Table of Contents

In This Issue

Roger Wolcott Sperry, Nobel Laureate 1981
Caltech's Hixon Professor of Psychobiology shares the 1981 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discoveries concerning "functional specialization of the cerebral hemispheres."

The Universe: Past and Present Reflections
by Sir Fred Hoyle
A distinguished British astronomer suggests that interstellar grains are organic material and that life did not arise through the blind forces of nature.

Gods' Gifts or Devils' Doings?
hy Simon Ramo
A leading scientist/industrialist balances the pluses and minuses of rapid technological development.

Camping In
Getting away from it all at Catalina is a good way for freshmen to get into it at Caltech.

An Interview with John Pierce
by Paul J. Nahin
One alumnus, electrical engineer, and science fiction writer and fan interviews another.


Research in Progress
Shopping Around — Tracking Smog

Random Walk
Chemistry Lab — Happy Birthdays