10/12/2012 10:19:08
Katie Neith
Lurking in the crevices of our planet are millions and millions of microscopic worms. They live in soil, plants, water, ice, wildlife, and sometimes even humans. In fact, nematodes are among the most abundant and diverse animals on Earth, where they play a variety of roles.
10/10/2012 16:45:08
Shayna Chabner McKinney
Gifted teacher. Inspired researcher. Knowledgeable adviser. Personal friend. These are a few of the ways in which professor emeritus Frank Marble's former students describe him. Not too surprisingly, these sentiments also capture some of the many reasons why 20 of Marble's former PhD and graduate student advisees have joined together to honor and thank their mentor by creating an endowed professorship in his and his wife's names.
10/08/2012 09:21:52
Michael Rogers
Semiconductor-industry leader, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Wenchi Chen has been elected to Caltech's Board of Trustees.
10/06/2012 16:30:19
Ann Motrunich
Nicolás Wey-Gómez, a Christopher Columbus expert and Caltech history professor, explains why Columbus put much faith in medieval theologian and cosmographer Pierre D'Ailly in researching the route to Japan.
10/03/2012 19:37:00
Kathy Svitil
Robert F. Christy, one of the last people alive to have worked on the Manhattan Project and whose later research in astrophysics contributed to our understanding of the size of the universe, passed away on October 3 at his home in Pasadena. The former provost and acting president of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he was a longtime professor, was 96 years old.
10/04/2012 14:21:24
Kathy Svitil
We asked a few people for their thoughts on what makes Caltech special. Here's what they had to say.
10/03/2012 13:00:50
Kathy Svitil
The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has been rated the world's number one university in the 2012–2013 Times Higher Education global ranking of the top 200 universities.
10/02/2012 17:41:06
Ann Motrunich
For the second time, a SCI-Arc–Caltech­ team has won a spot in the Solar Decathlon, a biennial Department of Energy–sponsored competition to design and build a solar-powered house with the ideal blend of affordability, market appeal, design excellence, energy production, and efficiency.
10/02/2012 10:08:05
Katie Neith
Sarkis Mazmanian, a microbiology expert at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) whose studies of human gut bacteria have revealed new insights into how these microbes can be beneficial, was named a MacArthur Fellow and awarded a five-year, $500,000 “no strings attached” grant.
10/01/2012 15:50:43
Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech engineers and scientists often work at the frontiers of science—pushing the limits of what is known and what is possible. Now, with its eighth annual Breakthrough Awards, Popular Mechanics magazine is recognizing two projects that fall into this category and in which Caltech faculty members have played major roles—the development of ultralight micro-lattices by materials scientist Julia Greer and colleagues, and the Voyager 1 and 2 missions, whose project scientist, physicist Ed Stone, has been at Caltech for the missions' entire 35-year ride.