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Should You Take the Bet?
01/16/2020

Should You Take the Bet?

Whitney Clavin
When somebody's overall uncertainty in life is large enough, then the risk of a smaller gamble becomes less significant.
Photo of dice
From the Break Through Campaign: Mathematician in Motion
01/13/2020

From the Break Through Campaign: Mathematician in Motion

For as long as he can remember, David Ignacio Fager has adored mathematics. Then came freshman year of college, and Caltech’s social science core introduced him to a new love: economics. Happily, he was able to marry his two passions.
David Fager
AI for #MeToo: Training Algorithms to Spot Online Trolls
01/08/2020

AI for #MeToo: Training Algorithms to Spot Online Trolls

Robert Perkins
Machine learning could be a powerful tool for allowing social media platforms to spot online trolls.
Twitter trolls
From the Break Through Campaign: What Makes Up a Mind
01/08/2020

From the Break Through Campaign: What Makes Up a Mind

Since his years as a Caltech graduate student,Ralph Adolphs has wanted to learn how the biological brain produces the intangible mind, what the mind’s basic elements are, and how the two influence each other.
Ralph Adolphs
Making a Better Match
01/07/2020

Making a Better Match

Judy Hill
A Caltech team improved a school district’s open-enrollment algorithm.
Laura Doval, Adam Wiremen, and Federico Echenique
A Conversation with Jessica Helfand
01/07/2020

A Conversation with Jessica Helfand

Judy Hill
Caltech's new artist-in-residence is looking forward to invigorating conversations and collaborations.
Art by Jessica Helfand
Decade of Discovery
12/19/2019

Decade of Discovery

As December winds down, we mark not just the end of another year of discovery at Caltech but the conclusion of a decade of remarkable accomplishments and research breakthroughs.
collage image for decade in review story
Caltech Students Reflect on Summer Internships at Local Start-Ups
12/16/2019

Caltech Students Reflect on Summer Internships at Local Start-Ups

Emma L. Burris-Janssen
To many people, the word “internship” conjures images of anonymous college students engaged in endless coffee runs. But, for Caltech juniors John Wang and Sam Owen, the Summer Undergraduate Startup Internship (SUSI) program offered something completely different.
John Wang and Sam Owen
Library Science: A Conversation with Kara Whatley
12/12/2019

Library Science: A Conversation with Kara Whatley

Judy Hill
Caltech's new librarian on modern librarianship and her goals for supporting Caltech's researchers.
Caltech librarian Kara Whatley
Balancing the Forces of the Market
11/22/2019

Balancing the Forces of the Market

Whitney Clavin
Yi Xin discusses the economics of peer-to-peer lending, or microloan, markets.
Yi Xin