News articles tagged with "lecture"

04/07/2014 15:02:47
Cynthia Eller

It is a banner spring in Pasadena for the classical Greek mathematician Archimedes of Syracuse. Exhibits at Caltech and the Huntington Library highlight the work of Archimedes, as it has made its way into the modern era.

02/13/2012 08:00:00
Marcus Woo

Watch a webcast of Tom Soifer, chair of the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, professor of physics, and director of the Spitzer Science Center, exploring some of the exciting discoveries made with the Spitzer Space Telescope in a talk entitled "Seeing the Invisible Universe," which he gave on February 9 at Keck Observatory on the big island of Hawaii. For the video, click here.

03/28/2011 23:00:00
Kathy Svitil

Dr. John P. Holdren, assistant to the president for science and technology, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and co-chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), will be the speaker at the 2011 DuBridge Distinguished Lecture Series at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

09/24/2010 07:00:00
David MacKay

The energy debate roils with statistics designed to impress, not inform. "Los Angeles residents drive 142 million miles—the distance from Earth to Mars—every single day." Sometimes there are no numbers at all: "We have a huge amount of wind energy just waiting to be tapped." But how does that hugeness compare to our energy consumption? David MacKay (PhD '92) has done the math, and he offers a simple, common-sense analysis.

 

02/15/2010 19:59:00
Deborah Williams-Hedges

Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have demonstrated that high-speed intersonic ruptures exist and could occur during the next major earthquake. The researchers now have the ability to create laboratory earthquakes of varying force and magnitudes that mimic actual quakes.  By triggering laboratory earthquakes, researchers can study the behavior of quakes and their potential force and destructiveness—without a real quake actually occurring.

04/30/2008 07:00:00
Jill Perry
Former CIA director R. James Woolsey will discuss "The Need for Energy Independence" as part of the Chen-Huang Sustainable Energy Seminar Series at 8 p.m. on May 6 in Beckman Auditorium at the California Institute of Technology.
 
03/14/2008 07:00:00
Jacqueline Scahill
Christopher Somerville, one of the world's leading authorities on converting plant cellulose to energy, will speak at the California Institute of Technology's Chen-Huang Sustainable Energy Seminar Series on March 18 at 8 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium. He will discuss the technical issues involved with the U.S. Secretary of Energy's call to replace 30 percent of the liquid fuels used in the U.S. with cellulosic biofuels by 2030. The event is free and open to the public.
 
03/04/2008 08:00:00
Jacqueline Scahill
The California Institute of Technology stands poised to open the door to advances in nanotechnology that have the potential to revolutionize medical diagnosis and therapy. On Tuesday, March 4, the Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI) at Caltech will celebrate the completion of its new cleanroom facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a symposium. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 9 a.m. at the Steele Laboratory, and the symposium starts at 10:30 a.m. in the Millikan Boardroom.
 
01/29/2008 08:00:00
Jill Perry
Charles "Charlie" Munger, lifelong friend and business partner of Warren Buffett, will be the featured guest at the 2008 DuBridge Distinguished Lecture Series at the California Institute of Technology at 8 p.m., March 11, in Beckman Auditorium, 332 S. Michigan Ave., on the Pasadena campus. The event is free and open to the public.
 
11/07/2007 08:00:00
Deborah Williams-Hedges
Kevin Sites, award-winning journalist and news correspondent for the Yahoo! Hot Zone, will discuss his journalistic memoir, In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars, and the accompanying documentary, A World of Conflict, at the California Institute of Technology on Wednesday, November 14, at 8 pm, in Ramo Auditorium.
 
10/19/2007 07:00:00
elisabeth nadin
With the price of oil at a record high of nearly $90 a barrel comes a natural question: How much oil is left in the world?
 
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