Submitted by rbasu on Fri, 2013-06-28 10:06
The French Republic honored Michael Roukes, Robert M. Abbey Professor of Physics, Applied Physics, and Bioengineering at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), with the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Knight of the Order of Academic Palms).
Submitted by ksvitil on Mon, 2013-06-17 14:33
In a recent symposium hosted at Caltech in collaboration with JPL and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, computer scientists, artists, and designers gathered to discuss what they called the "emerging science of big-data visualization." The speakers laid out their vision for it and demonstrated its utility, power, and beauty with myriad examples.
Submitted by ksvitil on Fri, 2013-06-07 15:41
Caltech fluid-mechanics expert John Dabiri has some big plans for a high school in San Pedro, military bases in California, and a small village on Bristol Bay, Alaska—not to mention for the future of wind power generation, in general.
Submitted by kfesenma on Tue, 2013-05-21 14:40
Caltech's Class of 2013 is a group of passionate, curious, and creative individuals who have spent their undergraduate years advancing research, challenging both conventional thinking and one another. They have thrived in a rigorous and unique academic environment, and built the kinds of skills in both leadership and partnership that will support them as they pursue their biggest and best ideas well into the future.
Submitted by dsmith on Thu, 2013-05-09 10:39
John Preskill, the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, is hooked on quanta.
Submitted by rbasu on Tue, 2013-05-07 16:16
École Polytechnique and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) signed an agreement to establish a master's education exchange program on March 5, 2013. This program allows selected students from both institutions to follow an intensive joint program in Aeronautics or Space Engineering, as well as Mechanics (both fluids and solids).
Submitted by ksvitil on Mon, 2013-05-06 21:07
Donald Earl Coles (MS '48, PhD '53), professor of aeronautics, emeritus, passed away on May 2 at age 89. Coles was a master instrument builder famed for his ingeniously designed and precisely executed experiments. His doctoral dissertation provided the first comprehensive set of data on supersonic boundary layers.
Professor Francis Clauser Memorial Lunch
Submitted by dsmith on Thu, 2013-04-25 21:28
Los Angeles has had bouts of smog since the turn of the 20th century. Angelenos might now be living in a state of perpetual midnight—assuming we could live here at all—were it not for the work of Caltech professor Arie Jan Haagen-Smit.
Submitted by bbell2 on Mon, 2013-04-22 16:13
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) named Oscar P. Bruno, professor of applied and computational mathematics at Caltech, as a member of its 2013 Class of Fellows.
Bruno is one of 33 fellows selected by SIAM for "exemplary research as well as outstanding service to the community," according to the organization. "Through their contributions, the 2013 Class of Fellows is helping advance the fields of applied mathematics and computational science," the organization stated in a March 29 press release.