Stories About Our People

12/17/2014 17:40:04
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Designed by two alums, the interactive SKIES app helps Caltech students and professors connect to take learning to the next level.
12/15/2014 09:46:33
Douglas Smith
Integrating optics and electronics into systems such as fiber-optic data links has revolutionized how we transmit information. A second revolution awaits as researchers seek to develop chips in which individual atoms control the movement of light within the chip through optical "wires," and photons could replace electrons as the vehicle for performing computations. Andrei Faraon (BS '04), an assistant professor of applied physics and materials science in the Division of Engineering and Applied Science, presents a preview of this revolution at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17, in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. Admission is free.
An optical bench in the Faraon lab.
12/12/2014 11:25:38
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Thomas Vidick, assistant professor of computing and mathematical sciences, works to apply algorithms to quantum systems.
12/05/2014 14:53:56
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Xinwen Zhu, associate professor of mathematics, joined the Caltech faculty in September. He tells us about himself and his work with a web of mathematical conjectures called the Langlands program.
12/01/2014 09:52:17
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Adam Jermyn, a Caltech senior, has been chosen as a recipient of the 2015 Marshall Scholarship to pursue graduate studies in Great Britain.
11/14/2014 10:14:28
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
New faculty member Yisong Yue, assistant professor of computing and mathematical sciences, recently spoke with us about his research interests in machine learning and what he is looking forward to at Caltech.
11/07/2014 16:04:49
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
New faculty member Katherine Faber, the Simon Ramo Professor of Materials Science, studies the reasons why brittle ceramics fracture—and how these materials can be made stronger in the future.
11/03/2014 10:09:57
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
By developing a tool to help better prepare polling places, Caltech sophomore Sean McKenna is hoping to minimize the amount of time we spend in line at the polls.
10/31/2014 13:30:15
Douglas Smith
"I study the smallest galaxies we know about...These galaxies are interesting because they are part of our cosmic story. The first galaxies to form were small ones, and over time they got smashed together to build up bigger ones."
Evan Kirby, Caltech assistant professor of astronomy
10/22/2014 08:29:23
Marcus Woo
Caltech alumna Hima Hassenruck-Gudipati, a Waston Fellowship recipient, is on a yearlong, worldwide quest to understand past, present, and future climate change.
10/20/2014 12:20:49
Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech junior Edward Fouad spent 10 weeks this summer as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program working in the lab of Aaron Parness, a group leader at JPL, where researchers are designing, prototyping, and refining technology for a device called a microspine gripper. Looking something like a robotic circular foot with many toes extending radially outward, such a gripper has the ability to grab onto a rocky surface and cling to it even when hanging upside down.
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