Quintessentially Caltech

More than 1,000 people gathered to hear exceptional researchers, including 5 Nobel Laureates, from across disciplines to consider our future at a conference honoring Ahmed Zewail.

Learning to Program Cellular Memory

Combining synthetic biology approaches with time-lapse movies, a team led by Caltech biologists has determined how some proteins shape a cell's ability to remember particular states of gene expression.

Rothenberg Wins Feynman Prize

The 2016 Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching has been awarded to Ellen Rothenberg, the Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology.

New CCE Leadership Chair Honors the Past and Supports the Future

A new leadership chair in Caltech’s Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (CCE) will amplify the Institute’s support of its scholars’ freedom to pursue the most interesting and challenging lines of inquiry.

The Thunder of Gravity in the Cosmos

Caltech professor of physics Rana Adhikari will describe how our understanding of the quantum physics of the very, very small has allowed us to explore the gravitational physics of the very, very large.

JPL News: Versatile Instrument to Scout for Kuiper Belt Objects

The Caltech HIgh-speed Multi-color camERA (CHIMERA) system is looking for objects in the Kuiper Belt, the band of icy bodies beyond the orbit of Neptune that includes Pluto.

LIGO Panel Peers into New Window on the Universe

Scientists reflect on the history, the detection, the science, and the future of the field of gravitational wave astronomy.

Experimental Economics: Results You Can Trust

A study led by Caltech's Colin Camerer reproduced experimental economics studies and found that published results in this field are actually quite reliable.

Teaching Science

On February 29th, Caltech's Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach (CTLO) brought together more than 50 teachers from local K-12 schools and nearly as many volunteers from Caltech, Pasadena City College, and other associated institutions to look at new ways to develop lessons and design experiments.

Caltech Names Six Distinguished Alumni

Caltech has announced that Eric Betzig (BS '83), Janet C. Campagna (MS '85), Neil A. Gehrels (PhD '82), Carl V. Larson (BS '52), Thomas J. "Tim" Litle IV (BS '62), and Ellen D. Williams (PhD '82) are this year's recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award.

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