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Investing in Research
New ideas in the field of science deserve encouragement. Even though they may have no immediate usefulness, they may turn out to have a profound effect on tomorrow's world.
by L. A. DuBridge

Stellar Explosion
Caltech researcher in astrophysics discovers a supernova—a bright star burning 100 million times brighter than the sun.

The Synchrotron
Now operating at 500,000,000 electron volts, its power will be more than doubled in a souping-up program now underway.

Why Do We Laugh and Cry?
A philosopher interprets the meaning of laughter and tears.
by Alfred M. Stern

Campus News:

The Month at Caltech

Some Notes on Student Life

Alumni News