Did you know that currently more than 800 Caltech alumni are living, working, and building their lives in the greater Boston area? Engineers to financiers, academics to astrophysicists, astronauts to artists, microbrewers to teetotalers, Caltech alumni are profoundly shaping the world.
Get to know fellow Techer and Distinguished Alumnus Alan Lightman (PhD ’74) as he sits down for an intimate fireside chat with Caltech President Thomas F. Rosenbaum when the Caltech Alumni Association takes Boston. Lightman will join the Techer community to discuss his life in Boston, his publishing and television career, and his work with the astrophysics of black holes, astrophysical radiation processes, and stellar dynamics.
See all the Boston Area Techers who have registered to come.
Wednesday, April 19
5:30 – 7:30 pm
5:30 pm - Community connections, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks
6:00 pm – Fireside Chat with President Thomas F. Rosenbaum and Alan Lightman (PhD ’74) followed by conversation and networking
The College Club of Boston
44 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Five Reasons to Attend
1. Connect with Techers in the greater Boston area.
2. Tap into your Caltech community to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
3. Share tips for managing life-work boundaries and issues unique to surviving and thriving in Boston.
4. Explore ways the Caltech community can influence policy for the better.
5. Meet Caltech President Thomas F. Rosenbaum and enjoy a presentation on Caltech.
Caltech in Boston Speakers
Thomas F. Rosenbaum is the ninth president of the California Institute of Technology and Professor of Physics. He is an expert on the quantum mechanical nature of materials, conducting research at Bell Laboratories, IBM Watson Research Center, and the University of Chicago, where he served as Vice President for Research and for Argonne National Laboratory and then provost, before moving to Caltech in 2014. He received his bachelor's degree in physics with honors from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University. He serves on the Society for Science & the Public's Board of Trustees, as General Member of the Aspen Center for Physics, and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences Los Angeles Program Committee.
Alan Lightman is an American writer, physicist, and social entrepreneur. Since receiving his PhD in theoretical physics from Caltech in 1974, he has received six honorary doctoral degrees, chaired the High Energy Division of the American Astronomical Society, and served on the faculties of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is currently professor of the practice of the humanities. He is also an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
His books include bestsellers Einstein’s Dreams and The Diagnosis, and he is the host of SEARCHING: Our Quest for Meaning in the Age of Science, which premiered on public television this past January.