How the Brain Learns from the Past and Makes Good Decisions for the Future: A Tour of Neural Reinforcement Learning

It is often said that people who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. John P. O'Doherty, professor of psychology and director of the Caltech Brain Imaging Center, discusses our current understanding of how we learn from experience.

Genetically Engineered Antibodies Show Enhanced HIV-Fighting Abilities

Caltech researchers have developed antibody-based molecules that are hundreds of times better than our natural defenses at binding to and neutralizing the HIV virus.

Knutson Receives AAS Award for Outstanding Research

Heather Knutson, assistant professor of planetary science at Caltech, has been awarded the Newton Lacy Pierce Prize of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).

Charles H. Townes

Laser pioneer Charles H. Townes (PhD '39), a life member of the Caltech Board of Trustees and a recipient of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics, died on Tuesday, January 27. He was 99 years old.

The Sky Is the Limit: $7.8 Million Gift to Caltech Will Support Aerospace Innovation

$7.8 million gift will support technological creativity and educational opportunities for advancing space exploration

Why Do We Feel Thirst? An Interview with Yuki Oka

New Assistant Professor of Biology Yuki Oka studies the behavioral triggers for thirst and maintaining bodily homeostasis for survival.

Batygin Named to Forbes's "30 Under 30" List

Konstantin Batygin (MS '10, PhD '12), an assistant professor of planetary science at Caltech, was recently included in Forbes's "30 Under 30" list in the science category, and described by the editors as being "the next physics rock star."

Remembering Fredric Raichlen

Fredric ("Fred") Raichlen, professor emeritus of civil and mechanical engineering in Caltech's Division of Engineering and Applied Science, passed away on December 13, 2014. He was an expert in coastal engineering whose pioneering studies of tsunami mechanics have led to standards for designing tsunami-resistant structures that have saved lives around the world.

SPIDER Experiment Touches Down in Antarctica

SPIDER, an instrument carrying six Caltech-made telescopes, just landed after 16 days drifting in the wind above Antarctica searching for signs of inflation in the earliest moments of the universe.

Caltech Professors Named Fellows of the AAAS

Caltech Professor of Astronomy George Djorgovski and chemist Bruce Brunschwig are among the 401 newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for 2014.


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