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NuSTAR Observes 'Chameleon Supernova'
01/24/2017

NuSTAR Observes 'Chameleon Supernova'

The supernova SN 2014C dramatically changed in appearance over the course of a year, surprising astronomers.
Chandra image of galaxy NGC 7331
New Instrument Poised to Image the Cosmic Web
01/12/2017

New Instrument Poised to Image the Cosmic Web

Whitney Clavin
A Caltech team has designed and built a new imaging spectrograph to map streams of gas that feed forming galaxies.
Chris Martin with KCWI
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
A Gift of History, a Gift for the Future
01/03/2017

A Gift of History, a Gift for the Future

The path that the late Nobel laureate Donald Glaser (PhD ’50) cut in the scientific world was distinctively Caltech.
photo of Donald Glaser
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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The Mechanical Universe Now on YouTube
12/16/2016

The Mechanical Universe Now on YouTube

Jon Nalick
The critically acclaimed television series The Mechanical Universe… And Beyond, created at Caltech and broadcast on PBS from 1985-86, is now available in its entirety on YouTube.
Image of spaceships and vector math symbols
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