Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Center for Student Services 360 (Workshop Space)

Caltech Peer Tutor Training

What Is Possible in Real-World Communication Systems: An Interview with Victoria Kostina

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.

Variability Keeps The Body In Balance

Using mathematical theory and software tools, Caltech researcher John Doyle studies why a variable heart rate is a sign of health and fitness.

Remembering Frank Marble

Frank Earl Marble (Eng '47, PhD '48), Caltech's Richard L. and Dorothy M. Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Jet Propulsion, Emeritus, was one of the fathers of modern jet engines.

Ceramics Don't Have To Be Brittle

Caltech materials scientist Julia Greer and her students have developed a method for constructing new structural materials by taking advantage of the unusual properties that solids can have at the nanometer scale, where features are measured in billionths of meters. In a paper published in the September 12 issue of the journal Science, the Caltech researchers explain how they used the method to produce a ceramic (e.g., a piece of chalk or a brick) that contains about 99.9 percent air yet is incredibly strong, and that can recover its original shape after being smashed by more than 50 percent.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Annenberg Lecture Hall

A chance to meet Pasadena Unified School District Leadership

Measuring Earthquake Shaking with the Community Seismic Network

This summer, Caltech junior Kevin Li has been working with computational scientists and seismologists to refine the Community Seismic Network (CSN) by developing a machine-learning system that can accurately estimate the magnitude of an earthquake within seconds of its detection.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Avery Dining Hall

RESCHEDULED to Sept 24th: A chance to meet Pasadena Unified School District Leadership

Atwater to Receive Applied Physics Prize

The annual prize recognizes researchers who have made "an outstanding and innovative contribution" to the field of applied physics.

Programmed to Fold: RNA Origami

Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark and Caltech have developed a new method for organizing molecules on the nanoscale. Inspired by techniques used for folding DNA origami—first invented by Paul Rothemund, a senior research associate in computation and neural systems in the Division of Engineering and Applied Science at Caltech—the team, which includes Rothemund, has fabricated complicated shapes from DNA's close chemical cousin, RNA.

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