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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.

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.

Glitz & Qubits

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

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Two from Caltech

Lorinda Dajose
Hirosi Ooguri and Rob Phillips have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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.

Probing the Transforming World of Neutrinos

Lorinda Dajose
The first results from NOvA, an experiment studying fundamental questions in neutrino physics.

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.

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.

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.

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.