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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Applications are open for the Chang Career Exploration Prize

Applications are open for the Chang Career Exploration Prize

Applications are open to Caltech graduates who earned degrees in 2012 or after and have a passion for repurposing their time and efforts to pursue a new course, and better the world.

Applications are open for the Chang Career Exploration Prize

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Stephen Mayo reflects on his unique perspective as a Caltech alumnus serving his alma mater as an administrator, and returning to his research program.

Back to the Future

Watch Seminar Day 2021 Recordings

Watch Seminar Day 2021 Recordings

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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Wharton Alumni Climate Change Conference

Wharton Alumni Climate Change Conference

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This October 18 marks the kickoff of the 4-day Wharton Club of the National Capital Region (WCNCR) Climate Change Conference, and with the help of its hosts, including the Wharton Risk Center, Wharton Clubs across the nation, and ColumbiaDC, we invite all Caltech alumni to attend virtually and free of cost. Some of the best minds in the world—including our own Caltech alumnus Dr. Brian Von Herzen, Director of the Climate Foundation—will be discussing climate change adaptation, mitigation, restoration, and climate change investment opportunities.

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Wharton Alumni Climate Change Conference

Wharton Alumni Climate Change Conference

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10/18/21 8:00 am
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10/21/21 10:00 am
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This October 18 marks the kickoff of the 4-day Wharton Club of the National Capital Region (WCNCR) Climate Change Conference, and with the help of its hosts, including the Wharton Risk Center, Wharton Clubs across the nation, and ColumbiaDC, we invite all Caltech alumni to attend virtually and free of cost. Some of the best minds in the world—including our own Caltech alumnus Dr. Brian Von Herzen, Director of the Climate Foundation—will be discussing climate change adaptation, mitigation, restoration, and climate change investment opportunities.

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10/18/21
Conversations on Sustainability: A Smarter Electricity Grid

Conversations on Sustainability: A Smarter Electricity Grid

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10/18/21 11:00 am
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10/18/21 12:00 pm
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Electrical engineer Steven Low and computer scientist Adam Wierman speak with science writer Emily Velasco about ways to reimagine an electric grid that incorporates renewable, intermittent energy sources, such as solar and wind, while meeting today’s power demands. Presented by the Caltech Science Exchange.

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10/18/21
Conversations on Sustainability: A Smarter Electricity Grid

Conversations on Sustainability: A Smarter Electricity Grid

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10/18/21 11:00 am
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10/18/21 12:00 pm
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Online (Zoom)

Electrical engineer Steven Low and computer scientist Adam Wierman speak with science writer Emily Velasco about ways to reimagine an electric grid that incorporates renewable, intermittent energy sources, such as solar and wind, while meeting today’s power demands. Presented by the Caltech Science Exchange.

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10/20/21
Watson Lecture - Megasupramolecules: From Disaster to Discovery

Watson Lecture - Megasupramolecules: From Disaster to Discovery

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10/20/21 5:00 pm
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The events of 9/11 spurred Caltech Professor Julia A. Kornfield’s research team to begin researching polymers that, when added to fuels like gasoline, minimize the risk of explosion when ignited. These polymers, known as megasupramolecules, change the way liquid fuels flow and could help reduce fatalities and injuries from plane crashes, auto accidents, and IED attacks on the battlefield.

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10/20/21
Watson Lecture - Megasupramolecules: From Disaster to Discovery

Watson Lecture - Megasupramolecules: From Disaster to Discovery

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The events of 9/11 spurred Caltech Professor Julia A. Kornfield’s research team to begin researching polymers that, when added to fuels like gasoline, minimize the risk of explosion when ignited. These polymers, known as megasupramolecules, change the way liquid fuels flow and could help reduce fatalities and injuries from plane crashes, auto accidents, and IED attacks on the battlefield.

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10/21/21
Reimagining Plastics for a Sustainable and Bright Future

Reimagining Plastics for a Sustainable and Bright Future

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10/21/21 5:30 pm
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10/21/21 7:00 pm
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Plastics are ubiquitous materials in every sector of modern society due to their versatility, light-weight, diverse and tunable properties, and often low cost. In this talk, Yan Xia will present several unusual types of plastics developed in my lab at Stanford, including degradable polymers that could replace the environmentally-persistent plastics, molecular-sieving membranes for energy efficient chemical separations, and mechanically responsive polymers that sense, respond, and transform under stress.

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10/21/21
Reimagining Plastics for a Sustainable and Bright Future

Reimagining Plastics for a Sustainable and Bright Future

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10/21/21 5:30 pm
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10/21/21 7:00 pm
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Plastics are ubiquitous materials in every sector of modern society due to their versatility, light-weight, diverse and tunable properties, and often low cost. In this talk, Yan Xia will present several unusual types of plastics developed in my lab at Stanford, including degradable polymers that could replace the environmentally-persistent plastics, molecular-sieving membranes for energy efficient chemical separations, and mechanically responsive polymers that sense, respond, and transform under stress.

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11/15/21
A Conversation with Distinguished Alumna Dr. Laurie Leshin

A Conversation with Distinguished Alumna Dr. Laurie Leshin

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11/15/21 12:00 pm
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11/15/21 1:00 pm
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Join 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Dr. Laurie Leshin (MS '89, PhD '95) in conversation with fellow DAA recipient Sandra Tsing Loh (BS ’83). President Thomas F. Rosenbaum will give opening remarks. President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Laurie Leshin (MS '89, PhD '95), is lauded "for her barrier-breaking leadership at universities such as Worcester Polytechnic Institute, which has been recognized for both teaching and research excellence and essential strides in diversity, equity, and inclusion under her guidance as the first woman to serve as president; and for her accomplishments as a distinguished geochemist and space scientist."

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11/15/21
A Conversation with Distinguished Alumna Dr. Laurie Leshin

A Conversation with Distinguished Alumna Dr. Laurie Leshin

12:00 pm
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11/15/21 12:00 pm
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11/15/21 1:00 pm
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Join 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Dr. Laurie Leshin (MS '89, PhD '95) in conversation with fellow DAA recipient Sandra Tsing Loh (BS ’83). President Thomas F. Rosenbaum will give opening remarks. President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Laurie Leshin (MS '89, PhD '95), is lauded "for her barrier-breaking leadership at universities such as Worcester Polytechnic Institute, which has been recognized for both teaching and research excellence and essential strides in diversity, equity, and inclusion under her guidance as the first woman to serve as president; and for her accomplishments as a distinguished geochemist and space scientist."

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

A Conversation with Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Charles Elachi

12:00 pm
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12/1/21 12:00 pm
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12/1/21 1:00 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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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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2/16/22 9:00 am
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Antarctica

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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Henry Baer (BS '18) is a two-time Jeopardy! champ

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Match Madness
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