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10/24/2016

Third Round of BRAIN Funding

Lori Dajose
The National Institutes of Health has awarded grants to six Caltech professors as part of the BRAIN Initiative.
Design of brain
10/19/2016

Curious Tilt of the Sun Traced to Undiscovered Planet

Robert Perkins
"Planet Nine," which may lurk beyond Neptune, may be the reason that the solar system's planets orbit at a six-degree angle with respect to the sun.
artistic rendering of Planet Nine
10/13/2016

The City of Astronomy

Lori Dajose
From October 16–22, Caltech and nine other institutions are participating in Pasadena Astronomy Week to celebrate the city's rich history in astronomy.
image of the Crab nebula
10/12/2016

SURF Seminar Day 2016

Lori Dajose
On October 15, students will present their research at the annual SURF Seminar Day.
graphic of three human silhouettes and two torches
10/12/2016

JPL News: Building Blocks of Life's Building Blocks Come from Starlight

Thanks to data from the Herschel Space Observatory, astronomers better understand how molecules form that are necessary for building other chemicals essential for life.
Orion Nebula as seen by Herschel
10/11/2016

Caltech's first Nobel recipient, Robert A. Millikan

Caltech Archives highlights the Institute's first Nobel recipient, Robert A. Millikan
Robert A. Millikan
10/11/2016

Caltech Physicist Wins Buckley Prize

Whitney Clavin
Alexei Kitaev has been awarded the American Physics Society's 2017 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize.
photo of Alexei Kitaev
10/07/2016

Caltech Galaxy Visualizations Featured in IMAX Film

Whitney Clavin
Two Caltech scientists provided scientific visualizations for a new IMAX film, Voyage of Time, directed by Terrence Malick and narrated by Brad Pitt.
photo of Caltech's Chris Hayward and Phil Hopkins at movie premiere
09/30/2016

No Rest for a Nobelist

Lori Oliwenstein
For the vast majority of the 34 Caltech faculty and alumni who have together won 35 Nobels, the award is just the beginning.
photo of Robert Millikan
09/29/2016

Caltech Offers Open Online Course on Quantum Cryptography

Robert Perkins
Thousands of students enroll in an online course to study how the laws of quantum mechanics can be used to create secure communications.
photo of Thomas Vidick