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Father of Keck Telescope Passes Away
06/14/2017

Father of Keck Telescope Passes Away

Whitney Clavin
Caltech alumnus Jerry Nelson was the principal designer for the W. M. Keck Observatory—the world's largest observatory atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii.
Jerry Nelson
The Art of Exoplanets
06/08/2017

The Art of Exoplanets

Whitney Clavin
Caltech space artists Robert Hurt and Tim Pyle help scientists imagine the exotic landscapes of other worlds.
image of the surface of TRAPPIST-1f
JPL News: Flares from Brown Dwarfs
06/06/2017

JPL News: Flares from Brown Dwarfs

Data from the Caltech-led GALEX mission allowed researchers to study the flares from cool dwarf stars.
Illustration of red dwarf with planet
Caltech Celebrates Staff Service and Impact
06/01/2017

Caltech Celebrates Staff Service and Impact

Lori Oliwenstein
Caltech celebrated its 62nd Annual Service and Impact Awards on Thursday, June 1, 2017, honoring 397 staff members.
Michael Walsh, an engineer in the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, was honored for his 45 years of service to the Institute.
Caltech Program Fosters Scientific Curiosity in Kids
06/01/2017

Caltech Program Fosters Scientific Curiosity in Kids

Jon Nalick
Caltech volunteers bring eye-popping, hands-on science demonstrations to local schools.
First-year geophysics graduate student Celeste Labedz shows off the results of her comet-making demonstration at a May 18 Science Night event at Field Elementary School in Pasadena.
LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves for Third Time
06/01/2017

LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves for Third Time

Whitney Clavin
Newest LIGO observation provides clues about the spins, and possible origins, of binary black holes.
Artist concept of merging black holes
Origami … in Space!
05/15/2017

Origami … in Space!

Manan Arya (PhD ’16) had a space problem with a novel solution.
Manan Arya (PhD ’16)
Oxygen Mystery on Comets Explained
05/08/2017

Oxygen Mystery on Comets Explained

Whitney Clavin
Chemical engineer Konstantinos P. Giapis has figured out a nagging mystery in space—how molecular oxygen is produced on comets.
Diagram showing how molecular oxygen is created
Shining Light Deep into the Brain
05/05/2017

Shining Light Deep into the Brain

Whitney Clavin
Caltech researchers have developed a new type of brain probe based on optical communication technology.
Brain probe compared to a penny
Five from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Sciences
05/02/2017

Five from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech professors and alumni included among the Academy's new members
Logo of the National Academy of Sciences