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National Academy of Sciences Honors LIGO Researchers

Whitney Clavin
The National Academy of Sciences is honoring five members of the LIGO team with two distinguished prizes.
aerial photo of the LIGO facility in Livingston, Lousiana

Problem Solving, One Avocado at a Time

Judy Hill
For the handful of students in Caltech's legendary Physics 11 seminar, jumping over hurdles is just the beginning.
photo of Daniel Mark at a white board

JPL News: NuSTAR Finds New Clues to 'Chameleon Supernova'

The supernova SN 2014C dramatically changed in appearance over the course of a year, surprising astronomers.
Chandra image of galaxy NGC 7331

New Caltech Instrument Poised to Image the Cosmic Web

Whitney Clavin
A Caltech team has designed and built a new imaging spectrograph to map streams of gas that feed forming galaxies.
Chris Martin with KCWI

2017 Pierce Prize Goes to Evan Kirby

Whitney Clavin
Evan Kirby has won the Newton Lacy Pierce Prize in Astronomy, an annual award presented by the American Astronomical Society.
Evan Kirby

The Case of the 'Missing Link' Neutron Star

A mysterious neutron star has been caught behaving like two distinct objects—a radio pulsar and a magnetar.
Pulsar artist's concept

A Gift of History, a Gift for the Future

The path that the late Nobel laureate Donald Glaser (PhD ’50) cut in the scientific world was distinctively Caltech.
photo of Donald Glaser

Caltech Computes: Disrupting and Uniting Science and Engineering

Robert Perkins
Now a decade old, Caltech's Information Science and Technology initiative is uniting disciplines across campus by offering new and more effective ways of tackling previously intractable challenges.

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

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