Caltech Economist Richard Roll Wins Onassis Prize in Finance

Richard Roll, the Linde Institute Professor of Finance at Caltech, has been named one of two recipients of this year's Onassis Prize in Finance.

New Research Suggests Solar System May Have Once Harbored Super-Earths

Where are they now? Their demise might have cleared the way for the formation of planets like home sweet Earth.

Caltech Scientists Develop Cool Process to Make Better Graphene

Material's unique properties in strength and electrical mobility far outpace silicon, with the potential to revolutionize an array of different engineering and scientific fields.

A Spotlight on Inventing

Caltech professors share their thoughts and experiences on creating new technologies and methods that have changed our world.

Kent and Joyce Kresa Endow Leadership Chair for Caltech’s Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

The unrestricted $10 million gift for Caltech's Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy will help back-of-the-napkin ideas become groundbreaking science.

Orphan Elected Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology

Professor of Geobiology Victoria Orphan studies anaerobic marine microorganisms that live within the seafloor and breathe methane.

Friction Means Antarctic Glaciers More Sensitive to Climate Change Than We Thought

Using new computer models that account for friction, scientists at Caltech find that the Antarctic ice sheets are more sensitive to climate change than we thought.

One Step Closer to Artificial Photosynthesis and "Solar Fuels"

A nickel-oxide protective coating, developed by Caltech chemists, solves a major problem in the development of ways to harness sunlight to generate fuels.

Research Suggests Brain's Melatonin May Trigger Sleep

Melatonin supplements are commonly taken as a sleep aid, but new research on zebrafish suggests that the melatonin naturally made in our brains may also be important for sleep processes.

Fighting a Worm with Its Own Genome

Hints for how to improve the treatment of parasitic infection might lie within the parasite's genome.

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