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.

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.
04/25/2007 07:00:00
John Avery
Saturn's iconic image as a ringed planet is both the symbol and the product of scientific discovery. For millennia the planet appeared to be just a drifting dot in the heavens, until a primitive telescope showed Galileo Galilei that Saturn had "ears." Since then each closer view of the planet with better technology has exposed new and unexpected features.
03/05/2007 08:00:00
John Avery
Pollution around cities like Los Angeles can be seen from space and is visible evidence of humanity's growing effect on Earth's atmosphere. Using a thousand-cubic-foot indoor smog chamber, John Seinfeld studies atmospheric gases and particles and their interaction with climatic factors such as clouds, rain, and sunlight.
01/12/2007 08:00:00
John Avery
Marco Polo heard the sounds and wrote of evil spirits that could fill the desert air with the emanations of musical instruments, of drums, and the clash of arms. Today's desert explorers still wonder at the booming sands: loud, low-pitched droning that accompanies the avalanching of sand down the leeward face of a large dune, and may continue to rumble for up to a minute after the avalanche stops.
12/04/2006 08:00:00
John Avery
How did the West conquer the world? The secret, says California Institute of Technology economic historian Philip T. Hoffman: technological innovation.
11/27/2006 08:00:00
Jill Perry
Charles S. Shapiro, an expert on the effects of nuclear-weapons testing on humans and the environment, will speak about significant findings of his many years of study on this topic at a seminar at 4 p.m. on November 29, in room 142 of the W.M. Keck Engineering Laboratories at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
11/08/2006 08:00:00
Deborah Williams-Hedges
Reverend Dr. George F. Regas, rector emeritus of All Saints Church in Pasadena and executive director of the Regas Institute, will speak on "Mixing Religion and Politics: A Holy Task," at the California Institute of Technology on Wednesday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m., in the Beckman Institute auditorium. This presentation is the second of the 2006-07 season of the Caltech Y Social Activism Speaker Series. It is free and open to the public. No reservations or tickets are required.
11/01/2006 08:00:00
Kathy Svitil
There is more to bubbles than just froth. The same phenomenon that puts foam in your latte can also reduce kidney stones or chew holes in propellers. Understanding how bubbles form and collapse has led to a variety of applications, from faster torpedoes to cleaner teeth.
10/16/2006 07:00:00
John Avery
The recent devastations caused by earthquakes in south and southwest Asia, by the Indian Ocean tsunami, and by hurricane Katrina offer dramatic proof that communities all over the world are both unaware of, and unprepared for, natural hazards. Unfortunately, while scientists understand much about these natural hazards, that knowledge commonly is not used to reduce the risks.
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