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05/20/2013

Watson Lecture: "Decision Making and Quality Control in Early Moments of a Protein’s Life"

Douglas Smith
Professor of Chemistry Shu-ou Shan studies the gears and springs in the molecular machinery of life. She’ll be giving us a guided tour of the cellular assembly line at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium. Admission is free.
05/02/2013

Brown, Farley, and Seinfeld Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Kimm Fesenmaier
Based on their distinguished achievements in original research, three Caltech professors—Mike Brown, Ken Farley, and John Seinfeld—are among the newly elected members and foreign associates.
04/25/2013

Fifty Years of Clearing the Skies

Douglas Smith
Los Angeles has had bouts of smog since the turn of the 20th century. Angelenos might now be living in a state of perpetual midnight—assuming we could live here at all—were it not for the work of Caltech professor Arie Jan Haagen-Smit.
04/02/2013

Thomas Miller Receives Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

The award "supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences."
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03/28/2013

Picking Apart Photosynthesis

Kimm Fesenmaier
Chemists at Caltech and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory believe they can now explain one of the remaining mysteries of photosynthesis, the chemical process by which plants convert sunlight into usable energy and generate the oxygen that we breathe.
03/15/2013

Agapie Named Cottrell Scholar

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03/05/2013

Bercaw Wins Tolman Medal

Brian Bell
The Southern California Section of the American Chemical Society (SCALACS) has selected John E. Bercaw, the Centennial Professor of Chemistry at Caltech, to receive the 2012 Tolman Medal. According to SCALACS, the Tolman Medal honors chemists for "achievements in fundamental studies; achievements in chemical technology; significant contributions to chemical education; or outstanding leadership in science on a national level." Awardees need not be residents of Southern California, but their award-related accomplishments must have been made here.
03/02/2013

Women Legislators Honor Arnold

Brian Bell
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02/08/2013

Visualizing Biological Networks in 4D

Katie Neith
Scientists at Caltech have developed techniques for visualizing the behavior of biological nanostructures in both space and time, allowing them to directly measure stiffness and map its variation throughout the network.
02/04/2013

Caltech Senior Wins Churchill Scholarship

Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech senior Andrew Meng has been selected to receive a Churchill Scholarship, which will fund his graduate studies at the University of Cambridge for the next academic year. Meng, a chemistry and physics major, was one of only 14 students nationwide who were chosen to receive the fellowship this year.