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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
10:00am 11:00am
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TCS+ Talk

Noninteractive Zero Knowledge for NP from Learning With Errors
Chris Peikert, University of Michigan,
11:00am 12:00pm
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Special CNS Seminar

Marlene Cohen, Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Associate Director, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition,, University of Pittsburgh,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Cosmic "Dust" (Galaxies, Stars and Actual Dust)!
Philip Hopkins, Theoretical Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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EE Systems Seminar

Can machine learning trump theory in communication system design?
Andrea Goldsmith, Stephen Harris Professor, School of Engineering, Stanford University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

What can statistical state dynamics teach us about emergent coherent structures in stratified turbulence?
Joseph Fitzgerald, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Homotopy Type Theory Learning Seminar

Tamir Hemo, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

Properties of Metallic Liquids at High Temperature and Their Relation to Glass Formation
Kenneth Kelton, Professor of Physics and the Arthur Holly Compton Professor in Arts & Sciences, Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri),
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Chemical Biology Approaches for Interrogating the Contributions of Altered Circadian Rhythms and Macrophages to Cancer Aggression
Michelle Farkas, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts - Amherst,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Computational Imaging: a Quest for the Perfect Image
Jaebum Chung, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

The Subprime Mortgage Crisis and the Tea Party Movement: Evidence from Nationwide Campaign Finance and Real Estate Transactions
Zhao Li, PhD Candidate in Political Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business,
Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Programmable Structures: Shape and Property Reconfiguration
Andres Arrieta Diaz, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Center for the Chemistry of Cellular Signaling Seminar

Investigating the role of the [4Fe-4S] cluster of yeast Dna2
Siobhán MacArdle, Graduate Student, Barton Group, CCE, Caltech,
3:30pm 4:30pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Noncovalent Interactions of Silent Agonist Binding to the Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor
Catriona Blunt, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

Quantum Diagnostics: from single-cells to single-molecules
Dino Di Carlo, Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering Distinguished Seminar: Andrea Goldsmith

Exploiting Information and Communication Theory in Biology and Neuroscience
Andrea Goldsmith, Ph.D., Stephen Harris professor in the School of Engineering and a Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University,
4:00pm 6:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

Malle's Conjecture for octic $D_4$-fields
Ila Varma, Department of Mathematics, UC San Diego,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Research Conference

Fracton order: from quantum hard drive to foliated manifold
Xie Chen, Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics, Caltech,
Friday, May 3rd, 2019
8:30am 9:30am
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PhD Thesis Defense

Chemical Tools for Protein Imaging in Live Bacterial Cells
Samuel Ho, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
10:00am 11:00am
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High Energy Physics Seminar

To the Heart of Neutrinos with CUORE and CUPID
Yuri Kolomensky, UC Berkeley,
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

New and Old Exact Dualities
Djordje Radicevic, Perimeter Institute,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Room temperature photo-induced electron-hole gas-to-liquid transition in 2D materials
Alexander Kemper, Assistant Professor, Physics Department, North Carolina State University,
1:30pm 3:30pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

How single cells sense Smad3 signal
Christopher Frick, Graduate Student, BMB, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Applications of the Enantioselective Allylic Alkylation Toward the Synthesis of Complex Natural Products
Steven A. Loskot, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

The NICER mission and the Nanohertz Gravitational Wave Sky
Andrea Lommen, Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Haverford College,
2:30pm 3:30pm
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Special Math Colloquium

New roots of Lie theory
Andrei Okounkov, Department of Mathematics, Columbia University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Caltech Young Investigators Lecture

A Scalable Monolithic Computational Framework for Large-scale Simulation of Hydraulic Fracture
3:00pm 4:00pm
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GALCIT Colloquium

A scalable monolithic computational framework for large-scale simulation of fluid-driven fracture propagation
Bianca Giovanardi, Postdoctoral Associate, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Single Photon Detectors, Parity Measurements and Heralded Cat States in the Microwave Domain
Andreas Wallraff, Professor for Solid State Physics, Department of Physics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Dielectric Metasurfaces from Fundamentals to Applications
Seyedeh Mahsa Kamali, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Renormalized volume of hyperbolic 3-manifolds
Kenneth Bromberg, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Organometallics Seminar

H2 Evolution from a Ni(III) Hydride
Nina X. Gu, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:30pm 5:20pm
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Caltech/UCLA Joint Analysis Seminar

High frequency limits and Burnett's conjecture in general relativity
Jonathan Luk, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University,
5:30pm 6:20pm
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Caltech/UCLA Joint Analysis Seminar

The First-Order Planning Problem in Mean Field Games
Jameson Graber, Department of Mathematics, Baylor University,
7:30pm 9:00pm
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German Film: So weit die Füsse tragen

Movie screening for German 130c & 132c // In German with English subtitles
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
2:00pm 4:00pm
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Wedding Photography on Campus: Mirzakhanyan Wedding Party

Sites designated as approved for commercial still photography
Monday, May 6th, 2019
11:00am 12:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Copper and Nickel Catalysis for the Construction of Novel C−N and C−C Bonds
Carson Matier, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Math Graduate Student Seminar

Random walks, harmonic functions, 0-1 laws, and the Poisson boundary of groups
Joshua Frisch, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Metabolic bi-stability and hysteresis in a model microbiome community
2:00pm 3:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Mechanistic Study of Photoinduced C–S Bond Formation and Electrochemical Ammonia Production by a Surface-Attached Iron Complex
Kareem Hannoun, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar

How to assemble a microbial ecosystem? – the role of behavior, microdiversity and interactions
Otto Cordero, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

New accelerator experiments for dark sectors
Stefania Gori, UC Santa Cruz,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

Bioinspired Coordination Complexes and Polymers for Energy Applications
Smaranda Marinescu, Gabilan Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Fake News, Voter Overconfidence, and the Quality of Democratic Choice
Jean-Robert Tyran, Professor of Economics, Director of the Vienna Center for Experimental Economics, and Vice-Rector for Research and International Affairs, University of Vienna,
Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
3:00pm 4:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Non-Innocent Anthracene-Based Ligand Towards Zr(IV)-Catalyzed Coupling of Alkynes and Nitriles to N-Heterocycles
Choon (Marcus) Heng Low, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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CANCELED -- General Biology Seminar

CANCELED
Amy Gladfelter, Associate Professor, Biology, University of North Carolina,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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CMI Seminar: Alistair Sinclair

The Lee-Yang Theorem and the Ising Model
Alistair Sinclair, UC Berkeley,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Dix Planetary Science Seminar

Evolving Worlds: A Story of Planetary Evolution and Bi-Stability
Dr. Matthew B. Weller, Postdoc, Institute of Geophysics, University of Texas, Austin,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Gravitational-Wave Research Seminar

Gravitational Wave Sources at the Heart of Galaxies
Smadar Naoz, Department of Physics & Astronomy, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics/CS Special Seminar

Title: Software Engineering for Data Science and Big Data Analytics
Miryung Kim, UCLA,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Mathematics Colloquium

The Johnson filtration is finitely generated
Andrew Putnam, Department of Mathematics, University of Notre Dame,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Special Seminar

Alcohol and Amine Derivatives Guide Position-Selective C-H Functionalization Reactions
Jenny Roizen, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Duke University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Seminar on History and Philosophy of Science

The Interferon Tournament: Credit Markets and Economies of Honor in the First Age of Biotech
Nicolas Rasmussen, Professor, Programs in History and Environment & Society, School of Humanities and Languages, University of New South Wales,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

The Political Economy of Discrimination
Torun Dewan, Professor of Political Science, London School of Economics & Political Science,
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Mathematical Physics Seminar

Lower bounds for Extremal Polynomials
Maxim Zinchenko, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Mexico,
2:00pm 4:00pm
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Ph.D. Thesis Defense

Impact of Transmission Network Topology on Electrical Power Systems
Linqi (Daniel) Guo, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Caltech,
2:30pm 3:30pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Oxygen Transporter and Generator Devices to Treat Diabetic Retinopathy
Nicholas Scianmarello, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
3:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

The stable cohomology of the moduli space of curves with level structures
Andrew Putman, Department of Mathematics, University of Notre Dame,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Organic Chemistry—Bristol Myers Squibb Symposium

Employing an Interest in Chemistry to Positively Impact Patient Lives
Dr. Bruce Ellsworth, Director, Head of Fibrotic Diseases Discovery Chemistry, Bristol Myers Squibb,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Dwarf Galaxies and Their Dark Matter Content
Laura Sales, Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Riverside,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

The Atlantic-Pacific salinity asymmetry and the hydrological cycle
Johan Nilsson, Stockholm University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Homotopy Type Theory Learning Seminar

Justin Campbell, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

Additive Manufacturing of Glass Optics
Rebecca Dylla-Spears, Staff Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Organic Chemistry—Bristol Myers Squibb Symposium

Shining light on the dark matter of natural products: Structure and function of colibactin
Seth Herzon, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Yale University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Attention and Selection Effects
Colin Stewart, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Toronto,