Caltech Magazine, Volume 80:1, Spring 2017

Caltech Magazine, Volume 80:1, Spring 2017. [Journal Issue]

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1. Meet Caltech band director Glenn Price 2. The Athenaeum kitchen doubles in size 3. A physics class like no other 4. Hollywood comes to Caltech

In the Community

Caltech president Thomas Rosenbaum hosted presidents from Harvey Mudd College, Pomona College, and ArtCenter College of Design in Ramo Auditorium for “Politics and American Higher Education,” a discussion about the roles and responsibilities of colleges and universities in America’s new political landscape.

Student Study

If senior Sophia Chen had to choose between her studies in electrical engineering and her role as co-captain of the Caltech women’s tennis team, she would choose her studies, she says . . . but she’d do so reluctantly.


Long before the Institute was ever envisioned, an Engelmann oak sprouted on what would become Caltech’s campus. More than 400 years later, it has become one of the Institute’s most well-known landmarks.

Minds on the Brain

The new Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience at Caltech brings together scientists and engineers across disciplines to deepen our understanding of the brain.

In Conversation

MacArthur award-winning scientists Victoria Orphan and Dianne Newman on research, microbes, and friendship.

Gut-Brain Reaction

New evidence suggests a connection between gut bacteria and the ravages of Parkinson’s disease.


Caltech and JPL are home to extreme athletes of every stripe, from runners to surfers to rock-jocks. Meet five of them.

Out of the Lab Into the Studio

Working on Bill Nye’s new science show, Teagan Wall (PhD ’15) not only helped write the script, she also designed “really, really cool” lab demos.

Jupiter's String of Pearls

The JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft captures the massive rotating storms in Jupiter’s southern hemisphere.

In Memoriam


We asked alumni: What’s the one thing every Caltech student should do or see or experience before graduation?

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