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Seeing Quadruple
04/07/2021

Seeing Quadruple

Whitney Clavin
Machine-learning methods lead to discovery of rare "quadruply imaged quasars" that can help solve cosmological puzzles.
A picture of one of the quasar quads
Small Telescopes, Big Science
04/06/2021

Small Telescopes, Big Science

Whitney Clavin
A quest to open up the dynamic, infrared sky begins.
Gattin Telescope
From Caltech Magazine: Notes from Afar
04/05/2021

From Caltech Magazine: Notes from Afar

The Caltech Center for Comparative Planetary Evolution (3CPE) unites scientists in a shared mission to understand what different planets can tell us about the evolution of the cosmos and the rise of life.
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From Caltech Magazine: Where is Dark Matter Hiding?
04/01/2021

From Caltech Magazine: Where is Dark Matter Hiding?

Scientists turn to new ideas and experiments in the search for dark matter particles.
illustration image of gas flowing into the center of a galaxy via dark matter filaments
Women Advocating for Women
03/30/2021

Women Advocating for Women

Judy Hill
Women-led groups across campus provide support and community, an effect that is multiplied when they come together under the umbrella of Caltech's Women's Engagement Board.
a blue tie dye t-shirt with the logo for women in BBE
Biophysicist Ibrahim Cissé Awarded Vilcek Prize
03/29/2021

Biophysicist Ibrahim Cissé Awarded Vilcek Prize

Whitney Clavin
Professor of Physics Ibrahim Cissé has been named one of the 2021 recipients of the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science.
Ibrahim Cissé
Radioactive Molecules May Help Solve Mystery of Missing Antimatter
03/26/2021

Radioactive Molecules May Help Solve Mystery of Missing Antimatter

Whitney Clavin
Caltech physicists figure out a way to use "lumpier" radioactive molecules to search for symmetry violations in fundamental physics.
An artistic representation of the structure of the radium monomethoxide ion, or RaOCH3+, used in the new study.
Math Professor Makes Breakthrough in Ramsey Numbers
03/17/2021

Math Professor Makes Breakthrough in Ramsey Numbers

Whitney Clavin
David Conlon and his colleague have dramatically shrunk the uncertainty for a math problem related to the "friends and strangers" theorem.
Abstract picture of dots and lines
The Shape of Star Explosions
03/11/2021

The Shape of Star Explosions

Whitney Clavin
New polarization instrument at Palomar Observatory delivers first results.
Palomar's 200-inch Hale Telescope.
David Hsieh Receives Inaugural Brown Investigator Award
03/10/2021

David Hsieh Receives Inaugural Brown Investigator Award

Whitney Clavin
The Brown Science Foundation has bestowed one of two inaugural Brown Investigator Awards to Professor of Physics David Hsieh.