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Caltech Chamber Singers - Saturday, April 15, 2017

Dabney Hall, Lounge - 7:30 PM

The concert is free, with no tickets or reservations required.

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BELLA GAIA (Beautiful Earth) - A Poetic Vision of Earth From Space - Saturday, April 15, 2017

Beckman Auditorium - 8:00 PM


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Adam Wierman - How Clean is the Cloud? - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Beckman Auditorium - 8:00 PM

Computing "in the cloud" may seem like something ephemeral, but the cloud actually has a physical presence in the form of data centers filled with thousands of servers. The power infrastructure needed to run these servers is enormous. In fact, at this point in time, data centers lead to more carbon emissions than the airline industry, but it need not be this way, says Adam Wierman.

Wierman will describe ongoing research at Caltech aimed at building a sustainable computing infrastructure—one where data centers are powered by renewable energy and even serve as virtual energy-storage facilities for more broadly integrating renewable energy into the electrical grid.

Adam Wierman is Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Executive Officer for Computing and Mathematical Sciences, and Director, Information Science and Technology at Caltech.

This is a free event; no tickets or reservations are required.

Reserved section tickets are available to members of the Friends of Beckman Auditorium and the Caltech Associates.

Dover Quartet - Sunday, April 23, 2017

Beckman Auditorium - 3:30 PM

Our musical tour concludes with a visit to Shostakovich's Russia and a return to Beethoven's incomparable late quartets—three of which, including Op. 132, were commissioned by Prince Nikolai Galitzin in St. Petersburg. He agreed to Beethoven's requested fee of 50 ducats each… the last two finally paid to Beethoven's heirs in 1852.

The Dover Quartet won not only the Grand Prize but all three Special Prizes at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition. The Quartet also won top prizes at the Fischoff Competition and the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, and in 2013 became the Curtis Institute of Music's inaugural quartet-in-residence. The Chicago Tribune wrote that "the Dover Quartet players have it in them to become the next Guarneri String Quartet—they're that good."

Program Information: Visit the Coleman Chamber Music Association website

Caltech Symphony - Sunday, April 23, 2017

Ramo Auditorium - 3:30 PM

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This concert is free and open to the public, with no tickets or reservations required. Parking is also free.

For more information, call (626) 395-3295.

The Octopus Challenge - Friday, April 28, 2017

The Octopus Challenge explores the abilities of octopi. After watching the movie, you will experience what it's like to be an octopus through a few activities, and we'll use that experience to see how octopi can inspire new technology.

Justin Rolando, a graduate student in chemistry and chemical engineering at Caltech, will introduce the film and guide the post-screening discussion.

Recommended for grades 3-12.

To make a reservation or learn about more field trip opportunities, please call Mary Herrera at (626) 395-6059 or email

Presented by: Caltech Committee on Institute Programs

17th Annual Caltech Jazz Festival - Saturday, April 29, 2017

Gates Annex Patio - 1:00 PM

The Caltech Jazz Band presents its 17th Annual Jazz Festival.

The event will feature The Caltech Jazz Band, directed by Barb Catlin, and guest artists to be announced.

There will be food and snacks available for sale. Limited seating is available and the audience is welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket, and food and beverages.

Admission is free and no tickets are required. Some seating will be provided and audience members are welcome to bring food and blankets for a picnic on the lawn. Some snacks will also be available.

For further information, please call Caltech Performing and Visual Arts at (626) 395-3295 or visit the Caltech Jazz Bands online at