In This Issue
by Marvin L. Goldberger
Chemical Synthesis: A New Lab Gets It Together
The new interdisciplinary laboratory reflects a revolution in chemistry and challenges some traditional barriers.
The Beckmans and Caltech: Sixty Years of Friendship
Arnold and Mabel Beckman arrived at Caltech in 1926 and have, in spirit, never really left.
The Insect as Synthetic Chemist:
Chemical Aspects of Defense, Courtship, and Mate Selection
by Jerrold Meinwald
The Beckman Lecture reveals the sophistication of insects' chemical signals.
Fifty Years of Beckman Instruments
How a multi-billion-dollar company grew out of a pH meter built for a friend.
Raised Arches, or, You Can Go Home Again
The Calder arches, banished since Throop Hall was demolished, return to grace the new lab's facade.
The Spectrophotometers That Would Not Die
A couple of Beckman instruments have survived at Caltech for a very long time.