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Students Receive 2019 Awards

Emily Velasco
Outstanding students from many disciplines have been presented with awards for their achievements.
A portrait of several students who won the 2019 Robert L. Noland Leadership Award

Table Salt Compound Spotted on Europa

Robert Perkins
New insight on Europa's geochemistry was hiding in the visible spectrum.

Caltech Launches Merkin Institute for Translational Science

A gift to Break Through: The Caltech Campaign from trustee Richard Merkin will help Caltech scientists and engineers transform discoveries and inventions into advances in human health.
Richard Merkin

"Neural Lander" Uses AI to Land Drones Smoothly

Robert Perkins
Control engineers and AI experts team up to make drones that fly more smoothly close to the ground
Neural Lander

How Life on Earth Affected Its Inner Workings

Robert Perkins
A new analysis of old records reveals that the oxygenation of the deep ocean produced a chemical signature that was recycled into the mantle and ultimately imprinted on magmas that are the building blocks of continental crust.
Bucholz redox

Geobiology Student Selected for a Fulbright

Robert Perkins
Geobiology student Elise Cutts is headed to Denmark hoping to unravel a mystery about the oxygenation of Earth's oceans.
Elise Cutts

From Caltech Magazine: A Model Climate

Robert Perkins
Researchers from across the country are on a quest to improve computer models, which hold the key to understanding our climate and predicting its future.
graphic of a cloud on a computer screen

Scientists Identify Almost 2 Million Previously "Hidden" Earthquakes

Robert Perkins
Using powerful computers and a technique called template matching, scientists identify millions of previously unidentified tiny earthquakes.
Earthquake swarm

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Caltech's John Grotzinger

Robert Perkins
John P. Grotzinger has been named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
John Grotzinger

Watson Lecture Preview: Tapio Schneider

Sharon Kaplan
Clouds and Climate Tipping Points
Tapio Schneider