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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Carnegie Observatories Colloquium

Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
Fomalhaut b's Eccentric Orbit and Main Belt Structure: Evidence for other Fomalhaut Planets?
Prof. Paul Kalas, UC Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Physics Seminar

High-dimensional Surprises Near the Glass and the Jamming Transitions
Patrick Charbonneau, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Physics and CBB Program , Chemistry and Physics, Duke University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Econometrics and Applied Micro Seminar

A Test for Weakly Separable Preferences
John Quah, Oxford University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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General Biology Seminar

Gut microbes and their role in obesity and malnutrition
Rob Knight, Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

13 TeV physics perspectives at the LHC
Maurizio Pierini, CERN,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Kleigel Lectures in Planetary Science

Meandering Through Bedrock River Valleys (Ajay Limaye); Beer's Law with a Pathlength of 10^16 m (Brett McGuire)
Ajay Lamaye, Graduate Student, Planetary Science, GPS, Caltech,
Brett McGuire, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
5:00pm 7:00pm
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Caltech Y Social Activism Speaker Series (SASS) Lecture

The Empowering Role of NGOs in Changing the Lives of Marginalized Communities in India
Jaimala and Hitesh Gupta, Vatsalya,
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

From building blocks to large galaxies: towards understanding the formation of the Milky Way
Anna Frebel, MIT,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Bray Theory Workshop

Stable Matching with Incomplete Information
Andrew Postlewaite, Harry P. Kamen Professor of Economics and Professor of Finance, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Heterogeneous Photochemistry and Interfacial Redox Processes of Environmental Significance
Wonyong Choi, Visiting Associate, Engineering and Applied Science, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Research Lecture

Nanostructured 3-D Architectures: Mechanics and Physics of Deformation and Fracture in Nanomaterials for Biomimetics, Batteries, and Lightweight Structural Materials
Julia Greer, Professor of Materials Science and Mechanics, Applied Physics and Materials Science, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Research Lecture

Nanostructured 3-D Architectures: Mechanics and Physics of Deformation and Fracture in Nanomaterials for Biomimetics, Batteries, and Lightweight Structural Materials
Julia Greer, Professor of Materials Science and Mechanics, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Synthetic Discoveries from Polycyclic Natural Products
Jeremy A. May, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston,
7:00pm 10:00pm
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Theater Auditions

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
8:00am 10/13 5:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

The Community Seismic Network and Quake-Catcher Network: monitoring building response to earthquakes through community instrumentation
Monica Kohler, Senior Research Fellow , Mechanical and Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
12:00pm 1:30pm
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Center for the Chemistry of Cellular Signaling Seminar

The Novel Function of the Protein-Conducting Channel SecYEG in Co-Translational Protein Targeting
David Akopian, Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

Synthesis and evolution of macrocyclic organo-peptides for selective biomolecular recognition
Rudi Fasan, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, University of Rochester,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Research Conference

A Molecular View of Membrane Protein Biogenesis
William Clemons, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
Friday, October 4th, 2013
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

From dlogs to dilogs
Arthur Lipstein, University of Oxford,
11:00am 12:00pm
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Special Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Life-Cycle Performance Monitoring and Evaluation of Civil Infrastructure
Hui Li, Harbin Institute of Technology, China,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Linde Institute/Social and Information Sciences Laboratory (SISL) Seminar

Equilibria Via Samples and Testing Equilibrium Behavior
Yakov Babichenko, Wally Baer and Jeri Weiss Postdoctoral Scholar in Computing & Mathematical Sciences, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Nuclear Processes in Accretion Disks from Compact Object Mergers: an Engine for Electromagnetic Transients
Rodrigo Fernandez, Department of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Julian Cole Lecture in Aerospace

Progress and challenges in numerical simulation of multi-physics turbulent flows in complex geometry
Parviz Moin, Franklin P. and Caroline M. Johnson Professor in the School of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering - Flow Physics and Computation, Stanford University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Seminar on History and Philosophy of Science

A Tale of Two Vigne: Galileo, the Telescope and Roman Elites, 1611
Thomas F. Mayer, Augustana College,
Saturday, October 5th, 2013
12:00pm 5:30pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Topchyan Wedding Party

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
1:00pm 4:00pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Kenderjian Wedding Party

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
2:00pm 4:00pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Oganesyan Engagement Party

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4:00pm 5:30pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Gabriel Wedding Party

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Sunday, October 6th, 2013
Monday, October 7th, 2013
11:00am 12:00pm
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Special Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Identification & Modeling of Complex Nonlinear Systems from Uncertain/limited Information
Eleni Chatzi, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ),
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Condensed Matter Physics Seminar

Tuning the Ground State of Fe Pnictide Superconductors.
Ni Ni, Professor, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Econometrics and Applied Micro Seminar

The Consequences of Entrepreneurial Firm Founding on Innovation (with Christian Fons-Rosen)
Michael Ewens, Assistant Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Dimensional reduction of S-Confining Dualities
Mario Martone, Cornell,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

Exploring the Chemistry of Ni(I) and Pd(I) Dimers with Bridging Allyl and Related Ligands
Nilay Hazari, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry, Yale University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Origin and paleoenvironmental significance of manganese deposits preceding and postdating the Great Oxidation Event at 2,35 Ga.

Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar
Nicholas J. Beukes, Professor, Department of Geology, University of Johannesburg,
4:15pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Tea Talk

The Illustris Project: Populating the Hubble Sequence in Cosmological Simulations
Paul Torrey, (CfA) Harvard,
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
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Dev Bio SuperGroup Meeting

Srimoyee Ghosh (Sternberg Lab) and Tatiana Hochgreb (Bronner Lab) Presenting
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IST Lunch Bunch

A Pragmatic Approach to Visualization in Academia
Santiago Lombeyda, CACR, Caltech,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Institute for Quantum Information Seminar

Simulation of dynamical abelian and no-abelian lattice gauge theories with cold atoms
Benni Reznik, Tel-Aviv University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Caltech/JPL Association for Gravitational-Wave Research Seminar

Searching for Gravitational Waves with Pulsar Timing Arrays
Justin Ellis, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Carnegie Observatories Colloquium

Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
What is the Universe Made of ? Insights from Gravitational Lensing
Prof. Tommaso Treu, UCSB,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Higgs-Motivated Search Strategies for Supersymmetry at CMS
Benjamin Hooberman, FNAL,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Seminar in Political Economy

Fighting rather than Bargaining
James Fearon, Stanford University,
Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

A Cold Dark Matter Controversy in Dwarf Galaxies
James Bullock, UC Irvine,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Piecing the puzzle of gas exchange and inorganic carbon transport in the polar sea ice zone
Brice Loose, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island,
Thursday, October 10th, 2013
12:00pm 1:30pm
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Behavioral Social Neuroscience Seminar

Value Computation and Value Modulation: A Dual-process Theory of Self-Control
Isabelle Brocas, University of Southern California, Visiting Associate, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geology Club Seminar

Seismic Exploration of the Los Angeles Basin: Past, Present, and Future
Mitchell Barklage, NodalSeismic,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special Seminar in Applied Mathematics

Statistical and Computational Tradeoffs in High Dimensional Learning
Philippe Rigollet, Assistant Professor, Operations Research and Financial Engineering, California Institute of Technology,