Multilayered silicon could bea breakthrough for electronic technology

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have found a way to stack silicon layers on chips in a way that could lead to significant new advances in silicon-based electronic devices.

Four Warplanes That Flew in World War II Featured in Commemorative Campus Flyover

A distinguished facility that made a significant contribution to the World War II era passed into history April 30 when the California Institute of Technology officially closed down its 68-year-old wind tunnel. Four Warplanes That Flew in World War II Featured in Commemorative Campus Flyover May 1997 97

World War II Vet Takes Vintage Warplane Full Circle; Flies It Over Caltech Wind Tunnel In Commemorative Ceremony

PASADENA—For Russell Drosendahl, copiloting a vintage World War II Curtiss Commando on April 30 was fairly routine. A veteran of 27,000 hours in the air, he has flown everything from the big World War II bombers to TWA jetliners.

Historic Wind Tunnel To Be Decommissioned

PASADENA—The historic 10-foot wind tunnel at the California Institute of Technology will pass into the aviation-history books on April 30, when it is decommissioned after 68 years of continuous service.

Conceived in the 1920s by Theodore von Kármán ("the father of aeronautics"), the wind tunnel was used to test many of the warplanes that helped the Allies win World War II — among them, the P-51 Mustang, the B-24 Liberator, the B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-29 Superfortress, the twin-fusilage P-38 Lightning, the B-25 Mitchell, and the night fighter P-61 Black Widow.

Abu-Mostafa Wins Caltech's Feynman Award for Excellence in Teaching

PASADENA—Yaser Abu-Mostafa, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Caltech, has received the third annual Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

The Feynman Prize, which is made possible by an endowment from Ione and Robert E. Paradise, is given each year to a Caltech professor who demonstrates exceptional ability, creativity, and innovation in both laboratory and classroom instruction. As the 1996 recipient, Abu-Mostafa will receive $3,000 and an equivalent raise in salary.

Knauss to Receive Murray Medal from Society for Experimental Mechanics

Caltech professor Wolfgang Knauss will receive the 1995 Murray Medal on June 14 at the spring conference of the Society for Experimental Mechanics in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Three Caltech Professors Elected to Fellowship in AAAS

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.

Antonsson Receives Caltech's Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching

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.

Bradford Sturtevant Appointed the Leipmann Professor of Aeronautics

Bradford Sturtevant, a Caltech professor of aeronautics, has been selected as the first person to occupy the Hans W. Liepmann Chair in Aeronautics.

Southern California Scientists Mark Northridge Earthquake Anniversary with Suite of Papers in Science

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.

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