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03/21/2016

Nanoparticle-Based Cancer Therapies Shown to Work in Humans

Ker Than
A team of researchers led by Caltech scientists has shown that nanoparticles can function to target tumors while avoiding adjacent healthy tissue in human cancer patients.
03/11/2016

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.
03/08/2016

New CCE Leadership Chair Honors the Past and Supports the Future

Marisa Demers
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.
03/01/2016

Caltech Names Six Distinguished Alumni

Ben Tomlin
Caltech has announced that Eric Betzig (BS '83), Janet C. Campagna (MS '85), Neil 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.
Distinguished Alumni Awards
02/23/2016

Counting Molecules with an Ordinary Cell Phone

Lori Dajose
Researchers have invented a new visual readout method to count individual nucleic-acid molecules within a sample. The method can be performed by any cell-phone camera.
02/16/2016

Considering the Future

On February 26, some of the nation's leading scientists and researchers—including five Nobel laureates and members of all three National Academies—will gather at Caltech to discuss some of the most perplexing questions facing humanity.
01/21/2016

Where Is Solar Energy Headed?

Ramanuj Basu
In a new paper in the journal Science, Caltech’s Nate Lewis reviews recent developments in solar-energy utilization and looks at some of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the research and development of solar-electricity, solar-thermal, and solar-fuels technologies.
01/14/2016

Van Lehn Named to Forbes's 30 Under 30 List

Lori Dajose
Postdoctoral scholar Reid Van Lehn has been named to Forbes's annual 30 Under 30 list in the science category.
12/23/2015

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Furthers Legacy of Support

Wayne Lewis
A $10 million gift helps to create a fellowship fund for graduate students
12/22/2015

Toward Liquid Fuels from Carbon Dioxide

Ker Than
Caltech researchers gain insight into carbon monoxide coupling, one carbon atom at a time.