Building Artificial Cells Will Be a Noisy Business

Erik Winfree, professor of computer science, computation and neutral systems, and bioengineering, explains, "I tend to think of cells as really small robots. Biology has programmed natural cells, but now engineers are starting to think about how we can program artificial cells."

A New Laser for a Faster Internet

A new laser developed by a research group at Caltech holds the potential to increase by orders of magnitude the rate of data transmission in the optical-fiber network—the backbone of the Internet.

Monday, April 7, 2014
Center for Student Services 360 (Workshop Space)

Planning Session for the Fall 2014 Teaching Conference

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Beckman Institute Auditorium

The Art of Scientific Presentations

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Beckman Institute Auditorium

Juggling Teaching at a Community College and Research at Caltech

Everyone Starts Small: How Metals Learn to Behave

On Wednesday, February 12, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Dennis Kochmann will explain how controlling a material's complex structural details from the atomic scale up can affect its behavior in everyday life. The talk begins at 8:00 p.m. in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. Admission is free.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Avery Dining Hall

Workshop: Comedy as a Teaching Tool

Caltech's "Secrets" to Success

Everyone who really knows Caltech understands that it is unique among universities around the world. But just what makes Caltech so special? We've asked that question before, and the numbers don't tell the full story. So, is it our focus? Our culture? Our people?

Nanoscale Materials and Big Solar Energy: An Interview with Harry Atwater

In addition to his individual research interests in photovoltaic cell development, Atwater is also part of a collaborative effort to advance solar energy research at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP).

1+1= 3, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Holistic Circuits

Today literally billions of transistors can be placed on a tiny, inexpensive chip and customized to perform all sorts of marvels. Developing these technologies and exploring potential applications keeps Ali Hajimiri and everyone in his lab busy.

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