Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Annenberg Lecture Hall

A chance to meet Pasadena Unified School District Leadership

Textbook Theory Behind Volcanoes May Be Wrong

In the typical textbook picture, volcanoes, such as those that are forming the Hawaiian islands, erupt when magma gushes out as narrow jets from deep inside Earth. But that picture is wrong, according to a new study.

Seeing Protein Synthesis in the Field

Caltech researchers have developed a novel way to visualize proteins generated by microorganisms in their natural environment—including the murky waters of Caltech's lily pond.

Measuring Earthquake Shaking with the Community Seismic Network

This summer, Caltech junior Kevin Li has been working with computational scientists and seismologists to refine the Community Seismic Network (CSN) by developing a machine-learning system that can accurately estimate the magnitude of an earthquake within seconds of its detection.

GPS Names a New Division Chair

On September 1, John Grotzinger, the Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology, became the new chair of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences (GPS).
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Avery Dining Hall

RESCHEDULED to Sept 24th: A chance to meet Pasadena Unified School District Leadership

Checking the First Data from OCO-2

Caltech researchers work to make sure that NASA's newly launched satellite provides accurate data about carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere.

The Birth and Death of Our Solar System: An Interview with Konstantin Batygin

Konstantin Batygin recently joined the Caltech faculty as assistant professor of planetary science, following graduate school at Caltech (PhD '12) and a postdoc at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Batygin shares the string of synchronicities that brought him to planetary astrophysics and to Caltech.

Looking Forward to 2020 . . . on Mars

Ken Farley, Caltech's W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Geochemistry and chair of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, is serving as project scientist for Mars 2020. We recently sat down with him to talk about the mission and his new role.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Center for Student Services 360 (Workshop Space)

Course Ombudsperson Training

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