In 2006, Paul Rothemund (BS '94) published a paper in Nature detailing his new method for folding DNA into shapes and patterns. Ten years later, the field has grown considerably.
Susan Read (MS ’00, Biology) volunteers with the Caltech Alumni Association in Washington, DC. Over the past year, she has helped to put on more than 13 events for Techers.
Repetto is the director, cochief executive officer, and cochief investment officer of Dimensional Fund Advisors, an investment firm that manages approximately $380 billion in assets.
Toy companies Roominate and Crossbeams, both founded by Caltech alumni, challenge traditional ideas of what a toy is, whom it's made for, and how it can inspire.
Caltech Professors Erik Winfree (PhD '98) and Jay R. Winkler (PhD '84) have been elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), along with Edmund W. Bertschinger (BS '79), J. Edward Russo (BS '63), Mitchell Kronenberg (PhD '83), Donald P. Gaver III (BS '82), James W. Demmel II (BS '75), Jacqueline E. Dixon (PhD '92), Brian K. Lamb (PhD '78), and Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert (MS '98, PhD '00).
The Chinese aeronautical engineer and academic leader was regarded as an architect of China's aeronautical education system.
Arthur McDonald (PhD '70) and Ian Agol (BS '92), have been named recipients of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize awards.
The director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 2001, Elachi announced his intention to retire from the position on June 30, 2016.
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Betty Hong is interested in how animals sense cues in their environment, process that information in the brain, and then use that information to guide behaviors. To study the processing of information from synapse to behavior, her work focuses on olfaction—or chemical sensing via smell—in fruit flies.