Students to Plan Moon Base for Deep-Space Exploration

At the Caltech Space Challenge, students from around the world will participate in a competition to design a launch-and-resupply station for deep-space exploration.

Seeing Other Worlds: Watson Lecture Preview

Astronomer Dimitri Mawet will give the April Watson Lecture about directly imaging planets outside of our solar system.

Parasitic Fish Offer Evolutionary Insights

Lamprey have an ancient and unexpected mechanism for developing neurons in the gut.

A Humanist Among the Scientists: A Conversation with Maura Dykstra

Maura Dykstra studies Chinese history and is a new assistant professor at Caltech.

Reverse Engineering Poetry

Israeli poet and software developer Eran Hadas to visit Caltech as artist-in-residence

Study: Cold Climates and Ocean Carbon Sequestration

A new study suggests that efficient nutrient consumption by plankton in the Southern Ocean drove carbon sequestration in the deep ocean during the ice ages.

The Battle of the 'Bots

The 32nd Annual Engineering Design Competition featured teams of robots navigating a "Robstacle Course."

Seeing Deeper: An Interview with Lihong Wang

New faculty member Lihong Wang uses both light and sound to look deep inside living tissue.

Caltech Mourns the Passing of LIGO Co-founder Ronald W. P. Drever

Ronald William Prest Drever, professor of physics, emeritus, at Caltech, passed away on March 7, 2017, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was 85 years old.

Three New Minerals Discovered in a Unique Meteorite

New minerals found in the Khatyrka meteorite, famed for containing the only known naturally occurring quasicrystals.


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