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Flat Metasurface Optics: Watson Lecture Preview
01/11/2018

Flat Metasurface Optics: Watson Lecture Preview

Andrei Faraon will discuss how nanotechnology enables new ways to make optical components.
Andrei Faraon will discuss how nanotechnology enables new ways to make optical components using fabrication processes already developed in the semiconductor industry
Citizen Scientists Discover Five-Planet System
01/11/2018

Citizen Scientists Discover Five-Planet System

Lorinda Dajose
A group of 10,000 citizen scientists from all over the world helped to identify signals from five planets orbiting a distant star.
Artist's visualization of an exoplanetary system
Caltech Instrument Achieves "First Light"
01/05/2018

Caltech Instrument Achieves "First Light"

A new Caltech-built instrument at Keck Observatory has captured its first spectral image.
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Caltech's Instrument Makers
01/05/2018

Caltech's Instrument Makers

In this 2017 address, President Rosenbaum discusses the history, future, and critical importance of the instruments designed and built by Caltech researchers.
photo of the lecture
New Faculty Join Caltech in 2017
12/21/2017

New Faculty Join Caltech in 2017

In 2017, Caltech welcomed 20 new faculty members to the Institute's six divisions—specialists in fields ranging from entomology to quantum physics.
photo of wistaria on Arms Laboratory at Caltech
Neutron Star Jet Hits a Roadblock
12/20/2017

Neutron Star Jet Hits a Roadblock

Whitney Clavin
Light detected from a neutron star merger is not from a super-fast jet as previously suspected, but rather a bubble-like cocoon.
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Stripes and the Riddle of Superconductivity
12/08/2017

Stripes and the Riddle of Superconductivity

Whitney Clavin
Striped patterns of electrical charges may help crack mystery of high-temperature superconducting materials.
Illustration shows the “rivers of charge”
Public Input Sought on CSO
12/04/2017

Public Input Sought on CSO

Caltech is proceeding to decommission the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) on Hawaii Island's Maunakea. CSO began operations in 1987 and ceased scientific observations in September 2015.
photo of the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO)
New Spin to Solving Astronomy Mystery
12/04/2017

New Spin to Solving Astronomy Mystery

Whitney Clavin
Scientists are investigating the nature of planetary-mass bodies that orbit stars, finding new clues to their origins.
Artist's concept of brown dwarf
Science Meets Art in a Warehouse in Brooklyn
11/30/2017

Science Meets Art in a Warehouse in Brooklyn

Whitney Clavin
LIGO scientists met with artists to gain new perspectives on their research.
A loft space at Pioneer Works