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Caltech Associates Pre-Watson Dinner and Lecture with Professor Victoria Orphan

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
5:15pm to 8:00pm
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Athenaeum
"Microbial Life Support: The Invisible Living Networks That Shape Our Oceans"

Location: The Athenaeum, 551 South Hill Avenue, Pasadena & Beckman Auditorium

5:15 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Buffet dinner and conversation
8:00 p.m. Earnest C. Watson Lecture, Reserved VIP seating


Join Victoria Orphan, Caltech's James Irvine Professor of Environmental Science and Geobiology, for an intimate reception and dinner at the Athenaeum with fellow Associates and friends prior to her Earnest C. Watson Lecture "Microbial Life Support: The Invisible Living Networks That Shape Our Oceans" and learn about the scientific journey that brought her to Caltech.

She will share the inspiration for her work exploring the fascinating activities of deep-sea microbes and the geochemical processes they undergo as they collaboratively work with their environment to make life possible. Discover how her research has potential implications for climate science, the search for life on other planets, learning more about the history of life on early Earth, and why she won a coveted 2016 MacArthur "genius grant."

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For inquiries, please contact Jessica Lee with the Caltech Associates at [email protected] or (626) 395-6392.


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This event is open to members of the Caltech Associates and guests. For more information and to learn how to join, please visit our website or contact the Associates office at (626) 395-3919

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