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The Research Institute for the History of Science and Technology at Caltech and The Huntington announces its upcoming plans and research themes
05/15/2019

The Research Institute for the History of Science and Technology at Caltech and The Huntington announces its upcoming plans and research themes

Established this year as a joint program between the California Institute of Technology and The Huntington, Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, the new Research Institute for the History of Science and Technology at Caltech and The Huntington (RIHST) is pleased to announce its plans and research themes for the next three years.
Drosophila by Edith Wallace for Thomas Hunt Morgan 1934 Caltech Archives
When Dreams Were Fortune Tellers
05/07/2019

When Dreams Were Fortune Tellers

Whitney Clavin
A Conversation with George Pigman about Conceptions of Dreaming from Antiquity
Italian painting of Constantine's dream
This is Your Brain on Fear
04/11/2019

This is Your Brain on Fear

Dean Mobbs, assistant professor of cognitive neuroscience, researches what happens in the brain when people feel threatened. In a video interview for the Caltech Break Through campaign, Mobbs explains how he draws inspiration for his experiments from an unlikely source: horror movies.
Dean Mobbs CBIC photo
Mental Math and Life Stories
04/04/2019

Mental Math and Life Stories

Hamed Hamze (MS ’10) uses math to study how people make decisions. As a graduate student in economics, he models scenarios ranging from the hypothetical to real-world social choices such as voting.
Hamed Hamze
NSF Director France Córdova to Speak at Caltech's 125th Commencement Ceremony
03/28/2019

NSF Director France Córdova to Speak at Caltech's 125th Commencement Ceremony

Davin Malasarn
The distinguished astrophysicist, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Caltech alumna (PhD '79), will give the keynote speech at Caltech's 2019 Commencement ceremony on June 14.
Headshot of France Córdova
Caltech Student Selected for Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford
03/06/2019

Caltech Student Selected for Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford

Emily Velasco
Caltech senior Kavya Sreedhar awarded Knight-Hennessy scholarship to pursue graduate studies in circuit design and hardware at Stanford
A portrait of Kavya Sreedhar. She wears a maroon blouse and white cardigan sweater
Finding New Applications for Economics
03/01/2019

Finding New Applications for Economics

Emily Velasco
Charlie Plott's latest research looks at the bus systems that transport disabled students to school in Australia.
A portrait of Charlie Plott
Caltech and The Huntington Launch Research Institute for History of Science and Technology
02/13/2019

Caltech and The Huntington Launch Research Institute for History of Science and Technology

Caltech and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens are establishing the Advanced Research Institute in the History of Science and Technology.
A colorful collage showing bits from the history of science and technology, including a portrait of Ada Lovelace, a castle, a steam locomotive, Nikola Tesla, and a PDP-7 computer
Antonio Rangel Receives NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award
02/08/2019

Antonio Rangel Receives NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award

Emily Velasco
Antonio Rangel is a recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award from NOMIS, a Swiss organization that promotes innovative interdisciplinary research.
A portrait of Antonio Rangel. He wears glasses and a blue polo. Green trees are in the background
Autism and Theory of Mind
01/24/2019

Autism and Theory of Mind

Lorinda Dajose
Theory of mind, or the ability to represent other people's minds as distinct from one's own, can be difficult for people with autism. A new test provides researchers with a better understanding of the source of this difficulty.
A cartoon depiction of many people thinking.