Stories About Our People

04/02/2014 18:35:26
Cynthia Eller

To a large extent, the brain remains a black box. Taking it out of its case inside the skull and examining it—as in an autopsy—reveals some things, but not how the brain works in a living, functioning being.

03/28/2014 09:51:40
Jessica Stoller-Conrad

The U.S. Senate has approved astrophysicist and Caltech alumna France A. Córdova (PhD '79) as the new director of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

03/17/2014 07:51:49
Cynthia Eller
Caltech Professor of Physics Jamie Bock and his collaborators announced on March 17, 2014 that they have successfully measured a B-mode polarization signal in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) using the BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole.
03/14/2014 09:40:23
Cynthia Eller

There is more than one way to get an empty soup can to the top of a five-foot pyramid. One option might be to pick up the soup can with your hand, walk to the pyramid, and place it on top.

03/07/2014 07:56:06
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
In the 1970s, Caltech researcher Aron Kuppermann found additional computer resources in an unlikely place: a local religious organization. In the same spirit of creativity, Caltech researchers today have also found ways to practice resourceful computing.
03/04/2014 10:15:30
Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech has recognized six of its graduates with the Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor the Institute bestows upon its alumni. This year's recipients are James S.W. Wong (PhD '65), Mary Baker (MS '67, PhD '72), Paul J. Steinhardt (BS '74), Richard K. Miller (PhD '76), Richard H. Scheller (PhD '80), and David E. Chavez (BS '96).
02/14/2014 12:15:02
Cynthia Eller
Caltech is one of four California universities that have founded a new consortium to support underrepresented minority graduate students in the fields of mathematics, the physical sciences, computer science, and engineering.
02/04/2014 09:16:06
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
In addition to his individual research interests in photovoltaic cell development, Atwater is also part of a collaborative effort to advance solar energy research at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP).
01/28/2014 14:50:45
Cynthia Eller
The new course, The Theory and Practice of Moneyball, is taught by Caltech professor of political science and dean of undergraduate students Rod Kiewiet, and Fred Claire, former general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and current sports consultant and educator.
01/24/2014 11:34:13
Jessica Stoller-Conrad

Caltech alumna Laurie Leshin (MS '89, PhD '95), has been named the new president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts.

11/27/2013 08:05:48
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
"Our group is interested in the chemical transformations that are relevant to feeding and fueling the planet. There are two efforts on this campus in artificial photosynthesis, and I participate in both."
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