Researchers at Caltech Are Shining Light Deep into the Brain

Researchers in the laboratory of Michael Roukes have created a new type of optical brain probe for studying and mapping animal brains in vivo. The ultrathin silicon-based probes are shown here next to a penny for scale. Credit: Roukes Lab/Caltech To map the inner workings of the living brain, scientists have long employed various types of brain probes, beginning with simple electrical wires and moving…

Five from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Two Caltech professors and three Caltech alumni have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS). The announcement was made Tuesday, May 2. Judith Cohen (MS ’69, PhD ’71) is Caltech’s Kate Van…

JPL’s Cassini Spacecraft Records Spooky Sounds in Space

Cassini Finds 'The Big Empty' Close to Saturn Cassini Project Manager Earl Maize waits for Cassini's signal with the spacecraft's operations team in mission control at JPL on April 26, 2017. Illustration: Cassini flys by…

Work of Caltech-HMRI Boswell Fellow, Niema Pahlevan PhD, Featured in Latest Edition of Critical Care Medicine

Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) in Pasadena announces publication of “Noninvasive iPhone measurement of left ventricular ejection fraction using intrinsic frequency methodology” in Critical Care Medicine. The study was led by Niema Pahlevan, PhD, now…

Caltech Will Mark 90th Anniversary of Institute’s World Renowned Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences on May 11

Grand Canyon expedition (Caltech and Carnegie Institution), 1939 Credit: Courtesy of the Archives, California Institute of Technology On May 11, Caltech’s Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences (GPS) will celebrate its 90th anniversary with a…