Caltech Mourns the Passing of Jewel Plummer Cobb

Jewel Plummer Cobb, a life member of the Caltech Board of Trustees and president and professor of biology, emerita, of California State University, Fullerton, passed away on January 1, 2017. She was 92 years old.

Interacting With History

The history of Caltech is one of intriguing people, significant places, and some very unique things … all of which can be explored in the Institute’s new interactive history map.

A Gift of History, a Gift for the Future

The path that the late Nobel laureate Donald Glaser (PhD ’50) cut in the scientific world was distinctively Caltech.

New Sight for Sore Eyes

A formidable team of Caltech and University of Southern California investigators has geared up to understand, protect, and repair the human eye.

Visualizing Gene Expression with MRI

A cellular gatekeeper for water molecules finds new use in magnetic resonance imaging.

Caltech Biologist Disputes Conclusions of Recent Papers on Biological Magnetism

A trio of papers—investigating how traces of iron could allow animals to navigate by magnetic fields and could further influence cellular function—fails to pass muster, says Markus Meister.

The Future is Flat (For Lenses)

Stacking two metasurfaces composed of tiny silicon cylinders, engineers at Caltech have created a flat camera lens yielding high image quality.

Building Better Batteries

New discoveries about the mechanical properties of lithium metal can make batteries safer and last longer.

The Gift of an Education

Svetlana Kryukova (BS ’95, MS ’95) and Anatoly Baumstein (PhD ’97) have established the Baumstein-Kryukova Student Grant Endowment Fund to help future generations of exceptional scholars pursue their studies at Caltech.

Satellites Observe "Traffic Jams" in Antarctic Ice Stream Caused by Tides

Nine months of continual radar observation reveals the complex changing patterns of ice stream movement in three dimensions that can inform predictions for the speed at which the ice caps will respond to a warming climate.

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