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05/01/2015

“Freezing a Bullet” to Find Clues to Ribosome Assembly Process

Kimm Fesenmaier
Researchers figure out how protein-synthesizing cellular machines are assembled in a stepwise fashion.
04/30/2015

JCAP Funding Renewed

Kathy Svitil
On Monday, April 27, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a five-year, $75 million renewal of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP). JCAP's mission is to explore the science and technology of artificial photosynthesis to harness solar energy for the production of fuel.
04/23/2015

American Academy Elects Five from Caltech

Lori Dajose
Three Caltech faculty and two trustees were named to the 2015 class of fellows for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest honorary societies.
04/21/2015

“Combing” Through Terahertz Waves

Kimm Fesenmaier
New device created by Caltech chemists opens the door for many new applications in a variety of fields from astronomy to chemistry and beyond.
04/16/2015

Graduate Student Receives Fellowship for New Americans

Lori Dajose
PhD candidate Mohamad Abedi has received a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Abedi and 29 other fellows were selected "for their potential to make significant contributions to US society, culture, or their academic field."
04/15/2015

Creating Targeted Cancer Drugs

Dave Zobel
A new method for detecting and inhibiting a mutation related to cancer targets the protein that exhibits the abnormality rather than the DNA that encodes it. The technique could be expanded to provide a general way of derailing other mutations only when they are actively expressed.
04/06/2015

Two Caltech Seniors Win Hertz Fellowships

Douglas Smith
Caltech seniors Adam Jermyn and Charles Tschirhart have been named 2015 Hertz Fellowship winners. Selected from a pool of approximately 800 applicants, the awardees will receive up to five years of support for their graduate studies.
2015 Hertz Foundation Fellows Charles Tschirhart (left) and Adam Jermyn (right)
03/17/2015

A Spotlight on Inventing

Shayna Chabner McKinney
Caltech professors share their thoughts and experiences on creating new technologies and methods that have changed our world.
03/09/2015

Thin Film Clears Path to Solar Fuels

Ker Than
A nickel-oxide protective coating, developed by Caltech chemists, solves a major problem in the development of ways to harness sunlight to generate fuels.
02/26/2015

Gray Wins Prestigious Medal for Achievements in Chemistry

Lori Dajose
Harry Gray, the Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry and the founding director of the Beckman Institute, was recognized for his "conspicuous achievement in chemistry."