In This Issue
The Blast at Mount St. Helens: What Happened?
by Susan Werner Kieffer
Geologist Kieffer (MS '67, PhD '71) has constructed a fluid dynamics model that gives some clues about what happened in a major volcanic eruption.
A Second Golden Age in Drosophila Research
by Dennis Meredith
Research on the genetics of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is booming. The director of the Institute's News Bureau reviews Caltech's part in that research.
National Security and International Crises: The World in the 1980s
by Harold Brown
The former Secretary of Defense and Caltech President evaluates the international situation and how it got that way.
Six students in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program tell about their summer activities in the lab.
Carl Anderson - How It Was
In this excerpt from a much longer Oral History in the Institute Archives, Nobel Laureate Anderson discusses his early years at Caltech and the discovery of the positron and the first mesons.
Research in Progress
As the World Chums: Don Anderson believes that a molten ocean may once have covered the earth.
Talking Back: Bozena and Frederick Thompson's research is helping computers learn to communicate in English.
Putnam Problem Solutions
How many of the problems in the June issue of E&S were you able to answer?
Energy Saver — Coming Events — Summit Meeting — Cube Root