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07/22/2014 16:58:59
Douglas Smith
Caltech's Murray Gell-Mann simplified the world of particle physics in 1964 by standing it on its head. He theorized that protons—subatomic particles as solid as billiard balls and as stable as the universe—were actually cobbled together from bizarre entities, dubbed "quarks," whose properties are unlike anything seen in our world. Unlike protons, quarks cannot be separated from their fellows and studied in isolation; despite this, our understanding of the universe is built on their amply documented existence.
Yuval Ne'eman and Murray Gell-Mann in 1964.
06/26/2014 14:13:09
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Paul H. Patterson, the Anne P. and Benjamin F. Biaggini Professor of Biological Sciences, Emeritus, passed away on Wednesday, June 25. He was 70 years old.
06/25/2014 11:04:57
Kimm Fesenmaier
A team of scientists led by Caltech geochemist John M. Eiler has developed a new technique that can, for the first time, determine the temperature at which a natural methane sample formed.
06/23/2014 11:59:55
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A new technique developed at Caltech helps grow individual species of the unknown microbes that live in the human body.
Photograph of a glass SlipChip for growing microbes, shown next to a US quarter (left). Fluorescent in situ hybridization image of the target organism (right, top). Transmission electron microscopy image of a single cell of the target organism (right, bot
06/20/2014 09:03:30
Cynthia Eller
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) announced yesterday that it will be awarding $15.2 million to Caltech's Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion (LMI) program.
06/18/2014 11:37:50
Kimm Fesenmaier
Recently, senior physics major Lisa Lee had an opportunity to conduct a medical technology experiment aboard NASA's reduced gravity aircraft at Johnson Space Center's Ellington Field in Houston, Texas.We asked Lee to fill us in on her unique experience.
06/17/2014 15:16:46
Katie Neith
"The most abundant mineral of the earth now has an official name," says Chi Ma, a mineralogist and director of the Geological and Planetary Sciences division's Analytical Facility at Caltech.
06/16/2014 14:22:18
Cynthia Eller
This year's commencement speaker, Pulitzer Prize-winning energy expert Daniel Yergin, came to campus a day early to get better acquainted with Caltech's faculty and students, and in particular to learn more about Caltech's energy initiatives.
06/13/2014 09:18:49
Cynthia Eller
In keeping with Caltech’s long tradition of student self-governance, student leaders are elected by their peers to guide almost every aspect of student life at Caltech. We asked three student leaders to reflect on their experiences over the past year.
06/13/2014 05:40:52
Kathy Svitil
Two graduating Caltech seniors, Stephanie Laga and Katja Luxem, have been selected to receive 2014–2015 Fulbright scholarships to pursue graduate studies abroad.
06/13/2014 05:40:14
Kathy Svitil
Caltech students have collected an array of awards this spring, including two Fulbright grants, a Watson Fellowship, three Goldwater Scholarships, an American-Scandinavian Fellowship, six DOD graduate fellowships, Caltech's San Pietro and Bishop Prizes, and 34 NSF Fellowships.