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Scott Cushing, an assistant professor of chemistry, was unanimously recommended to become the inaugural recipient of the prize by the selection committee in recognition of "the breadth, diversity, and impact of his mentoring efforts, which spanned mental health, LGBTQIA+ support, grad student culture, work-life balance, and outreach beyond campus."

Read more: https://www.caltech.edu/about/news/scott-cushing-named-inaugural-malcom-prize-recipient
Caltech Distinguished Alumna Arati Prabhakar (MS '80, PhD '85) has been nominated by The White House to lead the Office of Science and Technology Policy. In this profile, get to know more about Prabhakar and her work helping develop the future of America's innovation ecosystem.

https://www.alumni.caltech.edu/techer/discovery-channels
In a changing landscape of energy production, how do companies acculturate policymakers and the public?

Professor Brian Jacobson explores this question and more in a project on the cinema of big oil. 🛢
Attend a hybrid Watson Lecture on Wed., June 29 at 5 p.m. PDT with Josh Willis, lead scientist for multiple NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory projects addressing global sea level rise, one of the major environmental challenges of the 21st century. More info: https://www.caltech.edu/campus-life-events/calendar/watson-lecture-rising-tide
The nuclear pore complex is perhaps one of the most complex and important parts of a cell, carefully controlling access to the nucleus, where DNA is stored and used. Now, a Caltech team has deciphered the biggest chunk of it so far, down to its very atoms.
Congratulations to Carver Mead on being awarded the 2022 Kyoto Prize for his leading contributions to the principles of VLSI systems design—the foundation of modern computing.
The LIGO Exploration Center, LIGO Hanford Observatory's new 13,000-square-foot educational center, is now open! Featuring up to 50 interactive exhibits and educational displays, the new center is expected to host up to 10,000 visitors per year.
On June 7, at Caltech's Palomar Observatory, members of the Pauma band of indigenous peoples gathered to celebrate the naming of the first known asteroid to circle entirely within the orbit of Venus. They chose to name the asteroid 'Ayló'chaxnim, or "Venus girl" in their native language of Luiseño.

The asteroid was originally discovered in 2020 by the Zwicky Transient Facility, or ZTF, which operates at the Palomar Observatory. Sometime after its discovery, the ZTF team decided to ask the Pauma band, whose ancestral lands include the mountainous region where the observatory is located, if they would like to bestow the new cosmic find with a name of their choosing.
“What we’re most likely seeing is a pulsar wind nebula,” said graduate student Dillon D**g in a new story from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). D**g, and Professor of Astronomy Gregg Hallinan, have discovered one of the youngest known neutron stars.
Congratulations to Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, Bren Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering and affiliated faculty member with Caltech's Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience, for being awarded the 2022 NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award!
A new image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, now including observations made in ultraviolet light, shows thousands of distant galaxies in an assortment of shapes, and may help reveal how the first stars ended the universe's so-called dark ages.
Launched from a rocket strapped to the belly of an aircraft on June 13, 2012, NASA's NuSTAR mission is celebrating 10 years in space! The mission has made discoveries about black holes, supernova remnants, pulsars, our own fiery sun, and more. 🛰️

At Caltech, scholars expand human knowledge and benefit society through bold, collaborative explorations in science and engineering. As a private research university that was founded on the premise of learning through discovery, Caltech challenges students intellectually, builds analytical skills, develops character, and cultivates the knowledge needed to inspire and execute powerful ideas.

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With so many political polls making news lately, it may be worth refreshing your knowledge on how polls work. Check out this comic-style explainer from the

An Ocean of Galaxies Awaits 07/14/2022

An Ocean of Galaxies Awaits

New COMAP radio survey will peer beneath the "tip of the iceberg" of galaxies to unveil a hidden era of star formation

🌌 https://www.caltech.edu/about/news/an-ocean-of-galaxies-awaits

An Ocean of Galaxies Awaits New COMAP radio survey will peer beneath the "tip of the iceberg" of galaxies to unveil a hidden era of star formation.

Mistakes and Rethinking Behavioral Economics 07/13/2022

Mistakes and Rethinking Behavioral Economics

People do not always behave in the way economic theories predict they will.

When people do not behave according to a theory, economists have tended to assume the theory is bad and should be reconsidered, but Caltech's Kirby Nielsen suggests another possibility: sometimes people just make mistakes.

Mistakes and Rethinking Behavioral Economics New research by Kirby Nielsen explores why people err when making decisions and what it means for some basic tenets of behavioral economics.

Nanoparticle Vaccine Protects Against a Spectrum of COVID-19-causing Variants and Related Viruses 07/12/2022

Nanoparticle Vaccine Protects Against a Spectrum of COVID-19-causing Variants and Related Viruses

A new type of vaccine provides protection against a variety of SARS-like betacoronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 variants.

When vaccinated with this so-called mosaic nanoparticle, animal models were protected from an additional coronavirus, SARS-CoV, that was not one of the eight represented on the nanoparticle vaccine.

Read more about this exciting work: https://www.caltech.edu/about/news/sars-coronavirus-variant-vaccine-bjorkman

Nanoparticle Vaccine Protects Against a Spectrum of COVID-19-causing Variants and Related Viruses New vaccine may protect against future variants of coronaviruses, such as COVID-19 and SARS

Why Does the Inside of the Solar System Not Spin Faster? An Old Mystery Has a Possible New Solution 07/12/2022

Why Does the Inside of the Solar System Not Spin Faster? An Old Mystery Has a Possible New Solution

Astronomers still aren't sure why the inner part of the accretion disk surrounding a young star doesn't spin as fast as physics would suggest.

Caltech scientists have proposed a new solution to the problem, based on data from a detailed simulation.

🥏 https://www.caltech.edu/about/news/why-does-the-inside-of-the-solar-system-not-spin-faster-an-old-mystery-has-a-possible-new-solution

Why Does the Inside of the Solar System Not Spin Faster? An Old Mystery Has a Possible New Solution The motion of charged particles in the gas disk around newly formed stars may account for a seeming lack of conservation of angular momentum.

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Conversations on the Quantum World : Why Space Isn’t What You Think It Is. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. 07/11/2022

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Conversations on the Quantum World : Why Space Isn’t What You Think It Is. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

📅 RSVP now for tomorrow's "Conversations on the Quantum World" event (7/12 at 11 a.m. PT) featuring professors Rana Adhikari and Kathryn Zurek. They'll join science writer Whitney Clavin to discuss how they use innovative instrumentation and approaches to unite the microscopic world of physics with the macroscopic world of gravity.

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Conversations on the Quantum World : Why Space Isn’t What You Think It Is. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. Quantum science emerged from studies of the smallest objects in nature. Today, it promises to deepen our understanding of the universe and deliver groundbreaking technology, from quantum computers to ultra-precise measuring devices to next-generation materials, with Caltech defining the discipline.....

Cosmic Radio Pulses Probe Hidden Matter Around Galaxies 07/08/2022

Cosmic Radio Pulses Probe Hidden Matter Around Galaxies

Powerful radio pulses originating deep in the cosmos can be used to study hidden pools of gas cocooning nearby galaxies, according to a new study appearing in the journal Nature Astronomy.

Read more: https://www.caltech.edu/about/news/cosmic-radio-pulses-probe-hidden-matter-around-galaxies

Cosmic Radio Pulses Probe Hidden Matter Around Galaxies Caltech researchers show that "fast radio bursts" are slowed down by giant unseen halos around nearby galaxies

07/07/2022

UPDATE: The campus lockdown has officially been lifted, per updates from @PasadenaPD and Caltech Security. Feel free to resume normal activity at this time.

Original post: Caltech and our neighbor PCC have shared lockdown orders at the request of @PasadenaPD as they work to apprehend robbery suspects in the vicinity.

If you are not on campus, do not come to campus. If you are on campus, please remain in place until you receive a release of the lock down order.

Nanoparticle Vaccine Protects Against a Spectrum of COVID-19-causing Variants and Related Viruses 07/07/2022

Nanoparticle Vaccine Protects Against a Spectrum of COVID-19-causing Variants and Related Viruses

What if a vaccine could protect against pandemics that haven’t happened yet?

A new vaccine candidate from the @bjorkmanlab produces immunity against variants and a spectrum of additional related viruses.

Read the full story: https://www.caltech.edu/about/news/sars-coronavirus-variant-vaccine-bjorkman

Nanoparticle Vaccine Protects Against a Spectrum of COVID-19-causing Variants and Related Viruses New vaccine may protect against future variants of coronaviruses, such as COVID-19 and SARS

What Comes After the Higgs Boson 07/06/2022

What Comes After the Higgs Boson

Ten years after the discovery of the elusive Higgs boson, Caltech scientists ponder what comes next:
https://www.caltech.edu/about/news/what-comes-after-higgs

What Comes After the Higgs Boson Ten years after the discovery of the elusive Higgs boson, Caltech scientists ponder what comes next

Hundreds of Copies of Newton's Principia Found in New Census 07/06/2022

Hundreds of Copies of Newton's Principia Found in New Census

in 1687, Isaac Newton's groundbreaking science book Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (known more colloquially as the Principia) was first published.

In this story from 2020, read about a decade-long, global search to uncover hidden copies of the famous text, led by Caltech's Mordechai Feingold: https://www.caltech.edu/about/news/hundreds-copies-newtons-emprincipiaem-found-new-census

Hundreds of Copies of Newton's Principia Found in New Census A systematic search for copies of the first edition of Newton's Principia (1687) unearthed copies in at least 27 countries, yielding new insights about how people engaged with the famous book.

Nanoparticle Vaccine Protects Against a Spectrum of COVID-19-causing Variants and Related Viruses 07/05/2022

Nanoparticle Vaccine Protects Against a Spectrum of COVID-19-causing Variants and Related Viruses

A new type of vaccine provides protection against a variety of SARS-like betacoronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 variants, in mice and monkeys, according to a study led by researchers in the laboratory of Caltech's Pamela Bjorkman, the David Baltimore Professor of Biology and Bioengineering.

Read more: https://www.caltech.edu/about/news/sars-coronavirus-variant-vaccine-bjorkman

This preclinical vaccine validation study was funded by Wellcome Leap, and built directly on initial development and proof-of-principle studies funded early in the pandemic by Caltech's Merkin Institute for Translational Medicine.

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Nanoparticle Vaccine Protects Against a Spectrum of COVID-19-causing Variants and Related Viruses New vaccine may protect against future variants of coronaviruses, such as COVID-19 and SARS

Steven Chu Calls For A Fourth Agricultural Revolution 07/02/2022

Steven Chu Calls For A Fourth Agricultural Revolution

In this article, Forbes features commentary by Nobel Laureate Steven Chu on the opportunities for addressing climate change through modifications in agriculture, based on Chu's presentation at the recent Caltech CE10 event.

Explore this story, then visit https://www.ce10.caltech.edu to hear commentary by other visionary leaders.

Steven Chu Calls For A Fourth Agricultural Revolution The first three agricultural revolutions allowed the human population to blossom by the billions, but they had—in the words of Nobel Laureate Steven Chu—“unintended consequences.”

Methods from Weather Forecasting Can Be Adapted to Assess Risk of COVID-19 Exposure 07/01/2022

Methods from Weather Forecasting Can Be Adapted to Assess Risk of COVID-19 Exposure

Cloudy with a chance of COVID? Techniques used in weather forecasting can be repurposed to provide individuals with a personalized assessment of their risk of exposure to COVID-19 or other viruses, according to new research.

Read more: https://www.caltech.edu/about/news/methods-from-weather-forecasting-can-be-adapted-to-assess-risk-of-covid-19-exposure

Methods from Weather Forecasting Can Be Adapted to Assess Risk of COVID-19 Exposure A more granular understanding of risk could reduce the need for widespread lockdowns during an epidemic.

Alum to Alum: A Conversation With Nobel Prize Winner Ardem Patapoutian — Caltech Magazine 06/30/2022

Alum to Alum: A Conversation With Nobel Prize Winner Ardem Patapoutian — Caltech Magazine

In a conversation with Lori Dajose (BS '15), Nobel Laureate Ardem Patapoutian (PhD '96) discusses his upbringing in Lebanon, his support for immigrants in science, and how his time at Caltech spent living in a building once inhabited by famous biologists influenced the trajectory of his life and career.

See the full video of the conversation on the @Caltech Magazine website or read through a featured excerpt.

https://magazine.caltech.edu/post/ardem-patapoutian-nobel-alum-interview

Alum to Alum: A Conversation With Nobel Prize Winner Ardem Patapoutian — Caltech Magazine by Lori Dajose (BS ‘15)

06/28/2022

Tune in June 29 | Free livestream lecture: "Rising tide: Tackling sea level rise from above and below"

In this free public lecture, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist Josh Willis will discuss how several current missions will provide revolutionary data for modeling ocean and ice interactions and lead to improved estimates of global sea level rise.

Click here for details on how to attend in-person or tune in for the livestream: https://www.caltech.edu/campus-life-events/calendar/watson-lecture-rising-tide

Scott Cushing Named Inaugural Malcom Prize Recipient 06/28/2022

Scott Cushing Named Inaugural Malcom Prize Recipient

Scott Cushing, an assistant professor of chemistry, was unanimously recommended to become the inaugural recipient of the prize by the selection committee in recognition of "the breadth, diversity, and impact of his mentoring efforts, which spanned mental health, LGBTQIA+ support, grad student culture, work-life balance, and outreach beyond campus."

Read more: https://www.caltech.edu/about/news/scott-cushing-named-inaugural-malcom-prize-recipient

Scott Cushing Named Inaugural Malcom Prize Recipient The assistant professor of chemistry was selected for “the breadth, diversity, and impact of his mentoring efforts” at Caltech.

Techer | Discovery Channels 06/23/2022

Techer | Discovery Channels

Caltech Distinguished Alumna Arati Prabhakar (MS '80, PhD '85) has been nominated by The White House to lead the Office of Science and Technology Policy. In this profile, get to know more about Prabhakar and her work helping develop the future of America's innovation ecosystem.

https://www.alumni.caltech.edu/techer/discovery-channels

Techer | Discovery Channels How Arati Prabhakar Aims to Transform Our Innovation Ecosystem

The Cinema of Big Oil 06/22/2022

The Cinema of Big Oil

In a changing landscape of energy production, how do companies acculturate policymakers and the public?

Professor Brian Jacobson explores this question and more in a project on the cinema of big oil. 🛢

The Cinema of Big Oil A conversation with Brian R. Jacobs, professor of visual culture in Caltech’s humanities and social sciences division, about his research into the trove of films oil and gas companies have made about themselves.

06/21/2022

Attend a hybrid Watson Lecture on Wed., June 29 at 5 p.m. PDT with Josh Willis, lead scientist for multiple NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory projects addressing global sea level rise, one of the major environmental challenges of the 21st century. More info: https://www.caltech.edu/campus-life-events/calendar/watson-lecture-rising-tide

Decoding a Key Part of the Cell, Atom by Atom 06/17/2022

Decoding a Key Part of the Cell, Atom by Atom

The nuclear pore complex is perhaps one of the most complex and important parts of a cell, carefully controlling access to the nucleus, where DNA is stored and used. Now, a Caltech team has deciphered the biggest chunk of it so far, down to its very atoms.

Decoding a Key Part of the Cell, Atom by Atom A team led by André Hoelz has made two big leaps forward in our understanding of a vital cellular gateway.

Carver Mead Awarded Kyoto Prize by Inamori Foundation 06/17/2022

Carver Mead Awarded Kyoto Prize by Inamori Foundation

Congratulations to Carver Mead on being awarded the 2022 Kyoto Prize for his leading contributions to the principles of VLSI systems design—the foundation of modern computing.

Carver Mead Awarded Kyoto Prize by Inamori Foundation Legendary Caltech computer engineer honored with Kyoto Prize

LIGO Hanford's New 13,000-Square-Foot Educational Center is Open 06/16/2022

LIGO Hanford's New 13,000-Square-Foot Educational Center is Open

The LIGO Exploration Center, LIGO Hanford Observatory's new 13,000-square-foot educational center, is now open! Featuring up to 50 interactive exhibits and educational displays, the new center is expected to host up to 10,000 visitors per year.

LIGO Hanford's New 13,000-Square-Foot Educational Center is Open Funded by $8.1-million in grants from the state of Washington, The LIGO Exploration Center aims to inspire curiosity in people of all backgrounds and ages.

Native Americans Name Asteroid 'Ayló'chaxnim or 'Venus Girl' 06/16/2022

Native Americans Name Asteroid 'Ayló'chaxnim or 'Venus Girl'

On June 7, at Caltech's Palomar Observatory, members of the Pauma band of indigenous peoples gathered to celebrate the naming of the first known asteroid to circle entirely within the orbit of Venus. They chose to name the asteroid 'Ayló'chaxnim, or "Venus girl" in their native language of Luiseño.

The asteroid was originally discovered in 2020 by the Zwicky Transient Facility, or ZTF, which operates at the Palomar Observatory. Sometime after its discovery, the ZTF team decided to ask the Pauma band, whose ancestral lands include the mountainous region where the observatory is located, if they would like to bestow the new cosmic find with a name of their choosing.

Native Americans Name Asteroid 'Ayló'chaxnim or 'Venus Girl' The Pauma band of San Diego has named an asteroid that orbits close to the sun 'Ayló'chaxnim or "Venus Girl."

Astronomers Find Evidence for Most Powerful Pulsar in Distant Galaxy - National Radio Astronomy Observatory 06/15/2022

Astronomers Find Evidence for Most Powerful Pulsar in Distant Galaxy - National Radio Astronomy Observatory

“What we’re most likely seeing is a pulsar wind nebula,” said graduate student Dillon Dong in a new story from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). Dong, and Professor of Astronomy Gregg Hallinan, have discovered one of the youngest known neutron stars.

Astronomers Find Evidence for Most Powerful Pulsar in Distant Galaxy - National Radio Astronomy Observatory Astronomers using data from the VLA Sky Survey have discovered one of the youngest known neutron stars -- possibly as young as only 14 years. The dense remnant of a supernova explosion was revealed when bright radio emission powered by the pulsar's powerful magnetic field emerged from behind a thick...

Zernicka-Goetz Receives Honors from the NOMIS Foundation 06/15/2022

Zernicka-Goetz Receives Honors from the NOMIS Foundation

Congratulations to Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, Bren Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering and affiliated faculty member with Caltech's Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience, for being awarded the 2022 NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award!

Zernicka-Goetz Receives Honors from the NOMIS Foundation Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz has received the 2022 NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award for innovative and groundbreaking research.

Thousands of Galaxies Shine in Ultraviolet Light in New Hubble Image 06/14/2022

Thousands of Galaxies Shine in Ultraviolet Light in New Hubble Image

A new image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, now including observations made in ultraviolet light, shows thousands of distant galaxies in an assortment of shapes, and may help reveal how the first stars ended the universe's so-called dark ages.

Thousands of Galaxies Shine in Ultraviolet Light in New Hubble Image Caltech researchers have produced new images that may help reveal how the first stars ended our universe's dark ages.

NuSTAR Celebrates 10 Years in Space 06/13/2022

NuSTAR Celebrates 10 Years in Space

Launched from a rocket strapped to the belly of an aircraft on June 13, 2012, NASA's NuSTAR mission is celebrating 10 years in space! The mission has made discoveries about black holes, supernova remnants, pulsars, our own fiery sun, and more. 🛰️

NuSTAR Celebrates 10 Years in Space Launched from a rocket strapped to the belly of an aircraft on June 13, 2012, NASA's NuSTAR mission is celebrating 10 years in space. The mission, which dete...

Caltech Celebrates 128th Commencement on Campus 06/13/2022

Caltech Celebrates 128th Commencement on Campus

On June 10, hundreds of graduates processed in front of a crowd of cheering friends & family on campus for our 128th Commencement. The Institute honored graduates with 218 bachelor's degrees, 139 master's degrees, and 203 doctoral degrees.

Don't miss the video inside our 128th Commencement recap story! 🎓

Caltech Celebrates 128th Commencement on Campus On Friday, June 10, 2022, Caltech held its 128th Commencement with a ceremony on campus, marking the first in-person Commencement since 2019.

06/10/2022

It's official! Our graduates have joined the ranks of . Congratulations to all! 🎉 🎓 🎊

Photos from Caltech's post 06/10/2022

Our grads are looking great in their regalia, from head to toe! 🎓

Photos from Caltech's post 06/10/2022

"I wish you well as you take flight tomorrow. All of us, we fly with you tomorrow, a human kaleidoscope. So let's do this, butterflies. Let's change the future." 🦋

— Jad Abumrad, creator and former co-host of Radiolab, to our graduates

06/10/2022

Today is Commencement Day! Beginning at 10 a.m. PDT, these seats will fill and we will confer degrees upon our graduates. Tune in live at commencement.caltech.edu/watch.

06/09/2022

The BBC's multi-award winning science/comedy show "The Infinite Monkey Cage" is coming to Caltech and invites you to be part of the audience for this special recording on Saturday, June 18 at 11 a.m. in the Hameetman Auditorium.

The show will take an “unconventional” look at exoplanets, with celebrity guest host Eric Idle, of Monty Python fame, and will feature exoplanet scientists Jessie Christiansen, Tiffany Kataria, and research professor of physics Sean Carroll discussing the nature and sometimes quirky behavior of exoplanets.

Get your tickets: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/the-infinite-monkey-cage-18june22

Meet the Caltech Class of 2022 — Caltech Magazine 06/08/2022

Meet the Caltech Class of 2022 — Caltech Magazine

Meet the Class of 2022 in Caltech Magazine! Eleven soon-to-be alumni discuss how their lives have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and what’s on their mind as they approach Caltech’s first in-person commencement in 3 years.

Meet the Caltech Class of 2022 — Caltech Magazine Caltech's newest alumni speak on the challenges and triumphs of life during the pandemic.

06/08/2022

Caltech's 128th Commencement Ceremony is this Friday, June 10! We're getting ready on campus, and are so excited and proud to celebrate our students as they become .

Share your congratulatory messages using , and learn more about attending and watching online at commencement.caltech.edu.

Strange Radio Burst Raises New Questions - National Radio Astronomy Observatory 06/08/2022

Strange Radio Burst Raises New Questions - National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Caltech’s Casey Law and team found a mysterious cosmic object emitting frequent, repeating bursts of radio waves. The discovery is the second known fast radio burst (FRB) found to also have a nearby source of radio waves, and tells us more about where FRBs live and who their neighbors are.

Strange Radio Burst Raises New Questions - National Radio Astronomy Observatory A highly active repeating Fast Radio Burst is raising new questions about the nature of such objects, and also raising doubts about their usefulness as cosmic yardsticks.

History of Caltech

The California Institute of Technology is a small, independent university of research and teaching in science and engineering, with 900 Ph.D. level researchers, including almost 300 regular faculty, 900 undergraduates, and 1,000 graduate students. In spite of its small size, it has become one of the world’s leading institutions of scientific research and education.

Caltech’s beginnings are rooted in a modest little college founded in Pasadena in 1891 by wealthy former abolitionist and Chicago politician Amos Throop. Initially named Throop University, the school changed its name to Throop Polytechnic Institute in 1893. In its first fifteen years, Throop served the local community, teaching a great variety of subjects, from arts and crafts to zoology, with considerable emphasis on vocational training. By 1906, Throop needed a fresh sense of purpose. The American astronomer George Ellery Hale, the first director of the nearby Mount Wilson Observatory and a newcomer to Pasadena, would provide it.

A scientist bubbling over with educational, architectural, and civic ideas, Hale was elected to the school’s board of trustees in 1907 and promptly set about to transform it. He persuaded school officials to abandon Throop’s high school and other programs and concentrate on expanding and developing the college along engineering lines; recruited James A. B. Scherer, who served as Throop’s president between 1908 and 1920; and enticed Arthur A. Noyes, former president of MIT and the nation’s leading physical chemist, to join him in Pasadena. In Noyes, Hale saw not only an opportunity to bring chemistry at Throop College (Throop officially changed its name to Throop College of Technology in 1913) up to a level with that at MIT but also to put Throop itself in the national limelight. The third member of Hale’s scientific troika was the physicist Robert A. Millikan who began, in 1917, to spend several months a year at Throop as director of physical research.

The three of them spent the World War I years in Washington, organizing and recruiting scientists to work on military problems, but also building a superb network of contacts that would later serve the school well. Collectively ambitious for American science, eager to see their country play a larger role on the world’s scientific stage, and determined to put Throop on the map, Hale, Millikan, and Noyes had become a formidable scientific triumvirate by 1918. By Armistice Day, they had set the stage to transform the engineering school into an institution that put pure science first.

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