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Monday, December 2nd, 2013
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Linde Institute/Social and Information Sciences Laboratory (SISL) Seminar

Insider Trading and Multidimensional Private Information
Tomasz Sadzik, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, New York University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Linde Institute/Social and Information Sciences Laboratory (SISL) Seminar

Simple Prices for Complex Markets
Nicole Immorlica, Assistant Professor, Theoretical Computer Science, Northwestern University,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Ph.D. Thesis Seminar

A Cocktail of Thermally Stable, Chemically Synthesized Capture Agents for the Efficient Detection of Anti-gp41 Antibodies from Human Sera
Jessica Pfeilsticker, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Heath Group, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Bioengineering Lecture

"Neuroengineering: Molecular and Optical Axes of Control"
Feng Zhang, Assistant Professor , Departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Bioengineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Condensed Matter Physics Seminar

TBA
Johnpierre Paglione, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Condensed Matter Physics Seminar

Effects of electron scattering on the topological properties of nanowires: Majorana fermions from disorder and superlattices
İnanç Adagideli, Sabanci University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

New Results from LUX
Carmen Carmona, UC Santa Barbara,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Rodinia’s rapid journey into the tumultuous Neoproterozoic Era

Nicholas Swanson-Hysell, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley,
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Institute for Quantum Information Seminar

Simplified Quantum Compiling with Complex Gate Distillation
Guillaume Duclos-Cianci, Department of Physics, University of Sherbrooke,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Carnegie Observatories Colloquium

Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
Real-Time Cosmology
Prof. Jeremy Darling, Univ. of Colorado,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Physics Seminar

Peptide Aggregation: Structures and Mechanisms
Michael T. Bowers, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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General Biology Seminar

Circadian rhythms and sleep in flies
Michael Rosbash, Director and Professor, Biology, Brandeis University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Kleigel Lectures in Planetary Science

TBD
Zhan Su, Graduate Student, Planetary Science, GPS, Caltech,
Cheng Li, Graduate Student, Planetary Science, GPS, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Seminar in Political Economy

Mis-allocation of Political Capital
Frederico Finan, University of California, Berkeley,
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
3:00pm 4:00pm
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AbbVie Symposium

Discovery of Cell Active Mcl-1 Inhibitors
George S. Sheppard, Ph.D., AbbVie, Inc.,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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AbbVie Symposium

Asymmetric Counteranion Directed Catalysis (ACDC): A General Approach to Enantioselective Synthesis
Benjamin List, Professor, Dr., Managing Director, Max-Planck-Institute for Kohlenforschung, Max-Planck-Institute,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Scientific highlights from the Palomar Robo-AO system and plans for a Mauna Kea Robo-AO
Christoph Baranec, Univ of Hawaii,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Bray Theory Workshop

Intermediation in Networks
Mihai Manea, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
5:30pm 6:30pm
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CPET Seminar

From Odysseus to Caltech: How having (and being) a mentor can help you succeed
Candace Rypisi, Director of Student Faculty Programs,
Thursday, December 5th, 2013
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Transient Thermal Systems Modeling and Control
Andrew Alleyne, Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
12:00pm 1:30pm
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Center for the Chemistry of Cellular Signaling Seminar

Design of Sequence-Specific DNA Binding Molecules for DNA Methyltransferase Inhibition
JJ Kang, Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology,
3:30pm 4:30pm
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Resnick Institute Seminar

Resnick Fellows Xin Ning on "Shape-Adaptive Ultra-Lightweight Solar Concentrators" and Yiyang Liu on "Synthesis of Commodity Chemicals From Renewable Fatty Acids"
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Behavioral Social Neuroscience Seminar

Adaptive Inference in a Dynamic World
Joshua Gold, University of Pennsylvania,
4:00pm 5:15pm
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Biochemistry Seminar

A New Avenue for an Old Therapy - Human Folate Receptors and Targeted Drug Delivery
Charles Dann III, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Indiana University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Research Conference

Life at the Single Molecule Level
Sunney Xie, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special Seminar in Applied Mathematics

Quantitative Results on the Corrector Equation in Stochastic Homogenization.
Professor Antoine Gloria, Department of Mathematics, Université Libre de Bruxelles,
7:00pm 8:00pm
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Theodore von Karman Lecture

JPL, von Karman Auditorium
The Planck Space Telescope: Revealing the Ancient Universe
Charles Lawrence, Planck Project Scientist (U.S. Planck Team), Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Friday, December 6th, 2013
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Collisions in AdS and the thermalization of heavy-ion collisions
Wilke van der Schee, Utrecht University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Investigations on the gaseous environment of distant galaxies
Michele Fumagalli, Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Observatories, Princeton University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

Combustion of Uncommon Alternative Fuels for Power Generation and Transportation
Jeffrey Bergthorson, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, McGill University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Special Seminar in Applied Mathematics

Complete Solution to the Most General Nonlinear Filtering Problems and Its Implementation
Professor Stephen Yau, Tsinghua University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

Heterocycle Synthesis via Homogeneous Gold Catalysis
Soren Kramer, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech,
7:00pm 8:00pm
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Theodore von Karman Lecture

Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado, the Vosloh Forum (south of Colorado on Bonnie)
The Planck Space Telescope: Revealing the Ancient Universe
Charles Lawrence, Planck Project Scientist (U.S. Planck Team), Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
7:30pm 9:00pm
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German Film

BARBARA (2012)
Christian Petzold, Director,
Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Monday, December 9th, 2013
12:00pm 1:00pm
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4:00pm 5:00pm
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Biophysics Lecture

Predictive Biology through Genome-scale Models
Bernhard Palsson, Professor or Bioengineering, Systems Biology Research Group, University of California, San Diego,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Condensed Matter Physics Seminar

Theory of Extremely Correlated Fermi Liquids
Sriram Shastry, Professor, UC Santa Cruz,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Resnick Institute Seminar

ARPA-E: A Fresh Perspective on Next-Generation EV Battery Technology
Ilan Gur, ARPA-E Program Director,
Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
12:00pm 1:00pm
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12:00pm 1:30pm
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Dev Bio SuperGroup Meeting

Presenters: Daniel Kim (Wold Lab) and John Young (Elowitz Lab)
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Caltech/JPL Association for Gravitational-Wave Research Seminar

The GW Discovery Space of Pulsar Timing Arrays
Curt Cutler, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Carnegie Observatories Colloquium

Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
TBA
Dr. Jessica Werk, UCSC,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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General Biology Seminar

Patterning the vertebrate gut: From physical forces to stem cells
Cliff Tabin, Professor, Dept. of Genetics, Harvard Medical School,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Majorana ghosts: From topological superconductor to the origin of neutrino masses, three generations and their mass mixing
Zheng-Cheng Gu, Caltech & Perimeter Institute,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Seminar

X-CAPM: An Extrapolative Capital Asset Pricing Model
Lawrence Jin, Ph.D. Student, School of Management, Yale University,
4:15pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Tea Talk

The Mid-Infrared Properties of Directly Imaged Exoplanets
Andrew Skemer, Arizona,
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

From Circumstellar Disks to Extrasolar Planets: Observational Insights
Andrea Isella, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Carnegie Observatories Colloquium

Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
On the Fine Structure of the Cepheid Metallicity Gradient in the Galactic Thin Disk
Prof. Giuseppe Bono, University of Rome Tor Vergata,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Composite Weak Bosons and the New Boson at the LHC
Harald Fritzsch, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special Chemistry Seminar

New Materials and Devices for Chemical Sensing
Katherine Mirica, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Thursday, December 12th, 2013
12:00pm 1:30pm
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Ph.D. Thesis Seminar

Chemical-Scale Studies of G Protein-Coupled Receptors and Ligand-Gated Ion Channels
Ethan Van Arnam, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Dougherty Group, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Seminar in Political Economy

Competitive Policy Entrepreneurship
Alexander V. Hirsch, Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University,
Friday, December 13th, 2013
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

\Delta I = 1/2 Rule for Kaon Decays derived from QCD Infrared Fixed Point
Rod Crewther, University of Adelaide,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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2:00pm 3:00pm
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Beckman Institute Visibility Seminar

Optogenetics and CLARITY at Caltech: Development and Applications
Viviana Gradinaru, Assistant Professor of Biology, Biology and Biological Engineering,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

Radical-chain Mechanisms in Nickel-catalyzed Stereoconvergent Cross-Coupling
Nathan Schley, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech,
Saturday, December 14th, 2013