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Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Mathematics Colloquium

Online Event
Restriction theory in Fourier analysis
Hong Wang, School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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IQI Weekly Seminar

Online Event
Quantum Simulation and Optimization in Near-Term Quantum Computers
Leo Zhou, Graduate Student, Harvard University,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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PhD Thesis Defense

Online Event
Finite temperature simulations of strongly correlated systems
Chong Sun, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
3:00pm 3:50pm
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Caltech/UCLA Joint Analysis Seminar

Online Event
Sharpening the triangle inequality in Lp spaces
Paata Invanisvili, Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University,
4:00pm 4:50pm
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Caltech/UCLA Joint Analysis Seminar

Online Event
Proving Positive Lyapunov Exponents: Beyond Independence
David Damanik, Department of Mathematics, Rice University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

Online Event
Atmospheric Mixing in Cool Exoplanet Analogs
Brittany Miles, Graduate Reserach Fellow, Astronomy & Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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General Biology Seminar

Online Event
"Targeting Neural Circuits to Address Pain and Addiction "
Xiaoke Chen, Associate Professor, Biology, Stanford University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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KNI Distinguished Webinar

Online Event
Transitioning to a Future Low Carbon Energy System: Key Scientific and Technological Challenges
Peter F. Green, Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology and Chief Research Officer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL),
  • Public Event
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020
9:00am 10:00am
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Control Meets Learning Seminar

Online Event
Contraction Analysis in Optimization, Learning, and Adaptive Prediction and Control
Jean-Jacques Slotine, Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Information Sciences / Brain and Cognitive Sciences / Director of the Nonlinear Systems Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
10:00am 11:00am
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TCS+ Talk

Online Event
Faster Algorithms for Unit Maximum Flow
Yang Liu, Stanford University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Frontiers in Chemical Biology Seminar

Online Event
Expanding the Synthetic Capabilities of Yeast
Virginia Cornish, Helena Rubinstein Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Online Event
The definable content of homological invariants I: Ext(−,−)Ext⁡(−,−) and lim1(−)lim1⁡(−)
Aristotelis Panagiotopoulos, Institute for Mathematical Logic and Basic Research, University of Münster,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Online Event
Behavioral Neural Networks
Shaowei Ke, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Michigan,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Online Event
Collective Gravity in the Outer Solar System
Ann-Marie Madigan, Researcher, University of Colorado,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Online Event
J. Dowling: Role of Long-Duration Energy Storage in Variable Renewable Electricity Systems ❖ K. Vasquez: Rapid hydrolysis of tertiary isoprene nitrate efficiently removes NOx from the atmosphere
Jackie Dowling, Caltech,
Krystal Vasquez, Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Materials Science Research Lecture

Neutron Scattering applied to Hydrogen Storage in Metal-Organic Frameworks at the NIST Center for Neutron Research
Craig Brown, Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Team Lead Structure and Dynamics of Materials National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
9:00am 9:55am
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Analysis Seminar

Online Event
Dynamics of Newtonian stars
Juhi Jang, Department of Mathematics, USC,
10:00am 11:00am
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T&C Chen Center for Social and Decision Neuroscience Seminar

Online Event
Attentional Foundations of Framing Effects
Ernst Fehr, Professor of Economics and Director of the UBS Center for Economics in Society, University of Zurich,
11:00am 12:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Online Event
Pattern Formation in Suspension Flows
Sungyon Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Biochemistry Seminar

Online Event
The quest for an atomic understanding of prions, model members of the amylome
Jose Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

Online Event
Understanding and Engineering Catalytic Materials Using Nanocrystal Precursors
Matteo Cargnello, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, Stanford University,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

Online Event
"Exploring novel forms of endoplasmic reticulum with electron cryo-tomography (cryo-ET)"
Stephen Carter (Jensen Group), Caltech,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Physics Colloquium

Online Event
Multipole moments and fractional corner charges of insulating materials
Haruki Watanabe, University of Tokyo,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Special Medical Engineering Seminar: Sheng Xu-UCSD

Online Event
New materials and devices for soft electronics
Sheng Xu, Assistant Professor, Department of NanoEngineering, University of California, San Diego,
Friday, December 4th, 2020
11:00am 12:00pm
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High Energy Theory Seminar

Online Event
Khovanov homology from string theory
Mina Aganagic, UC Berkeley,
11:00am 12:00pm
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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Online Event
Precise Calibrations of Few-Body Physics in Potassium-39
Xin Xie, IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar, Endres Group,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar--POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

Online Event
Impacts of Surface Chemistry in Metal and Metal-Like Nanoparticle Synthesis, Structure, and Performance
Jill Erin Millstone, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry; Department of Chemical Engineering; Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh,
1:00pm 2:00pm
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CMX Student/Postdoc Seminar

Online Event
Approximating Operators with Deep Learning
Nikola Kovachki, Graduate Student, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Caltech,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Online Event
Star Formation in the Turbulent-Multiphase Interstellar Medium
Shmuel Bialy, ITC Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Theory and Computations (ITC), Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA).,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Online Event
Brieskorn spheres, homology cobordism and homology balls
Oguz Savk, Department of Mathematics, Bogazici University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Math Graduate Student Seminar

Online Event
Probabilistic Programming Semantics for Name Generation
Michael Wolman, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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7:00pm 9:00pm
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Stargazing Lecture

Online Event
Big Questions, Small Telescopes, and Fast Astronomy
Vikram Ravi, Assistant Professor, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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Saturday, December 5th, 2020
Monday, December 7th, 2020
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Online Event
Algorithm is Experiment: Machine Learning, Market Design, and Policy Eligibility Rules
Yusuke Narita, Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics & Cowles Foundation, Yale University,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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High Energy Physics Seminar

Online Event
Exoplanets as New Sub-GeV Dark Matter Detectors
Rebecca Leane, SLAC,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Inaugural IDEAS Lecture

Online Event
Point of Care, Everywhere!
Axel Scherer, Bernard A. Neches Professor of Electrical Engineering, Medical Engineering, Applied Physics and Physics, Caltech,
Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
11:00am 12:15pm
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Chemical Physics Seminar

Online Event
Light activated matter: from sustainability to quantum information science
Giulia Galli, Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineering & Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, The University of Chicago,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

Online Event
Seasons in Titan's lower stratosphere
Melody Sylvestre, Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Mathematics Colloquium

Online Event
Critical points of volume functionals
Antoine Song, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley,
Wednesday, December 9th, 2020
12:00pm 1:00pm
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● POSTPONED: Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar

Online Event
This seminar has been postponed.
Konstantin Sonin, John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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CMX Lunch Seminar

Online Event
Learning Sparse Non-Gaussian Graphical Models
Rebecca Morrison, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Logic Seminar

Online Event
The definable content of (co)homological invariants II: definable cohomology and homotopy classification
Jeffrey Bergfalk, Kurt Gödel Research Center, University of Vienna,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Online Event
Leveraging Cyclophane and 1,2,3-Triazole Synthesis to Prospect for Novel Atropisomeric Scaffolds, Fluorophores, and Colorimetric Sensors
Ronald Brisbois, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Macalester College,
1:30pm 2:30pm
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High Energy Theory Informal Seminar

Online Event
The Double Copy of Electric-Magnetic Duality
Uri Kol, NYU,
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Astronomy Colloquium

Online Event
Exoplanet Imaging with Extremely Large Telescopes
Rebecca Jensen-Clem, Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz,
5:00pm 6:00pm
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Watson Lecture - The Inner Life of the Brain: Fear, Sex, and Violence

Online Event
David J. Anderson, Seymour Benzer Professor of Biology; Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience Leadership Chair; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Director, Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech,
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Thursday, December 10th, 2020
9:00am 9:55am
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Analysis Seminar

Online Event
The hole event for Gaussian complex zeros and the emergence of quadrature domains
Aron Wennman, Department of Mathematics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology,
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Chemical Engineering Seminar

Online Event
Revealing Hidden Dimensions in Soft Materials (or How to Play a Chord on a Rheometer)
James W. Swan, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering,, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine Seminar

Online Event
"Cardiac neural crest plasticity and its application to mending congenital heart defects"
Shashank Gandhi (Bronner Group), Caltech,
3:00pm 4:00pm
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Online Event
Microstructure-Enabled Plasticity in Nano-to-Microscale Materials
Haolu (Jane) Zhang, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, Caltech,
Friday, December 11th, 2020
10:00am 11:00am
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Science Journey: "From Pencil Lead to Skyscrapers: Building the Future with Carbon Nanomaterials"

Online Event
Michael Mazza, Graduate Student, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
  • Public Event
11:00am 12:00pm
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Inorganic-Electrochemistry Seminar

Online Event
Structure, Dynamics and Degradation of Batteries - From LCO, NCA and NMC-811 to New Materials to Enable Fast Charging
Clare P. Grey, Fellow Pembroke College Cambridge; Geoffrey Moorhouse Gibson Professor in Materials Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge,
12:00pm 2:00pm
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Critical Intersections: Conversations on History, Race, and Science

Online Event
Human, Scientist
Jennifer Jahner, Professor of English (HSS),
Kriti Sharma, Postdoctoral Scholar (GPS),
Charles Xu, Graduate Student in Physics (PMA),
Maura Dykstra, Assistant Professor of History (HSS),
2:00pm 3:00pm
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Neuro Afternoon Meeting via Zoom

David Khan, Postdoctoral Scholar, BBE, Caltech,
Yue Xu, Graduate Student, Computation and Neural Systems, Caltech,
Iman Wahle, Scholar, Schmidt Academy for Software Engineering,
2:00pm 3:00pm
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TAPIR Seminar

Online Event
Angular momentum in Einstein-Maxwell theory
Alexander Grant, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics, University of Virginia,
Saturday, December 12th, 2020
Monday, December 14th, 2020