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Remembering Charles W. Peck

Lori Dajose
Charles W. Peck (PhD '64)—an eminent physicist, dedicated educator, and former chair of the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy (PMA) at Caltech—passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016. He was 81 years old.

High School Students Hunt for Pulsars

Lori Dajose
Caltech's partnership in the Pulsar Search Collaboratory offers local high school students the opportunity to conduct astronomy research.

Math and Physics Professors Named Simons Investigators

Lori Dajose
Anton Kapustin and Vladimir Markovic will each be awarded $100,000 annually for five years as part of the fellowship.

Caltech Scientists Discuss Jupiter's Mysteries

Lori Dajose
In anticipation of Juno's arrival at Jupiter on July 4, three Caltech faculty share thoughts on the planet, the mission, and the solar system.

In Memoriam, Simon "Si" Ramo, 1913‑2016

Alumnus and life member of the Board of Trustees Simon "Si" Ramo (PhD '36), a founding giant of the aerospace industry and chief architect of the nation's intercontinental ballistic missile system, passed away on June 27, 2016. He was 103.

2016 Distinguished Alumnus: Neil Gehrels (PhD '82, Physics)

Gehrels received the award for his scientific leadership in the study of gamma-ray bursts as well as for his significant contributions to high-energy astrophysics, infrared astronomy, and instrument development.
photo of Neil Gehrels

Newborn Exoplanet Discovered Around Young Star

Lori Dajose
The discovery of an exoplanet that is essentially still in its infancy is an important step to understanding how planets, including the Earth, form.

Gravitational Waves Detected from Second Pair of Colliding Black Holes

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration identify a second gravitational wave event in the data from Advanced LIGO detectors.

Live Webcast: LIGO, Virgo Scientists to Discuss Continued Search for Gravitational Waves

The latest research in the effort to detect gravitational waves will be discussed in a press briefing on Wednesday, June 15.

Live webcast: LIGO, Virgo scientists to discuss continued search for gravitational waves

The latest research in the effort to detect gravitational waves will be discussed in a press...