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Monday, March 29
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Fraïssé classes with simply characterized big Ramsey degrees
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Phenomenology of Magnetic Black Holes
  • Nicholas Orlofsky, Carleton University,
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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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"Killer Asteroids" and "Echoes of the Big Bang"
  • Quanzhi Ye, Research Scientist, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland,
  • Cheng Zhang, PhD Candidate, Department of Physics, Caltech,
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Tuesday, March 30
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
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  • Ralph Jimenez, Adjoint Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, JILA, University of Colorado Boulder,
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Wednesday, March 31
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Multiple Stellar Populations in Star Clusters
  • Anna Fabiola Marino, University of Padova,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Go Big, Go Left: Pushing the Limits of Liquid Xenon Detectors for Dark Matter Detection
  • Alden Fan, KIPAC/Stanford University/SLAC,
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Thursday, April 1
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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AI for physics & physics for AI
  • Max Tegmark, MIT,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Maass forms and the mock theta function f(q)
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Friday, April 2
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • Geoff Penington, UC Berkeley,
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Verifying quantum computations using interactive proofs
  • Urmila Mahadev, Assistant Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Halo's Magnetic field as Evident from stRiated Interstellar Clouds (HOMERIC)
  • Aris Tritsis, Postdoctoral Fellow, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mount Stromlo Observatory, ANU,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Skein lasagna modules of 2-handlebodies
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Monday, April 5
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Subgroups of PLo(I)PLo^fo(I) which do not embed into Thompson's group FF
  • Justin Moore, Department of Mathematics, Cornell University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Cosmology and Unification
  • Raman Sundrum, University of Maryland,
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Tuesday, April 6
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
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The extremals of the Alexandrov-Fenchel inequality
  • Ramon van Handel, Operations Research & Financial Engineering, Princeton University,
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4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
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Explicit and nonlinear variants of Bourgain's projection theorem
  • Pablo Shmerkin, Mathematics Department, University of British Columbia,
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Wednesday, April 7
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Revealing Massive Star Mass Loss Through Supernovae
  • Takashi Moriya, Assistant Professor, NOA Japan,
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Thursday, April 8
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Unveiling Our Dynamic Infrared Sky
  • Mansi Kasliwal, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Relative Trace Formula and Its Applications
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Friday, April 9
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Probing gravitational EFTs with the four-graviton amplitude
  • Sasha Zhiboedov, CERN,
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Universal Lindblad Equation for Open Quantum Systems
  • Frederik Nathan, Postdoctoral Scholar, Refael Group,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Radiative turbulence in magnetically-dominated astrophysical plasmas
  • Emanuele Sobacchi, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Astronomy, Columbia University,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Amphichiral knots with large 4-genera
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Monday, April 12
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Enabling Searches for Long-lived Particles and Precision Timing at CMS
  • Cristian Peña, Fermilab,
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The Wadge hierarchy on Zariski topologies
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Wednesday, April 14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The NANOGrav 12.5-Year Data Set: Knocking at the Gravitational Wave Door
  • Maura McLaughlin, Eberly Family Distinguished Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, West Virginia University,
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Thursday, April 15
9:00 am - 9:55 am
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On the stability of classical boundary layers
  • Toan Nguyen, Mathematics Department, Pennsylvania State University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Active Topology
  • Cristina Marchetti, UC Santa Barbara,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The distribution of closed geodesics on the modular surface
  • Alexandre Perozim de Faveri, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
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Friday, April 16
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Dynamics of 1+1 Dimensional Gauge Theories and Exotic Symmetries
  • Zohar Komargodski, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics,
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Building a quantum computer with cat codes
  • Fernando Brandão, Bren Professor of Theoretical Physics, Head of Quantum Algorithms AWS,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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A hidden Markov model search for gravitational waves from twelve young supernova remnants
  • Meg Millhouse, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Physics, University of Melbourne,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Existence of static vacuum extensions
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Operator algebras and the emergence of spacetime
  • Elliott Gesteau, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Endless Hunt for Black Holes
  • Wenbin Lu, David and Ellen Lee Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate, Department of Theoretical Astrophysics, Caltech,
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Sunday, April 18
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Monday, April 19
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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A characterization of high transitivity for groups acting on trees
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Dark photons and the cosmic radiation background
  • Hongwan Liu, Princeton University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Improving Policy Learning via Programmatic Domain Knowledge
  • Yisong Yue, Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Computing and Mathematical Sciences Dept., California Institute of Technology,
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Tuesday, April 20
10:00 am - 10:50 am
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The mysteries of low-degree Boolean functions
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11:00 am - 12:15 pm
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Ionic transport in nanoscale fluids far from equilibrium
  • David Limmer, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, College of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley,
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11:00 am - 11:50 am
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On the zeros of Fekete polynomials
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Wednesday, April 21
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Cosmology with Massive Neutrinos
  • Jia Liu, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley,
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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  • Jonas Peters, Bren Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Resnick Sustainability Institute, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
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Thursday, April 22
9:00 am - 9:55 am
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On the well-posedness of the derivative nonlinear Schr\"odinger equation
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Dark Phase of Quantum Matter
  • Louis Taillefer, Université de Sherbrooke and CIFAR,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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A conjecture of Perrin-Riou
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Friday, April 23
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Real-time gravitational replicas
  • Mukund Rangamani, UC Davis/QMAP,
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Prethermalization and dynamics in topological SYK pumps
  • Iliya Esin, Postdoctoral Scholar, Refael Group,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The Faintest Galaxies and their Dark Matter Halos
  • Ethan Nadler, Graduate Student, KIPAC, Stanford University,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The failure of the 4D light bulb theorem with dual spheres of non-zero square
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Monday, April 26
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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A dichotomy for countable unions of smooth Borel equivalence relations
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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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"The First Stars and Galaxies in the Universe"
  • Evan Nuñez, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
  • Rebecca Larson, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, University of Texas, Austin,
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Tuesday, April 27
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
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New Theoretical Approaches to Investigate Light-Matter Interactions
  • Pengfei (Frank) Huo, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester,
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Wednesday, April 28
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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A Conversation with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
  • Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Marine Biologist, Policy Expert, Writer, and Brooklyn Native. She is founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for coastal cities, and is co-creator and co-host of the Spotify/Gimlet podcast How to Save a Planet.,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Small But Mighty: The Tiniest White Dwarf and Other Stories
  • Ilaria Caiazzo, Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar, Theoretical Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology,
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Thursday, April 29
9:00 am - 9:55 am
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Wave decay on asymptotically flat spacetimes
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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New Directions for Light Dark Matter
  • Yonit Hochberg, Hebrew University,
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Friday, April 30
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Towards Lefschetz thimbles in sigma models
  • Nikita Nekrasov, SCGP,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Algebraic fibrations of surface-by-surface groups
  • Stefano Vidussi, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Riverside,
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Monday, May 3
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Beyond Lorentz's Lamp-post: Positivity Bounds for Cosmology
  • Scott Melville, DAMTP, University of Cambridge,
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Tuesday, May 4
10:00 am - 10:50 am
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Rigidity results for measurable sets
  • Dorin Bucur, Laboratoire de Mathématiques, Université de Savoie,
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11:00 am - 11:50 am
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The matrix-weighted Hardy-Littlewood maximal function is unbounded
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Wednesday, May 5
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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A Finite S-matrix
  • Hofie Hannesdottir, Harvard University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Black Hole Mass Measurement with ALMA
  • Aaron Barth, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine,
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Thursday, May 6
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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More than one sensorial modality to do mainstream science in astronomy?
  • Dr. Wanda Díaz-Merced, Astronomer,
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Nonstandard thermal histories and the small-scale matter power spectrum
  • Jessie Shelton, UIUC,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Cosmological Bootstrap
  • Daniel Baumann, University of Amsterdam,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sarnak's density hypothesis in horizontal families
  • Mikołaj Frączyk, Department of Mathematics, The University of Chicago,
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Friday, May 7
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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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,
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Flatspace Holography: Celestial Amplitudes and Symmetries
  • Monica Pate, Harvard University,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Definite surfaces, plumbing, and Tait's conjectures
  • Thomas Kindred, Department of Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
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Monday, May 10
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Arcs, knots, and convex embeddability
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Cosmology at the end of the world
  • Brian Swingle, Brandeis University,
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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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"Lunar Radio Telescope" and "SOFIA Telescope Aboard a 747 Jet"
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Wednesday, May 12
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Don't Fear the Spiders: New Insights from Redback Millisecond Pulsars
  • Jay Strader, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University,
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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  • 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,
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Thursday, May 13
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Searching for Dark Matter Interactions throughout Cosmic History
  • Kim Boddy, UT Austin,
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Friday, May 14
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Worldsheet correlators in AdS3
  • Lorenz Eberhardt, Institute for Advanced Study,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Khovanov homology via Floer theory of the 4-punctured sphere
  • Artem Kotelskiy, Department of Mathematics, Indiana University Bloomington,
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Monday, May 17
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Orbit equivalence and wreath products
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Thermal Squeezeout of Dark Matter
  • Pouya Asadi, MIT,
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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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"Mini Agujeros Negros" and "Enanas Marrones"
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Tuesday, May 18
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
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Tiling the integers with translates of one tile: the Coven-Meyerowitz tiling conditions for three prime factors
  • Izabella Laba, Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia,
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4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
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Energy of the Dilute Bose Gas in 3D
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Wednesday, May 19
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Studying the Universe with Gravitational Waves: From Neutron Stars to Tests of Gravity
  • Katerina Chatziioannou, Assistant Professor of Physics, Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology,
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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Thursday, May 20
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Black Holes - Nature or Nurture?: The Roles of Rotation and Accretion in Powering Cosmic Sources
  • Roger Blandford, Stanford University,
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Friday, May 21
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • Eliot Hijano, Princeton University,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Synchrotron Boilers in Embryonic Neutron-Star Wind Nebulae
  • Kazumi Kashiyama, Assistant Professor, School of Science, University of Tokyo,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Ancient solutions to mean curvature flow
  • Theodora Bourni, Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville,
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Surprising World of Pulsars
  • Amruta Jaodand, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Caltech,
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Thursday, May 27
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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  • Oskar Painter, Caltech,
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Friday, May 28
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • Mark van Raamsdonk, University of British Columbia,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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  • Alvin Chua, Postdoctoral Scholar, TAPIR, Caltech,
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Tuesday, June 1
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Revealing the scaling properties of matter through designer low-dimensional crystals
  • Thomas Kempa, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, John Hopkins University,
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Thursday, June 3
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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  • Victor Galitski, University of Maryland,
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Friday, June 4
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • Hubert Saleur, USC/IPHT,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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  • Chad Bustard, Postdoctoral Fellow, KITP, UC Santa Barbara,
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Thursday, June 10
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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  • David Simmons-Duffin, Caltech,
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