Jay Wilson Heefner II, an electrical engineer who contributed greatly to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) project over the course of 18 years at Caltech, has died. He was 51.
The young faces you see on campus today are not new prefrosh. They are students participating in Caltech's annual Take Our Children to Work Day. Sponsored by Caltech Human Resources,today's event is an opportunity for children and teenagers—fromfourth graders to high school seniors—to explore future career possibilities and learn more about what goes on at Caltech.
In typical Caltech fashion, the Development and Institute Relations (DIR) department today welcomed their new boss, Brian Lee, with a prank: every member of the 100-person team wore a tie to make the former East Coaster feel at home in California.
Nobel Laureate Renato Dulbecco, who spent nearly 15 years as a biology researcher at Caltech, passed away on February 19. He was 97. Dulbecco, who studied virology, won the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for "discoveries concerning the interaction between tumour viruses and the genetic material of the cell,” according to the official press release