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Can AI Be Fair?

Whitney Clavin
Experts discuss whether machine-learning programs can be unbiased.
Illustration representing the question of whether AI's can be fair.

Academic Regalia: The Colors of Commencement

Megan Hazle
The academic regalia worn by graduates at commencement dates back many centuries, with the gown's cut and velvet trimming indicating academic rank, and tassels, cords, and medallions denoting various honors.
Photo showing the different types of academic regalia worn by graduating Caltech students.

Watson Lecture Preview: Linda Hsieh-Wilson

Sugars: The Underappreciated Building Blocks of Life
Linda Hsieh-Wilson

Artist-in-Residence to Screen Experimental Film on Campus

Emily Velasco
Leslie Thornton, the first artist-in-residence of the new Caltech-Huntington Program in Visual Culture, will screen her 30-years-in-the-making experimental film series Peggy and Fred in Hell on campus..
A portrait of artist Leslie Thornton. She wears a red dress and glasses.

Science-Driven Plays Take Center Stage at Pasadena Playhouse

Jon Nalick
Mixing science and theater, Caltech's MACH 33 festival surges in prominence.
Poster art of astronaut on moon

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

A Community Celebration of Science

Jennifer Torres-Siders
The second annual Science for March event drew thousands of visitors to campus for science talks and interactive demonstrations.
Postdoctoral scholar Cameron Hummels leads an astronomy demonstration while visitors to the second annual Science for March event watch.

Robots Make a Big Splash in Annual Engineering Competition

Emily Velasco
Student-built bots battled for balls in the competition's first amphibious challenge in years
A robot splashes through Millikan Pond with a brightly-colored ball it has captured.

Watson Lecture Preview: Kip Thorne

In his February 27 Watson Lecture, Thorne will discuss the "warped side of our universe," and speculate on future discoveries about the birth of our universe and of the laws that govern it.
Kip Thorne

Watson Lecture Preview: Plant Growth—How Stem Cells Make Stems

In a February 13 Watson Lecture, Elliot Meyerowitz will describe how leaves and flowers appear at angles of roughly 140 degrees, answering questions that long have intrigued mathematically inclined biologists and revealing surprising modes of communication between plant stem cells.