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02/10/2015

Why Comets Are Like Deep Fried Ice Cream

Origins of crunchy crusts on comets explained in new laboratory research
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
02/09/2015

Harry Gray receives the ACS Theodore William Richards Medal

Professor Harry Gray, Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry and the Founding Director of the Beckman Institute at the California Institute of Technology, is the recipient of the ACS Theodore William Richards Medal Award.
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02/06/2015

Six from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Lori Dajose
Four Caltech professors and two JPL scientists have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), an honor considered among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.
02/06/2015

Robert H. Grubbs Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Robert H. Grubbs, Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
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02/04/2015

Abundant Salt Makes High-Performing Catalyst

Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech chemists discover that an abundant potassium compound could replace rare precious metals used in the creation of new drugs and materials, and in agrocience.
01/21/2015

Caltech Professors Named Fellows of the AAAS

Lori Dajose
Caltech Professor of Astronomy George Djorgovski and chemist Bruce Brunschwig are among the 401 newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for 2014.
AAAS
01/06/2015

How Do You Make a Greasy Protein?

Douglas Smith
Professor of Biochemistry Bil Clemons is focused on working out the structures of and biological processes associated with membrane proteins—assemblies of protein molecules that act as transport channels through the greasy lipid membrane that encapsulates a cell.
Caltech Professor of Biochemistry Bil Clemons
11/20/2014

New Center Supports Data-Driven Research

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
The new Center for Data-Driven Discovery makes advanced computational tools available to researchers from all six Caltech divisions, plus JPL researchers.
11/13/2014

Caltech and City of Hope Formalize Collaboration

Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech and City of Hope have signed a memorandum of understanding, formalizing a relationship that encourages researchers from the two institutions to collaborate and share resources in the interest of furthering both basic scientific research and translational projects—those with a medical application. The memorandum establishes the Arthur D. Riggs Distinguished Lectureship series, which will bring scientists from across the country to speak at Caltech and City of Hope on current projects in basic research as well as on efforts to predict, prevent, diagnose, treat, and cure such diseases as cancer, diabetes, and HIV.
10/27/2014

Figuring Out How We Get the Nitrogen We Need

Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech chemists have used the resources of the Molecular Observatory to take a crucial step toward unlocking the mystery of how bacteria use an enzyme called nitrogenase to convert nitrogen into a form that living systems can use.