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NSF Director France Córdova to Speak at Caltech's 125th Commencement Ceremony

Davin Malasarn
The distinguished astrophysicist, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Caltech alumna (PhD '79), will give the keynote speech at Caltech's 2019 Commencement ceremony on June 14.
Headshot of France Córdova

A Community Celebration of Science

Jennifer Torres-Siders
The second annual Science for March event drew thousands of visitors to campus for science talks and interactive demonstrations.
Postdoctoral scholar Cameron Hummels leads an astronomy demonstration while visitors to the second annual Science for March event watch.

Robots Make a Big Splash in Annual Engineering Competition

Emily Velasco
Student-built bots battled for balls in the competition's first amphibious challenge in years
A robot splashes through Millikan Pond with a brightly-colored ball it has captured.

Watson Lecture Preview: Kip Thorne

In his February 27 Watson Lecture, Thorne will discuss the "warped side of our universe," and speculate on future discoveries about the birth of our universe and of the laws that govern it.
Kip Thorne

Watson Lecture Preview: Plant Growth—How Stem Cells Make Stems

In a February 13 Watson Lecture, Elliot Meyerowitz will describe how leaves and flowers appear at angles of roughly 140 degrees, answering questions that long have intrigued mathematically inclined biologists and revealing surprising modes of communication between plant stem cells.

Watson Lecture Preview: The Long-Run Behavior of Random Walks

Omer Tamuz, this year’s Biedebach Memorial Lecturer, will describe some classical results from random walk research and a surprising connection to economics.
photo of Omer Tamuz

World’s Deepest-Penetration and Fastest Optical Cameras

Caltech’s Lihong Wang will discuss his development of photoacoustic tomography during his November 28 Watson Lecture.

From “Tycho’s Star” to Shakespeare’s Page

Elise Cutts
Caltech's Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences presents “The Science of Shakespeare,” a talk by author Dan Falk
Image of William Shakespeare

Space Solar Power: A New Beginning

Caltech’s Sergio Pellegrino will discuss his work on the Caltech Space Solar Power Project during his October 31 Watson Lecture.
photo of Sergio Pellegrino

Von Kármán Lecture Series Comes to Caltech

The series highlights space missions and technology.
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