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The Caltech Effect: Pivot Points
09/24/2020

The Caltech Effect: Pivot Points

The new issue features scientists and engineers who have followed unexpected paths, repurposed technology, and responded nimbly to innovative ideas and urgent needs.
Caltech Effect cover
James (Jim) J. Morgan, 1932–2020
09/22/2020

James (Jim) J. Morgan, 1932–2020

Robert Perkins
Caltech mourns the passing of James Morgan, pioneer in field of environmental health engineering.
James Morgan
Lab-Grown Earthquakes Reveal the Frictional Forces Acting Beneath Our Feet
09/02/2020

Lab-Grown Earthquakes Reveal the Frictional Forces Acting Beneath Our Feet

Robert Perkins
Engineers produce “full-field” measurements of the dynamics of motion and friction evolution in thrust-fault earthquakes in a lab
thrust vault dynamics animation
Students Use AI for a Better COVID-19 Prediction Model
08/24/2020

Students Use AI for a Better COVID-19 Prediction Model

Robert Perkins
Yaser Abu-Mostafa's students are using AI to improve the utility of epidemiology models.
Yaser Map
Collecting Hot Carriers: New Process Harvests Excited Quasiparticles
08/07/2020

Collecting Hot Carriers: New Process Harvests Excited Quasiparticles

Robert Perkins
Scientists have found a new way to collect excited, charged quasiparticles in work that could underpin future efforts to boost the efficiency of solar power.
Hot carriers
Preparations Begin for AWS Center for Quantum Computing at Caltech
08/06/2020

Preparations Begin for AWS Center for Quantum Computing at Caltech

Jennifer Torres-Siders
New building will support research and innovation in quantum computing
A rendering of the AWS Center for Quantum Computing, which is expected to open on Holliston Avenue in spring 2021.
A Pathway to Longer-Lasting Lithium Batteries
08/05/2020

A Pathway to Longer-Lasting Lithium Batteries

Andrew Moseman
Lithium-metal batteries could be 50 percent more energy-dense than today's cells. Caltech's Julia R. Greer helps to show how serious challenges in engineering them could be overcome.
Julia Greer
Dabiri Receives Waterman Award from the National Science Foundation
08/05/2020

Dabiri Receives Waterman Award from the National Science Foundation

Robert Perkins
John Dabiri has been named a recipient of the NSF's 2020 Alan T. Waterman award.
John Dabiri
From Caltech Magazine: The Art of Playful Science
07/20/2020

From Caltech Magazine: The Art of Playful Science

AnnMarie Thomas (PhD ’07) is a mechanical engineering professor who has found her life’s work in a mashup of science and play.
AnnMarie Thomas
Superconducting Twisted Bilayer Graphene—Magic not Needed?
07/15/2020

Superconducting Twisted Bilayer Graphene—Magic not Needed?

Robert Perkins
Caltech researchers discover a new way to stabilize superconductivity in a twisted graphene bilayer.
Twistronics