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Rana Adhikari and Maksym Radziwill Honored with 2019 New Horizons Prizes

Whitney Clavin
Caltech professors are honored for their work on detecting gravitational waves and number theory.
Breakthrough Prize website image

Opening up the Dynamic Infrared Sky

Whitney Clavin
Mansi Kasliwal plans to survey the entire accessible night sky in infrared light every night.
photo of Mansi Kasliwal

Dying Star Emits a Whisper

Lori Dajose
The unexpectedly gentle death of a massive star suggests that it was being robbed by a dense companion lurking out of sight.
Three panels illustrating the life of a supernova

Faculty Join Caltech

Caltech welcomes 12 faculty members who will join the Institute's six divisions over the academic year, representing fields ranging from cosmochemistry and microeconomics to genome engineering and the philosophical underpinnings of quantum theory.
photo of Caltech's Throop Pond

How the Seeds of Planets Take Shape

Whitney Clavin
A new class of dust and gas instabilities helps explain planet formation and other phenomena on Earth and in space.

Caltech Mentor’s Legacy Lives on through a New Graduate Fellowship

Anneila Sargent (MS ’67, PhD ’78) has made a gift to establish the Wallace L. W. Sargent Fellowship.
Wallace L. W. Sargent

JPL News: NASA Voyager 2 Could Be Nearing Interstellar Space

The Voyager 2 spacecraft may be getting close to edge of vast bubble around the sun.
Graphic of Voyager 1 and 2

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Wilhelmus A. J. Luxemburg

Wilhelmus Luxemburg, emeritus professor of mathematics at Caltech, passed away on October 2, 2018. He was 89 years old.
Wilhelmus A. J. Luxemburg

Caltech Awarded Federal Funding for Quantum Research

Whitney Clavin
Caltech scientists have won federal grants for research in quantum computing, quantum networks, and more.
Computer chip illustration

Palomar's Samuel Oschin Telescope Turns 70

Whitney Clavin
Historic telescope's discoveries include everything from thousands of galaxy clusters to a Pluto-sized object in our solar system.
George Abell at 48-inch telescope