Caltech's eight top academic leaders—the president, provost, and all six division chairs—now hold leadership chairs endowed by donors who believe in Caltech's ability to change the world. The establishment of the Ronald and Maxine Linde Leadership Chair in the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) in April 2016 completed the set.
Caltech Launches $2 Billion Fundraising Campaign
Caltech has formally launched Break Through: The Caltech Campaign. This ambitious $2 billion fundraising initiative will enable the Institute to spur the most innovative and promising research, prepare students to become leaders in science and society, and help secure Caltech's place as an engine of discovery for generations to come.
LIGO-India Gets Green Light
The Indian Cabinet has granted in-principle approval to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory in India (LIGO-India) Project. The project will build an Advanced LIGO Observatory in India, a move that will significantly improve the ability of scientists to pinpoint the sources of gravitational waves and analyze the signals.
A New Twist on the History of Life
Around 520 million years ago, there was a period of rapid species diversification that many scholars describe as a sort of evolutionary "big bang." New modeling results from Caltech suggest that during this time period, the continents moved towards the equator instead of toward the poles.
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