Capitol Steps

Friday, May 3, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Beckman Auditorium
$38, 33, 28; $10 Youth

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Friends of Beckman Auditorium – Remember, the Friends Lounge is open one hour prior to each performance and during intermission. Lounge membership is extended to Friends of Beckman Auditorium at the Sponsor, Benefactor, and Senior Benefactor levels. Please come join us!




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The Watson Lecture Series, featuring prominent Caltech researchers, is named for the Late Earnest C. Watson, who founded the series in 1922. He presented one of his most popular lectures, “Liquid Air,” as one of the first programs at the new Beckman Auditorium, a gift of Arnold O. and Mabel Beckman, in October 1964.

Decision Making and Quality Control in Early Moments of a Protein’s Life

Shu-ou Shan
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Beckman Auditorium

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Remember, members of The Friends of Beckman Auditorium receive tickets to the Reserved seating section for all Watson lectures. Call the Friends Service Desk at (626) 395-6400 for information.