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Signature Lectures

Take a deep-dive into the groundbreaking research and scientific breakthroughs at Caltech and JPL with these free virtual lectures.

Watson Lectures

Named for the late Earnest C. Watson, who founded the series in 1922, these lectures feature speakers from Caltech speaking on their cutting-edge research.

von Kármán Lectures

JPL's Theodore von Kármán Lectures bring the excitement of JPL's missions to an audience of both Caltech/JPL employees and the general public.

Science Journeys

This new series, with events presented at 10:00 a.m. PST, features Caltech graduate students and postdocs presenting their areas of research in an engaging manner intended to appeal to audiences of all ages.
Upcoming Lectures
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February 8, 2023 7:30 pm

Watson Lecture: Galactic Paleontology with JWST: Finding Living Fossils in the Ancient Universe

Chuck Steidel (PhD '90), Lee A. DuBridge Professor of Astronomy, Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, Department of Astronomy,
March 1, 2023 7:30 pm

Watson Lecture: Enigma of the Heart

Morteza (Mory) Gharib (PhD '83), Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Medical Engineering; director and Booth-Kresa Leadership Chair of the Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies (CAST); director of GALCIT, Division of Engineering and Applied Science,
April 19, 2023 7:30 pm

Watson Lecture: Electrifying and Decarbonizing Chemical Synthesis

Karthish Manthiram, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry; William H. Hurt Scholar, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering,
May 10, 2023 7:30 pm

Watson Lecture: Making Wearable Materials Smarter

Chiara Daraio, G. Bradford Jones Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics; Heritage Medical Research Institute Investigator, Division of Engineering and Applied Science,