Caltech Mourns the Passing of Alumnus Joseph Polchinski, Renowned Physicist

Joseph Polchinski, lauded for his fundamental contributions to string theory, passed away at age 63.

JPL News: New NASA Space Sensors to Address Key Earth Science Questions

A project team that includes Caltech's Bethany Ehlmann will place a sensor on the International Space Station to study dust sources and gauge dust’s impact on Earth's climate.

Graduate Students Dip Their Toes into Industry

Graduate students are getting a chance to try out biotech industry jobs through a training program administered by the Rosen Center.

Production of Solar Fuels Inches Closer with Discovery by Caltech Scientists

Researchers in the lab of Harry Gray have discovered how a catalyst splits water using solar power, opening the door to economically viable solar-fuel production.

New Clues to Compositions of TRAPPIST-1 Planets

A new study offers the best measurements yet of the densities of the TRAPPIST-1 planets.

Using the Brain of a Modern Fly to Reconstruct the Behaviors of an Ancient World

Caltech's Michael Dickinson will discuss how he studies the brain of a modern fly to reconstruct the behaviors of an ancient world.

A Tabletop Approach to Probing Fundamental Laws of Physics

Nick Hutzler talks about what drew him to Caltech—first as an undergraduate and now more than 10 years later as new faculty.

Dennis Dougherty Named Director of Beckman Institute

Dennis Dougherty will lead Caltech's interdisciplinary research center for chemistry and biology technologies.

Taking the Pulse of Planets and Stars

Jim Fuller talks about movies he has developed to better understand the pulsations of planets and stars.

Survival Mode in a Tiny Worm's Brain

Caltech scientists examine how environmental stress causes drastic behavioral and neurological changes in the tiny roundworm C. elegans.


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