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Monday, February 1
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
From Photons to Excitons to Materials: Understanding Energetic Heterogeneity and its Role in Technology and Energy Transport
  • Justin Caram, Ph.D, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
Complexity Equals Action
  • Adam Brown, Stanford University,
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4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Computational and descriptive complexity
  • Martino Lupini, Harry Bateman Instructor, Mathematics, Caltech,
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Tuesday, February 2
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The motivic Galois group of Abelian varieties of potential CM type II
  • Majid Hadian-Jazi, Scott Russell Johnson Research Assistant Professor in Mathematics, Mathematics, Caltech,
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
West Bridge 351 (LIGO Science Conference Room)
Inference on gravitational waves from coalescences of stellar-mass compact objects and intermediate-mass black holes: an outlook of the current and future state of CBC parameter estimation
  • Carl-Johan Haster, Physics, Birmingham,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Weak containment of measure preserving group actions
  • Peter Burton, Graduate Student, Mathematics, Caltech,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Annenberg 107
Disequilibrium, Classicality and Complexity
  • Charles Bennett, IBM,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
Physics Beyond the Standard Model with Polar Molecules
  • Nick Hutzler, Harvard University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Annenberg 107
Efficient Spectral Methods for Learning Mixture Models
  • Qingqing Huang, Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
GIT characterizations of Harder-Narasimhan filtrations
  • Alfonso Zamora Saiz, Lecturer AY-Math, Mathematics, CSU Channel Islands,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
TBD
  • Prof. Matt Turk, NCSA/Univ. of Illinoia,
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Wednesday, February 3
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rational approximation of functions with logarithmic singularities
  • Alexander Pushnitski, King's College London,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Annenberg 213
Ground State Patterns and Phase Transitions for Spin-1 Bose-Einstein Condensates, Numerics and Analysis
  • Professor I-Liang Chern, Department of Mathematics, National Taiwan University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lauritsen Library
"Who triggered electroweak baryogenesis"
  • Wei Chao, Research Fellow, Physics, University of Massachusetts Amherst,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Probing the Dawn of Galaxies
  • Pascal Oesch, Yale,
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Thursday, February 4
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Counting genus-2 curves with split Jacobians
  • Everett Howe, Center for Communications Research,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Slopes of overconvergent modular forms over boundary of the weight space
  • Ruochuan Liu, Professor, Mathematics, BICMR,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Bridge 201 (Richard P. Feynman Lecture Hall)
The Large Hadron Collider: Awakening at the next energy frontier
  • Anyes Taffard, Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy, UC Irvine,
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Friday, February 5
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
The Fluid Manifesto: Topological sigma models and dissipative hydrodynamics
  • Mukund Rangamani, UC Davis,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
From GUT scale to galaxies: probing the early universe with large-scale structure
  • Fabian Schmidt, Scientific Staff Member, Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (MPA),
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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TBA
  • Jonathan Hanselman, PhD student, Mathematics, UT Austin,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Bridge 114
Exponential Lifetime Improvement in Topological Quantum Memories
  • Charles Edouard Bardyn, Postdoctoral Scholar, Condensed Matter Theory,
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Monday, February 8
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Maximal representations and projective structures on iterated sphere bundles
  • Anna Wienhard, Professor of Mathematics, Mathematics & Physics, University of Heidelberg,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
Type Ia Supernovae and Heavy Metals From Dark Matter
  • Joseph Bramante, Notre Dame University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
II_1 Factors with Non-isomorphic Ultrapowers
  • Adrian Ioana, Professor, Mathematics, UCSD,
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4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Computational and descriptive complexity
  • Martino Lupini, Bateman Research Instructor, Mathematics, Caltech,
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chern--Simons theory, surface separability, representation volumes, and dominations of 3-manifolds
  • Shicheng Wang, Peking University,
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Tuesday, February 9
10:00 am - 11:00 am
An introduction to Weil groups
  • Andrei Frimu, Graduate Student, Mathematics, Caltech,
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
West Bridge 351 (LIGO Science Conference Room)
Probing the universe on a table top experiment
  • Atta Almasi, Physics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Revisiting the first-order theories of McDuff's II_1 factors
  • Isaac Goldbring, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, University of Illinois at Chicago,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Annenberg 107
Compiling qubits
  • Jon Yard, Microsoft,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
Probing Small Planets at Several AU with Microlensing
  • Dr. Jennifer Yee, Harvard-CfA,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Bridge 201 (Richard P. Feynman Lecture Hall)
Polynomials representing primes
  • James Maynard, Mathematical Institute, Magdalen College,
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Wednesday, February 10
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Annenberg 213
Level-Set Methods for Convex Optimization
  • Michael Friedlander, Professor, Mathematics, UC Davis,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Orbits and Atmospheres of Directly Imaged Exoplanets
  • Quinn Konopacky, UC San Diego,
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8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Thursday, February 11
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Watson 104
Frequency Divide-and-Conquer Approach to Creating Ultrabroadband Frequency Combs in the Infrared
  • Konstantin Vodopyanov, 21st Century Scholar Chair & Professor of Optics & Photonics, and Physics, College of Optics, University of Central Florida,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Bridge 201 (Richard P. Feynman Lecture Hall)
The Novel Neurotechnologies: simultaneous 3D all-optical imaging and activation of neurons in living brains
  • Rafael Yuste, M.D., PhD., Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University,
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Friday, February 12
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Annenberg 213
Exponential Integrators of EPIRK-type: Construction, Analysis and Implementation
  • Assistant Professor Mayya Tokman, University of California, Merced ,
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
Fivebranes and 3-manifold homology
  • Pavel Putrov, IAS,
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
TBA
  • Abhijit Gadde, IAS,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
East Bridge 114
Probing Gravity: CMB Lensing, Galaxies, and Intensity Mapping
  • Anthony Pullen, McWilliams Postdoctoral Fellow, McWilliams Center for Cosmology, Carnegie Mellon University,
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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Foliations and flow box decompositions
  • Rachel Roberts, Professor, Mathematics, Washington University in St. Louis,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Primes with restricted digits
  • James Maynard, Professor, Mathematical Institute, Magdalen College University of Oxford,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Primes with restricted digits
  • James Maynard, Professor, Mathematical Institute, Magdalen College University of Oxford,
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cancellation for the multilinear Hilbert and simplex transforms
  • Terence Tao, Professor, Mathematics, UCLA,
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Monday, February 15
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Tuesday, February 16
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Prashant K. Jain, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
West Bridge 351 (LIGO Science Conference Room)
Optimizing Electromagnetic Follow-up of LIGO-Virgo Events
  • Hsin-Yu Chen, Physics, University of Chicago,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
The topological sectors in gauge theories. The deSitter vacuum during inflationary and dark Energy phases.
  • Ariel Zhitnitsky, University of British Columbia,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Weak containment of measure preserving group actions
  • Peter Burton, Graduate Student, Mathematics, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
Unmasking the Neutrino: The Standard Model and Beyond
  • Diana Parno, University of Washington,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
AGN Host Galaxies, Fueling, and Feedback to z ~ 2
  • Prof. Alison Coil, UCSD,
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4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
The Arrow of Time
  • Jurg Frohlich, Prof. Dr., Physics, IAS and ETH Z¨urich,
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Wednesday, February 17
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
East Bridge 114
Demonstration of Deterministic Photon-Atom and Photon-Photon Interactions based on Single-Photon Raman Interaction (SPRINT)
  • Barak Dayan, Senior Scientist, Quantum Optics Group, Weizmann Institute of Science,
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Effective Dynamics in Quantum Theory
  • Juerg Froehlich, Professor, Physics, ETH Zurich and IAS Princeton,
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
East Bridge 114
Demonstration of Deterministic Photon-Atom and Photon-Photon Interactions based on Single-Photon Raman Interaction (SPRINT)
  • Barak Dayan, Senior Scientist, Quantum Optics Group, Weizmann Institute of Science,
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3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Noncommutative Rational Surfaces and Special Functions
  • Eric Rains, Professor of Mathematics, Mathematics, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
New frontiers in Cosmology
  • Yacine Ali-Haimoud, John Hopkins,
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4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Analysis on Fractal Manifolds and Noncommutative Geometry: A Tale of Metrics, Hausdorff Measures and Geodesics
  • Michel Lapidus, Professor of Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, and of Computer Science and Engineering, UCR,
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Thursday, February 18
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
TBD
  • Prof. Simon White, MPA,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Bridge 201 (Richard P. Feynman Lecture Hall)
Fundamental Lessons From String Theory
  • Cumrun Vafa, Donner Professor of Science and Professor of Physics, Harvard University,
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Friday, February 19
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
Classical and Quantum Black Hole Hair
  • Dieter Luest, LMU,
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
Fractional Quantum Hall Effect and M-Theory
  • Cumrun Vafa, Harvard University,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
EFT of large scale structure, symmetries and constraints
  • Mehrdad Mirbabayi, IAS Scholar, School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study (IAS),
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Bridge 114
Four-Dimensional Quantum Hall Effect with Ultracold Atoms
  • Hannah Price, Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow, INO-CNR BEC Center, Università di Trento in Italy,
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics
An Archaeological Road Trip with the Keck Telescope
  • Evan Kirby, Assistant Professor of Astronomy, Caltech,
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Saturday, February 20
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Tuesday, February 23
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The 1-dimensional case: algebraic Hecke characters
  • nathan Lawless, Grad Student, Mathematics, Caltech,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sharply 3-transitive groups
  • Katrin Tent, Professor, Universität Münster,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara St., William T. Golden Auditorium
TBD
  • Prof. Guineveve Kauffman, MPA,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
First Results from Advanced LIGO
  • Alan Weinstein, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Dynamic Soft Materials: Gels, Bubbles, and Drops
  • Lauren Zarzar, Dynamic Soft Materials: Gels, Bubbles, and Drops, Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Bridge 201 (Richard P. Feynman Lecture Hall)
A drunk walk in a drunk world
  • Ivan Corwin, Clay Research Fellow, Mathematics, Columbia University, Clay Mathematics Institute,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
LUX and LZ: Dark Matter Searches and Beyond
  • Carmen Carmona-Benitez, UC Santa Barbara,
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8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Wednesday, February 24
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A family of monotone quantum relative entropies
  • Julien Sabin, Mathematics, University Paris Orsay,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kauffman Brackets on Surfaces
  • Francis Bonahon, Professor, Mathematics, USC,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
THIS COLLOQUIUM HAS BEEN CANCELLED
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Stochastic quantum integrable systems
  • Ivan Corwin, Associate Professor, IHP Poincare Chair Packard Fellow , Mathematics, Columbia,
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4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Reconstruction of depth-3 circuits
  • Gaurav Sinha, Grad Student, Mathematics, Caltech,
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Thursday, February 25
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
nu Physics in the Early Universe
  • Daniel Green, Assistant Professor, CITA,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Bridge 201 (Richard P. Feynman Lecture Hall)
Imaging Life at High Spatiotemporal Resolution
  • Eric Betzig, HHMI Janelia Research Campus,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hurewicz isomorphisms for algebraic varieties
  • Johannes Anschuetz, Professor, Mathematics, University of Heidelberg,
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Friday, February 26
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Confronting the Standard Model with Big Bang Nucleosynthesis
  • Ryan Cooke, Hubble Fellow, Dept of Astronomy & Astrophysics, U.C. Santa Cruz,
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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Heegaard Floer homology for tangles and cobordisms between them
  • Akram Alishahi, Ritt Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Columbia University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Bridge 114
Casimir Effect, Theta Vacuum and Topological Order in QED
  • Charles Cao, Graduate Student, Physics, Caltech,
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Monday, February 29
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Energy Full Counting Statistics in Return to Equilibrium
  • Jane Panangaden, McGill University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
New Directions in Bouncing Cosmologies
  • Anna M. Ijjas, Princeton University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Regularity and blow up in models of fluid mechanics
  • Alexander Kiselev, Professor of Mathematics, Mathematics, Rice University,
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