05/02/2012 07:00:00
Douglas Smith

What's it like to build an entire research program from scratch? It's all about becoming part of a community, according to three brand-new professors who chat about their experiences in "From the Ground Up," an article in the Spring 2012 issue of Caltech's Engineering & Science magazine.

04/10/2012 07:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

A team led by Caltech scientists has determined that the majority of extinctions in Earth's history were caused by habitat loss due to falling sea levels and cooling of the tropical oceans.

03/06/2012 08:00:00
Marcus Woo

Many of us see a man in the moon—a human face smiling down at us from the lunar surface. The "face," of course, is just an illusion, shaped by the dark splotches of lunar maria. But why did the moon settle into an orbit with the man always facing Earth?

03/02/2012 08:00:00
Katie Neith

Paul D. Asimow, professor of geology and geochemistry at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), has been awarded the Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching—Caltech's most prestigious teaching honor. Asimow was selected for his "exceptional energy, originality, and ability to explain complicated concepts effectively," according to the award citation.

 

 

02/24/2012 08:00:00
Allison Benter

The Geological Society of America has named Jason Saleeby, professor of geology at Caltech, the recipient of their Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division's Distinguished Geologic Career Award for this year. 

02/21/2012 08:00:00
Katie Neith

Caltech's Andrew Thompson, assistant professor of environmental science and engineering, is interested in the circulation and ecology of the Southern Ocean and the role it plays in global climate.

02/03/2012 08:00:00
Allison Benter

Edward M. Stolper, Caltech's provost and William E. Leonhard Professor of Geology, has been named the recipient of the Geochemical Society's V. M. Goldschmidt Award for 2012, the highest award of the international geochemical community.

01/20/2012 08:00:00
Allison Benter

Caltech assistant professor of planetary science Heather Knutson has been named the recipient of this year's Annie J. Cannon Award in Astronomy by the American Astronomical Society (AAS). The award is given for outstanding research and promise for future research by a North American female astronomer within five years of receiving her PhD.

01/04/2012 18:00:00
Marcus Woo
Caltech researchers have developed a computer model of the atmosphere and methane cycle of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The model explains the origin of methane clouds and fog, as well as rainstorms and plentiful lakes of liquid methane on the planet.
12/20/2011 08:00:00
Katie Neith
A team led by mineral-physics researchers at Caltech has honed in on how iron behaves under the conditions found in Earth's core by conducting extremely high-pressure experiments.

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