Watson Lecture by Prof. Chiara Daraio, Wed., May 10, 2023

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Professor Daraio will give the Earnest C. Watson Lecture in May 2023 on "Making Wearable Materials Smarter".

Chiara Daraio

April 5, 2023

Advances in materials science, manufacturing, and computer science have enabled transformative innovations in wearable materials, with designs that that can monitor metabolic activity, change stiffness on command, and even interpret our mood. These new materials will allow garments and fashion to bring together the physical and digital worlds. In this lecture, Daraio will show examples of how these materials will help us stay healthy, how they will revolutionize the way we communicate, and how they will adaptively support our everyday needs.

Full details on this event are on the Caltech Events site: https://www.caltech.edu/campus-life-events/calendar/watson-lecture-making-wearable-materials-smarter

The 2022–2023 season marks the centennial of The Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series, which has brought Caltech's most innovative scientific research to the public since the Friday Evening Demonstrations premiered in October of 1922. The series is named for Earnest C. Watson, a professor of physics at Caltech from 1919 until 1959. The Watson Lectures are geared toward a general audience, as part of the Institute's ongoing commitment to benefiting the local community through education and outreach.

This lecture will be presented in a hybrid format, allowing for both virtual viewers and in-person attendees. No advance registration is required for either format but you may sign up for reminders about this event.