gary King, Weatherhead University Professor, Harvard University,
Thursday, March 14th, 2024
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Special CMX Seminar

A slice of PDEs: Using circles to find beauty and meaning in the equations of flames and fluids
Adam Larios, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University of Nebraska - Lincoln,
1:00pm 2:30pm
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Special Control Seminar in CMS by Prof. Jason L. Speyer

Real-Time Robust Multivariate Estimator for Dynamic Systems with Heavy-Tailed Additive Uncertainties
Jason L. Speyer, Distinguished Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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► CANCELED: Social Sciences History Seminar

This seminar has been canceled.
John Joseph Wallis, Mancur Olson Professor of Economics, University of Maryland,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

Synthetic Biology for People and Planet Health
Michael Jewett, Stanford University,
Friday, March 15th, 2024