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01/07/2019

Watson Lecture Preview: The Long-Run Behavior of Random Walks

Omer Tamuz, this year’s Biedebach Memorial Lecturer, will describe some classical results from random walk research and a surprising connection to economics.
photo of Omer Tamuz
12/14/2018

Neuroscience Initiative Turns Two

Lori Dajose
An update on the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience, two years after the Chens announced their historic gift to Caltech
A rendering of the Chen Neuroscience Research Building.
12/13/2018

New Visual Culture Program Coming to Campus

A grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will allow Caltech to create a new program in visual culture that will involve students, researchers, and artists.
A colorful collage consisting of imagery of neon signs, art, and 3D glasses
12/10/2018

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Fiona Cowie

Fiona Cowie, professor of philosophy at Caltech, passed away on Sunday, December 9, from complications due to cancer. She was 55 years old.
photo of Fiona Cowie
12/04/2018

Learning from Mistakes

Lori Dajose
Caltech scientists identify single neurons in the human brain that catch our mistakes and correct future behavior.
image of a
11/20/2018

Is Science In Trouble?

Emily Velasco
In recent years, researchers have begun finding that the results of many scientific studies cannot be replicated, throwing into question their validity.
A graphic showing a scientist looking into a microscope. The image is duplicated four times, with each copy becoming more obscured than the last
10/31/2018

Dams and the Damage They Do

Emily Velasco
Ted Scudder has spent over six decades studying the impacts large dams have on rivers, on the people displaced by them, and on the countries that built them. During that time, he's come to see them causing more harm than good. He's published a new book explaining why.
Ted Scudder, professor emeritus of anthropology, stands in his office. He is surrounded by file folders, books, and artifacts.
10/26/2018

From “Tycho’s Star” to Shakespeare’s Page

Elise Cutts
Caltech's Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences presents “The Science of Shakespeare,” a talk by author Dan Falk
Image of William Shakespeare
10/10/2018

Faculty Join Caltech

Caltech welcomes 12 faculty members who will join the Institute's six divisions over the academic year, representing fields ranging from cosmochemistry and microeconomics to genome engineering and the philosophical underpinnings of quantum theory.
photo of Caltech's Throop Pond
10/01/2018

Scientists Uncover Why You Can't Decide What to Order for Lunch

Emily Velasco
Caltech researchers explore the choice overload effect, a phenomenon that hampers the brain's ability to make a decision when there are too many options.
A cartoon sketch of a man standing confused in front of shelves with many items.