News articles tagged with "lecture"

03/27/2015 08:49:26
Douglas Smith
Finding an anti-AIDS vaccine remains an elusive goal—partly because the HIV virus quickly mutates to evade the vaccine's antibodies. In a Watson Lecture on April 1, Caltech's Pamela J. Bjorkman will describe ways to neutralize that mutational advantage.
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?
 
10/16/2007 07:00:00
elisabeth nadin
In his inaugural address, Caltech president Jean-Lou Chameau stressed the importance of taking the lead in addressing energy production and consumption and the environmental issues related to them.
 
05/07/2007 07:00:00
John Avery
Everything we learn changes us, and our memories reflect the brain's ability to restructure itself in response to our experience. Neurobiologist Erin Schuman wants to know how memory works, and her research at the California Institute of Technology is helping to uncover the molecular basis behind learning. She will describe recent developments on Wednesday, May 9, in the fourth and final program of the winter/spring 2007 Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series.
 
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