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06/01/2016

2016 Shaw Prize Awarded to LIGO Founders

Whitney Clavin
This year's Shaw Prize in Astronomy, worth $1.2 million, has been awarded to the trio of researchers who founded LIGO.
Aerial photograph of LIGO Livingston facility
05/27/2016

Engineering Nanodevices to Store Information the Quantum Way

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A conversation with Stevan Nadj-Perge, assistant professor of applied physics and materials science, about using 2-D materials in the development of a device that could turn quantum computing concepts into usable technology.
Stevan Nadj-Perge
05/27/2016

Ditch Day? It’s Today, Frosh!

Ramanuj Basu
Today students celebrate Ditch Day, one of Caltech's oldest traditions.
05/26/2016

Gilmartin Named Dean of Undergraduate Students

Jon Nalick
On July 1, 2016, Kevin Gilmartin, professor of English, will begin serving as Caltech's dean of undergraduate students.
05/20/2016

The Power of Entanglement: A Conversation with Fernando Brandão

Lorinda Dajose
Fernando Brandão explains quantum information science and its power to revolutionize computing and cryptographic systems.
05/12/2016

LIGO Founders and Team Receive Cosmology Prize

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech's Drever and Thorne receive the Gruber Cosmology Prize for their role in discovering gravitational waves.
05/11/2016

Ooguri Receives Chunichi Award

Robert Perkins
Hirosi Ooguri, the Fred Kavli Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics and founding director of the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics, will be the 2016 recipient of the Chunichi Cultural Award.
05/09/2016

Tom M. Apostol, 1923–2016

Lorinda Dajose
Tom M. Apostol, professor of mathematics, emeritus, passed away on May 8, 2016. He was 92.
05/03/2016

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.
04/25/2016

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.