Viviana Gradinaru (BS '05) is the recipient of an Innovator in Science Award from Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and the New York Academy of Sciences.
CAST will unite engineers and scientists from many disciplines to advance research on robotics, drones, driverless cars, and machine learning
For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves—ripples in space and time—in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. This marks the first time that a cosmic event has been viewed in both gravitational waves and light.
Caltech Distinguished Alumnus Michael Rosbash (BS '65) has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He shares the prize with Jeffrey C. Hall and Michael W. Young. The trio were honored for identifying the gene that controls circadian rhythms.
James Zhu likes to think that the newly endowed Caltech C Graduate Fellowship he helped create had its origins 1.3 billion years ago, with the violent collision of two monster black holes.
You may have heard of Carver Mead. But even if you haven’t, your day-to-day world is shaped by technologies that can be traced back to him and his protégés at Caltech. Such as the device you’re using to read this story.
Peter Hung has seen Caltech from a variety of angles—as an undergraduate, a graduate student, an award-winning instructor, a research mentor, an alumnus, and a donor. His story is a case study in what Caltech gives to its community, and how that community gives back.
Eric Schultz, age 44, was a test pilot in the US Air Force. He died on September 5, 2017 in the line of duty during a training mission on the Nevada Test and Training Range, about 100 miles northwest of Nellis Air Force Base.