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A Long March Toward Progress
08/04/2020

A Long March Toward Progress

Whitney Clavin
Morgan Kousser discusses recent protests, voting obstacles in the next presidential election, and more.
Morgan Kousser
Famous Economics Experiment Reproduced Thousands of Times
08/03/2020

Famous Economics Experiment Reproduced Thousands of Times

Whitney Clavin
By partnering with an online educational company, Caltech economists have rigorously tested a simple market experiment.
Stock photo of farmers' market.
Caltech Mourns the Passing of Louis Breger (1935–2020)
07/01/2020

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Louis Breger (1935–2020)

Whitney Clavin
Louis Breger, a professor of psychoanalytic studies, emeritus, at Caltech, has passed away at age 84.
Louis Breger
"Where are My Keys?" and Other Memory-Based Choices Probed in the Brain
06/25/2020

"Where are My Keys?" and Other Memory-Based Choices Probed in the Brain

Whitney Clavin
Researchers from Caltech and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center visualize how memories are selectively retrieved in the brain.
Artwork of the brain.
Social Science in the Time of COVID: A Conversation with Ralph Adolphs
05/29/2020

Social Science in the Time of COVID: A Conversation with Ralph Adolphs

Emily Velasco
Ralph Adolphs and colleagues from Caltech and beyond are conducting an internet-based longitudinal study of how people's emotions and social behavior are changing during a global pandemic.
A portrait of Ralph Adolphs. He wears a light blue collard shirt.
What History Has Taught Us About Epidemics
05/08/2020

What History Has Taught Us About Epidemics

Whitney Clavin
A Caltech professor who studies the Parisian cholera outbreak of 1832 talks about how that epidemic compares to what we are experiencing now.
Jean-Laurent Rosenthal
Forming New Habits in the Era of the Coronavirus
04/27/2020

Forming New Habits in the Era of the Coronavirus

Whitney Clavin
Behavioral economist Colin Camerer talks about washing hands, telecommuting, and other habits emerging from the coronavirus pandemic.
Photo of hand washing.
An Invisible Threat
04/06/2020

An Invisible Threat

Whitney Clavin
The coronavirus pandemic has caused our anxiety-producing brain circuits to go into overdrive.
Illustration of the coronavirus as an invisible threat.
Super Tuesday in California: Voting Expert Explains What to Expect at the Polls
03/02/2020

Super Tuesday in California: Voting Expert Explains What to Expect at the Polls

Nicole Cho
Voters in Los Angeles and Orange counties, two of the state’s most populous, will see new voting machines as well as new voting processes.
voting buttons for 2020
A Mingling of Computational and Economic Ideas
02/18/2020

A Mingling of Computational and Economic Ideas

Whitney Clavin
The flourishing field of computational economics was born in the spaces between disciplines.
Federico Echenique, Laura Doval, and Adam Wierman at Caltech.