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Decade of Discovery
12/19/2019

Decade of Discovery

As December winds down, we mark not just the end of another year of discovery at Caltech but the conclusion of a decade of remarkable accomplishments and research breakthroughs.
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Caltech Researchers Develop New Quantum Algorithm
12/18/2019

Caltech Researchers Develop New Quantum Algorithm

Emily Velasco
The groups of Chan, Brandao, and Minnich have created an algorithm for quantum computers that allows them to perform calculations useful to the physical sciences.
An artist's concept of quantum computing. A string of ones and zeroes is emitted from a blue blob of plasma.
Library Science: A Conversation with Kara Whatley
12/12/2019

Library Science: A Conversation with Kara Whatley

Judy Hill
Caltech's new librarian on modern librarianship and her goals for supporting Caltech's researchers.
Caltech librarian Kara Whatley
Kornfield and Dervan named to National Academy of Inventors
12/05/2019

Kornfield and Dervan named to National Academy of Inventors

Emily Velasco
Julia Kornfield and Peter Dervan are joining the National Academy of Inventors as part of the 2019 class of fellows.
Two side-by-side portraits, showing Peter Dervan and Julia Kornfield.
Barbara Wold Appointed Director of the Merkin Institute for Translational Research
12/04/2019

Barbara Wold Appointed Director of the Merkin Institute for Translational Research

Lori Dajose
The Richard N. Merkin Institute for Translational Research was established this year with a gift from trustee Richard Merkin to Caltech's Break Through Campaign.
Barbara Wold
Creating Useful Chemicals Out of Thin Air
11/20/2019

Creating Useful Chemicals Out of Thin Air

Emily Velasco
A technology developed by researchers at Caltech and the University of Toronto turns waste carbon dioxide, water, and renewable energy into a chemical precursor to the most commonly used plastics.
Researchers conduct laboratory work to convert carbon dioxide to ethylene.
Frances Arnold Named to Pontifical Academy of Sciences by Pope Francis
11/12/2019

Frances Arnold Named to Pontifical Academy of Sciences by Pope Francis

Emily Velasco
Arnold becomes the third member of the Caltech faculty to join the academy, which is based in Vatican City.
Choosing Caltech
11/12/2019

Choosing Caltech

Judy Hill
This fall, 9 former Caltech summer scholars enrolled as graduate students at the Institute
Graduate student Daniel Mukasa
Ten Years of Research Through the Resnick Sustainability Institute
11/08/2019

Ten Years of Research Through the Resnick Sustainability Institute

Emily Velasco
A look back at the achievements of the Resnick Sustainability Institute's first decade
A lake reflects snowy mountains
New Polymer Releases Molecular Cargo in Response to Force
11/07/2019

New Polymer Releases Molecular Cargo in Response to Force

Emily Velasco
Caltech's Maxwell Robb has developed a material that undergoes a chemical change when subjected to physical force, releasing a payload molecule.
A researcher wearing a lab coat and safety glasses holds a flask of liquid in a dimly-lit lab. The flask glows a bright blue color.