Caltech Professors Awarded 2015 Sloan Fellowships

Five Caltech faculty members have been awarded the fellowships, honoring them as "early-career scientists whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders."

NASA, ESA Telescopes Give Shape to Furious Black Hole Winds

Discovery shows that fierce winds from a supermassive black hole blow outward in all directions—a phenomenon that had been suspected, but difficult to prove until now.

Rosakis Elected to Academia Europaea

Ares J. Rosakis, the Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering and Otis Booth Leadership Chair of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science, has been elected to the Academia Europaea in the section of Physics and Engineering Sciences.

Stoltz Wins Grant from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Professor of Chemistry Brian Stoltz has been awarded a $120,000 grant from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation’s Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry.

Faraon Receives Air Force Grant

Andrei Faraon (BS '04) has been awarded a research grant from the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program.

How Iron Feels the Heat

New findings regarding iron's unusual thermodynamic stability at high temperatures could one day help researchers design better and stronger steel.

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.

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