New Gift Helps Caltech Address Global Challenges in Clean Energy and Sustainability

A new $15 million gift by Lynda and Stewart Resnick in support of the Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech will help scientists and engineers advance research aimed at helping humanity sustainably meet its needs.

From Nature to the Pharmacy: The Chemistry Behind Modern Medicines

Natural products—molecules originally isolated from bacteria, fungi, plants, and other sources—often have medicinal values that can be enhanced by careful reengineering.

Markovic Elected to Great Britain's Royal Society

Vladimir Markovic, the John D. MacArthur Professor of Mathematics at Caltech, has been named a fellow of Great Britain's Royal Society. Markovic's election brings to seven the number of fellows and foreign members of the Royal Society currently on the Caltech faculty.

The Life of a Caltech "Lifer"

A National Medal of Technology recipient in 2003, Mead is celebrating his 80th birthday on May 1, 2014. He remains as passionate today about science and engineering as he ever was ("There isn't really a time when you're too old to have new ideas," he says).

To Supernova or Not to Supernova: A 3-D Model of Stellar Core Collapse

Caltech researchers present a three-dimensional model of a rapidly rotating star with a strong magnetic field undergoing the process of collapse and explosion . . . or at least trying to.

Simulating Milliseconds of Stellar Collapse: A Conversation with Christian Ott

Christian Ott, professor of theoretical astrophysics at Caltech, formulates scenarios for what happens when massive stars collapse.

Fu, Harrison, and Preskill Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Three professors at Caltech—Gregory Fu, Fiona Harrison, and John Preskill—have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.

The Intergalactic Medium Unveiled: Caltech's Cosmic Web Imager Directly Observes "Dim Matter"

Caltech astronomers have taken unprecedented images of the intergalactic medium (IGM)—the diffuse gas that connects galaxies throughout the universe—with the Cosmic Web Imager.

Research Update: An Autism Connection

Building on their prior work, a team of neuroscientists at Caltech now report that rare patients who are missing connections between the left and right sides of their brain show a strikingly high incidence of autism. The study is the first to show a link between the two disorders.

Antennae Help Flies "Cruise" In Gusty Winds

Caltech researchers uncover a mechanism for how fruit flies regulate their flight speed, using both vision and wind-sensing information from their antennae.


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