Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 1995-05-17 07:00
PASADENA—Caltech faculty members Thomas Ahrens, Paul Jennings, and Anthony Readhead were recently elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest honor societies in North America.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 1995-03-29 08:00
Erik Antonsson, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Caltech, has received the second annual Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
This prize, which consists of a cash prize and an equivalent raise in the annual salary of the winner, is awarded each year to a Caltech professor who demonstrates unusual ability, creativity, and innovation in classroom and laboratory teaching. The prize is made possible by an endowment from Ione and Robert E. Paradise.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 1995-01-12 08:00
PASADENA—Scientists affiliated with the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) will publish three sobering papers in the January 13 issue of the prestigious journal Science. The studies examine the nature and likelihood of future earthquakes in the L.A. region, and the expected response of certain types of buildings to a major temblor. The scientists conclude that both the likelihood of major earthquakes in the region and the potential for damage to certain types of large buildings are greater than was previously thought.