Space-Based Solar Power Project Funded

A sponsored research agreement with Northrop Grumman Corporation will provide Caltech up to $17.5 million over three years for the development of the Space Solar Power Initiative (SSPI), to enable a space-based solar power system.

How an RNA Gene Silences a Whole Chromosome

Researchers have developed a technique to understand the function of a new type of RNA gene and uncover a key role in the development of female organisms.

John H. Richards, 1930–2015

John H. ("Jack") Richards, professor of organic chemistry and biochemistry, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015. He was 85 years old.

Sean Carroll Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Sean Carroll, a research professor of physics, was awarded the mid-career fellowship, which recognizes those who have "demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts."

Weighing—and Imaging—Molecules One at a Time

Building on their creation of the first-ever mechanical device that can measure the mass of individual molecules, one at a time, a team of Caltech scientists and their colleagues have created nanodevices that can also reveal their shape.

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.

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