News articles tagged with "humanities"

07/01/2014 12:19:52
Douglas Smith
Frederick Burtis Thompson, professor of applied philosophy and computer science, emeritus, passed away on May 27, 2014. The research that Thompson began in the 1960s helped pave the way for today's "expert systems" such as IBM's supercomputer Jeopardy! champ Watson and the interactive databases used in the medical profession. His work provided quick and easy access to the information stored in such systems by teaching the computer to understand human language, rather than forcing the casual user to learn a programming language.
Caltech Professor of Applied Science and Philosophy Frederick B. Thompson
12/04/2006 08:00:00
John Avery
How did the West conquer the world? The secret, says California Institute of Technology economic historian Philip T. Hoffman: technological innovation.
 
03/09/2006 08:00:00
Robert Tindol
Those who think that philosophy is about a bunch of dead guys with names like Plato and Kant and Hume will be surprised to learn that the philosophy of science is active and vibrant these days. What's more, some of the work currently being done in the field is as relevant to our daily concerns as the question of whether a certain new cancer drug is being tested properly in clinical trials.
 
11/08/2005 08:00:00
Jill Perry
A historian with interests as wide-ranging as entomology and Greek astronomy has become the first-ever Eleanor Searle Visiting Professor in the History of Science, a newly established joint program between the California Institute of Technology and the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.
 
05/24/2004 07:00:00
The California Institute of Technology is normally a place where students are more comfortable with space-time than sonnets. But that could change in the course of the upcoming 24-hour Shakespeare Read-A-Thon.
 
04/02/2003 08:00:00
Marcus Woo
PASADENA, Calif. - Merging science and art is a tricky task, but one well worth the effort, notes the physicist, science writer, essayist, and novelist Alan Lightman.
 
04/24/2002 07:00:00
Dr. William Deverell will chair the California Council for ther Humanities and is the new Haynes Fellow.
 
03/26/2002 08:00:00
Grant will invigorate Caltech's undergraduate curriculum
 
03/05/2002 08:00:00
Two grants from the Mellon Foundation will support collaborative teaching and research efforts between Caltech and the Huntington Library.
 
08/23/2000 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

PASADENA—The California Institute of Technology has received a $1.1 million gift from Pasadena philanthropists Alexander and Adelaide Hixon for the creation of a new writing center and an annual un

 
06/02/1999 07:00:00

PASADENA—The California Institute of Technology has received a $90,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of the newly created Mellon Seminar in Interpretation.

 
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