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05/11/2016

Ooguri Receives Chunichi Award

Robert Perkins
Hirosi Ooguri, the Fred Kavli Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics and founding director of the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics, will be the 2016 recipient of the Chunichi Cultural Award.
05/09/2016

Tom M. Apostol, 1923–2016

Lori Dajose
Tom M. Apostol, professor of mathematics, emeritus, passed away on May 8, 2016. He was 92.
05/03/2016

LIGO Team Awarded Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

The Selection Committee of the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics has announced a Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics recognizing the scientists and engineers who contributed to the detection of gravitational waves by LIGO.
04/25/2016

Gift to Spark Powerful New Projects

Caltech leaders announced today two new funds that will provide flexible resources to support top priorities and launch bold academic endeavors.
04/25/2016

Glitz & Qubits

Marcus Woo
The Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics has put Caltech quantum computing and superstring theory experts in the spotlight.
04/21/2016

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Two from Caltech

Lori Dajose
Hirosi Ooguri and Rob Phillips have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
04/19/2016

JPL News: Lone Planetary-Mass Object Found in Family of Stars

A new study provides clues to the mystery of free-floating planets, worlds which sit in the darkness of space without any companion planets or even a host sun.
04/13/2016

Probing the Transforming World of Neutrinos

Lori Dajose
The first results from NOvA, an experiment studying fundamental questions in neutrino physics.
03/28/2016

JPL News: Investigating the Mystery of Migrating '"Hot Jupiters"

How do some gas giant planets end up so feverishly close to their stars? NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope finds new clues.
03/22/2016

Students and Postdocs Helped Make Sure LIGO Was Listening

Kimm Fesenmaier
A number of Caltech graduate students and postdocs played pivotal roles in getting the twin LIGO interferometers operating with the sensitivity to detect the first signals of gravitational waves.