Faculty Profiles

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.
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."
11/18/2013 14:56:41
Kimm Fesenmaier
"I work in this area called mathematical physics. It involves taking things that we see and observe in nature and trying to explain them mathematically from first principles."
11/14/2013 09:07:09
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
"I work on a broad range of topics, but basically I like studying how big things form. I study how galaxies form, how stars form, and how supermassive black holes form. Recently, I started studying how planets form"
10/28/2013 13:43:46
Cynthia Eller
Caltech professor of physics Rana Adhikari has been on a singular quest for 15 years: to detect gravitational waves.
10/22/2013 11:27:34
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
New Caltech faculty member Lulu Qian performs research in the field of molecular programming to design synthetic molecular systems with neural-network-like behaviors and tiny robots from the programmed interactions of DNA molecules.
10/17/2013 15:44:58
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, Nets Katz began pursuing mathematics at an early age, earning a bachelor's degree at the age of 17 and a doctorate at 20. He joined the faculty at Caltech in January 2013.
10/08/2013 11:39:13
Kimm Fesenmaier
Mitchell Guttman is a new assistant professor of biology on campus. His lab studies lncRNAs—how they work, why they are needed, and what makes them special.
10/01/2013 08:33:19
Cynthia Eller
Untangling causal relations and correlations is what Professor of Philosophy Frederick Eberhardt has come to Caltech to do. We recently spoke with him about how causal relations can be identified—and why they matter.
02/05/2013 10:54:30
Marcus Woo
Scientists like Jamie Bock are trying to understand what exactly triggered cosmic inflation.
12/19/2012 06:24:16
Marcus Woo
Quantum computers have been touted as the next leap in technology. Although useful quantum-computing technology is probably years—and possibly decades—away, physicists like Jason Alicea are working hard to make it a reality.
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