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04/17/2014 14:35:06
Katie Neith
Starting on July 1, 2014, John Dabiri, professor of aeronautics and bioengineering, will serve as Caltech's dean of undergraduate students.
04/02/2014 18:35:26
Cynthia Eller

To a large extent, the brain remains a black box.

03/31/2014 14:41:52
Douglas Smith
On Wednesday, April 2, Professor of Biology Sarkis Mazmanian will introduce you to the array of bacteria—your microbiome—residing on your skin, in your mouth, and even deep in your guts. Millions of years of coevolution have inextricably linked you and your microbiome, whose chemical "factories" help keep you healthy by doing such things as synthesizing vitamins and digesting your food. Recently, Mazmanian's laboratory has uncovered the surprising roles they play in fending off certain diseases. The talk begins at 8:00 p.m. in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. Admission is free.
03/28/2014 09:23:18

On Monday, March 17, 2014, collaborators working with the BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole presented the world with its first

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).

03/27/2014 11:50:54
Jessica Stoller-Conrad

G. Bradford Jones, a founding partner of venture capital firm Redpoint Ventures, has been named a trustee of Caltech.

G. Bradford Jones, Caltech Trustee
03/20/2014 11:52:31
Jessica Stoller-Conrad

Barbara McConnell Barrett, chairman of the Aerospace Corporation and former U.S. ambassador to Finland, was recently elected to the Caltech Board of Trustees.

Barbara McConnell Barrett
03/19/2014 16:34:51
Cynthia Eller

On Thursday, March 20, 2014, Jamie Bock, professor of physics at Caltech and senior research scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), will be giving a talk on the BICEP2 experiment and its

03/17/2014 07:49:46
Cynthia Eller
Astronomers announced today that they have acquired the first direct evidence that gravitational waves rippled through our infant universe during an explosive period of growth called inflation. This is the strongest confirmation yet of cosmic inflation theories, which say the universe expanded by 100 trillion trillion times in less than the blink of an eye.
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.

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