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10/30/2014 12:36:44
Kathy Svitil
On the evening of Thursday, October 23, Beckman Auditorium was host to a lively discussion on the future directions of academic science and its evolving relationship with government, industry, and private philanthropy. Read some highlights of the conversation.
10/08/2014 09:59:33
Kimm Fesenmaier
Astronomers working with NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), led by Caltech's Fiona Harrison, have found a pulsating dead star beaming with the energy of about 10 million suns. The object, previously thought to be a black hole because it is so powerful, is in fact a pulsar—the incredibly dense rotating remains of a star.
10/07/2014 09:00:23
Kathy Svitil
Today at 3 p.m. PDT, a groundbreaking and blessing ceremony approximately 14,000 feet above sea level, near the summit of Hawaii's Mauna Kea, will officially kick off construction for the next-generation Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT).
10/07/2014 08:59:41
Marcus Woo
Construction officially has begun near the summit of Hawaii's Mauna Kea on what will be the largest telescope on the planet: the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT).
10/06/2014 11:50:07
Kathy Svitil
SURF fellow Jacqueline Masehi-Lano has experimented with various growth factors that might inhibit the formation of scar tissue and promote orderly wound healing.
10/03/2014 15:18:09
Cynthia Eller
Michael J. Ewens recently joined the faculty at Caltech as associate professor of finance and entrepreneurship after four years at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. A native of Wisconsin, Ewens attended Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in mathematics and economics before moving on to UC San Diego for graduate studies in economics. Ewens explains how he discovered venture capital through a summer job in graduate school, and shares his ambitions for his future at Caltech.
Michael Ewens Portrait
10/03/2014 09:51:05
Kathy Svitil
Among the 58 projects funded in furtherance of President Obama's "Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnology"—or BRAIN—Initiative are six projects either led or co-led by Caltech researchers.
10/01/2014 10:03:26
Join us as a distinguished panel drawn from science, academia, government, and private philanthropy seeks to address some of the questions raised by the shifting models of support for research science.
09/30/2014 08:01:21
Marcus Woo
The effect could be as strong as those due to the wind and tides, the main factors that are known to drive the up-and-down mixing of oceans.
09/29/2014 14:07:33
Cynthia Eller
"Everything has a price," the saying goes, and though that might sound cynical, taking the adage seriously can lead to a lifetime of fascinating inquiry. Just ask Richard W. Roll, who recently joined Caltech as the Linde Institute Professor of Finance.
Richard Roll Portrait
09/29/2014 08:51:11
Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech's newest assistant professor of electrical engineering, Victoria Kostina, works in the field of information theory. Using mathematical modeling, she tries to understand the fundamental limits of data transmission in real-world communication systems.