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LIGO Hanford Breaks Ground for New Exploration Center
10/23/2020

LIGO Hanford Breaks Ground for New Exploration Center

Whitney Clavin
New state-of-the-art education facility in Washington State will teach students and the public about the marvels of gravitational waves and LIGO
conceptual design of proposed LIGO Hanford Observatory STEM Exploration Center
A Method to Map Brain Circuits in Real Time
10/15/2020

A Method to Map Brain Circuits in Real Time

Andrew Moseman
A new approach called integrated neurophotonics would allow researchers to track the activity of all the neurons that make up a particular brain circuit.
Brain image
Caltech Faculty Receive Named Professorships
10/09/2020

Caltech Faculty Receive Named Professorships

During the 2019–20 academic year, Caltech recognized 11 faculty members with the Institute's most distinguished award for individual faculty, a named professorship, and four faculty members with leadership chairs.
Saul Teukolsky Awarded 2021 Einstein Prize
10/07/2020

Saul Teukolsky Awarded 2021 Einstein Prize

Whitney Clavin
The American Physical Society's 2021 Einstein Prize goes to physics professor Saul Teukolsky.
Saul Teukolsky
Extremely Rare Higgs Boson Decay Process Spotted
10/06/2020

Extremely Rare Higgs Boson Decay Process Spotted

Whitney Clavin
Caltech researchers, including postdoctoral scholars and graduate students, play critical role in quest to find rare Higgs boson processes.
Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) at the LHC
Alumna Andrea Ghez Awarded 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics
10/06/2020

Alumna Andrea Ghez Awarded 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics

Whitney Clavin
Andrea Ghez wins Nobel Prize in Physics for research demonstrating the presence of a supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy.
Andrea Ghez
The Caltech Effect: Pivot Points
09/24/2020

The Caltech Effect: Pivot Points

The new issue features scientists and engineers who have followed unexpected paths, repurposed technology, and responded nimbly to innovative ideas and urgent needs.
Caltech Effect cover
New Dean of Graduate Studies Named
09/17/2020

New Dean of Graduate Studies Named

Professor of Biology David Chan's appointment is effective October 1
David Chan
Caltech Suspends GRE Requirement for One Year
09/17/2020

Caltech Suspends GRE Requirement for One Year

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Caltech graduate admissions in each division will not require applicants to submit GRE scores.
Stock photo of a person's hand writing on a paper at a desk
From Caltech Magazine: Radio Astronomy in the High Desert
09/14/2020

From Caltech Magazine: Radio Astronomy in the High Desert

“By building large numbers of small telescopes, we can scan the skies faster than ever before. These arrays will be generating more than 40 terabytes of science data per day, making them among the most data-intensive telescopes in the world.”
the Long Wavelength Array at Owens Valley Radio Observatory