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06/01/2017

Caltech Celebrates Staff Service and Impact

Lori Oliwenstein
Caltech celebrated its 62nd Annual Service and Impact Awards on Thursday, June 1, 2017, honoring 397 staff members.
Michael Walsh, an engineer in the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, was honored for his 45 years of service to the Institute.
06/01/2017

Caltech Program Fosters Scientific Curiosity in Pasadena Unified Students

Jon Nalick
Caltech volunteers bring eye-popping, hands-on science demonstrations to local schools.
First-year geophysics graduate student Celeste Labedz shows off the results of her comet-making demonstration at a May 18 Science Night event at Field Elementary School in Pasadena.
06/01/2017

LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves for Third Time

Whitney Clavin
Newest LIGO observation provides clues about the spins, and possible origins, of binary black holes.
Artist concept of merging black holes
05/15/2017

Origami … in Space!

Manan Arya (PhD ’16) had a space problem with a novel solution.
Manan Arya (PhD ’16)
05/08/2017

Caltech Chemical Engineer Explains Oxygen Mystery on Comets

Whitney Clavin
Chemical engineer Konstantinos P. Giapis has figured out a nagging mystery in space—how molecular oxygen is produced on comets.
Diagram showing how molecular oxygen is created
05/05/2017

Shining Light Deep into the Brain

Whitney Clavin
Caltech researchers have developed a new type of brain probe based on optical communication technology.
Brain probe compared to a penny
05/02/2017

Five from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Lori Dajose
Caltech professors and alumni included among the Academy's new members
Logo of the National Academy of Sciences
04/27/2017

JPL News: NASA Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is back in contact with Earth after its successful first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings.
artist's concept of Cassini spacecraft hovering above Saturn's northern hemisphere
04/24/2017

Introducing Caltech Magazine

Caltech rolls out a new Institute magazine, in print and online
Magazine cover
04/20/2017

Rare Brightening of a Supernova's Light found by Palomar Observatory

Ivona Kostadinova
An international team of astronomers has seen the strong cosmic magnification and multiple images of a class of supernova referred to as "standard candles."
The Hale Telescope