Caltech leads the way in areas ranging from the search for extraterrestrial life to artificial intelligence, from climate science to translating biological knowledge into life-saving technologies. When Caltech scientists and engineers are free to innovate, collaborate, and dream, the possibilities are infinite.
President Thomas Rosenbaum, Sonja and William Davidow Presidential Chair and Professor of Physics, on the pace of change in science
Nobel laureate Kip Thorne (BS ’62), Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, and Mansi Kasliwal (MS ’07, PhD ’11), Assistant Professor of Astronomy, on the next generation of astronomy, which combines light-based detections—including infrared, X-ray, ultraviolet, and radio waves—with gravitational waves to uncover the secrets of the universe
Dimitri Mawet, Associate Professor of Astronomy and Jet Propulsion Laboratory Research Scientist, and Heather Knutson, Professor of Planetary Science, on exoplanets and the search for life on other planets
Viviana Gradinaru (BS ’05), Professor of Neuroscience and Biological Engineering, Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute, and Director, Center for Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, and André Hoelz, Professor of Chemistry and Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute, on how fundamental scientific discoveries about our cells and our brains can lead to diagnostic tools and treatments for diseases such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and Alzheimer’s
Beverley McKeon, Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics, and Anima Anandkumar, Bren Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, on advances in computing power and artificial intelligence that are revolutionizing science and engineering
Anna Jaruga, Postdoctoral Scholar at Caltech/JPL, and Andrew Stuart, Bren Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, on Caltech’s quest to create a new climate model to help us better understand the changes that are taking place on our planet
Dean Mobbs, Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, on fear and anxiety circuits in the human brain
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