Come connect with your Techer community in Boston
Come connect with your Techer community in Washington, DC
Come connect with your Techer community in Silicon Valley
Are you at the JPM Healthcare Conference? Meet fellow Techers at the Caltech Alumni Happy Hour, hosted by 8VC in San Francisco. This private, invite-only reception will bring together Caltech alumni for networking, good drinks, and intellectual conversation.
In this talk, Dr. Jeremy Bailenson will discuss the psychology of virtual and augmented reality, explaining how they transform the ways companies and schools teach, train and operate; build culture; and change communication among people. He will also talk about why VR and AR provide new environments that offer countless opportunities for experimentation and innovation.
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.
Princeton and Caltech alumni celebrate Faraday’s birthday at the London Institute for Mathematical Sciences, inside the Royal Institution.
Kent Kresa was on the GM Board for 10 years when he was tapped by the Obama Administration in January 2009 to become Chairman of that Board and lead the company thru bankruptcy proceedings sponsored by the Government. In this talk, he will describe the reasons it happened, who played major roles in the activity and outcome, and some of the lessons learned. The process took only 40 days even though it was the fourth largest emergence from bankruptcy ever accomplished in America.
The vast design space and long lifetime of batteries have limited the speed of innovations at the materials, cell, and systems level. In this talk, Will Chueh will share his efforts at Stanford to dramatically accelerate the pace of research and development for lithium-ion batteries by hybridizing physics-based and data-driven approaches.