News

03/13/2018 15:25:51
Robert Perkins
Robot tanks designed and built by undergraduate students battled one another on Beckman Mall at the 33rd annual ME 72 Engineering Design Competition.
Two tanks
03/13/2018 15:24:36
Robert Perkins
At this year's Engineering Design Competition, six teams squared off with robot tanks. Get the play by play.
Tank Wars 1
03/12/2018 16:12:12
Lori Dajose
Joe Parker's childhood fascination with insects led him to a position as an assistant professor of biology at Caltech.
03/09/2018 15:09:12
Newly published findings from the Juno mission improve understanding of Jupiter's interior structure.
Juno
03/08/2018 08:52:14
Emily Velasco
Professor of Comparative Literature Jocelyn Holland is teaching a new class at Caltech this term, The Human Animal, which uses literature from the 16th through 18th centuries to discuss questions about animal intelligence, whether animals have souls, and what makes a human.
Image of a 19th-century engraving depicting animals dressed in Victorian garb and acting as humans
03/07/2018 17:45:42
The Heritage Medical Research Institute (HMRI) has extended its partnership with Caltech for a minimum of three more years.
Caltech President, Provost, and HMRI investigators are pictured with Richard Merkin.
03/05/2018 15:37:01
Emily Velasco
Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience Dean Mobbs and other researchers have discovered the presence of two "fear" circuits in the brain. One circuit deals with immediate threats without using conscious thought. The other circuit deals with more distant threats in a cognitive, strategic fashion.
Image of a tiger running toward the viewer
03/05/2018 15:09:51
Robert Perkins
Victoria Kostina and Marco Bernardi have been selected to receive NSF CAREER Awards, which are given to outstanding junior faculty members.
Marco Bernardi and Victoria Kostina
03/05/2018 09:18:55
Lori Dajose
Surprisingly, a quintessential equation of quantum mechanics emerges while studying astronomical disks of orbiting material.
03/02/2018 12:19:41
Whitney Clavin
Evan Kirby discusses his work with high school students and his recent Cottrell Scholarship.
Evan Kirby