Library Pop-Up: Friday the 13th

Friday, September 13 | 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Join our curator of rare books for some spine-tingling selections of occult books from the Othmer Library.

Object Explorer

Now on View in Our Museum

The centerpiece of our museum features a pair of high resolution, interactive tables where visitors can explore the history and science behind various everyday objects.

Institute Acquires Archive Smuggled from Nazi-Era Germany


Collection of Jewish German chemist Georg Bredig documents the early pioneers of physical chemistry and the struggles of Jews trying to escape the Nazis.

Rare Earth Elements: The Intersection of Science and Society

September 24, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Join us in Los Angeles for a thought-provoking evening featuring Science Friday host Ira Flatow.

The Death of Anton Chekhov, Told in Proteins

Distillations Article

New forensics techniques are allowing researchers to solve historical mysteries based on the small traces we leave on everyday objects.