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Hundreds of Copies of Newton's Principia Found in New Census
11/10/2020

Hundreds of Copies of Newton's Principia Found in New Census

Whitney Clavin
A systematic search for copies of the first edition of Newton's Principia (1687) unearthed copies in at least 27 countries, yielding new insights about how people engaged with the famous book.
Photo of Caltech's Principia.
What is Motherhood? It's Complicated
10/22/2020

What is Motherhood? It's Complicated

Judy Hill
A new humanities course at Caltech explores the many maternal frameworks through which the world is built and imagined.
Roots painting by Frida Kahlo
The Caltech Effect: Pivot Points
09/24/2020

The Caltech Effect: Pivot Points

The new issue features scientists and engineers who have followed unexpected paths, repurposed technology, and responded nimbly to innovative ideas and urgent needs.
Caltech Effect cover
Teaching Film in the Time of Zoom
06/22/2020

Teaching Film in the Time of Zoom

Judy Hill
English professor Cathy Jurca makes changes to her introductory film class to adapt to remote learning during the pandemic.
Battleship Potemkin still
A Conversation with Danielle Wiggins
05/29/2020

A Conversation with Danielle Wiggins

Judy Hill
Caltech's new assistant history professor brings a focus on recent African American history
Danielle Wiggins
What History Has Taught Us About Epidemics
05/08/2020

What History Has Taught Us About Epidemics

Whitney Clavin
A Caltech professor who studies the Parisian cholera outbreak of 1832 talks about how that epidemic compares to what we are experiencing now.
Jean-Laurent Rosenthal
Einstein: Not a Lone Genius
03/04/2020

Einstein: Not a Lone Genius

Whitney Clavin
The Einstein Papers Project documents many instances of Einstein collaborating with others.
Einstein and colleagues in Holland.
Lecture on Eruption of Mount Vesuvius
02/24/2020

Lecture on Eruption of Mount Vesuvius

Whitney Clavin
Caltech professor emeritus John Brewer to talk about cultural views of volcano eruptions .
Last Days of Pompeii artwork
Four Faculty Members Receive Sloan Research Fellowships
02/12/2020

Four Faculty Members Receive Sloan Research Fellowships

Lori Dajose
Stevan Nadj-Perge, Yuki Oka, Joseph Parker, and Omer Tamuz are among 126 early career researchers selected for these prestigious fellowships.
Left to right: Yuki Oka, Stevan Nadj-Perge, Joe Parker, Omer Tamuz
Lecture: "More Than Pretty Pictures"
02/05/2020

Lecture: "More Than Pretty Pictures"

Award-winning photographer to discuss visual representations of science and engineering
photo of a 2-cm drop of ferrofluid, placed on a glass slide, under which are seven circular magnets.
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