Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 2000-09-27 07:00
The National Science Foundation today awarded $9.6 million in start-up funding for the Center for the Science and Engineering of Materials (CSEM) at the California Institute of Technology. The new center pioneers a number of exotic and futuristic materials and applications such as "liquid" metals, responsive gels, and tiny medical sensors.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 2000-09-13 07:00
The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $5 million grant to the California Institute of Technology to create an institute devoted to quantum information science—a new field that could ultimately lead to devices such as quantum computers.
The announcement was part of a $90 million information technology research initiative the NSF announced today in Washington. The awards are aimed at seeding fundamental research in innovative applications of information technology.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 2000-06-13 07:00
PASADENA—The California Institute of Technology has two new faculty geniuses, and each has been awarded $500,000 from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to prove it.
Submitted by debwms on Thu, 2000-05-18 07:00
California Institute of Technology professor emeritus Frank E. Marble receives the Guggenheim Medal and Certificate.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 2000-04-06 07:00
PASADENA—Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have developed a pump that is less than one-half the width of a human hair. The device is a breakthrough in the 3-D microfabrication of soft materials and could be applied to revolutionize and simplify many technologies, including drug discovery and delivery, according to Caltech applied physics professor Stephen R. Quake and his colleagues, who report their findings in the April 7 issue of Science.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 2000-01-11 08:00
PASADENA-The California Institute of Technology's Yaser Abu-Mostafa, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, received the Kuwait State Award in Applied Science on November 29.
The $50,000 award includes a gold medal, and recognizes original and fundamental research in a designated area of applied science. This year's area was information science and technology. Abu-Mostafa's work on neural networks, learning from hints, and computational finance was cited as the pioneering contribution that merited the award.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 1999-12-02 08:00
PASADENA-Plasma physicists have long wondered why the geometric shape, or topology, of magnetic fields immersed in plasma sometimes changes very suddenly, when according to the laws of magnetohydrodynamics the magnetic topology should change only very slowly or not at all.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 1999-11-08 08:00
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have developed a device for sorting individual living cells. This device will provide huge cost benefits for scientists and technologists in clinical medicine as well as in biological and materials research.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 1999-07-12 07:00
The David and Ellen Lee Family Foundation has donated $10 million to the California Institute of Technology for a center to improve computer networking through innovations such as wireless links.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 1999-05-20 07:00
New work from California Institute of Technology researchers shows that a certain type of crack can exceed the shear wave speed through the material, creating a sort of "sonic boom," and can almost reach sound speed.