Caltech Approves New Names for Campus Assets and Honors

Caltech Approves New Names for Campus Assets and Honors

The Caltech Board of Trustees, in accord with recommendations from President Thomas F. Rosenbaum, the Committee on Naming and Recognition (CNR), and the Ruddock House Renaming Committee, has approved new names for campus assets and honors.

Caltech Approves New Names for Campus Assets and Honors

Neuroscientist Patapoutian (PhD'96) Receives Nobel

Neuroscientist Patapoutian (PhD'96) Receives Nobel

Caltech alumnus Ardem Patapoutian (PhD '96), Presidential Endowed Chair in Neurobiology and Professor at Scripps Research in La Jolla, California and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, along with David Julius of UC San Francisco. The two were honored for their "discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch," according to the award citation.

Neuroscientist Patapoutian (PhD'96) Receives Nobel

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Watch Seminar Day 2021 Recordings

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Recordings are now available for the Seminar Day 2021 lectures and panels. Enjoy cutting-edge investigations from alumni and researchers across campus and JPL. Find out how Caltech scientists and engineers are transforming science and society.

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A Conversation with Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Charles Elachi

A Conversation with Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Charles Elachi

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Join 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Dr. Charles Elachi (MS ’69, PhD ’71) in conversation with president Thomas F. Rosenbaum. Caltech professor emeritus of electrical engineering and planetary science, Charles Elachi (MS '69, PhD '71), is recognized "for his distinguished leadership in space exploration and planetary science as the longtime director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he was instrumental to realizing missions across the solar system including our own planet Earth, and for his many contributions helping to map out NASA's long-term scientific future."

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12/1/21
A Conversation with Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Charles Elachi

A Conversation with Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Charles Elachi

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12/1/21 12:00 pm
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Join 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Dr. Charles Elachi (MS ’69, PhD ’71) in conversation with president Thomas F. Rosenbaum. Caltech professor emeritus of electrical engineering and planetary science, Charles Elachi (MS '69, PhD '71), is recognized "for his distinguished leadership in space exploration and planetary science as the longtime director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he was instrumental to realizing missions across the solar system including our own planet Earth, and for his many contributions helping to map out NASA's long-term scientific future."

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12/2/21
CAA Annual Meeting of Members

CAA Annual Meeting of Members

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The Caltech Alumni Association Annual Meeting via Zoom is scheduled for 6:00pm (PT) on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, where CAA will announce the Honorary CAA member and the new Board slate. CAA will post this information on the website after the Annual Meeting. Registration required.

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CAA Annual Meeting of Members

CAA Annual Meeting of Members

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12/2/21 9:00 pm
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The Caltech Alumni Association Annual Meeting via Zoom is scheduled for 6:00pm (PT) on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, where CAA will announce the Honorary CAA member and the new Board slate. CAA will post this information on the website after the Annual Meeting. Registration required.

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Watson Lecture - When Earth Breathed Deeply

Watson Lecture - When Earth Breathed Deeply

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1/19/22 5:00 pm
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Oxygen levels in the atmosphere have increased by many orders of magnitude throughout Earth's history, profoundly affecting biologic and chemical cycles at the surface of the Earth. In this lecture, Assistant Professor Claire E. Bucholz will explore how shifts in atmospheric oxygen concentrations went even deeper, altering Earth's inner workings.

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Watson Lecture - When Earth Breathed Deeply

Watson Lecture - When Earth Breathed Deeply

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Oxygen levels in the atmosphere have increased by many orders of magnitude throughout Earth's history, profoundly affecting biologic and chemical cycles at the surface of the Earth. In this lecture, Assistant Professor Claire E. Bucholz will explore how shifts in atmospheric oxygen concentrations went even deeper, altering Earth's inner workings.

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Watson Lecture - Artificial Intelligence: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Watson Lecture - Artificial Intelligence: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a remarkable technology that has profoundly impacted our lives. It now beats humans at some of their own games. How did we get here? In this lecture, Professor Yaser Abu-Mostafa (PhD '83) will describe the scientific journey of AI since the 1980s, as well as Caltech's foundational role in its development, providing examples of AI's achievements and its potential. He will also address the hype that surrounds AI, both positive and negative, and put it in scientific perspective.

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Watson Lecture - Artificial Intelligence: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Watson Lecture - Artificial Intelligence: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a remarkable technology that has profoundly impacted our lives. It now beats humans at some of their own games. How did we get here? In this lecture, Professor Yaser Abu-Mostafa (PhD '83) will describe the scientific journey of AI since the 1980s, as well as Caltech's foundational role in its development, providing examples of AI's achievements and its potential. He will also address the hype that surrounds AI, both positive and negative, and put it in scientific perspective.

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Antarctica: Cruise Aboard the National Geographic Explorer

Antarctica: Cruise Aboard the National Geographic Explorer

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Visit Antarctica, one of the last remote and wild places on Earth, on the National Geographic Explorer with fellow alumni, Associates, and parents.

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Antarctica: Cruise Aboard the National Geographic Explorer

Antarctica: Cruise Aboard the National Geographic Explorer

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Visit Antarctica, one of the last remote and wild places on Earth, on the National Geographic Explorer with fellow alumni, Associates, and parents.

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