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Diversity Retreat at Caltech
06/11/2015

Diversity Retreat at Caltech

Kathy Svitil
We recently spoke with Joseph E. Shepherd (PhD '81), dean of graduate studies and the C. L. "Kelly" Johnson Professor of Aeronautics and professor of mechanical engineering, about AGEP, the recent retreat, and Caltech's diversity initiatives.
Mike Brown's "Living Textbook"
06/03/2015

Mike Brown's "Living Textbook"

Douglas Smith
Feynman Teaching Award winner Mike Brown ventures into new fields of instruction: the Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, and the "flipped" classroom, which inverts the traditional arrangement of listening to lectures in class and doing assignments at home.
Caltech planetary science professor Mike Brown
Using Radar Satellites to Study Volcanoes
05/26/2015

Using Radar Satellites to Study Volcanoes

Kimm Fesenmaier
Taking advantage of airborne radar tools, Caltech researchers provide two possible explanations for a series of unusual earthquakes seen in Iceland during a period of volcanic activity that started in August last year.
Ditch Day? It’s Today, Frosh!
05/22/2015

Ditch Day? It’s Today, Frosh!

On May 22, students celebrated Ditch Day, one of Caltech's oldest traditions.
The Planet Finder: A Conversation with Dimitri Mawet
05/15/2015

The Planet Finder: A Conversation with Dimitri Mawet

Douglas Smith
Associate Professor of Astronomy Dimitri Mawet, who recently joined Caltech from the Paranal Observatory in Chile, searches for solar systems around other stars, and hopes to one day discover a planet much like our own.
Dimitri Mawet
Caltech, JPL Team Get Clearer Picture of Nepal Earthquake
05/05/2015

Caltech, JPL Team Get Clearer Picture of Nepal Earthquake

Shayna Chabner McKinney
Using a combination of global data and seismic observations, scientists have seen what happened below Earth's surface during the recent 7.8-magnitude Gorkha quake.
Tracking Photosynthesis from Space
05/04/2015

Tracking Photosynthesis from Space

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A new way of using the technologies aboard JPL's OCO-2 satellite allows researchers to monitor plant health and productivity on a global scale.
“Combing” Through Terahertz Waves
04/21/2015

“Combing” Through Terahertz Waves

Kimm Fesenmaier
New device created by Caltech chemists opens the door for many new applications in a variety of fields from astronomy to chemistry and beyond.
Navigating the Southern Ocean
04/21/2015

Navigating the Southern Ocean

At Caltech's Ronald and Maxine Linde Center for Global Environmental Science, researchers from diverse disciplines work together to investigate Earth's climate and its atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere; their evolution; and how they may change in the future.
Explaining Saturn’s Great White Spots
04/13/2015

Explaining Saturn’s Great White Spots

Kathy Svitil
Weight of water molecules may be key to formation of its giant storms.