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Caltech Undergraduate Research Journal (CURJ) : November 2001, vol. 1, no. 2

Caltech Undergraduate Research Journal (CURJ) : November 2001, vol. 1, no. 2. Caltech Undergraduate Research Journal 1 :2 (2001). Issued by: Caltech Student-Faculty Programs. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechCampusPubs:20160830-142432324

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Table of Contents

PROOF BY PICTURE - THE POINCARE-HOPF INDEX THEOREM FOR SURFACES by Steve T. Paik - p. 22
A new proof for a classic theorem in topology uses visual intuition to bridge the gap between landscapes and the wind that blows over them.

Letters

HELP WANTED: FUTURE AMERICAN PIONEERS by Daniel S. Goldin - p. 6

OPEN DAY AT IVORY TOWERS? by Paul Wymer - p. 8

Reviews

OUTBREAK: THE EBOLA VIRUS by R. Aaron Robison - p. 10
Much remains unknown about this frightening tropical disease, but recent discoveries offer the hope of a remedy.

RACING THROUGH WATER: SUPERCAVITATION by Victoria Sturgeon - p. 16
Life on t he high seas speeds up as engineers explore the revolutionary potential of supercavitation.

Research

LACKING CHEMICAL SIGNS, ALH84001 MARS METEORITE WAXES LIFELESS by Melissa J. Strausberg - p. 32
Geochemical analysis weakens the possibility of extraterrestrial life in this controversial meteorite.

SIMULATING STOCK OPTIONS by Mona A. Sheikh- p. 40
An ew algorithm has the potential to revolutionize trading of American options.

LIQUID CRYSTALS ALLOW LARGE-SCALE ALIGNMENT OF CARBON NANOTUBES by Abraham Harte - p. 44
A new construction technique brings closer the realization of nanomachines.

Finis

CAT EYES by Ryan Smith - p. 50.

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Additional Information:Caltech Undergraduate Research Journal (CURJ) is Caltech's award-winning undergraduate research journal, dedicated to highlighting the accomplishments of the numerous undergraduates conducting research at Caltech during the SURF program and throughout the academic year.
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