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New Quantum Liquid Crystals May Play Role in Future of Computers

Whitney Clavin
First 3-D quantum liquid crystals may have applications in quantum computing.
Patterns from atomic crystals; At right, 3-D quantum liquid crystal

Junior Watson Program Brings Top High School Science Students to Campus

Jon Nalick
For nearly two decades, the program has provided top science students with first-hand exposure to Caltech faculty and their research.
Garreth Ruane, a postdoctoral scholar in astronomy, shows visiting students from South Pasadena High School filtered views of the sun.

Deciphering the Glass Universe

Lori Dajose
On April 4, author Dava Sobel visited Caltech to discuss her latest book, on women in astronomy.
An image of Dava Sobel speaking behind a podium.

Keck Cosmic Web Imager Achieves "First Light"

Whitney Clavin
The Caltech-built Keck Cosmic Web Imager has taken its first look at the cosmos.
W.M. Keck Observatory

JPL News: Earth-Sized 'Tatooine' Planets Could Be Habitable

Caltech postdoctoral scholar Siegfried Eggl modeled planets in double-star systems to find out if they could be habitable.
artist's concept

NASA/Goddard News: Observations Reshape Basic Plasma Wave Physics

A new technique helped NASA spacecraft detect a previously unseen phenomenon in the plasma in the earth's magnetosphere.
NASA visualization

The 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Lori Dajose
Twenty current students and eight alumni have been selected to receive funding for graduate studies.
The logo of the National Science Foundation.

Inventing Tools for Detecting Life Elsewhere

Whitney Clavin
In the Exoplanet Technology Laboratory, researchers have been developing new ways to search exoplanets for biosignatures.

Seeing Other Worlds: Watson Lecture Preview

Lori Dajose
Astronomer Dimitri Mawet will give the April Watson Lecture about directly imaging planets outside of our solar system.
Dimitri Mawet

Caltech Mourns the Passing of LIGO Co-founder Ronald W. P. Drever

Whitney Clavin
Ronald William Prest Drever, professor of physics, emeritus, at Caltech, passed away on March 7, 2017, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was 85 years old.
photo of Ronald Drever in the lab