Table of Contents

Random Walk

by Douglas L. Smith
We all suffer from Too Much Information. A Caltech initiative may help us cope.

Apostolic Succession
by Chris Tourney
An iconoclastic look at Caltech’s great iconoclast.

The Great Sumatra Quake
by Mark Wheeler
A Caltech geologist has been studying the area for over a decade.

Art and Science: A Da Vinci Detective Story
by John Brewer
A 1929 trial that changed the way works of art are attributed.

Olfaction: A Window into the Brain
by Gilles Laurent
Studying a primitive sense illuminates the process of perception.

Obituaries: Thomas K. Caughey; Cornelius J. Pings

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