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2014

Caltech Ranked Top University In the World Again in 2014. The Times Higher Education ranked Caltech #1 in its annual 2014 World University Rankings for the fourth year in a row. [Full Article] 10.08.14


Michael RoukesMichael Roukes, Robert M. Abbey Professor of Physics, Applied Physics, and Bioengineering, will deliver the Niels Bohr Lecture at the University of Copenhagen in November 2014, named in honor of one of the earliest pioneers of quantum theory. Roukes' talk will be on the convergence of neuroscience and nanoscience, to enable large-scale mapping of brain activity. A vision for this field, which he developed in collaboration with five scientists outside of Caltech, spurred the launching of Obama's BRAIN Initiative in 2013. [Full Article] 08.20.14


Niles PierceNiles A. Pierce, Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Bioengineering, is one of only two engineers nationwide to be named a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Professor Pierce is working to engineer programmable molecular instruments capable of reading out and regulating the state of biological circuitry within intact biological organisms. Often characterized as "midcareer" awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The fellowships are appointed based on prior achievement and exceptional promise and they aim to provide Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible. [List of 2014 Fellows] 04.11.14