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

Watson Lecture: Ceres and the Dawn of the Solar System

JPL scientist Carol Raymond will give the November 9 Watson Lecture.

JPL News: Art Turns Public Eyes (and Ears) Toward Space

The Huntington's new Orbit Pavilion, a collaboration with JPL, lets visitors "hear" 19 of NASA's Earth science satellites pass over them.

A Caltech Halloween Tradition Continues

Anybody can smash a pumpkin, but students at Caltech do it on a grand scale.

The Wiring of Fly Brains: Mapping Cell-to-Cell Connections

A new system for mapping communication between cells could lead to "wiring diagrams" of animal brains.

JPL Celebrates 80 Years of Scientific Exploration

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the founding of JPL, which traces its roots to a small band of young experimenters who started testing their handmade rocket engines in Pasadena's Arroyo Seco on Halloween day in 1936.

John D. Roberts, 1918-2016

John D. ("Jack") Roberts, Institute Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, at Caltech and former provost, passed away on Oct. 29, 2016. He was 98.

Study: Raising Temperature Changes an Element's Electronic "Topology"

Altering temperature alters electronic properties in a way that previously has required extreme pressures.

Pages

Subscribe to Caltech Associates RSS