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The City of Astronomy

Lorinda 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

SURF Seminar Day 2016

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

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

Caltech's first Nobel recipient, Robert A. Millikan

Caltech Archives highlights the Institute's first Nobel recipient, Robert A. Millikan
Robert A. Millikan

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

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

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

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

Modular Space Telescope Could Be Assembled By Robot

Robert Perkins
Spider-like assembly robots can build a web of trusses that supports an enormous telescope mirror, researchers say.

Recreating Our Galaxy in a Supercomputer

Whitney Clavin
A new simulation of our Milky Way galaxy has solved a decades-old mystery.