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Joel (J. N.) Franklin, 1930–2017
11/27/2017

Joel (J. N.) Franklin, 1930–2017

Robert Perkins
Joel (J. N.) Franklin, who taught mathematics at Caltech for nearly a half-century, passed away on November 18 at the age of 87.
Franklin
ZTF Opens Its Eyes to the Volatile Cosmos
11/14/2017

ZTF Opens Its Eyes to the Volatile Cosmos

Whitney Clavin
The latest workhorse camera at Palomar Observatory will scan the majority of the night sky every night, looking for cosmic events as they happen.
ZTF First Light image
Caltech Mourns Professor Emeritus Jerry Pine
11/10/2017

Caltech Mourns Professor Emeritus Jerry Pine

Whitney Clavin
Longtime Caltech professor of physics Jerome "Jerry" Pine passed away on November 8, 2017.
Jerry Pine
The Grand Tour: Watson Lecture Preview
11/02/2017

The Grand Tour: Watson Lecture Preview

Lorinda Dajose
In the November 15 Watson Lecture, Professor of Planetary Science Heather Knutson will discuss exploring planets outside of our solar system.
Heather Knutson
NuSTAR Probes Black Hole Jet Mystery
10/30/2017

NuSTAR Probes Black Hole Jet Mystery

Astronomers using NASA's NuSTAR mission have gained new clues in black hole mystery.
Artist concept of black hole jet
Simon Receives Mathematical Physics Prize
10/20/2017

Simon Receives Mathematical Physics Prize

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech mathematician Barry Simon is the recipient of the 2018 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics.
Barry Simon
Going Out in a Blaze of Glory: Cassini Mission Highlights
10/19/2017

Going Out in a Blaze of Glory: Cassini Mission Highlights

Lorinda Dajose
The November Watson Lecture will be given by Linda Spilker, Cassini project scientist.
Linda Spilker
Physics Boosts Artificial Intelligence Methods
10/18/2017

Physics Boosts Artificial Intelligence Methods

Researchers from Caltech and the University of Southern California (USC) report the first application of quantum computing to a physics problem.
Higgs boson event
Batygin Named Packard Fellow
10/17/2017

Batygin Named Packard Fellow

Robert Perkins
Caltech's Konstantin Batygin has been named one of the 2017 Packard Fellows in Science and Engineering.
Batygin
LIGO and Astronomy Teams Strike Gold
10/16/2017

LIGO and Astronomy Teams Strike Gold

Kathy Svitil
After being alerted to a gravitational-wave event by LIGO and its European counterpart Virgo, thousands of scientists across the globe looked at a patch of sky and saw the aftermath of a neutron star collision, marking the first time such an event has been observed with both gravitational-wave and conventional astronomy.
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