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04/30/2018

Astrophysics Student Selected for Fulbright Fellowship

Emily Velasco
Astrophysics student Roohi Dalal has received a Fulbright fellowship to travel to the Netherlands where she will study the distribution of galaxies in the universe. The way galaxies are arranged could reveal clues about how general relativity works on large scales.
A portrait of student Roohi Dalal
04/18/2018

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Two from Caltech

Lorinda Dajose
Michael Alvarez and Ellen Rothenberg, as well as two alumni, join 82 current Caltech faculty members as fellows of the prestigious honorary society.
R. Michael Alvarez
04/13/2018

Negotiations and Group Decisions: Passing Bills with Backroom Deals

In her April 25 Watson Lecture, Marina Agranov will illustrate how the rules of the negotiation process impact how money gets distributed.
Marina Agranov
04/02/2018

Best-selling Author to Highlight Disastrous North Pole Expedition in Caltech Lecture

Emily Velasco
As part of the James Michelin Distinguished Visitors Program, historian and author Hampton Sides will visit Caltech on April 10 to lecture on the ill-fated 1879 expedition of the USS Jeannette to the North Pole.
A woodcut showing the U.S.S. Jeannette being crushed by sea ice.
03/19/2018

Caltech and Princeton University Press Release 15th Volume of Einstein Papers

Emily Velasco
The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein: Volume 15: The Berlin Years: Writings & Correspondence, June 1925–May 1927, Documentary Edition is the latest collection published as a collaboration between Caltech's Einstein Papers Project, Princeton University Press, and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Einstein writes by hand at his desk. A bust of Dante sits on the corner of the desk near some books.
03/08/2018

New Humanities Class Explores Blurry Line Between Humans and Animals

Emily Velasco
Professor of Comparative Literature Jocelyn Holland is teaching a new class at Caltech this term, The Human Animal, which uses literature from the 16th through 18th centuries to discuss questions about animal intelligence, whether animals have souls, and what makes a human.
Image of a 19th-century engraving depicting animals dressed in Victorian garb and acting as humans
03/05/2018

You Don't Think Your Way Out of a Tiger Attack

Emily Velasco
Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience Dean Mobbs and other researchers have discovered the presence of two "fear" circuits in the brain. One circuit deals with immediate threats without using conscious thought. The other circuit deals with more distant threats in a cognitive, strategic fashion.
Image of a tiger running toward the viewer
02/15/2018

From Physics to Finance

Emily Velasco
An unexpected setback sent a Thomas Luke's (BS '86) career in a new direction.
Photo of Caltech Alumnus Thomas Luke with Washington, D.C. in the background.
02/12/2018

Caltech Social Scientists Weigh in on Gerrymandering Before the Supreme Court

As the U.S. Supreme Court tackles many hot-button issues, its justices recently received advice from ...
Kousser Katz Gerrymandering Story
01/05/2018

New Windows on Nature: Caltech's Instrument Makers

In this 2017 address, President Rosenbaum discusses the history, future, and critical importance of the instruments designed and built by Caltech researchers.
photo of the lecture