Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Caltech’


Project Scientist for Girls

Project Scientist for Girls
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Here’s a shout out to girls and teens who love science and math, enjoy tinkering, designing, and building, considers themselves young techies, and are inquisitive, curious, and keen.… Here comes Project Scientist. Project Science Academy is a summer program for girls and teens age 4-14 who have “a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math […]

Quatuor Ebène

Quatuor Ebène

Four Frenchmen. Pierre Colombet, violin. Gabriel Le Magadure, violin. Mathieu Herzog, viola. Raphaël Merlin, violoncello. They are a string quartet. Quatuor Ebène. They’ve been described as charismatic, their playing as spellbinding. Alan Kozinn of the New York Times writes that Quatuor Ebène is “a string quartet that can easily morph into a jazz band.” Since […]

Morning by Janice

Morning by Janice

Thank you to Vicki Laidig for spreading the word and thank you to Janice Corsino for sharing her photographs. Dear HP Reader: “Photo Op” is for you. A place to enjoy a visual moment, maybe with a little explanation or a little story, maybe a memory. If you have pictures from around San Gabriel Valley, of […]

Alice Through the Wormhole

Alice Through the Wormhole

It’s a whole new world, Alice. Especially if the Caltech players get their hands on it. The weird and delightful Alice in Wonderland is undergoing a make-over—Alice within the universe of Caltech. This is the story… Alice is bored. She’s a new grad genius in spintronics and marionetting on a tour of Telcach, and it’s […]

Gobble Up

Gobble Up

Caltech Professor Emeritus Oscar Mandel is said to write with an ironic wit. His new book, Otherwise Fables, is scheduled to be released in April and will be published by Pasadena’s own Prospect Park Books. A selection of stories from the book has been adapted into a theatrical production titled Gobble Up Stories, which shall be […]

Rockapella & Irving Berlin

Rockapella & Irving Berlin

In the movie, snow covers everything in sight while Bing and Danny croon. This famous song became a famous movie in 1954, then premiered as a musical in 2004. This holiday season, come watch and listen as World War II veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis—with romance on their mind—follow two sisters to a lodge […]

Mystery History No. 23

Mystery History No. 23

Where are we? What’s happening? In the photo to the right, with throngs of people watching, a Pyrex telescope disc 200 inches in diameter, weighing 20 tons and made by the Corning Glass Company, is offloaded from a rail car in Lamanda Park on April 10, 1936, so it can be transported by truck to the optical lab at Caltech. Because the disc was so […]

Tempest in the Garden

Tempest in the Garden

“It’s a dark and stormy night.” So Shakespeare’s The Tempest begins—not with those exact words, of course, but with a storm conjured by Prospero, the former Duke of Milan, setting this tale in motion. A more appropriate quote may be from the play itself, with its shipwreck victims, a strange plot, and a mischievous spirit—”Misery […]

Rachael Worby & MUSE/IQUE

Rachael Worby & MUSE/IQUE

MUSE/IQUE was born two years ago as a “counter conventional orchestra.” The maestra, Rachael Worby, answers some questions posed by Hometown Pasadena’s Julia Harm. What is the driving force behind MUSE/IQUE? RW: The audience is the driving force behind MUSE/IQUE. Our MUSE/IQUE members are adventurous. When we started, we saw an opportunity to do something […]

Merrill Joan Gerber Is Lost in Living

Merrill Joan Gerber Is Lost in Living

You may have seen prize-winning novelist Merrill Joan Gerber in the fabulous documentary Lost in Living by Mary Trunk. Or maybe you’re a New Yorker fan, a Redbook reader, or favor The Atlantic, and have read one of her many short stories. Maybe you’ve seen her walking the campus of Caltech where she teaches fiction […]

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