News Subscribe via RSS


Going Out in a Blaze of Glory: Cassini Mission Highlights

Lorinda Dajose
The November Watson Lecture will be given by Linda Spilker, Cassini project scientist.
Linda Spilker

Physics Boosts Artificial Intelligence Methods

Researchers from Caltech and the University of Southern California (USC) report the first application of quantum computing to a physics problem.
Higgs boson event

Caltech's Konstantin Batygin Named a Packard Fellow

Robert Perkins
Caltech's Konstantin Batygin has been named one of the 2017 Packard Fellows in Science and Engineering.

Caltech-Led Teams Strike Cosmic Gold

Kathy Svitil
After being alerted to a gravitational-wave event by LIGO and its European counterpart Virgo, thousands of scientists across the globe looked at a patch of sky and saw the aftermath of a neutron star collision, marking the first time such an event has been observed with both gravitational-wave and conventional astronomy.

LIGO and Virgo Make First Detection of Gravitational Waves Produced by Colliding Neutron Stars

Discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light.
Artist’s illustration of two merging neutron stars.

The Golden Record Turns 40

Robert Perkins
The creators of the Voyager Golden Record, along with cultural experts, weigh in on the history and influence of the farthest-flung message from humanity.

JPL News: Giant Exoplanet Hunters: Look for Debris Disks

Astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets.
illustration of exoplanet and small bodies

Caltech Scientists Awarded 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to key members of LIGO team.
photo of Nobel Laureates Barry Barish and Kip Thorne

New Provost Starts This Week

David Tirrell steps into new role on campus.

Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger Observed by LIGO and Virgo

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration report the first joint detection of gravitational waves with both the LIGO and Virgo detectors.
aerial photo of the Virgo Observatory