Caltech Astronomer Receives 2017 Dan David Prize

Caltech's Shri Kulkarni will share the 2017 Dan David Prize with the late Neil Gehrels (PhD '82) and Andrzej Udalski.

Neil Gehrels (PhD '82), 1952–2017

Caltech mourns the loss of alumnus Neil Gehrels, a leader in the study of cosmic gamma-ray bursts.

New Director of Health and Counseling Services

Caltech recently spoke with Jennifer Howes, the campus’s director of health and counseling services, to discuss what her office offers students and her goal of addressing students’ counseling needs.

Three Alumni Inducted to NAE

Three Caltech alumni have been elected as members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

Venerable Oak Tree Succumbs to Fungal Infection

Stressed by drought, windstorms, and a systemic fungal infection, the 400-year-old Engelmann oak tree treasured by generations of Institute staff, faculty, and students has died.

Caltech Hosts "The Science Behind 'The Expanse'" Panel

Caltech and JPL scientists and the cast, crew, and producers of the popular Syfy series The Expanse teamed up at Caltech for a panel discussion of the science behind the show,

New President of the French Academy of Sciences

Sébastien Candel, a Caltech Distinguished Alumnus, has been elected president of the French Academy of Sciences.

Protein Chaperone Takes Its Job Seriously

Caltech researchers are learning more about how ribosome chaperones work, showing that one particular chaperone binds to its protein client almost like a glove fitting a hand.

Engineers Build Robot Drone That Mimics Bat Flight

A self-contained flying robot successfully mimics the flight of bats using a morphing skeleton array and a silicone-based membrane skin.

Harold Rosen, 1926–2017

Caltech alumnus Harold Rosen (MS '48, PhD '51), designer of the first geostationary satellite, has passed away.

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