In This Issue
The Search for Gravitational Waves
by Ronald W. P. Drever
Discovering gravity waves experimentally will open a new era of astronomy. An extremely sensitive Caltech detector is preparing to join the hunt for these very faint signals from space.
The Luminescent Solar Concentrator: An Illuminating Solution
for Solar Energy
by Dennis Meredith
Plastic sheets permeated with laser dyes make photo voltaic cells more efficient in reaping electricity from the sun.
It's a Real Zoo
An illustrated view of man and beast at Caltech.
Onions or Plum Puddings?
by David 1. Stevenson
A planetary scientist discusses how planets form and evolve, particularly how the heavy material gets to the inside and leaves the light material on the outside.
William H. Corcoran, 1920-1982
A report of the memorial service held for the late Institute Professor of Chemical Engineering.
To Do Mathematics: The Odyssey of a Soviet Emigré
Research in Progress
Digital vs. Analog — Communication Gap — Halley Heralded
Scenery Changes — Kenneth Wilson