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Prebiotic Molecule Detected in Interstellar Cloud
06/14/2016

Prebiotic Molecule Detected in Interstellar Cloud

Lorinda Dajose
For the first time, a chiral molecule has been detected outside of our solar system. The discovery is an important step to understanding the origins of life.
Natural Quasicrystals May Be the Result of Collisions Between Objects in the Asteroid Belt
06/13/2016

Natural Quasicrystals May Be the Result of Collisions Between Objects in the Asteroid Belt

Robert Perkins
Experiment demonstrates that rare, naturally occurring quasicrystals could have been formed by high-speed impacts in space.
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The Next Big Thing
06/08/2016

The Next Big Thing

Nehaly Shah
We talked to a handful of undergraduate and graduate students prior to commencement to find out what they think will be the next big thing in science and engineering and how their plans after graduation reflect those ideas.
Ditch Day? It’s Today, Frosh!
05/27/2016

Ditch Day? It’s Today, Frosh!

Ramanuj Basu
Today students celebrate Ditch Day, one of Caltech's oldest traditions.
Gilmartin Named Dean of Undergraduate Students
05/26/2016

Gilmartin Named Dean of Undergraduate Students

Jon Nalick
On July 1, 2016, Kevin Gilmartin, professor of English, will begin serving as Caltech's dean of undergraduate students.
Seven from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Sciences
05/03/2016

Seven from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Lorinda Dajose
Three faculty members and four alumni have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
Aliso Canyon, Methane, and Global Climate: A Conversation with Paul Wennberg
04/18/2016

Aliso Canyon, Methane, and Global Climate: A Conversation with Paul Wennberg

Kimm Fesenmaier
We recently sat down with Caltech's Paul Wennberg to talk about methane emissions and how to put the Aliso Canyon event into perspective.
Geophysicist David G. Harkrider Dies
02/22/2016

Geophysicist David G. Harkrider Dies

Lorinda Dajose
David G. Harkrider, professor of geophysics, emeritus, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2016.
A New Twist on the History of Life
02/18/2016

A New Twist on the History of Life

Ker Than
Around 520 million years ago, there was a period of rapid species diversification that many scholars describe as a sort of evolutionary "big bang." New modeling results from Caltech suggest that during this time period, the continents moved towards the equator instead of toward the poles.
Considering the Future
02/16/2016

Considering the Future

On February 26, some of the nation's leading scientists and researchers—including five Nobel laureates and members of all three National Academies—will gather at Caltech to discuss some of the most perplexing questions facing humanity.