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Toying with Science

Toying with Science
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Jan. 13, 2 p.m. Editor’s Note: We just received a phone call from Mary Herrera that the price for the evening show is not a flat $10, but $25 for kids and $10 for children. We were not (until now) on the Caltech media list and as such did not receive a press release for […]

California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology

With a faculty and alumni population that includes 31 Nobel laureates, five Crafoord laureates and scientists who have discovered everything from anti-matter to the difference between the left brain and the right brain, Caltech is one of the smartest places in the world. But it’s not a particularly populous place: It’s home to just 967 […]

Stephen Hawking at Caltech

Stephen Hawking at Caltech

The great man in the wheelchair is returning to his home away from home at Caltech for a month, as he does each year, and while he’s here he’s giving a free lecture called “My Brief History.” Professor Hawking‘s talk is intended for regular folks—no need to have a doctorate in quantum physics to understand […]

Ivy & Bean Day

Ivy & Bean Day

Forget the perilous Elmer’s Glue, that sinful substance that stripped the finish off my dining room table after I completed my mobile solar system for the 4th grade astronomy fair. (Needless to say, my little sister was allowed only glue sticks.) This weekend, you can let someone else host the science-project mess if you bring your […]

Caltech Clean Tech Seminar

Caltech Clean Tech Seminar

Any aspiring clean-tech entrepreneurs out there? If so, next Saturday’s Caltech-sponsored forum on the subject is a must-attend. California, it turns out, attracts a majority (as in over 50%) of U.S. clean tech investment, and is way ahead of its Union siblings in enacting forward-thinking energy-efficiency standards (these two things are maybe related?). So if […]

JPL Open House 2009

JPL Open House 2009

This weekend get a peek inside Pasadena’s cosmic brain trust — come to the JPL Open House! Many of the lab’s scientists and engineers will be on hand to answer all your celestial questions. You simply cannot understand how cool the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is until you see it for yourself — and because it […]

Stephen Hawking: Why We Should Go Into Space

Stephen Hawking: Why We Should Go Into Space

Next week Stephen Hawking will be visiting Caltech to give his annual public lecture. One of the world’s most famous scientists, Hawking is the author of the bestselling A Brief History of Time and has been a leading researcher on everything from black holes to the nature of space. Although he usually works at Cambridge […]

All Your Cosmos Questions Answered

All Your Cosmos Questions Answered

Well, maybe not all your questions, and maybe they’ll be more debated than answered, but at the Mysteries of the Cosmos presentation at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium this Friday, you’ll hear such famously smart people as black-hole guru Andrea Ghez of UCLA, solar-system sleuth Mike Brown of Caltech, dark-energy lord Saul Perlmutter of Lawrence Berkleley Lab […]

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