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Watson Lecture - How to Deceive Society: An Insect Masterclass

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Beckman Auditorium
Joseph Parker, Assistant Professor Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech

For some organisms in the natural world, mass deception is a way of life, and evolution has transformed them into virtuoso manipulators. In this lecture, Parker will discuss his work on rove beetles—arch tricksters, capable of assimilating into ant colonies to exploit their social hosts undetected.

This presentation is a Biedebach Memorial Lecture.

This event is free and open to the public; however, registration is requested via Eventbrite. Registration is not a guaranteed seat or a reserved ticket*. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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About the Speaker

Joseph Parker is Assistant Professor Biology and Biological Engineering in the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering.

About the Series

Since 1922, The Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series has has brought Caltech's most innovative scientific research to the public. The series is named for Earnest C. Watson, a professor of physics at Caltech from 1919 until 1959. Spotlighting a small selection of the pioneering research Caltech's faculty is currently conducting, 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. Through a gift from the estate of Richard C. Biedebach, the lecture series is able to highlight assistant professors' research each season.DOWNLOAD THE SERIES BROCHURE

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Series: Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series
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