Here in LA and across the country we gather in support of science. We march to defend an approach, a mode of inquiry based on data, evidence and reason, that has illuminated the natural world and transformed society. We are here for our nation and for our children's future. We are brought together from across the disciplines by shared values, whether we spend our time in a laboratory, over a computer, in the archives, or in a studio. We value openness and collaboration, scientific rigor, and the testing of ideas in the search for truth. The fall of our footsteps will echo over the coming days, but we as the Caltech community must continue the march for science by our daily actions year after year.
Thomas F. Rosenbaum, President