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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

Lorinda 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

Lorinda 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

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Trustee Stephen A. Ross (BS '65)

Alumnus and senior trustee Stephen A. Ross (BS '65), whose work helped shape the development of the field of financial economics, passed away on March 3, 2017. He was 73 years old.
Stephen Ross, 1944–2017

Caltech Names Two Distinguished Alumni

Caltech has announced that Regina E. Dugan (PhD '93) and Alexei V. Filippenko (PhD '84) are this year's recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award.
Distinguished Alumni Awards

Temperature Swings of Black Hole Winds Measured for First Time

Lorinda Dajose
Rapidly varying temperatures have been measured on the ultrafast streams of gas emanating from around a black hole.
Artist rendition of a black hole with X-rays and winds.