Supporting Academic Writers at Caltech

With support from the Moore-Hufstedler Fund, the Hixon Writing Center has produced a series of videos that aim to introduce incoming freshmen to college writing.

Toward a Smarter Grid

Major changes are coming to the electrical system. An interdisciplinary group of Caltech scientists and engineers is thinking ahead to prepare us for the power network of the future.

Hitlin Awarded Prestigious Prize for Particle Physics

Professor of Physics David Hitlin has been awarded the 2016 W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics from the American Physical Society.

Making A World of Difference: Engineers Week

On October 1, 2015, Caltech celebrated the launch of Engineers Week with a panel discussion on diversity and how engineers are making a world of difference. The launch was designed to energize planning of programs and events to celebrate the accomplishments of engineers as well as to inspire the next generation during Engineers Week, which will be February 21–26, 2016.

Physicist David Hsieh Wins Packard Fellowship

Hsieh is one of 18 new fellows identified by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation as some of the nation's "most innovative early-career scientists and engineers" and joins 23 other current Caltech researchers who have been named fellows since the program began in 1988.

Robotic Astronomer Finds New Home

For the last three years, the world's only robotic adaptive optics system, Robo-AO, has been making new discoveries with the 60-inch telescope at Caltech's Palomar Observatory north of San Diego. Now, the instrument, developed at Caltech, is moving to a new home: the 2.1-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona.

Taking Dinosaur Temperatures with Eggshells

A team of Caltech researchers has measured the body temperatures of a wide range of dinosaurs, providing insight into how the animals may have regulated their internal heat.

Patrick Rall: A Passion for Entanglement

During last summer's SURF program at Caltech, undergraduate Patrick Rall worked in quantum information science. This is his second consecutive SURF summer.

The Caltech–Huntington Library Materialities, Texts and Images Collaboration Opens Its Final Chapter

MTI is a research program that investigates the roles of a wide range of material things in human culture.

Understanding Olfaction: An Interview with Elizabeth Hong

Elizabeth Hong, a new assistant professor of neuroscience at Caltech, studies olfaction—or smell—to understand how the brain processes sensory information and how that information guides behaviors.

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