12/16/2016 14:33:00
Jon Nalick
The critically acclaimed television series The Mechanical Universe… And Beyond, created at Caltech and broadcast on PBS from 1985-86, is now available in its entirety on YouTube.
Image of spaceships and vector math symbols
11/09/2016 14:59:54
Lori Dajose
Domestic violence in 19th-century England, teaching a computer to play an Atari game—a glimpse at undergraduate research at Caltech.
Jagriti Agrawal and Yisong Yue.
10/28/2016 11:35:20
Lori Dajose
Students from around the country use design and programming principles to solve data visualization challenges facing Caltech and JPL researchers.
05/20/2016 13:14:59
Lori Dajose
Fernando Brandão explains quantum information science and its power to revolutionize computing and cryptographic systems.
04/25/2016 13:19:54
Marcus Woo
The Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics has put Caltech quantum computing and superstring theory experts in the spotlight.
08/17/2015 23:11:11
Lori Dajose
Alexei Kitaev, the Ronald and Maxine Linde Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, has been awarded the 2015 Dirac Medal and Prize from the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics.
photo of Alexei Kitaev
06/17/2015 15:28:16
Kimm Fesenmaier
The new Joint Initiative on Data Science and Technology strives to boost intellectual infrastructure and expertise for data-driven discoveries.
11/20/2014 08:05:42
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
The new Center for Data-Driven Discovery makes advanced computational tools available to researchers from all six Caltech divisions, plus JPL researchers.
09/04/2014 13:21:49
Kathy Svitil
Caltech and JPL are offering an unusual take on the massive open online course (MOOC) model: a two-week-long "virtual summer school" class, providing advanced instruction by experts at Caltech and JPL on the computational skills and methods used in the analysis of complex data sets—that is, of "big data."
MOOCs Infographic
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
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