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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
02/14/2019

LIGO Receives New Funding to Search for More Extreme Cosmic Events

Whitney Clavin
The NSF is awarding Caltech and MIT $20.4 million to upgrade LIGO, with additional funding coming from the United Kingdom and Australia.
Engineers installing Advanced LIGO upgrades.
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
02/12/2019

Famed Oceanographer Walter Munk (BS '39, MS '40) Dead at 101

Elise Cutts
Caltech mourns the passing of alumnus and famed oceanographer Walter Munk.
Walter Munk
02/08/2019

Two Members of the Caltech Community Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Robert Perkins
Two members of Caltech community receive top engineering honor.
logo of the National Academy of Engineering on a blue background
01/29/2019

Richmond Wolf Elected as New Caltech Trustee

Jennifer Torres Siders
The business leader previously oversaw technology transfer at the Institute.
photo of Richmond Wolf
01/29/2019

David Pyott Elected as New Caltech Trustee

Jennifer Torres Siders
The former pharmaceutical executive remains active in investment and philanthropy.
photo of David Pyott
01/28/2019

Caltech Elects Two New Trustees

Richmond Wolf (MS ’94, PhD ’97) and David Pyott have joined Caltech’s governing board in recent months.
photo of Parsons-Gates Hall of Administration
01/05/2019

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Harold Brown

The Caltech president, emeritus; life member of Caltech's Board of Trustees; and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense, passed away on January 4, 2019. He was 91 years old.
photo of Harold Brown
01/02/2019

Community College Students Thrive at Caltech

Robert Perkins
Through a program run by the nonprofit Base 11, community college students can come work with researchers at Caltech.
Base 11