News articles tagged with "faculty_profile"

10/09/2015 12:13:44
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Elizabeth Hong, a new assistant professor of neuroscience at Caltech, studies olfaction—or smell—to understand how the brain processes sensory information and how that information guides behaviors.
09/21/2015 10:40:13
Douglas Smith
Caltech geochemist Clair Patterson (1922–1995) helped galvanize the environmental movement 50 years ago when he announced that highly toxic lead could be found essentially everywhere on Earth, including in our own bodies—and that very little of it was due to natural causes.
Clair Patterson and distillation apparatus.
05/15/2015 08:56:20
Douglas Smith
Associate Professor of Astronomy Dimitri Mawet, who recently joined Caltech from the Paranal Observatory in Chile, searches for solar systems around other stars, and hopes to one day discover a planet much like our own.
Dimitri Mawet
02/06/2015 10:30:38
Kimm Fesenmaier
Joanna Austin, Caltech's newest aerospace professor, investigates how the mechanics of gas acceleration affect spacecraft entering a planet's atmosphere, the dynamics of volcanic eruptions, and more.
01/27/2015 09:44:41
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
New Assistant Professor of Biology Yuki Oka studies the behavioral triggers for thirst and maintaining bodily homeostasis for survival.
12/19/2014 11:51:47
Kimm Fesenmaier
All those political statements that we, as humans, make? Alexander Hirsch, a new associate professor of political science at Caltech, creates mathematical models to actually test them.
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.
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.
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
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