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CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Vol. 42 No. 29
PMA Seminar Calendar
April 14 - 18, 2014

MONDAY, April 14
CMP Seminar, 4 pm, 114 E Bridge
"Self-organized Topological State with Majorana Fermions," Marcel Franz, Professor, University of British Columbia
Combinatorics Seminar, 4 pm, Sloan 257
"Polynomials on Products," Frank de Zeeuw, Mathematics, EPFL, Lausanne
High Energy Physics Seminar, 4 pm, 469 Lauritsen
"Electric Dipole Moment of the Electron," Nick Hutzler, Harvard University
Astronomy Tea Talk, 4:15 pm, Hameetman Auditorium, Cahill
"The distribution of metals in the z~2.5 circumgalactic medium," Neil Crighton, Swinburne

TUESDAY, April 15
LIGO Seminar, 1 pm, SCR, 351 W Bridge
"Measuring the neutron-star equation of state using advanced gravitational wave detectors," Leslie Wade (UWM)
IQI Seminar, 3 pm, 107 Annenberg
"How 'Quantum' is the D-Wave Machine?," Seung Woo Shin, UC Berkeley
Carnegie Observatories Colloquium, 4 pm, 813 Santa Barbara St. William T. Golden Auditorium
"The Submillimeter Perspective on Cosmic Star Formation," Dr. Caitlin Casey, UC Irvine
Chemical Physics Seminar, 4 pm, 147 Noyes
"Macromolecular Translocation Through Nanospores," Murugappan Muthukumar, Wilmer D. Barrett Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Kleigel Lectures in Planetary Science, 4 pm, 365 S Mudd
"TBA," Kevin Walsh, Research Scientist, Dept. of Space Studies, Southwest Research Institute
High Energy Physics Seminar, 4 pm, 469 Lauritsen
"New Signs of Naturalness," Nathaniel Craig, Rutgers University

WEDNESDAY, April 16
IPAC Seminar, noon, LCR, Morrisroe
"TBA," Michael Murphy, Swinburne University of Technology
Mathematical Physics Seminar, noon, 257 Sloan
"Function Approximation on Unstructured Data," Hrushikesh Mhaskar, Visiting Associate, Mathematics, Caltech
Astronomy Colloquium, 4 pm, Hameetman Auditorium, Cahill
"Synthesis of Complex Organics in the Late Stages of Stellar Evolutionury," Sun Kwok, University of Hong Kong

THURSDAY, April 17
Dark Matter in Southern California (DaMaSC) Symposium, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Hameetman Auditorium, Cahill

FRIDAY, April 18
Geometry & Topology Seminar, 3 pm, 257 Sloan
"A Diagrammatic Categorification of a Clifford Algebra Via Contact Topology," Yin Tian, USC
IQIM Seminar, 4:30 pm, 114 E. Bridge
"Quantum Number Fractionalization in Spin Liquids," Andrew Essin, Postdoctoral Scholar, Caltech



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