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Hear the Sounds of Planet 9 in New Symphony
05/12/2024

Hear the Sounds of Planet 9 in New Symphony

Lori Dajose
A new orchestral arrangement, to be performed at Caltech on May 18, adds on to Gustav Holst's classic The Planets with a piece inspired by Planet 9.
artistic rendering of Planet Nine
Watson Lecture: Carver Mead (BS '56, PhD '60) Shares a History of Transformative Caltech Innovations
05/08/2024

Watson Lecture: Carver Mead (BS '56, PhD '60) Shares a History of Transformative Caltech Innovations

Katie Neith
In a public talk called “Historic Innovations by Caltech People that Transformed our Everyday Lives,” Mead's discussion will span both his own work and that of colleagues, students, and fellow alumni who pursued excellence, defied convention, and made all our lives better.
image of carver mead wearing a purple button down shirt
Watson Lecture: Zhongwen Zhan (PhD '13) Discusses His Odyssey to the South Pole
04/10/2024

Watson Lecture: Zhongwen Zhan (PhD '13) Discusses His Odyssey to the South Pole

Katie Neith
In this Watson Lecture, professor of geophysics, Zhongwen Zhan, will describe a monthlong research expedition he took to Antarctica in December 2022 to explore an innovative method for detecting seismic waves in ice. By using telecommunication lines buried in ice to pick up vibrations, he aims to learn more about the physics and deep structure of glaciers and ice sheets, and how the polar regions are changing amid ongoing climate change. In this talk, Zhan will also share some of the personal experiences of the journey that reshaped his perspective, not just on geophysics but on life as a scientist.
Image of Zhongwen Zhan standing next to a globe in front of a chalk board
Watson Lecture: Diana K. Buchwald Reveals Details from Albert Einstein's Time at Caltech
02/28/2024

Watson Lecture: Diana K. Buchwald Reveals Details from Albert Einstein's Time at Caltech

Katie Neith
In this Watson Lecture, Diana K. Buchwald, Robert M. Abbey Professor of History and director and general editor of the Einstein Papers Project at Caltech, will describe her work delving into Einstein’s massive written legacy. In particular, the lecture will explore the diaries he kept during his visits to the Institute and the dual roles he played as a professor in Germany during the early rise of the Nazi Party and a celebrity scientist traveling the world.
Image of Diana K. Buchwald wearing a black top in front of Beckman Auditorium
Caltech's Diversity in Chemistry Initiative Hosts Day of Inclusion
02/07/2024

Caltech's Diversity in Chemistry Initiative Hosts Day of Inclusion

Julia Ehlert
The Chemistry and Chemical Engineering division-wide event featured keynote lectures by chemists Richmond Sarpong and André Issacs.
L-R: Melinda Chan, Doug Rees, André Issacs, Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux, Richmond Sarpong, Brian Stoltz, and William Clemons
Watson Lecture: Bethany Ehlmann Discusses the Lunar Trailblazer Mission to the Moon
01/16/2024

Watson Lecture: Bethany Ehlmann Discusses the Lunar Trailblazer Mission to the Moon

Katie Neith
In this Watson Lecture, Bethany Ehlmann,  professor of planetary science and the Allen V. C. Davis and Lenabelle Davis Leadership Chair and director of Caltech’s Keck Institute for Space Studies, will describe how Lunar Trailblazer will map the composition, temperature, and thermophysical properties of the Moon’s surface.
Image of Bethany Ehlmann in office wearing blue shirt.
Caltech Students Take the International Stage at Science Theater Festival in Italy
01/02/2024

Caltech Students Take the International Stage at Science Theater Festival in Italy

Julia Ehlert
Caltech Theater brings two-player show Another Revolution to Teatro della Meraviglia in Trento
Students Michael Gutierrez and Skyler Ware performing in Italy
Caltech Science Journeys Program Returns with Physics Presentation: "Bringing Imbalance to the Universe"
12/08/2023

Caltech Science Journeys Program Returns with Physics Presentation: "Bringing Imbalance to the Universe"

Alyce Torrice
From a childhood fascination with spinning fan blades to research probing spinning molecules and electrons, recent Caltech graduate Arian Jadbabaie shares his story to inspire students in STEM.
Student standing in front of a chalkboard with many equations
Making a House a Home: Caltech Students and the Venerable Family on Honoring Legacy Through Stories
12/04/2023

Making a House a Home: Caltech Students and the Venerable Family on Honoring Legacy Through Stories

Julia Ehlert
Community storytelling event weaves connections between students of Caltech’s Grant D. Venerable House and members of the Venerable family.
From left to right: Billy Stinchcomb—husband of Michelle Ellington, Michelle Ellington—daughter of Lynda Venerable Ellington, Grant D. Venerable II, Lynda Venerable Ellington, Stella Stinchcomb—great-granddaughter of Grant D. Venerable, Lloyd Venerable, June Edmonds, and jill moniz.
Walking the Moore Walk
10/31/2023

Walking the Moore Walk

Andrew Moseman
On Gordon Moore’s philanthropic legacy and how it changed the landscape of Caltech.
Colorful illustration of Moore Walk with words written in the trees.
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