High School Students Visit for Women in STEM Preview Day

More than 100 high school seniors and their families got an inside look at the impact Caltech women are making in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

NSF BRAIN Funding Awarded to Caltech Neuroscientist

Richard Andersen receives inaugural BRAIN Initiative funding from the National Science Foundation for work with neural prosthetics.

Caltech Announces Discovery in Fundamental Physics

Caltech's Thomas F. Rosenbaum and colleagues at the University of Chicago and the Argonne National Laboratory recently used a synchrotron X-ray source to investigate the existence of instabilities in the arrangement of the electrons in metals as a function of both temperature and pressure, and to pinpoint, for the first time, how those instabilities arise.

Caltech-Led Team Looks in Detail at the April 2015 Earthquake in Nepal

A team of scientists led by Caltech has pieced together the first complete account of what physically happened during the Gorkha earthquake—a picture that explains how the large temblor left the majority of low-story buildings in Kathmandu unscathed.

Caltech Astronomers Unveil a Distant Protogalaxy Connected to the Cosmic Web

The finding of cold gas flowing into a galaxy-in-the-making provides strong support for the cold-flow model of galaxy formation in the early universe.

Two Caltech Professors Named Simons Investigators

Caltech professors Alexei Kitaev and Christopher Umans have been named Simons Investigators. These appointments are given annually to "support outstanding scientists in their most productive years, when they are establishing creative new research directions." Investigators receive $100,000 annually for five years.

Preparing for Earthquakes with ShakeAlert

On July 30, the U.S. Geological Survey announced approximately $4 million in awards to Caltech, UC Berkeley, the University of Washington and the University of Oregon, for the expansion and improvement of the ShakeAlert system.

New EAS Division Chair Announced

On September 1, Guruswami Ravichandran, the John E. Goode, Jr., Professor of Aerospace and professor of mechanical engineering, will become the new chair of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science.

Creating Generosity

In studying the brain activity of test subjects as they decided to make either generous or selfish choices in range of circumstances, Caltech researchers found that a simple computational model could explain and understand altruistic behavior.

"Failed Stars" Host Powerful Auroral Displays

Based on new observations, Caltech astronomers say brown dwarfs behave more like giant planets than small stars.


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