The atoms that make up metallic glasses lack the orderly lattice structure present in most other crystalline solids. Researchers have now shown that within randomly packed clusters of atoms, a fractal pattern emerges at the scale of two atomic diameters.
Thanks to a three-year gift commitment from the Heritage Medical Research Institute (HMRI), Caltech and HMRI have established a new partnership that will provide nine Caltech faculty members with funding support to advance research that relates to medicine and patient care.
Researchers in the laboratory of Caltech's Julia Greer have designed a new kind of hierarchical nanostructure that is stronger than previous lattice structures and bounces back with less damage after compression.
On Wednesday, August 26, Caltech Vice Provost Mory Gharib welcomed 80 mostly high school-age young people who were at Caltech for a U.S. Citizenship ceremony. The ceremony, which was organized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and hosted by Caltech, recognizes young people who obtained citizenship through their parents.
Caltech professors Alexei Kitaev and Christopher Umans have been named Simons Investigators. These appointments are given annually to "support outstanding scientists in their most productive years, when they are establishing creative new research directions." Investigators receive $100,000 annually for five years.
On September 1, Guruswami Ravichandran, the John E. Goode, Jr., Professor of Aerospace and professor of mechanical engineering, will become the new chair of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science.