Here in LA and across the country we gather in support of science. We march to defend an approach, a mode of inquiry based on data, evidence and reason, that has illuminated the natural world and transformed society. We are here for our nation and for our children's future. We are brought together from across the disciplines by shared values, whether we spend our time in a laboratory, over a computer, in the archives, or in a studio. We value openness and collaboration, scientific rigor, and the testing of ideas in the search for truth. The fall of our footsteps will echo over the coming days, but we as the Caltech community must continue the march for science by our daily actions year after year.
Linking Intestinal Bacteria and Parkinson's Disease
Caltech scientists have discovered for the first time a functional link between bacteria in the intestines and Parkinson's disease. They found that changes in the composition of gut bacterial populations—or possibly gut bacteria themselves—actively contribute to and may even cause the deterioration of motor skills that is the hallmark of this disease.
Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einstein's Prediction
On February 11, 2016, scientists announced that they had, for the first time, observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, which confirmed a major prediction of Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity and opened an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.
New Materials Could Turn Water into the Fuel of the Future