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12/16/2016

The Mechanical Universe Now on YouTube

Jon Nalick
The critically acclaimed television series The Mechanical Universe… And Beyond, created at Caltech and broadcast on PBS from 1985-86, is now available in its entirety on YouTube.
Image of spaceships and vector math symbols
12/14/2016

Director of National Science Foundation Visits Caltech

Whitney Clavin
France Córdova, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), recently met with students and researchers at Caltech, and gave a talk about the NSF.
France Cordova
12/09/2016

Harvey Newman Receives Department of Energy Award

Whitney Clavin
Caltech's Harvey Newman has been granted a lifetime achievement award by the Department of Energy (DOE), Office of High Energy Physics.
Harvey Newman
11/30/2016

LIGO Resumes Search for Gravitational Waves

Whitney Clavin
The twin detectors of LIGO have resumed their search for gravitational waves.
aerial photo of the LIGO facility in Hanford, Washington
11/22/2016

Three from Caltech Elected as AAAS Fellows

Lori Dajose
LIGO scientists and a synthetic biology professor are recognized for their efforts in advancing science.
the words
11/21/2016

New Clues Emerge in 30-Year-Old Superconductor Mystery

Whitney Clavin
Researchers are taking steps toward cracking the puzzle of how high-temperature superconductors work.
artistic representation of data
11/17/2016

Bright Radio Bursts Probe Universe's Hidden Matter

Lori Dajose
The detection of the most luminous fast radio burst to date brings new insights into the cosmic web between galaxies.
Dynamic spectrum of the FRB
11/16/2016

Manipulating Quantum Order

Kathy Svitil
Researchers have combined magnetic fields and large pressures to induce exotic states of matter, and to nudge them between types of quantum order.
graphic showing electrons and magnetic moments of atoms
11/11/2016

Art Inspired by Astronomy on Display at Caltech

Whitney Clavin
The frustrations of an 18th-century astronomer inspire a modern-day artist.
art exhibit at Caltech
10/28/2016

Practical Mathematics: An Interview with Andrew Stuart

Robert Perkins
New faculty member Andrew Stuart uses mathematics to study basic questions about how to interface sophisticated mathematical models with data.
Andrew Stuart