Nominate for the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Nominate for the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Caltech Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes extraordinary achievement by graduates of the California Institute of Technology. It is the highest honor the Institute bestows upon a graduate. Do you know Caltech graduates worthy of recognition? Nominate them today for the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Nominate for the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Neuroscientist Patapoutian (PhD'96) Receives Nobel

Neuroscientist Patapoutian (PhD'96) Receives Nobel

Caltech alumnus Ardem Patapoutian (PhD '96), Presidential Endowed Chair in Neurobiology and Professor at Scripps Research in La Jolla, California and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, along with David Julius of UC San Francisco. The two were honored for their "discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch," according to the award citation.

Neuroscientist Patapoutian (PhD'96) Receives Nobel

A Retrofuturistic Approach to Quantum Physics

A Retrofuturistic Approach to Quantum Physics

In the revolutionary new book Quantum Steampunk: The Physics of Yesterday’s Tomorrow, author Nicole Yunger Halpern, PhD (PhD ’18) delivers a steampunk adventure guide to how mind-blowing quantum physics is in transforming our understanding of information and energy. Available for pre-order

A Retrofuturistic Approach to Quantum Physics

The Caltech Campaign

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Stephen Mayo reflects on his unique perspective as a Caltech alumnus serving his alma mater as an administrator, and returning to his research program.

Back to the Future

Caltech Approves New Names for Campus Assets and Honors

Caltech Approves New Names for Campus Assets and Honors

The Caltech Board of Trustees, in accord with recommendations from President Thomas F. Rosenbaum, the Committee on Naming and Recognition (CNR), and the Ruddock House Renaming Committee, has approved new names for campus assets and honors.

Caltech Approves New Names for Campus Assets and Honors

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Watson Lecture - Artificial Intelligence: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Watson Lecture - Artificial Intelligence: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a remarkable technology that has profoundly impacted our lives. It now beats humans at some of their own games. How did we get here? In this lecture, Professor Yaser Abu-Mostafa (PhD '83) will describe the scientific journey of AI since the 1980s, as well as Caltech's foundational role in its development, providing examples of AI's achievements and its potential. He will also address the hype that surrounds AI, both positive and negative, and put it in scientific perspective.

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2/9/22
Watson Lecture - Artificial Intelligence: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Watson Lecture - Artificial Intelligence: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

5:00 pm
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Online (Zoom)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a remarkable technology that has profoundly impacted our lives. It now beats humans at some of their own games. How did we get here? In this lecture, Professor Yaser Abu-Mostafa (PhD '83) will describe the scientific journey of AI since the 1980s, as well as Caltech's foundational role in its development, providing examples of AI's achievements and its potential. He will also address the hype that surrounds AI, both positive and negative, and put it in scientific perspective.

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Antarctica: Cruise Aboard the National Geographic Explorer

Antarctica: Cruise Aboard the National Geographic Explorer

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Antarctica

Visit Antartica, one of the last remote and wild places on Earth, on the National Geographic Explorer.

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Antarctica: Cruise Aboard the National Geographic Explorer

Antarctica: Cruise Aboard the National Geographic Explorer

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Antarctica

Visit Antartica, one of the last remote and wild places on Earth, on the National Geographic Explorer.

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Cruise the Heart of Europe

Cruise the Heart of Europe

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Europe

Experience the heart of Europe along the great rivers that shaped its borders and traditions.

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Cruise the Heart of Europe

Cruise the Heart of Europe

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10/13/22 12:00 am
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Europe

Experience the heart of Europe along the great rivers that shaped its borders and traditions.

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The African American Experience in Paris

The African American Experience in Paris

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Paris, France

Discover how the African American expatriate community influenced Paris and go on a gastronomic walking tour.

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The African American Experience in Paris

The African American Experience in Paris

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Paris, France

Discover how the African American expatriate community influenced Paris and go on a gastronomic walking tour.

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Journey to Southern Africa

Journey to Southern Africa

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Southern Africa

Experience the nature and beauty of Southern Africa’s majestic landscape and wildlife.

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Journey to Southern Africa

Journey to Southern Africa

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Southern Africa

Experience the nature and beauty of Southern Africa’s majestic landscape and wildlife.

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Totality Over Texas

Totality Over Texas

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Texas, United States

Head to Austin, Texas to experience a total solar eclipse with astronomer Douglas Duncan, PhD (BS ’73).

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Totality Over Texas

Totality Over Texas

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Texas, United States

Head to Austin, Texas to experience a total solar eclipse with astronomer Douglas Duncan, PhD (BS ’73).

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Stephen Mayo reflects on his unique perspective as a Caltech alumnus serving his alma mater as an administrator, and returning to his research program.

Transmission: A Transformative Moment
Transmission: A Transformative Moment

From the President of the Caltech Alumni Assocation

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The 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards
The 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Caltech recognizes four graduates who have become respected leaders in fields ranging from mathematics to artificial intelligence.

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The Chimes of Bollywood
The Chimes of Bollywood

How Iram Parveen Bilal, MFA (BS '04) uses her science education to create compelling feature films

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Schema
Schema

From the Executive Director of the Caltech Alumni Association

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In His Wheelhouse
In His Wheelhouse

Henry Baer (BS '18) is a two-time Jeopardy! champ

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Match Madness
Match Madness

On March 20, 2021, Caltech Alumni faced off against MIT graduates for Match Madness, the Institutes’ first ever virtual chess tournament.

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Keep up with how Techers are transforming the world, and stay informed about the achievements of Caltech alumni and their impact locally, globally and astronomically.