News articles tagged with "lecture"

02/02/2015 11:24:04
Douglas Smith
It is often said that people who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. John P. O'Doherty, professor of psychology and director of the Caltech Brain Imaging Center, discusses our current understanding of how we learn from experience.
fMRI scans of brain regions involved in value judgements
01/27/2014 22:21:51
Cynthia Eller
In a matter of a few decades, silicon chips have transformed the way we live. Developing these technologies and exploring potential applications keeps Ali Hajimiri and everyone in his lab busy.
01/16/2014 12:40:04
Cynthia Eller
The new lecture series is intended to bring together a diverse community to discuss the broad theme of exploration, from antiquity to the present day, from new lands on Earth to other planets in our solar system.
01/13/2014 10:38:05
Douglas Smith
Jean Ensminger, Caltech's Edie and Lew Wasserman Professor of Social Sciences, is studying a corruption network linked to aid money, using interviews and quantitative analytical methods to follow the money disbursed by a large World Bank project in Africa.
11/01/2013 15:39:21
Douglas Smith
Caltech's Axel Schere is miniaturizing medical equipment (without benefit of a shrink ray). He'll tell us how to make a sensor small enough to be injected into an artery.
12/04/2012 20:58:21
Douglas Smith
Viviana Gradinaru (BS '05) might one day be getting inside your head—but in a good way. An assistant professor of biology at Caltech, Gradinaru is trying to map out the brain's wiring diagrams. Gradinaru will discuss her work at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. Admission is free.
08/31/2012 07:00:00
Andrew Allan

Mark your calendars: The next TEDxCaltech will take place on Friday, January 18, 2013.

 

02/28/2012 08:00:00
Katie Neith

John Eiler, Sharp Professor of Geology and Professor of Geochemistry at Caltech, will present the next Watson Lecture on February 29 in Beckman Auditorium. The Watson Lecture Series features Caltech researchers and is named for the late Earnest C. Watson, who founded the series in 1922. He presented one of his most popular lectures, “Liquid Air,” as one of the first programs at the Beckman Auditorium in October 1964.

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.

 

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