Einstein: On the Beach and at Caltech

A revival of the opera "Einstein on the Beach" afforded an opportunity for the Einstein Papers Project to display some of its treasures: prized portraits, plus texts and images from Einstein's life.

qCraft Introduces Gaming Kids to Quantum Principles

Finding common ground between schoolchildren and quantum-mechanics researchers is no easy task. After all, understanding quantum mechanics—the physics that governs the behavior of matter and light at the atomic (and subatomic) scale—can be daunting even for some physicists. However, through a recent collaboration with Google, researchers at Caltech have created a new space for this unlikely interaction—in the world of Minecraft, a popular video game.

Caltech Names Thomas F. Rosenbaum as New President

Today Caltech announced the appointment of Thomas F. Rosenbaum as the Institute's ninth president. Dr. Rosenbaum is currently the John T. Wilson Distinguished Service Professor of Physics and provost at the University of Chicago.

Caltech Nobelist Zewail Named to UN Scientific Advisory Board

Ahmed Zewail, Linus Pauling Professor of Chemistry and professor of physics, has been selected as one of 26 members of a new U.N. Scientific Advisory Board.

Welcome Caltech Class of 2017

This year, September 30 brings 249 undergraduates to Caltech to begin their careers of study, research, extracurricular activities, and, of course, the perpetuation of many Caltech traditions to which they will soon be introduced.

NIH Director's Awards Granted to Two Caltech Scientists

Two researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have received Director's Awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) High Risk-High Reward research program. The awards, funded by the NIH Common Fund, are intended to support scientists proposing highly innovative approaches to major contemporary challenges in biomedical research.

Convocation 2013 Welcomes New Students

On Sunday, September 22, Caltech extended a formal welcome to new undergraduate students, graduate students, parents of new students, and postdoctoral scholars at its 11th annual Convocation at Beckman Auditorium. Anneila Sargent, vice president for student affairs and Ira S. Bowen Professor of Astronomy, presided over the ceremony, during which speakers urged students to take advantage of the many research opportunities and extracurricular activities available to them during their time at Caltech.

Colin Camerer Named MacArthur Fellow

Colin Camerer, a behavioral economist at the California Institute of Technology whose work integrates psychology with economics experiments to understand how people behave when making decisions, has been named a MacArthur Fellow and awarded a five-year, $625,000 "no strings attached" grant.

Team Led by Caltech Wins Second $10 Million Award for Research in Molecular Programming

During the past century, programmable technologies evolved from spinning gears and vacuum tubes to transistors and microchips. Now, a group of Caltech researchers and their colleagues at the University of Washington, Harvard University, and UC San Francisco are exploring how biologically important molecules—like DNA, RNA, and proteins—could be the next generation of programmable devices.

Connecting the Dots

A multidisciplinary approach to building implantable neural devices could help blind people see, paralyzed people stand, and even endow robotic limbs with a sense of touch.


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