News articles tagged with "lecture"

11/17/2014 09:20:41
Douglas Smith
Two and a half billion years ago, single-celled organisms called cyanobacteria harnessed sunlight to split water molecules, producing energy to power their cells and releasing oxygen into an atmosphere that had previously had none. These early environmental engineers are responsible for the life we see around us today, and much more besides. At 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium, Professor of Geobiology Woodward "Woody" Fischer will describe how they transformed the planet. Admission is free.
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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.
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.
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