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NASA Leadership Visits JPL, Discusses Climate Change and Mars

Friday, October 15, 2021 | 6:25 am

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy affirmed the agency’s commitment to studying climate change during a visit to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena Thursday. The visit was hosted by JPL Interim Director Larry James and... More »


Caltech Cosmochemist François Tissot Named a Packard Fellow

Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 2:06 pm

François Tissot, assistant professor of geochemistry and Heritage Medical Research Institute Investigator, has been selected as one of the 2021 Packard Fellows for Science and Engineering. The fellowship is awarded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation an... More »


How Long Does a Neutron Live?

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 9:55 am

Particles called neutrons are typically very content inside atoms. They stick around for billions of years and longer inside some of the atoms that make up matter in our universe. But when neutrons are free and floating alone outside of an atom, they start to ... More »


David Van Valen Named a Moore Inventor Fellow

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 3:49 pm

David Van Valen (PhD ’11), assistant professor of biology and biological engineering, has been named a 2021 Moore Inventor Fellow. He is one of five fellows named this year by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Each fellow will receive $825,000 to “further... More »


Ask a Caltech Expert: Professor Harry Atwater on the Power of Sunlight

Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 4:49 am

As part of Conversations on Sustainability, a webinar series hosted by the Caltech Science Exchange, Harry Atwater, director of the Liquid Sunlight Alliance (LiSA), discussed the need for carbon-capture technology as well as research that aims to mitigate the ... More »


Caltech Campaign Raises $3.4 Billion

Friday, October 1, 2021 | 8:08 am

Caltech announced today that Break Through: The Caltech Campaign, the largest campaign in the Institute’s history, raised $3.4 billion from more than 14,500 donors. The Institute is the smallest undergraduate institution in the country to raise more than $3 bi... More »