Caltech Professor Yaser Abu-Mostafa Awarded Kuwait State Award

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.

New physics research shows how twisted plasmas can suddenly generate unstable magnetic waves

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.

Caltech scientists develop new cell sorter

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.

Advanced networks and ubiquitous computing to be the focus of new technology center

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.

Aeronautics researchers generate cracks that move as fast as the speed of sound, and resemble certain earthquake shear ruptures

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.

Carver Mead wins Lemelson-MIT Prize

Carver Mead, who is Gordon and Betty Moore Professor of Engineering and Applied Science at the California Institute of Technology, has been named winner of the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize. The announcement was made April 22 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which administers the prize.

1999 Clarke Prize goes to Caltech engineering professor

PASADENA-James J. Morgan, who is Marvin L. Goldberger Professor of Environmental Engineering Science and former vice president for student affairs at the California Institute of Technology, has been awarded the 1999 Clarke Prize by the National Water Research Institute.

The $50,000 award is given each year in the field of water research and technology.

"Dr. Morgan's career contributions to the body of knowledge encompassing the many fields of water science and technology have been truly exemplary," according to the Clarke Prize citation.

Caltech professor wins Stockholm Water Prize

PASADENA—James J. Morgan, who is Marvin L. Goldberger Professor of Environmental Engineering Science and former vice president for student affairs at the California Institute of Technology, has been named cowinner of the $150,000 Stockholm Water Prize for 1999.

He and the other winner, Werner Stumm of Switzerland, will be presented the award by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, in Stockholm in August.

Caltech Associate Professor of Computer Science Peter Schroeder Receives Packard Foundation Fellowship

A Caltech computer scientist who specializes in wavelet-based methods for creating computer graphics has been awarded a $625,000 grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Annual machine vs. machine slugfestset for December 3 in Beckman Auditorium

Caltech engineering students will decide whose machine is thebest when the 14th annual ME72 Engineering Design Contest is held at 2p.m.Thursday, December 3, in Beckman Auditorium.

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