Doris Tsao Named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has selected Caltech professor of biology Doris Tsao (BS '96) as one of 26 new HHMI investigators. Investigators represent some of the nation's top biomedical researchers and receive five years of funding to "move their research in creative new directions."

Dedication of Advanced LIGO

The Advanced LIGO Project, a major upgrade that will increase the sensitivity of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories instruments by a factor of 10 was officially dedicated on May 19.

Caltech Students Named Goldwater Scholars

Two Caltech students, Saaket Agrawal and Paul Dieterle, have been awarded Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for the 2015–16 academic year. The program, established by Congress in 1986, provides financial support to college students who intend to pursue research careers in science, mathematics, and engineering.

Watching Paint Dry and Colors Fade: The Intersection of Art and Science

Conservation scientists and materials scientists use the same methods to work toward very different ends: conservation scientists study the treasures of the past, whereas materials scientists create the everyday stock of the future. Professor Faber does both.

The Planet Finder: A Conversation with Dimitri Mawet

Associate Professor of Astronomy Dimitri Mawet, who recently joined Caltech from the Paranal Observatory in Chile, searches for solar systems around other stars, and hopes to one day discover a planet much like our own.

Barton Receives Highest Honor from American Institute of Chemists

The Gold Medal of the American Institute of Chemists (AIC) has been awarded to Jacqueline Barton, the Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Chemistry and chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

Do Fruit Flies Have Emotions?

A new Caltech study reveals that fruit flies exhibit the building blocks of emotion.

Scoville Awarded Radio Astronomy Lectureship

The lectureship, awarded from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the Associated Universities, Inc, is named for Karl Jansky, a pioneer in the field of radio astronomy and the first to detect radio waves from a cosmic source.

Powerful New Radio Telescope Array Searches the Entire Sky 24/7

The Owens Valley Long Wavelength Array is producing stunning videos of the radio sky.

New Thin, Flat Lenses Focus Light as Sharply as Curved Lenses

Caltech engineers have created flat microlenses with performance on a par with conventional, curved lenses. These lenses can be made using well-known methods for making computer chips, allowing their incorporation into electronics and other novel devices.


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