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Watson Lectures

One more talk wraps up the 2023–24 season: On May 22, computing pioneer Carver Mead will discuss Caltech-led innovations that have transformed everyday life.

Watson Lectures and their pre- and post-show activities offer opportunities to hear how Caltech's premier researchers are tackling society's most pressing challenges and inventing the technologies of the future.

Join friends and neighbors outside Beckman Auditorium to enjoy food, drinks, and music together before each lecture. Interactive displays related to the evening's topic will give you additional context and information. The festivities start at 6 p.m. and lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. Neighbors and guests are also encouraged to stay for post-talk coffee and tea as well as the chance to converse with attendees and researchers.

If tickets sell out before you try to register, come enjoy the preshow. Seats often open up on the evening of the event.