There is a plethora of amazing research conducted every day at lab benches, at computers, on paper, and out in the field by scientists and engineers at Caltech. Traditionally, the results of this work are shared at conferences or in scientific journals in language meant for other scientists. Here at Caltech Letters, we believe in the importance of moving beyond the scientific sphere and inviting the public to be a part of the incredible work that goes on here.

Caltech Letters was founded in 2017 with two separate but synergistic purposes: first, to provide the greater community with a window into the exciting world of scientific discovery, and second, to help Caltech researchers hone their science communication skills by writing concise, accessible articles about their work. Check out our Science tab to see the latest and greatest from our campus labs.

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