Manipulating Quantum Order

Researchers have combined magnetic fields and large pressures to induce exotic states of matter, and to nudge them between types of quantum order.

Biologists Give Bacteria Thermostat Controls

Researchers are developing new tools for the emerging field called microbial therapeutics, in which bacteria are used as medicine.

Rolf Sabersky, 1920-2016

Rolf H. Sabersky, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus, passed away on October 24, 2016. He was 96.

Trustee Gives to Enhance the Student Experience

Throughout her career as a Wall Street executive, Caltech trustee Deborah McWhinney has helped foster excellence in others.

Stolper to Receive Roebling Medal

Caltech provost Edward Stolper will be honored with the highest award of the Mineralogical Society of America, recognizing his outstanding original research.

An Alumnus’ Perspective: The Caltech Experience During Wartime

Caltech alumnus Howard Jessen (BS ’46) recently donated to Caltech to help enrich humanities instruction and create opportunities for early-career PhDs. Jessen, who came to Caltech by way of the Navy’s V-12 program—a World War II program through which future officers were able to earn bachelor's degrees—took time to reflect on his experience.

Genetically Engineering Disease-Fighting Cells

A new technique improves the safety of cancer immunotherapy.

Then and Now

To honor both Caltech’s humble beginnings 125 years ago and the leaps and bounds it—along with technology, society, and science—has made since then, we decided to compare facets of the school, past and present.

Caltech Awards Millikan Medal to Donald Bren

The Caltech Board of Trustees has awarded the Institute's highest honor, the Robert A. Millikan Medal, to Donald Bren, chairman of the Irvine Company and a life member of the Caltech Board of Trustees.

Realistic Solar Corona Loops Simulated in Lab

Lab models show how solar corona loops break loose from the sun's restraining magnetic field to erupt as solar flares and coronal mass ejections

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