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10/16/2015

Hitlin Awarded Prestigious Prize for Particle Physics

Lori Dajose
Professor of Physics David Hitlin has been awarded the 2016 W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics from the American Physical Society.
10/15/2015

Physicist David Hsieh Wins Packard Fellowship

Kimm Fesenmaier
Hsieh is one of 18 new fellows identified by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation as some of the nation's "most innovative early-career scientists and engineers."
10/15/2015

Robotic Astronomer Finds New Home

The world's only robotic adaptive optics system, Robo-AO, is moving to a new home: the 2.1-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona.
10/13/2015

Patrick Rall: A Passion for Entanglement

Rod Pyle
During last summer's SURF program at Caltech, undergraduate Patrick Rall worked in quantum information science. This is his second consecutive SURF summer.
SURF participant and Caltech undergraduate Patrick Rall.
10/07/2015

LIGO SURF and the Perfect Wave

Douglas Smith
As the Advanced LIGO Project geared up last summer, 27 undergraduates from around the world became full partners in one of the biggest, most complex physics experiment ever. Their contributions ranged from creating hardware and software for current use to helping design next-generation detectors.
LIGO SURF students in the control room
10/06/2015

Alumnus Arthur McDonald Wins 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics

Douglas Smith
Arthur B. McDonald (PhD '70), director of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) in Ontario, Canada, and Takaaki Kajita, at the University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan, have shared the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery that neutrinos can change their identities as they travel through space.
10/06/2015

The Topolariton, a New Half-Matter, Half-Light Particle

Rod Pyle
The topolariton is a new half-light, half-matter quasiparticle theorized by Caltech researchers that has unique properties. Topolaritons may one day allow for dramatic advances in a number of technologies.
10/04/2015

Recent Alumnus Adam Jermyn wins 2015 LeRoy Apker Award

Olga Batygin
Adam Jermyn was no stranger to awards or recognition while he was a Caltech undergraduate just...
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09/30/2015

Summer Interns Return with a World of Experiences

Shayna Chabner McKinney
Caltech undergraduate students returned to campus this week, many after spending the summer working at companies in biotechnology, technology, and finance, among other fields. These students have had the opportunity to learn firsthand about the career opportunities and paths that may be available to them after graduation.
09/25/2015

Global Project to Study Cosmic Flashes

Kimm Fesenmaier
The GROWTH network aims to keep astronomers and telescopes unbeaten by sunrise as they study exotic events, such as supernovae. The effort, led by new-faculty member Mansi M. Kasliwal, just received funding under the NSF's Partnerships for International Research and Education program.