Past Book Club Picks
The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life
Hosted by Suzy Beeler
Graduate Student Suzy Beeler, studies how E. coli regulates the expression of its roughly 4000 genes, a problem she pursues in Rob Phillips lab.
Paper: Paging Through History
Hosted by Peter Sachs Collopy
Peter Sachs Collopy is a historian, archivist, and curator of science, technology, and media. As Caltech’s University Archivist, Peter leads a team that organizes and preserves the historical record of research at Caltech to facilitate understanding of the Institute’s role in the history of science and technology
If I understood you, would i have this look on my face?
Hosted by Brian Brophy
Brian Brophy (Director) is in his tenth year as Director of Caltech Theater and directed over fifty plays around the world.
Hosted by Dr. Melanie Masterton Sherazi
Dr. Sherazi is a Postdoctoral Instructor of American literature at Caltech focusing on the mixed-genre cultural work produced by African American writers and artists in postware Rome, often in collaboration with Italian filmmakers and artists.
The disappearing spoon: And other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements
Hosted by Professor Tom Miller
Professor Miller develops theoretical and computational methods to understand a variety of molecular processes.
I contain Multitudes: the Microbes within us and a grander view of life
Hosted by Henry Schreiber, IV
Dr. Henry Schreiber focuses on how psychiatric illnesses, such as depression, alter the gut microbiome and the immune system in a way that makes those patients more likely to suffer gastrointestinal diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease.
Black hole blues and other songs from outer space
Hosted by Professor Alan Weinstein
Professor Weinstein's research focuses on the search for gravitational waves (GWs) using the Advanced LIGO detectors, within the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.
Hosted by Sue Finley, Human Computer. Rocket Girl. Test Engineer at NASA: JPL. NASA's longest serving woman.
Sue Finley began working at NASA, JPL in 1958 as a "human computer," doing complex math for engineers in the space program. She moved into Fortran computer programming at the dawn of the computer age, and has seen and done it all during her 50+ years at JPL, where she continues to work to this day as a test engineer for the Deep Space Network.