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Caltech Funds Full Complement of Eight Leadership Chairs

Parsons-Gates Hall of Administration, home to the offices of the president and provost Caltech’s eight top academic leaders—the president, provost, and all six division chairs—now hold leadership chairs endowed by donors who believe in Caltech’s ability to change the world. The establishment of the Ronald and Maxine Linde Leadership Chair in the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) in April 2016 completed the…

Caltech Launches $2 Billion Fundraising Campaign

Friday, Caltech formally launched “Break Through: The Caltech Campaign,” an ambitious $2 billion fundraising initiative that will enable the Institute to spur the most innovative and promising research, prepare students to become leaders in science…

Through the Eyes of a Caltech Science Historian: The Global History of Space Exploration

Credit: NASA When talking about the history of space exploration, people are often quick to reference the Soviet and U.S. victories of the 1950s and 1960s, such as Sputnik and the Apollo program. However, these…

Two Caltech Seniors Win Hertz Fellowships

Left Paul Dieterle, Right Kurtis Carsch The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation has selected two Caltech seniors, Kurtis Carsch and Paul Dieterle, to receive 2016 Hertz Fellowships. A total of 12 students were selected from…

Smart Charging Network for EVs Installed at Caltech

Each of Caltech’s 54 EV charging stations in the California parking structure has a touch-screen LCD to facilitate user interaction. The chargers are all connected in an adaptive charging network, which uses a smart algorithm…

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JPL Open Houses Have Been So Successful, You’ll Need a Ticket to Get In This Year

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will now be requiring tickets for its annual Open House this year after about 45,000 people showed up at the facility…

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Two from Caltech

Left:Hirosi Ooguri, Right: Rob Phillips The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected two Caltech professors—Hirosi Ooguri and Rob Phillips—as fellows. The American Academy is one of the nation’s oldest honorary societies; this class of members is its 236th, and it includes a total of 213 scholars and leaders representing such diverse fields as academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts. Hirosi Ooguri is the director of the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Fred Kavli Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics in the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy. He works on quantum field…

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