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Wednesday, May 1st, 2024
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
TBA
Vincent Chen, UC Santa Barbara,
2:30pm 3:45pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

TBA
Siddarth Kannan, Mathematics Department, UCLA,
3:45pm 5:00pm
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Algebra and Geometry Seminar

TBA
Yefeng Shen, Department of Mathematics, University of Oregon,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM (Neugebauer Lecture)

Connecting Disks to Planetary Architectures and Compositions
Alycia Weinberger, Staff Scientist, Earth and Planets Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

What is driving the recent large increases in global atmospheric methane?
Youmi Oh, NOAA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Advancing the logic of polymer synthesis, modification, and degradation
Alex Zhukhovitskiy, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
  • Internal Event
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Treatment Effects in Market Equilibrium
Stefan Wager, Associate Professor of Operations, Information and Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Business,
Thursday, May 2nd, 2024
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Finance Seminar

Liquidity, Debt Denomination, and Currency Dominance
Chenzi Xu, Assistant Professor of Finance, Stanford University Graduate School of Business,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Biochemistry Seminar

A Purpose for Disorder: Intrinsically Disordered Regions Promote Protein Refolding and Facilitate Retrieval from Biomolecular Condensates
Stephen Fried, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online and In-Person Event
Vedika Khemani,
Friday, May 3rd, 2024
10:00am 11:00am
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Science Journey: I, Human: Unlocking the Secret of Human Intelligence

Sneha R. Aenugu, Caltech graduate student, Social & Decision Neuroscience,
  • Public Event
10:30am 11:30am
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Caltech Brain Imaging Center Seminar

Online Event
Multimodal Imaging and Resting-State Global Brain Activity: Controversies, Hypotheses, and Discovery
Thomas T. Liu, Director of the UCSD Center for Functional MRI and Professor of Radiology, Psychiatry, and Bioengineering, UC San Diego,
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
TBA
Luca Delacretaz, University of Chicago,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Current numerical efforts on free hyperboloidal evolutions
Alex Vañó-Viñuales, Postdoc and Invited Professor, GRIT, CENTRA, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Shock Waves: A Versatile Tool to Investigate Damage and Injury Mechanisms
Sarah A. Bentil, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University of Science and Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

The Role of Cations and Organic Additive Films in Electrochemical CO2 Reduction
Madeline Hicks, Graduate Student (Peters Research Group), Chemistry, Caltech,
Monday, May 6th, 2024
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
TBA
Gonzalo Alonso-Alvarez, University of Toronto,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special Chemistry Seminar

One is the Loneliest Number: Multielectron and Multivalent Chemistries for Next-Generation Batteries
Kimberly A. See, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
  • Internal Event
4:00pm 5:00pm
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The James R. and Shirley A. Kliegel Lectureship in Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

New Measurements and Theory of Mass Independent Isotope Effects And Relation to Archean, Atmosphere and Solar System Origin Using Seven Isotopes
Mark H. Thiemens, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry John Dove Isaacs Endowed Chair in Natural Philosophy for Physical Sciences Founding Dean Division of Physical Sciences, University of California San Diego,
Tuesday, May 7th, 2024
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Physics Seminar

Sarah King, Neubaruer Family Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, The University of Chicago,
Wednesday, May 8th, 2024
11:00am 1:00pm
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Caregiver's Fair

San Pasqual Walk
  • Internal Event
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Transformations of Alkenes using Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Nickel-Hydride Catalysts
Amanda K. Cook, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oregon,
  • Internal Event
4:00pm 5:00pm
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ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM (Biard Lecture)

TBD
Karin Oberg, Professor of Natural Sciences, Department of Astronomy, Harvard University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Title TBD
Delphine Farmer, Colorado State University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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W. N. Lacey Lectureship in Chemical Engineering

On the Origin of Biological Homochirality (General Lecture)
Donna G. Blackmond, The John C. Martin Endowed Chair in Chemistry, Chemistry Department Chair, Scripps Research,
Thursday, May 9th, 2024
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Mobile sand dunes - silent travelers of the desert
Michel Louge, Emeritus Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Finance Seminar

Green Capital Requirements
Marcus Opp, Professor of Finance, Stockholm School of Economics,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online and In-Person Event
Erez Berg,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Seminar on History and Philosophy of Science

Topic to be announced
Lu Chen, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, USC,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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W. N. Lacey Lectureship in Chemical Engineering

A Novel Paradigm for Asymmetric Organocatalysis (Technical Lecture)
Donna G. Blackmond, The John C. Martin Endowed Chair in Chemistry, Chemistry Department Chair, Scripps Research,
7:00pm 8:00pm
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James Michelin Distinguished Visitors Program

A reading from Life on Other Planets: A Memoir of Finding My Place in the Universe
Dr. Aomawa Shields, Clare Boothe Luce Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UC Irvine,
  • Public Event
Friday, May 10th, 2024
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
TBA
Daniel Brennan, UC San Diego,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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1:00pm 2:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Marjorie Buss, Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Special Chemistry Seminar

Chemical biology in the executive branch: an introduction to NIH intramural research
Jordan Meier, Senior Investigator, Chemical Biology Laboratory, National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
Title to be announced
Chris Carr, Graduate Student, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Columbia University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Burn-resistant materials for high-performance reusable rocket engines
Zack Cordero, Edgerton Career Development Assistant Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

Photoinduced Copper-Catalyzed Asymmetric C-N and C-X Coupling
Feng Zhong, Postdoctoral Scholar (Fu Research Group), Chemistry, Caltech,
Saturday, May 11th, 2024
Monday, May 13th, 2024
3:00pm 4:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Youngkyu Park, Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

TBA
Eiichiro Kokubo, Professor, Division of Science, Center for Computational Astrophysics, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online and In-Person Event
TBA
Zhiquan Sun, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Tuesday, May 14th, 2024
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Special Seminar in Applied Mathematics

A theoretical framework for fault-slip styles from aseismic creep to regular earthquakes
Davide Zaccagnino, PhD student in Geophysics, Department of Geophysics, Sapienza University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Physics Seminar

Rebecca Caraven, Assistant Chemist, Argonne National Laboratory,
Wednesday, May 15th, 2024
4:00pm 5:00pm
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ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM

TBD
Selma de Mink, Max-Planck Director, Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Title TBD
Clara Deser, National Center for Atmospheric Research,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Frontiers in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Pamela V. Chang, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University,
Thursday, May 16th, 2024
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Social Sciences History Seminar

Topic to be announced
Joshua Hausman, Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of Michigan,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Biochemistry Seminar

AMPK: energy sensor and central guardian of mitochondrial homeostasis
Reuben Shaw, Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies,
4:00pm 6:00pm
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Chen-Huang Sustainability Series Lecture

Clean Electricity and the Path to Net Zero: Methods and Insights
Jesse D. Jenkins, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy & Environment, Princeton University,