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There's Waldo!
06/14/2018

There's Waldo!

Emily Velasco
Caltech researchers have discovered the neurons that activate when a person finds an item they are looking for.
A black-and-white photograph of a crowd of people moving through a train station.
Caltech Celebrates Newest Cohort of Named Professors
06/11/2018

Caltech Celebrates Newest Cohort of Named Professors

During the 2017-18 academic year, Caltech recognized six faculty members with their first named professorship—the Institute's most distinguished award for individual faculty.
photo of arches in Blacker House
Caltech Partners with Orange County to Assess Integrity of June Primary Elections
05/23/2018

Caltech Partners with Orange County to Assess Integrity of June Primary Elections

Emily Velasco
Michael Alvarez, a professor of political science at Caltech, and Neal Kelley, Orange County's registrar of voters, are partnering for an election-integrity project.
An image of red, white, and blue buttons reading
Caltech, The Huntington to Celebrate Frankenstein's 200th Anniversary with Conference
05/03/2018

Caltech, The Huntington to Celebrate Frankenstein's 200th Anniversary with Conference

Emily Velasco
Caltech and The Huntington Library are hosting Frankenstein: Then and Now, 1818–2018, a conference celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's timeless novel.
Drawing of Victor Frankenstein working on his monster. A skeleton lies on the table in front of him
Author to Speak about Writing, Alcoholism, and Getting Sober
05/01/2018

Author to Speak about Writing, Alcoholism, and Getting Sober

Emily Velasco
Leslie Jamison, an essayist and best-selling author of books that include The Gin Closet: A Novel and The Empathy Exams: Essays, will speak about her struggles with alcoholism chronicled in her new memoir, The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath.
Portrait of author Leslie Jamison
Astrophysics Student Selected for Fulbright Fellowship
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
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Two from Caltech
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
Negotiations and Group Decisions: Passing Bills with Backroom Deals
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
Best-selling Author to Highlight Disastrous North Pole Expedition in Caltech Lecture
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.
Caltech and Princeton University Press Release 15th Volume of Einstein Papers
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.