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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.
03/17/2016

JPL News: Astronomers Discover Colossal "Super Spiral" Galaxies

A strange new kind of galactic beast has been spotted in the cosmic wilderness. Dubbed "super spirals," these unprecedented galaxies dwarf our own Milky Way.
03/11/2016

Quintessentially Caltech

More than 1,000 people gathered to hear exceptional researchers, including 5 Nobel Laureates, from across disciplines to consider our future at a conference honoring Ahmed Zewail.
03/04/2016

The Thunder of Gravity in the Cosmos

Lori Dajose
Caltech professor of physics Rana Adhikari will describe how our understanding of the quantum physics of the very, very small has allowed us to explore the gravitational physics of the very, very large.
Rana Adhikari
03/03/2016

JPL News: Versatile Instrument to Scout for Kuiper Belt Objects

The Caltech HIgh-speed Multi-color camERA (CHIMERA) system is looking for objects in the Kuiper Belt, the band of icy bodies beyond the orbit of Neptune that includes Pluto.
03/03/2016

LIGO Panel Peers into New Window on the Universe

Lori Dajose
Scientists reflect on the history, the detection, the science, and the future of the field of gravitational wave astronomy.
03/01/2016

Caltech Names Six Distinguished Alumni

Ben Tomlin
Caltech has announced that Eric Betzig (BS '83), Janet C. Campagna (MS '85), Neil Gehrels (PhD '82), Carl V. Larson (BS '52), Thomas J. "Tim" Litle IV (BS '62), and Ellen D. Williams (PhD '82) are this year's recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award.
Distinguished Alumni Awards
02/24/2016

JPL News: Pulsar Web Could Detect Low-Frequency Gravitational Waves

A new study from the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) has shown that low-frequency gravitational waves could soon be detectable by existing radio telescopes.
02/19/2016

Caltech Asteroid Hunter Gives TED Talk

Lori Dajose
Carrie Nugent spoke at the 2016 TED conference about her work discovering, naming, and characterizing asteroids.
02/18/2016

LIGO-India Gets Green Light

Kathy Svitil
The Indian Cabinet has granted in-principle approval to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory in India (LIGO-India) Project. The project will build an Advanced LIGO Observatory in India, a move that will significantly improve the ability of scientists to pinpoint the sources of gravitational waves and analyze the signals.