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.

Caltech Elects Three New Members to Board of Trustees

Spencer Abraham, Rebecka Belldegrun, and alumna Ann Stimmler Johnson have been elected to the Caltech Board of Trustees.

Bill Gates Visits Caltech

Legendary technologist and philanthropist Bill Gates offers wisdom and advice to the next generation of scientists and engineers at Caltech.

Curious Tilt of the Sun Traced to Undiscovered Planet

"Planet Nine," which may lurk beyond Neptune, may be the reason that the solar system's planets orbit at a six-degree angle with respect to the sun.

Jane Arnault-Factor Named President of the Associates

The businesswoman and former college professor will lead Caltech’s longest-serving support group.

Shapiro Wins Packard Fellowship

The fellowship, for early career scientists and engineers, awards $875,000 over five years.

Engelmann Oak Treated for Fungal Infection

Caltech's historic 400-year-old Engelmann oak has been severely weakened by a fungal infection and the ongoing drought.


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