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"What Is a Short Squeeze?" and Other Pressing Stock Market Questions Answered
02/23/2021

"What Is a Short Squeeze?" and Other Pressing Stock Market Questions Answered

Whitney Clavin
Colin Camerer discusses armchair traders and the latest stock market frenzy.
Stock image of stock market activity
The Golden Age of Social Science
02/09/2021

The Golden Age of Social Science

Whitney Clavin
Caltech researchers discuss the new, interdisciplinary, data-driven era of social science.
Artwork of various aspects of social science
The Caltech Effect: Neural Networking
02/04/2021

The Caltech Effect: Neural Networking

The new issue focuses on the opening of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building, a vital new hub for interdisciplinary research on the brain.
cover art from issue 12 of The Caltech Effect, an illustration of the new Chen building on campus
What is Personality?
01/26/2021

What is Personality?

Whitney Clavin
An individual's personality does not lie in their behavior or their genes but in the brain, according to a new theoretical study.
Artwork of people looking at a brain puzzle
What Neural Networks Playing Video Games Teach Us About Our Own Brains
01/07/2021

What Neural Networks Playing Video Games Teach Us About Our Own Brains

Lori Dajose
A new study examines a deep neural network making decisions in complex situations, illustrating how our own brains encode and make decisions.
Rows of small pixelated
2020: A Year In Review
12/17/2020

2020: A Year In Review

Reflecting on community achievements in a year of international upheaval
Composition of images from highlighted stories throughout 2020
Teaching the Science of Extinction During the COVID Pandemic
12/11/2020

Teaching the Science of Extinction During the COVID Pandemic

Andrew Moseman
Dan Lewis, Dibner Senior Curator for the History of Science & Technology at the Huntington Library, uses evocative thought experiments to connect with students over Zoom.
Dan Lewis
A Pivotal Shift from Fruit Flies to Economics
12/01/2020

A Pivotal Shift from Fruit Flies to Economics

Whitney Clavin
New economics professor Kirby Nielsen discusses her biology background and economics career.
Kirby Nielsen
Caltech Mourns the Passing of Professor Kim Border (1952–2020)
11/21/2020

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Professor Kim Border (1952–2020)

Whitney Clavin
Longtime professor of economics Kim Border passed away November 19. He was 68 years old.
Kim Border
Caltech Authors Examine Election Integrity in New Book
11/06/2020

Caltech Authors Examine Election Integrity in New Book

Jennifer Torres
Securing American Elections is available for free online for a limited time
Isometric illustration of a ballot box, phone, computer, stars, magnifying glass, charts, and a checklist