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Caltech Names Laurie Leshin (MS '89, PhD '95) Director of JPL
01/27/2022

Caltech Names Laurie Leshin (MS '89, PhD '95) Director of JPL

Distinguished geochemist and space scientist brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in academic and government service to JPL
Laurie Leshin
Kneeland Youngblood Joins Caltech's Board of Trustees
01/20/2022

Kneeland Youngblood Joins Caltech's Board of Trustees

Davin Malasarn
The business executive, political figure, and physician leads a firm that aims to reduce healthcare inequalities.
Caltech Faculty Receive Named Professorships, Leadership Chairs
01/19/2022

Caltech Faculty Receive Named Professorships, Leadership Chairs

This year Caltech recognized two faculty members with the Institute's most distinguished award for individual faculty, a named professorship; and three faculty members with leadership chairs.
photo of Parsons-Gates Hall of Administration
Caltech to Celebrate Life of Martin Luther King Jr. with Weeklong Series of Events
01/14/2022

Caltech to Celebrate Life of Martin Luther King Jr. with Weeklong Series of Events

Members of the public are invited to the virtual keynote address, "It Begins with Me."
Martin Luther King, Jr. meeting with a group of students at Caltech in 1958.
Ginsburgs Give to Create New Quantum Center and Building at Caltech
01/14/2022

Ginsburgs Give to Create New Quantum Center and Building at Caltech

Ann Motrunich
The center will unite researchers exploring quantum systems and their potential uses.
Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg
Jenny Wan Named Churchill Scholar
01/12/2022

Jenny Wan Named Churchill Scholar

Whitney Clavin
Scholarship will fund her first year of studies at University of Cambridge.
Jenny Wan
Watson Lecture on January 19: Claire Bucholz on the Fascinating Story of Earth's Oxygen
01/12/2022

Watson Lecture on January 19: Claire Bucholz on the Fascinating Story of Earth's Oxygen

Andrew Moseman
On Wednesday, January 19, at 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Claire E. Bucholz, Caltech assistant professor of geology, will continue the 2021–22 Watson Lecture season with "When Earth Breathed Deeply."
Photo of Claire Bucholz
2021: Year in Review
12/15/2021

2021: Year in Review

Kathy Svitil
A look back at the Institute news of 2021.
A collage of science images
New Quantum Measurement Center Launched by Sherman Fairchild Foundation Grant
12/06/2021

New Quantum Measurement Center Launched by Sherman Fairchild Foundation Grant

Ann Motrunich
A new grant enables construction of laboratories at Caltech that will integrate gravitational-wave science and quantum precision measurement.
Tabletop optics in a laboratory that steer laser light as it is used to measure vibrations in a glass disk that serves as an experimental stand-in for a mirror in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). The experiment aims to improve LIGO mirror coatings. New coatings c twan reduce background noise in LIGO's mirrors by a factor of two, thereby increasing the volume of space that LIGO can probe by a factor of eight.
Caltech Mourns the Passing of Ed Brown
11/17/2021

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Ed Brown

Ed Brown, general manager of event productions in the Office of Strategic Communications, passed away on November 9, 2021. He was 59 years old.
Ed Brown