Caltech Biochemist Sheds Light on Structure of Key Cellular 'Gatekeeper'

X-ray “vision” helps scientists determine the structure of a transport channel that is vital for cell survival

Why Comets Are Like Deep Fried Ice Cream

Origins of crunchy crusts on comets explained in new laboratory research

Six from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Four Caltech professors and two JPL scientists have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), an honor considered among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.

How To Study High-Speed Flows: An Interview With Joanna Austin

Joanna Austin, Caltech's newest aerospace professor, investigates how the mechanics of gas acceleration affect spacecraft entering a planet's atmosphere, the dynamics of volcanic eruptions, and more.

Potassium Salt Outperforms Precious Metals As a Catalyst

Caltech chemists discover that an abundant potassium compound could replace rare precious metals used in the creation of new drugs and materials, and in agrocience.

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

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