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Monday, May 3rd, 2021
10:00am 11:00am
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online Event
Beyond Lorentz's Lamp-post: Positivity Bounds for Cosmology
Scott Melville, DAMTP, University of Cambridge,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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RSI Research Seminar

Online Event
Resnick Sustainability Institute Research Seminar
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Caltech Young Investigators Lecture

Online Event
Provable Representation Learning: The Importance of Task Diversity and Pretext Tasks
Qi Lei, Princeton,
Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
10:00am 10:50am
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Caltech/UCLA Joint Analysis Seminar

Online Event
Rigidity results for measurable sets
Dorin Bucur, Laboratoire de Mathématiques, Université de Savoie,
11:00am 11:50am
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Caltech/UCLA Joint Analysis Seminar

Online Event
The matrix-weighted Hardy-Littlewood maximal function is unbounded
Stefanie Petermichl, Departement de Mathematiques, Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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James Michelin Distinguished Visitors Program

Online Event
Poetry Reading
Alberto Ríos, Writer and Poet,
  • Public Event
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Special Chemical Engineering Seminar

Online Event
Controlling Interfacial Electron and Atom Transfer Reactions for Chemical Synthesis
Karthish Manthiram, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

Online Event
Ariel Deutsch, Postdoc, NASA Ames, NASA,
Wednesday, May 5th, 2021
9:00am 10:00am
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Control Meets Learning Seminar

Online Event
Data-Driven Dynamical Systems and Control
Steve Brunton, James B. Morrison Endowed Career Development Professor / Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanincal Engineering / Applied Mathematics, University of Washington,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online Event
A Finite S-matrix
Hofie Hannesdottir, Harvard University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Inaguaral OCS Student/Postdoc Seminar

Online Event
Interrogating enzymatic reactions using nucleic acid molecular recognition and assembly
Jennifer M. Heemstra, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Emorry University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Online Event
Rational Anabolic Persuasion
Ran Spiegler, Professor of Economics, Tel Aviv University & University College London,
3:30pm 5:30pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Online Event
From Bipedal to Quadrupedal Locomotion, Experimental Realization of Lyapunov Approaches
Wenlong Ma, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Online Event
Black Hole Mass Measurement with ALMA
Aaron Barth, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Online Event
Observing the bottom limb of the MOC: new insight into deep water formation and transformation from Deep Argo and deep ocean microstructure measurements
Sarah Purkey, University of California San Diego,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

Online Event
Controlling Zeolite Polymorphism from First Principles
Rafael Gomez-Bombarelli, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Thursday, May 6th, 2021
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Online Event
Additive Manufacturing of Polymers and Polymer Composites
Mehran Tehrani, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Diverse Minds Seminar

Online Event
More than one sensorial modality to do mainstream science in astronomy?
Dr. Wanda Díaz-Merced, Astronomer,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online Event
Nonstandard thermal histories and the small-scale matter power spectrum
Jessie Shelton, UIUC,
1:00pm 3:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Online Event
Multi-Resolution Lattice Green's Function Method for High Reynolds Number External Flows
Ke Yu, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, Caltech,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

Online Event
A molecular thermostat switches on alternative chaperone activity during heat stress
Dr. Alex Siegel, Shan Group, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Number Theory Seminar

Online Event
Sarnak's density hypothesis in horizontal families
Mikołaj Frączyk, Department of Mathematics, The University of Chicago,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online Event
The Cosmological Bootstrap
Daniel Baumann, University of Amsterdam,
Friday, May 7th, 2021
9:00am 10:00am
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TAPIR Seminar

Online Event
The cycle of matter in the magnetized interstellar medium as revealed by machine vision
Juan Diego Soler, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Planet and Star Formation, MPIA Heidelberg,
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online Event
Flatspace Holography: Celestial Amplitudes and Symmetries
Monica Pate, Harvard University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

Online Event
Electron (De) Localization in f-Element Systems: From Fundamental Questions to QIS Design Principles
Henry S. La Pierre, Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Control of Wall-Bounded Turbulence Through Closed-Loop Wall Transpiration

Online Event
Simon Toedtli
Simon Toedtli, PhD Candidate, Aeronautics, GALCIT,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Online Event
Definite surfaces, plumbing, and Tait's conjectures
Thomas Kindred, Department of Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
Saturday, May 8th, 2021
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Monday, May 10th, 2021
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Online Event
Arcs, knots, and convex embeddability
Luca Motto Ros, Mathematics Department, University of Turin,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Online Event
Regulatory Costs of Being Public: Evidence from Bunching Estimation
Michael Ewens, Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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H.B. Keller Colloquium

Online Event
Convex Graph Parameters and Their Applications
Venkat Chandrasekaran, Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences and Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences Dept., California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online Event
Cosmology at the end of the world
Brian Swingle, Brandeis University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Joint Electrical Engineering Systems & Medical Engineering Seminar

Online Event
Smart NFC implantable optogenetic neuromodulator for frontier neuroscience research
Abraham Vázquez-Guardado, PhD, Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics, Northwestern University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Joint Electrical Engineering Systems & Medical Engineering Seminar

Online Event
Smart NFC implantable optogenetic neuromodulator for frontier neuroscience research
Abraham Vázquez-Guardado, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics, Northwestern University,
7:30pm 9:30pm
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Astronomy on Tap

Online Event
"Lunar Radio Telescope" and "SOFIA Telescope Aboard a 747 Jet"
Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay, Robotics Technologist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Sabrina Pakzad, Mission Operations Specialist, NASA SOFIA Telescope,
  • Public Event
7:30pm 9:30pm
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Astronomy on Tap (Español)

Online Event
"Mini Agujeros Negros" and "Enanas Marrones"
Lluis Mas-Ribas, Postdoctoral Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi, Postdoctoral Fellow, American Museum of Natural History,
  • Public Event
Tuesday, May 11th, 2021
12:00pm 1:00pm
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General Biology Seminar

Online Event
"Biomechanical Regulation of Organ Growth"
Kenneth Irvine, Professor, olecular Biology and Biochemistry, Rutgers University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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▶︎ CANCELED: General Biology Seminar

Online Event
TBD
Dana Pe'er, Chair, Computational and Systems Biology, Sloan Kettering Cancer Center,
6:45pm 8:15pm
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Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
9:00am 10:00am
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Control Meets Learning Seminar

Online Event
TBA
Jonathan How, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Aerospace Controls Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
10:00am 11:00am
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TCS+ Talk

Online Event
Classification of the approximability of all finite Max-CSPs in the dynamic streaming setting
Santhoshini Velusamy, Graduate Student, Harvard University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Online Event
Topic to be announced
Marina Halac, Professor of Economics and Director of Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Online Event
Don't Fear the Spiders: New Insights from Redback Millisecond Pulsars
Jay Strader, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Online Event
A surprising role for microbial "antibiotics" in the promotion of phosphorus bioavailability
Darcy McRose, Postdoctoral Scholar, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

Online Event
Materials for Superconducting Quantum Computing
Andrew Houck, Professor, Electrical Engineering, Princeton University,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Watson Lecture - From the Soil to the Clinic: How Infection-Causing Microbes Thrive Without Oxygen

Online Event
Dianne K. Newman, Gordon M. Binder/Amgen Professor of Biology and Geobiology and Executive Officer for Molecular Biology, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech,
  • Public Event
Thursday, May 13th, 2021
10:00am 11:00am
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T&C Chen Center for Social and Decision Neuroscience Seminar

Online Event
Neural codes in early sensory areas maximize fitness
Todd Hare, Associate Professor of Neuroeconomics and Human Development, University of Zurich,
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Online Event
TBD
Shengqiang Cai, Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC San Diego,
1:00pm 3:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Online Event
Developing multivalent nanoparticle vaccines against current and future viruses
Alexander Cohen, Graduate Student, BMB, Caltech,
2:30pm 4:30pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Online Event
CDRexAb: Antibody Small-Molecule Conjugates with Computationally Designed Target-Binding Synergy
Jingzhou Wang, Graduate Student, BMB, Caltech,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

Online Event
*Seminar cancelled*
Dr. Daniel Dar (Newman Group), Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online Event
Searching for Dark Matter Interactions throughout Cosmic History
Kim Boddy, UT Austin,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Visual Culture Program

Online Event
Shoddy: From Devil's Dust to the Renaissance of Rags
Hanna Rose Shell, Eleanor Searle Visiting Professor of History, Caltech (returning 2022); Associate Professor, Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts, University of Colorado-Boulder,
Friday, May 14th, 2021
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online Event
TBD
Lorenz Eberhardt, Institute for Advanced Study,
12:00pm 5/22 1:00pm
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Chemistry Club Seminar

Online Event
"Single-Nanoconstruct Dynamics and Interactions on Live-Cell Membranes"
Teri W. Odom, Charles E. ans Emma H. Morrison Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Online Event
Ultra-High-Energy Cosmic Rays and Neutrinos from relativistic jets of Active Galactic Nuclei
Rostom Mbarek, Graduate Student, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The University of Chicago,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Online Event
Khovanov homology via Floer theory of the 4-punctured sphere
Artem Kotelskiy, Department of Mathematics, Indiana University Bloomington,
Saturday, May 15th, 2021
9:00am 3:00pm
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Monday, May 17th, 2021
12:00pm 1:00pm
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RSI Research Seminar

Online Event
Resnick Sustainability Institute Research Seminar
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Online Event
Topic to be announced
Jacob Schwartz, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Haifa,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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H.B. Keller Colloquium

Online Event
A Mathematical Perspective of Machine Learning
Weinan E, Professor, Applied Mathematics & Mathematical Physics, Princeton University,
Tuesday, May 18th, 2021
12:00pm 1:00pm
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James Michelin Distinguished Visitors Program

Online Event
Poetry Reading
Adrienne Su, Professor of Creative Writing and Poet-in-Residence, Dickinson College,
  • Public Event
1:00pm 2:00pm
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General Biology Seminar

Online Event
TBD
Mike Levin, Professor, Biology, Tufts University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Online Event
The Adaptive Charging Network Research Portal: Systems, Tools, and Algorithms
Zachary Lee, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

Online Event
Joshua Krissansen-Totten, NASA Sagan Fellow, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Online Event
Topic to be announced
Karam Kang, Associate Professor of Economics, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University,
Wednesday, May 19th, 2021
9:00am 10:00am
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Control Meets Learning Seminar

Online Event
TBA
Miroslav Krstic, Sr. Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Research/ Director of CCSD/ Alspach Endowed Chair in DSC/ Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California San Diego,