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Whitney Clavin
Ronald William Prest Drever, professor of physics, emeritus, at Caltech, passed away on March 7, 2017, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was 85 years old.
Alumnus and senior trustee Stephen A. Ross (BS '65), whose work helped shape the development of the field of financial economics, passed away on March 3, 2017. He was 73 years old.
Caltech has announced that Regina E. Dugan (PhD '93) and Alexei V. Filippenko (PhD '84) are this year's recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award.
Lori Dajose
Rapidly varying temperatures have been measured on the ultrafast streams of gas emanating from around a black hole.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.
Lori Dajose
Xie Chen and Manuel Endres study the quantum properties of matter.
Kip Thorne talks about the years leading up to LIGO’s first detection of gravitational waves.
A planet and a star are having a tumultuous romance that can be detected from 370 light-years away.
iillustration of a blue planet near a yellow sun
Lori Dajose
The Keck Cosmic Web Imager will be used at the W. M. Keck Observatory to image the webs of matter between galaxies.
Whitney Clavin
Caltech's Shri Kulkarni will share the 2017 Dan David Prize with the late Neil Gehrels (PhD '82) and Andrzej Udalski.
Whitney Clavin
Caltech mourns the loss of alumnus Neil Gehrels, a leader in the study of cosmic gamma-ray bursts.
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