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06/19/2017

Commencement 2017

Lori Dajose
Caltech's 123rd annual commencement
photo of Mae Jemison speaking at Caltech's 2017 Commencement
06/19/2017

New Branch in Family Tree of Exoplanets Discovered

Whitney Clavin
In a new Caltech-led study, researchers have classified exoplanets in much the same way that biologists identify new animal species.
Family tree of exoplanets
06/15/2017

AGEP Postdocs Reflect on Experiences

Lori Dajose
Underrepresented minority postdoctoral scholars discuss their experiences with the AGEP program at Caltech.
AGEP
06/15/2017

Break Through Prospers

Break Through, publicly launched just over a year ago, is already the most successful campaign in Caltech’s history.
photo of Ruthwick and Sathwick Pathireddy
06/15/2017

Caltech Faculty Receive Named Professorships

Twenty-five professors are recognized with the Institute’s highest honor.
General campus image
06/15/2017

LIGO Team Wins Princess of Asturias Award

Whitney Clavin
Caltech scientists Barry Barish and Kip S. Thorne have been awarded the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research.
photo of Barry Barish and Kip Thorne
06/14/2017

Writing the Next Chapter in the Search for Habitable Worlds

Whitney Clavin
New professor of astronomy Andrew Howard discusses the diversity of exoplanets and the search for an Earth-like world.
Andrew Howard
06/14/2017

Alumnus Jerry Nelson, Father of Keck Telescope, Passes Away

Whitney Clavin
Caltech alumnus Jerry Nelson was the principal designer for the W. M. Keck Observatory—the world's largest observatory atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii.
Jerry Nelson
06/08/2017

The Art of Exoplanets

Whitney Clavin
Caltech space artists Robert Hurt and Tim Pyle help scientists imagine the exotic landscapes of other worlds.
image of the surface of TRAPPIST-1f
06/06/2017

JPL News: Flares May Threaten Planet Habitability Near Red Dwarfs

Data from the Caltech-led GALEX mission allowed researchers to study the flares from cool dwarf stars.
Illustration of red dwarf with planet