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Join Caltech faculty as they offer insight into various aspects of the pandemic through a series of webinars.

Forced Exploration and the "New Normal" from COVID-19

(April 30, 2020) - Colin Camerer, Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioral Economics, T&C Chen Center for Social and Decision Neuroscience Leadership Chair, and Director of the T&C Chen Center for Social and Decision Neuroscience, explores neuroeconomics, combining the studies of economics and neuroscience to study our habits of decision making, and striving to answer the question of why we make decisions the way we do. This event is part of the Chen Institute Virtual Seminar Series.

COVID-19 and Implications for Addressing Global Crises in Health and Sustainability - Panel One

(April 23, 2020) Panelists David Baltimore, Pamela Bjorkman, Alice Huang, and Robert Phillips, with moderator Jonas Peters, discuss "Moving Forward Despite Uncertain Models by Using Science to Drive Global Action" in the first half of this event.

COVID-19 and Implications for Addressing Global Crises in Health and Sustainability - Panel Two

(April 23, 2020) Panelists Michael Alvarez and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, with moderator Neil Fromer, discuss "Economic and Political Implications for Renewables and Climate Action" in the second half of this event.

The Invisible Predator: Fear and Anxiety in the Age of COVID‑19

(April 17, 2020) - Dean Mobbs, Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Chen Scholar, studies what happens in our brains when we interact with others and when we are under threat. Using brain-imaging, computational modeling and behavioral techniques, his lab is probing the neurobiological systems responsible for fear and anxiety. This event is part of the Chen Institute Virtual Seminar Series.

Introduction to Viruses, Antivirals, and Vaccines

(April 2, 2020) - Pamela Bjorkman, the David Baltimore Professor of Biology and Bioengineering, specializes in studying how the immune system reacts to viruses. In this webinar, she gives an introduction to viruses, antivirals, and vaccines in the context of SARS-CoV-2, the novel virus causing the current COVID-19 pandemic.