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The 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
03/31/2017

The 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Lorinda Dajose
Twenty current students and eight alumni have been selected to receive funding for graduate studies.
The logo of the National Science Foundation.
Next Steps to Finding Life Elsewhere
03/29/2017

Next Steps to Finding Life Elsewhere

Whitney Clavin
In the Exoplanet Technology Laboratory, researchers have been developing new ways to search exoplanets for biosignatures.
TMT
Seeing Other Worlds: Watson Lecture Preview
03/23/2017

Seeing Other Worlds: Watson Lecture Preview

Lorinda Dajose
Astronomer Dimitri Mawet will give the April Watson Lecture about directly imaging planets outside of our solar system.
Dimitri Mawet
LIGO Co-founder Ronald W. P. Drever (1931–2017)
03/08/2017

LIGO Co-founder Ronald W. P. Drever (1931–2017)

Whitney Clavin
Ronald William Prest Drever, professor of physics, emeritus, at Caltech, passed away on March 7, 2017, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was 85 years old.
photo of Ronald Drever in the lab
Stephen A. Ross, 1944–2017
03/04/2017

Stephen A. Ross, 1944–2017

Alumnus and senior trustee Stephen A. Ross (BS '65), whose work helped shape the development of the field of financial economics, passed away on March 3, 2017. He was 73 years old.
Stephen Ross, 1944–2017
Caltech Names Two Distinguished Alumni
03/02/2017

Caltech Names Two Distinguished Alumni

Caltech has announced that Regina E. Dugan (PhD '93) and Alexei V. Filippenko (PhD '84) are this year's recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award.
Distinguished Alumni Awards
Temperature Swings of Black Hole Winds
03/01/2017

Temperature Swings of Black Hole Winds

Lorinda Dajose
Rapidly varying temperatures have been measured on the ultrafast streams of gas emanating from around a black hole.
Artist rendition of a black hole with X-rays and winds.
NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star
02/22/2017

NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.
Abstract Concept of TRAPPIST-1 System
Two Physicists Named Sloan Fellows
02/21/2017

Two Physicists Named Sloan Fellows

Lorinda Dajose
Xie Chen and Manuel Endres study the quantum properties of matter.
Sloan Foundation logo
Long Haul, Towering Discovery
02/14/2017

Long Haul, Towering Discovery

Kip Thorne talks about the years leading up to LIGO’s first detection of gravitational waves.
Kip Thorne