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Reducing Coincidence with Mathematics: An Interview with Nets Katz
10/17/2013

Reducing Coincidence with Mathematics: An Interview with Nets Katz

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, Nets Katz began pursuing mathematics at an early age, earning a bachelor's degree at the age of 17 and a doctorate at 20. He joined the faculty at Caltech in January 2013.
Notes from the Back Row: "Quantum Entanglement and Quantum Computing"
05/10/2013

Notes from the Back Row: "Quantum Entanglement and Quantum Computing"

Douglas Smith
John Preskill, the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, is hooked on quanta.
Bruno Named SIAM Fellow
04/23/2013

Bruno Named SIAM Fellow

Brian Bell
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) named Oscar P. Bruno, professor of applied and computational mathematics at Caltech, as a member of its 2013 Class of Fellows. Bruno is one of 33 fellows selected by SIAM for "exemplary research as well as outstanding service to the community," according to the organization. "Through their contributions, the 2013 Class of Fellows is helping advance the fields of applied mathematics and computational science," the organization stated in a March 29 press release.
Watson Lecture: "Quantum Entanglement and Quantum Computing"
04/02/2013

Watson Lecture: "Quantum Entanglement and Quantum Computing"

Douglas Smith
John Preskill, the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, is himself deeply entangled in the quantum world. Different rules apply there, and objects that obey them are now being made in our world, as he explains at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. Admission is free.
Caltech Faculty Named AMS Fellows
11/01/2012

Caltech Faculty Named AMS Fellows

Marcus Woo
Nine members of Caltech's faculty have been named to the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).
Venkat Chandrasekaran: Working Optimally
09/26/2012

Venkat Chandrasekaran: Working Optimally

Kimm Fesenmaier
Venkat Chandrasekaran, an assistant professor of computing and mathematical sciences, arrived at Caltech in early September.
L.A. Times Shines Spotlight on HSS
06/19/2012

L.A. Times Shines Spotlight on HSS

Kimm Fesenmaier

Caltech's core curriculum is designed to prepare students for the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary research in science and technology and requires that they complete what amounts to a class each quarter in the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS). The Los Angeles Times recently focused the spotlight on this aspect of the Caltech experience, featuring several of the division's students. 

Caltech Graduate Student Wins DOE Fellowship for Computational Science
06/11/2012

Caltech Graduate Student Wins DOE Fellowship for Computational Science

Kimm Fesenmaier

Caltech graduate student Melissa Yeung has been selected as one of 21 students nationally to receive a Department of Energy (DOE) Computational Science Graduate Fellowship. The honor covers up to four years of support for graduate studies in fields that focus on the use of high-performance computing technology to solve complex problems in science and engineering.

Modeling Markets
03/23/2012

Modeling Markets

Marcus Woo

Chris Shannon, the Richard Merkin Professor of Economics and Mathematics, is one of Caltech's newest faculty members. Her research involves developing mathematical models to understand financial markets and other mechanisms that allocate goods, such as auctions.

Vladimir Markovic Receives Clay Research Award
02/28/2012

Vladimir Markovic Receives Clay Research Award

Allison Benter

Caltech's Vladimir Markovic, professor of mathematics, has been chosen to receive the 2012 Clay Research Award from the Clay Mathematics Institute. 

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