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Cosmic Artists Discuss their Craft
06/26/2018

Cosmic Artists Discuss their Craft

Whitney Clavin
Everything from the latest virtual reality experiences in space to how to engage the public was discussed at a space visualization conference.
Mosaic of images from the workshop.
Modeling Renewable Energy
06/21/2018

Modeling Renewable Energy

Robert Perkins
Increasing reliance on renewable energy sources adds uncertainty to power grids. A new model gauges the impact of that uncertainty.
Lights
Unlocking the Secrets of Solar Cells
06/20/2018

Unlocking the Secrets of Solar Cells

Robert Perkins
Marco Bernardi and David Hsieh rule out a commonly held belief about a promising solar cell material
Solar cells
Caltech Celebrates Newest Cohort of Named Professors
06/11/2018

Caltech Celebrates Newest Cohort of Named Professors

During the 2017-18 academic year, Caltech recognized six faculty members with their first named professorship—the Institute's most distinguished award for individual faculty.
photo of arches in Blacker House
Curiosity Rover Finds Ancient Organic Material
06/07/2018

Curiosity Rover Finds Ancient Organic Material

The Curiosity rover has found new evidence that Mars could have supported ancient life.
image of Curiosity rover
Mystery of Jupiter Lightning Solved
06/06/2018

Mystery of Jupiter Lightning Solved

Scientists from NASA's Juno mission describe the ways in which lightning on Jupiter is actually analogous to Earth's lightning.
artist's concept of lightning distribution in Jupiter's northern hemisphere
Where Heavy Elements in Dwarf Galaxies are Made
06/05/2018

Where Heavy Elements in Dwarf Galaxies are Made

Using the W.M. Keck Observatory, researchers have found the primary source of heavy elements in dwarf galaxies.
Sculptor Dwarf galaxy
String Theorist Wins Hamburg Prize
05/24/2018

String Theorist Wins Hamburg Prize

Whitney Clavin
The 2018 Hamburg Prize goes to Hirosi Ooguri and comes with a three-day symposium in his honor.
Hirosi Ooguri
Richard Feynman's 100th Birthday Bash
05/16/2018

Richard Feynman's 100th Birthday Bash

Whitney Clavin
A two-day celebration honored Richard Feynman—the explorer, teacher, and seer.
Feynman 100 logo
Astrophysics Student Receives Fulbright
04/30/2018

Astrophysics Student Receives Fulbright

Emily Velasco
Astrophysics student Roohi Dalal has received a Fulbright fellowship to travel to the Netherlands where she will study the distribution of galaxies in the universe. The way galaxies are arranged could reveal clues about how general relativity works on large scales.
A portrait of student Roohi Dalal