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Decade of Discovery
12/19/2019

Decade of Discovery

As December winds down, we mark not just the end of another year of discovery at Caltech but the conclusion of a decade of remarkable accomplishments and research breakthroughs.
collage image for decade in review story
Caltech Students Reflect on Summer Internships at Local Start-Ups
12/16/2019

Caltech Students Reflect on Summer Internships at Local Start-Ups

Emma L. Burris-Janssen
To many people, the word “internship” conjures images of anonymous college students engaged in endless coffee runs. But, for Caltech juniors John Wang and Sam Owen, the Summer Undergraduate Startup Internship (SUSI) program offered something completely different.
John Wang and Sam Owen
A Conversation with Kara Whatley
12/12/2019

A Conversation with Kara Whatley

Judy Hill
Caltech's new librarian on modern librarianship and her goals for supporting Caltech's researchers.
Caltech librarian Kara Whatley
Balancing the Forces of the Market
11/22/2019

Balancing the Forces of the Market

Whitney Clavin
Yi Xin discusses the economics of peer-to-peer lending, or microloan, markets.
Yi Xin
Patients Missing One Brain Hemisphere Show Surprisingly Intact Neural Connections
11/19/2019

Patients Missing One Brain Hemisphere Show Surprisingly Intact Neural Connections

Whitney Clavin
A study on patients who have had half their brains removed to treat seizures reveals new insights into how human brains can adapt to dramatic changes.
Six brain scans
Algorithms Seek Out Voter Fraud
11/04/2019

Algorithms Seek Out Voter Fraud

Whitney Clavin
Political scientists have developed new tools for tracking changes in voting records
Voting picture
Scientists Take the Study of Fear to a Haunted House
10/28/2019

Scientists Take the Study of Fear to a Haunted House

Whitney Clavin
A house of deranged prisoners and other horrors has become a laboratory for studying fear.
Haunted moon.
Volcanoes, Vampires, and More
10/16/2019

Volcanoes, Vampires, and More

Whitney Clavin
The Caltech-Huntington Program in Visual Culture offers a diverse course selection
Pictures from the visual culture program.
Watson Lecture Preview: Frederick Eberhardt
10/10/2019

Watson Lecture Preview: Frederick Eberhardt

Causality: From Aristotle to Zebrafish
Frederick Eberhardt
From the Break Through Campaign: The Decisions Detective
10/10/2019

From the Break Through Campaign: The Decisions Detective

Marina Agranov’s research focuses on how people form beliefs and make choices. “I study the basic tensions people face and how they operate within them,” she explains. She tests her theories, and those of other economists, through experiments.
Marina Agranov