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Caltech to Remove the Names of Robert A. Millikan and Five Other Eugenics Proponents
01/15/2021

Caltech to Remove the Names of Robert A. Millikan and Five Other Eugenics Proponents

The decision will lead to the renaming of three campus buildings, including Millikan Library, and a student residence.
aerial view of the Caltech campus
What Neural Networks Playing Video Games Teach Us About Our Own Brains
01/07/2021

What Neural Networks Playing Video Games Teach Us About Our Own Brains

Lori Dajose
A new study examines a deep neural network making decisions in complex situations, illustrating how our own brains encode and make decisions.
Rows of small pixelated
Caltech Student Investment Fund Passes Million-Dollar Mark
01/05/2021

Caltech Student Investment Fund Passes Million-Dollar Mark

Andrew Moseman
Started in 1978 to give students hands-on investment experience, the Student Investment Fund also uses its earnings to support student organizations.
Financial markets
2020: A Year In Review
12/17/2020

2020: A Year In Review

Reflecting on community achievements in a year of international upheaval
Composition of images from highlighted stories throughout 2020
Teaching the Science of Extinction During the COVID Pandemic
12/11/2020

Teaching the Science of Extinction During the COVID Pandemic

Andrew Moseman
Dan Lewis, Dibner Senior Curator for the History of Science & Technology at the Huntington Library, uses evocative thought experiments to connect with students over Zoom.
Dan Lewis
A Pivotal Shift from Fruit Flies to Economics
12/01/2020

A Pivotal Shift from Fruit Flies to Economics

Whitney Clavin
New economics professor Kirby Nielsen discusses her biology background and economics career.
Kirby Nielsen
Caltech Mourns the Passing of Professor Kim Border (1952–2020)
11/21/2020

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Professor Kim Border (1952–2020)

Whitney Clavin
Longtime professor of economics Kim Border passed away November 19. He was 68 years old.
Kim Border
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.
Caltech Authors Examine Election Integrity in New Book
11/06/2020

Caltech Authors Examine Election Integrity in New Book

Jennifer Torres
Securing American Elections is available for free online for a limited time
Isometric illustration of a ballot box, phone, computer, stars, magnifying glass, charts, and a checklist
Expanding the WAVE Pipeline
11/05/2020

Expanding the WAVE Pipeline

Judy Hill
WAVE Fellows program for underrepresented students in STEM to double in size
Graduate student Rebekah Loving with Bren Professor of Computational Biology and Computing and Mathematical Sciences Lior Pachter