Events archive

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Register to watch in person in the  Kavli Auditorium,  or watch the lecture live on our YouTube page. Every day, we come in contact with many different chemicals that have the potential to impact our lives. Toxicology is a field...
Public Lecture: Ashley James
Past Event · Public Lecture

Searching for Trolls under the Electron Bridge

Register here to watch in person in the  Kavli Auditorium,  or watch the lecture live on our YouTube page. Plants draw energy for all their chemical reactions from sunlight. Why can't we? In theory, this can be done by building...
public lecture poster illustration of electrons going over a bridge
Past Event · Public Lecture

Faster! Catching up to electrons on the move

Presented by Taran Driver

Taran Driver Public Lecture
Past Event · Public Lecture

Clocking Electrons: an Attosecond Stopwatch

Register here  to watch in person in the  Kavli Auditorium,  or watch the lecture live on our YouTube page. Electrons in a molecule zip around the atom in times measured in billionths of a billionth of a second, or...
Public Lecture Siqi Li Poster
Register here  to watch in person in the  Kavli Auditorium,  or watch the lecture live on our YouTube page. The afterglow from the Big Bang, called the "cosmic microwave background radiation," serves as the backlight in a shadow...
Public Lecture Poster - Cosmic Shadow Theater: Casting Light on Galaxies

Presented by Axel Levy.

public lecture poster image
Past Event · Public lecture

What in the cell is going on?

Presented by Peter  D. Dahlberg. Viewing cellular machinery at the nanoscale. 

cryo-EM image of Caulobacter bacterium
Past Event · Public Lecture

Charging ahead: batteries of the future

Presented by Yi Cui, SLAC/Stanford University. To transform our energy sources to carbon neutrality, we need to power as much of modern society as possible with clean electricity.

public lecture art charging ahead: batteries of the future
Past Event · Public Lecture

Seeing the Universe Through Quantum Eyes

Presented by Cyndia Yu. Since the earliest times, we humans have attempted to understand and explain the world around us by observing our surroundings.

illustration of universe and human eye

Presented by Rachael Kretsch. SARS-Cov-2 and other RNA viruses are formidable natural foes of humanity. To fight them, we must understand them better, especially their main component, RNA.

video still frame of public lecture about revolutionary 3-D views of viral RNA