To:        The Caltech Community
From:   Thomas F. Rosenbaum
             Sonja and William Davidow Presidential Chair and Professor of Physics
Date:    January 28, 2017
Re:        Executive Order Issued January 27, 2017

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Dear Friends:

It is a pleasure to announce two new publications that will be delivered to your inboxes in the coming weeks.

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Caltech strives for the highest standards of integrity and public confidence as we pursue our research and educational missions. These standards depend on the personal integrity of everyone on

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As we begin our 125th year and look forward to the accomplishments of the coming academic term, it is a good time to reflect on the conditions required to bring potential breakthroughs to fruition.

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The most impressive feature of Caltech to me is the Institute's spirit of reinvention. Members of our community switch fields, make abrupt turns in career directions, if the problem to be solved is fundamental, entrancing, and impactful.

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