Five from Caltech Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Three Caltech faculty and two trustees were named to the 2015 class of fellows for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest honorary societies.

Chemists Create “Comb” that Detects Terahertz Waves with Extreme Precision

New device created by Caltech chemists opens the door for many new applications in a variety of fields from astronomy to chemistry and beyond.

Caltech’s Linde Center Helps Navigate the Southern Ocean

At Caltech's Ronald and Maxine Linde Center for Global Environmental Science, researchers from diverse disciplines work together to investigate Earth's climate and its atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere; their evolution; and how they may change in the future.

More Money, Same Bankruptcy Risk

Researchers find pro football players, despite their multimillion-dollar contracts, are just as likely to go bankrupt as other people.

English Professor Awarded Feynman Teaching Prize

Professor of English Kevin Gilmartin, who has taught at Caltech for the past 24 years, was honored with the prize that recognizes a Caltech professor annually for demonstrating an "unusual ability, creativity, and innovation" in teaching.

Abedi Receives Fellowship for New Americans

PhD candidate Mohamad Abedi has received a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Abedi and 29 other fellows were selected "for their potential to make significant contributions to US society, culture, or their academic field."

Inhibitor for Abnormal Protein Points the Way to More Selective Cancer Drugs

A new method for detecting and inhibiting a mutation related to cancer targets the protein that exhibits the abnormality rather than the DNA that encodes it. The technique could be expanded to provide a general way of derailing other mutations only when they are actively expressed.

Explaining Saturn's Great White Spots

Weight of water molecules may be key to formation of its giant storms.

An Earthquake Warning System in Our Pockets?

Smartphones could contribute to early warning systems for large earthquakes, according to a new study.

Oka Awarded Grant for "Exceptional Young Scientists"

Yuki Oka, an assistant professor of biology, has been named a 2015 Searle Scholar. Fifteen scholars are named annually, each receiving $100,000 per year for three years.


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