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Watch and Learn: Study Shows How Brain Gains Knowledge Through Observation
03/19/2020

Watch and Learn: Study Shows How Brain Gains Knowledge Through Observation

Emily Velasco
Caltech neuroscience researchers have uncovered how the brain decides between two types of learning-by-observation in humans.
A magnifying glass examines a computer-generated brain
Einstein: Not a Lone Genius
03/04/2020

Einstein: Not a Lone Genius

Whitney Clavin
The Einstein Papers Project documents many instances of Einstein collaborating with others.
Einstein and colleagues in Holland.
Super Tuesday in California: Voting Expert Explains What to Expect at the Polls
03/02/2020

Super Tuesday in California: Voting Expert Explains What to Expect at the Polls

Nicole Cho
Voters in Los Angeles and Orange counties, two of the state’s most populous, will see new voting machines as well as new voting processes.
voting buttons for 2020
Aerospace Leader and Influential Advisor Norman R. Augustine to Give Caltech's 126th Commencement Address
02/27/2020

Aerospace Leader and Influential Advisor Norman R. Augustine to Give Caltech's 126th Commencement Address

The retired CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation and former chair of the Council of the National Academy of Engineering will deliver the keynote address on June 12.
sea of graduation caps at Commencement
Lecture on Eruption of Mount Vesuvius
02/24/2020

Lecture on Eruption of Mount Vesuvius

Whitney Clavin
Caltech professor emeritus John Brewer to talk about cultural views of volcano eruptions .
Last Days of Pompeii artwork
A Mingling of Computational and Economic Ideas
02/18/2020

A Mingling of Computational and Economic Ideas

Whitney Clavin
The flourishing field of computational economics was born in the spaces between disciplines.
Federico Echenique, Laura Doval, and Adam Wierman at Caltech.
Four Faculty Members Receive Sloan Research Fellowships
02/12/2020

Four Faculty Members Receive Sloan Research Fellowships

Lori Dajose
Stevan Nadj-Perge, Yuki Oka, Joseph Parker, and Omer Tamuz are among 126 early career researchers selected for these prestigious fellowships.
Left to right: Yuki Oka, Stevan Nadj-Perge, Joe Parker, Omer Tamuz
Hidden Donors Play Significant Role in Political Campaigns
02/10/2020

Hidden Donors Play Significant Role in Political Campaigns

Whitney Clavin
A new analysis of millions of campaign funding records reveals the role of small contributions.
Stock photo of flag and money
Lecture: "More Than Pretty Pictures"
02/05/2020

Lecture: "More Than Pretty Pictures"

Award-winning photographer to discuss visual representations of science and engineering
photo of a 2-cm drop of ferrofluid, placed on a glass slide, under which are seven circular magnets.
Should You Take the Bet?
01/16/2020

Should You Take the Bet?

Whitney Clavin
When somebody's overall uncertainty in life is large enough, then the risk of a smaller gamble becomes less significant.
Photo of dice