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12/08/2017

Stripes May Help Solve Riddle of Superconductivity

Whitney Clavin
Striped patterns of electrical charges may help crack mystery of high-temperature superconducting materials.
Illustration shows the “rivers of charge”
12/04/2017

Public Input Sought on Removal of Caltech Submillimeter Observatory from Maunakea

Caltech is proceeding to decommission the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) on Hawaii Island's Maunakea. CSO began operations in 1987 and ceased scientific observations in September 2015.
photo of the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO)
12/04/2017

A New Spin to Solving Mystery of Stellar Companions

Whitney Clavin
Scientists are investigating the nature of planetary-mass bodies that orbit stars, finding new clues to their origins.
Artist's concept of brown dwarf
11/30/2017

Science Meets Art in a Warehouse in Brooklyn

Whitney Clavin
LIGO scientists met with artists to gain new perspectives on their research.
A loft space at Pioneer Works
11/27/2017

J. N. Franklin, 1930-2017

Robert Perkins
Joel (J. N.) Franklin, who taught mathematics at Caltech for nearly a half-century, passed away on November 18 at the age of 87.
Franklin
11/14/2017

Zwicky Transient Facility Opens Its Eyes to the Volatile Cosmos

Whitney Clavin
The latest workhorse camera at Palomar Observatory will scan the majority of the night sky every night, looking for cosmic events as they happen.
ZTF First Light image
11/10/2017

Caltech Mourns Professor Emeritus Jerry Pine

Whitney Clavin
Longtime Caltech professor of physics Jerome "Jerry" Pine passed away on November 8, 2017.
Jerry Pine
11/02/2017

The Grand Tour: Watson Lecture Preview

Lorinda Dajose
In the November 15 Watson Lecture, Professor of Planetary Science Heather Knutson will discuss exploring planets outside of our solar system.
Heather Knutson
10/30/2017

NuSTAR Probes Black Hole Jet Mystery

Astronomers using NASA's NuSTAR mission have gained new clues in black hole mystery.
Artist concept of black hole jet
10/20/2017

Simon Receives Mathematical Physics Prize

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech mathematician Barry Simon is the recipient of the 2018 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics.
Barry Simon