10/16/2012 16:04:09
Michael Rogers
Erik Snowberg, a Caltech professor of economics and political science, is an expert on the relationship between economics and politics. With the U.S. presidential election just about a month away, he recently answered a few questions about the presidential race.
10/16/2012 09:03:06
Douglas Smith
Fifteen years after its launch, the Cassini mission to Saturn continues to give us a close-up, long-term view of the ringed planet and its astonishingly diverse collection of moons. Here are some of the highlights so far.
10/14/2012 16:23:49
Brian Bell
Jacqueline K. Barton, Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor and professor of chemistry and chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Caltech, has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine (IOM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. As the health arm of the National Academies, the IOM is recognized as "a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on human health issues."
10/14/2012 19:21:52
Shayna Chabner McKinney
Andrew Ingersoll's research has included studies of the so-called runaway greenhouse effect that is thought to have boiled away Venus's oceans, the presence of liquid water on Mars, and the atmospheric dynamics of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
10/12/2012 10:19:08
Katie Neith
Lurking in the crevices of our planet are millions and millions of microscopic worms. They live in soil, plants, water, ice, wildlife, and sometimes even humans. In fact, nematodes are among the most abundant and diverse animals on Earth, where they play a variety of roles.
10/10/2012 16:45:08
Shayna Chabner McKinney
Gifted teacher. Inspired researcher. Knowledgeable adviser. Personal friend. These are a few of the ways in which professor emeritus Frank Marble's former students describe him. Not too surprisingly, these sentiments also capture some of the many reasons why 20 of Marble's former PhD and graduate student advisees have joined together to honor and thank their mentor by creating an endowed professorship in his and his wife's names.
10/08/2012 09:21:52
Michael Rogers
Semiconductor-industry leader, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Wenchi Chen has been elected to Caltech's Board of Trustees.
10/06/2012 16:30:19
Ann Motrunich
Nicolás Wey-Gómez, a Christopher Columbus expert and Caltech history professor, explains why Columbus put much faith in medieval theologian and cosmographer Pierre D'Ailly in researching the route to Japan.
10/03/2012 19:37:00
Kathy Svitil
Robert F. Christy, one of the last people alive to have worked on the Manhattan Project and whose later research in astrophysics contributed to our understanding of the size of the universe, passed away on October 3 at his home in Pasadena. The former provost and acting president of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he was a longtime professor, was 96 years old.
10/04/2012 14:21:24
Kathy Svitil
We asked a few people for their thoughts on what makes Caltech special. Here's what they had to say.

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