Caltech and Princeton University Press Release 15th Volume of Einstein Papers

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.

New Humanities Class Explores Blurry Line Between Humans and Animals

Professor of Comparative Literature Jocelyn Holland is teaching a new class at Caltech this term, The Human Animal, which uses literature from the 16th through 18th centuries to discuss questions about animal intelligence, whether animals have souls, and what makes a human.

You Don't Think Your Way Out of a Tiger Attack

Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience Dean Mobbs and other researchers have discovered the presence of two "fear" circuits in the brain. One circuit deals with immediate threats without using conscious thought. The other circuit deals with more distant threats in a cognitive, strategic fashion.

From Physics to Finance

An unexpected setback sent a Thomas Luke's (BS '86) career in a new direction.

New Windows on Nature: Caltech's Instrument Makers

In this 2017 address, President Rosenbaum discusses the history, future, and critical importance of the instruments designed and built by Caltech researchers.

New Faculty Join Caltech in 2017

In 2017, Caltech welcomed 20 new faculty members to the Institute's six divisions—specialists in fields ranging from entomology to quantum physics.

Caltech's Chen Building Breaks Ground

The Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building breaks ground as a first round of funding to researchers is announced.

Unexpected Connections: A Conversation with Jocelyn Holland

New comparative literature professor Jocelyn Holland's research in comparative literature explores connections between literature, philosophy, and science around around the turn of the 19th century.

The Ins and Outs of Matching: A Conversation with Economist Laura Doval

Caltech's new assistant professor of economics studies dynamic matching markets—those in which prices aren't the primary drivers and in which each side of a transaction has to be chosen by the other side.

Female Tech Entrepreneurs Hampered by Bias Among Male Investors, Study Finds

Michael Ewens of Caltech and Richard Townsend of UC San Diego examined data for nearly 18,000 start-ups and found that companies started by women have a harder time finding funding because male investors prefer companies started by men.


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