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10/06/2015

Alumnus Arthur McDonald Wins 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics

Douglas Smith
Arthur B. McDonald (PhD '70), director of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) in Ontario, Canada, and Takaaki Kajita, at the University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan, have shared the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery that neutrinos can change their identities as they travel through space.
10/01/2015

New Polymer Creates Safer Fuels

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A new fuel additive developed by Caltech and JPL researchers could reduce the risk of postcrash fuel explosions.
10/01/2015

Dow Grants Support New Faculty and Instrumentation

Wayne Lewis
The Dow Chemical Company Foundation has awarded two new grants to benefit Caltech’s Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (CCE), funding faculty start-up investments and leading-edge instrumentation.
09/30/2015

Summer Interns Return with a World of Experiences

Shayna Chabner McKinney
Caltech undergraduate students returned to campus this week, many after spending the summer working at companies in biotechnology, technology, and finance, among other fields. These students have had the opportunity to learn firsthand about the career opportunities and paths that may be available to them after graduation.
09/11/2015

Scaling Up Molecular Detection in Single Cells

Kimm Fesenmaier
New imaging method allows researchers to simultaneously identify dozens of molecules within individual cells and could offer insight into how cells are organized and interact in normal and diseased tissue.
09/10/2015

A New Partnership to Support Translational Medicine Research

Marisa Demers
Thanks to a three-year gift commitment from the Heritage Medical Research Institute (HMRI), Caltech and HMRI have established a new partnership that will provide nine Caltech faculty members with funding support to advance research that relates to medicine and patient care.
08/27/2015

Caltech Chemists Solve Major Piece of Cellular Mystery

Kimm Fesenmaier
A team led by Caltech's André Hoelz has solved the architecture of the nuclear pore complex's complicated inner ring, a subcomplex that is central to the cellular machine's function. In the process, they disproved many previously held ideas about how the inner ring works.
08/27/2015

Artificial Leaf Harnesses Sunlight for Efficient Fuel Production

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A new solar fuel generation system, or artificial leaf, developed by researchers at JCAP safely creates fuel from sunlight and water with record-setting efficiency and stability.
08/12/2015

Women in STEM Preview Day

Lori Dajose
More than 100 high school seniors and their families got an inside look at the impact Caltech women are making in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
07/28/2015

Science for the Community

James Astorga
Nearly two dozen middle- and high-school students have been spending their summer studying biological systems in the field, classroom, and laboratory as part of the Community Science Academy @ Caltech.