JCAP Receives a 5-Year, $75M Funding Renewal

On Monday, April 27, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a five-year, $75 million renewal of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP). JCAP's mission is to explore the science and technology of artificial photosynthesis to harness solar energy for the production of fuel.

John H. Richards, 1930–2015

John H. ("Jack") Richards, professor of organic chemistry and biochemistry, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015. He was 85 years old.

Five from Caltech Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Three Caltech faculty and two trustees were named to the 2015 class of fellows for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest honorary societies.

Chemists Create “Comb” that Detects Terahertz Waves with Extreme Precision

New device created by Caltech chemists opens the door for many new applications in a variety of fields from astronomy to chemistry and beyond.

Abedi Receives Fellowship for New Americans

PhD candidate Mohamad Abedi has received a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Abedi and 29 other fellows were selected "for their potential to make significant contributions to US society, culture, or their academic field."

Inhibitor for Abnormal Protein Points the Way to More Selective Cancer Drugs

A new method for detecting and inhibiting a mutation related to cancer targets the protein that exhibits the abnormality rather than the DNA that encodes it. The technique could be expanded to provide a general way of derailing other mutations only when they are actively expressed.

Two Caltech Seniors Win Hertz Fellowships

Caltech seniors Adam Jermyn and Charles Tschirhart have been named 2015 Hertz Fellowship winners. Selected from a pool of approximately 800 applicants, the awardees will receive up to five years of support for their graduate studies.

A Spotlight on Inventing

Caltech professors share their thoughts and experiences on creating new technologies and methods that have changed our world.

One Step Closer to Artificial Photosynthesis and "Solar Fuels"

A nickel-oxide protective coating, developed by Caltech chemists, solves a major problem in the development of ways to harness sunlight to generate fuels.

Gray Wins Prestigious Medal for Achievements in Chemistry

Harry Gray, the Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry and the founding director of the Beckman Institute, was recognized for his "conspicuous achievement in chemistry."

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