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The Lonely Idea: A limited-series podcast from Caltech
05/29/2020

The Lonely Idea: A limited-series podcast from Caltech

Jon Nalick
The new six-episode series explores how key Caltech technological and scientific breakthroughs come to be.
Cube-pattern
Caltech Names Kevin Gilmartin as Next Vice President for Student Affairs
05/18/2020

Caltech Names Kevin Gilmartin as Next Vice President for Student Affairs

Lori Oliwenstein
Gilmartin, Caltech's current dean of undergraduate students, will succeed the current vice president, Joseph E. Shepherd (PhD '81).
Kevin Gilmartin
Introducing the Caltech Science Exchange
05/18/2020

Introducing the Caltech Science Exchange

Jennifer Torres
The Institute has launched a new website that delivers trustworthy answers to timely scientific questions.
illustration of scientists researching the novel coronavirus
The Dance of Jupiter's Moons
05/18/2020

The Dance of Jupiter's Moons

Lori Dajose
How did Jupiter's diverse moons form? This question is answered by a new model and theory
Two white oval storms merge in an orange band on Jupiter
From Caltech Magazine: Tales of Spitzer Space Telescope
05/12/2020

From Caltech Magazine: Tales of Spitzer Space Telescope

Earlier this year, Spitzer Space Telescope was officially retired after 16 years in orbit, leaving behind a trove of memories for hundreds of people involved in its trailblazing mission.
illustration of the Spitzer Space Telescope
From Break Through: Persons of Interest
05/11/2020

From Break Through: Persons of Interest

In this issue of our campaign e-magazine, you will meet bioinspired engineers, earthquake modelers, sustainability scientists, discipline-crossing undergraduates, and donors who propel discovery at Caltech.
cover illustration from January 2020 Break Through e-magazine
Bands of Clouds Swirl Across Brown Dwarf's Surface
05/05/2020

Bands of Clouds Swirl Across Brown Dwarf's Surface

Whitney Clavin
For the first time, astronomers have used a tool called polarimetry to measure cloud patterns on a brown dwarf.
Artwork of a rotating striped brown dwarf.
Rotating Galaxies Galore
04/21/2020

Rotating Galaxies Galore

Whitney Clavin
An ambitious international sky survey has released a new catalog of rotating galaxies.
Rotating galaxies imaged by ALMA.
From Caltech Magazine: #SoCaltech: Alexander Zlokapa
04/20/2020

From Caltech Magazine: #SoCaltech: Alexander Zlokapa

Alexander Zlokapa (BS '21) is a Caltech undergraduate student majoring in physics who has led a variety of student efforts to understand and combat the spread of COVID-19.
Alexander Zlokapa
Black Hole Bends Light Back on Itself
04/08/2020

Black Hole Bends Light Back on Itself

Whitney Clavin
Astronomers detect light from a disk around a black hole being pulled back by the black hole's monstrous gravity.
Artist's concept of a black hole surrounding by an accretion disk.