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2017 Pierce Prize Goes to Evan Kirby
01/11/2017

2017 Pierce Prize Goes to Evan Kirby

Whitney Clavin
Evan Kirby has won the Newton Lacy Pierce Prize in Astronomy, an annual award presented by the American Astronomical Society.
Evan Kirby
The Case of the 'Missing Link' Neutron Star
01/06/2017

The Case of the 'Missing Link' Neutron Star

A mysterious neutron star has been caught behaving like two distinct objects—a radio pulsar and a magnetar.
Pulsar artist's concept
Caltech Computes
12/20/2016

Caltech Computes

Robert Perkins
Now a decade old, Caltech's Information Science and Technology initiative is uniting disciplines across campus by offering new and more effective ways of tackling previously intractable challenges.
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Director of NSF Visits Caltech
12/14/2016

Director of NSF Visits Caltech

Whitney Clavin
France Córdova, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), recently met with students and researchers at Caltech, and gave a talk about the NSF.
France Cordova
Harvey Newman Receives Department of Energy Award
12/09/2016

Harvey Newman Receives Department of Energy Award

Whitney Clavin
Caltech's Harvey Newman has been granted a lifetime achievement award by the Department of Energy (DOE), Office of High Energy Physics.
Harvey Newman
LIGO Resumes Search for Gravitational Waves
11/30/2016

LIGO Resumes Search for Gravitational Waves

Whitney Clavin
The twin detectors of LIGO have resumed their search for gravitational waves.
aerial photo of the LIGO facility in Hanford, Washington
Three from Caltech Elected as AAAS Fellows
11/22/2016

Three from Caltech Elected as AAAS Fellows

Lorinda Dajose
LIGO scientists and a synthetic biology professor are recognized for their efforts in advancing science.
the words
New Clues Emerge in Superconductor Mystery
11/21/2016

New Clues Emerge in Superconductor Mystery

Whitney Clavin
Researchers are taking steps toward cracking the puzzle of how high-temperature superconductors work.
artistic representation of data
Bright Radio Bursts Probe Hidden Matter
11/17/2016

Bright Radio Bursts Probe Hidden Matter

Lorinda Dajose
The detection of the most luminous fast radio burst to date brings new insights into the cosmic web between galaxies.
Dynamic spectrum of the FRB
Manipulating Quantum Order
11/16/2016

Manipulating Quantum Order

Kathy Svitil
Researchers have combined magnetic fields and large pressures to induce exotic states of matter, and to nudge them between types of quantum order.
graphic showing electrons and magnetic moments of atoms