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Discovering a New Stage in the Galactic Lifecycle

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A Caltech-led team, using the powerful ALMA telescope in Chile, has analyzed the clouds of gas and dust from some of the earliest galaxies ever observed—1 billion years after the Big Bang.

PMA Announces a New Division Chair

Kimm Fesenmaier
Fiona Harrison, the Benjamin M. Rosen Professor of Physics, has been named the new chair of the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy (PMA). Her five-year term will begin on September 1.

Caltech, JPL Team Up to Take On Big-Data Projects

Kimm Fesenmaier
The new Joint Initiative on Data Science and Technology strives to boost intellectual infrastructure and expertise for data-driven discoveries.

Caltech Seniors Win Library Friends Thesis Prize

Lori Dajose
The annual award recognizes undergraduates for theses that "exemplify excellent research, writing and the effective use of library resources."

Diversity Retreat at Caltech

Kathy Svitil
We recently spoke with Joseph E. Shepherd (PhD '81), dean of graduate studies and the C. L. "Kelly" Johnson Professor of Aeronautics and professor of mechanical engineering, about AGEP, the recent retreat, and Caltech's diversity initiatives.

Celebrating 45 Years at Caltech

Kathy Svitil
Robert A. Taylor has worked at Caltech for the last 45 years, most recently in the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy (PMA) for the Laser Interferometry Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project. We spoke with Taylor about his four-and-a-half decades at the Institute.

Celebrating 11 Years of CARMA Discoveries

Ker Than
Known as the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy, or CARMA, the telescopes tucked away on a remote, high-altitude site in the Inyo Mountains formed one of the most powerful millimeter interferometers in the world.

Mike Brown's "Living Textbook"

Douglas Smith
Feynman Teaching Award winner Mike Brown ventures into new fields of instruction: the Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, and the "flipped" classroom, which inverts the traditional arrangement of listening to lectures in class and doing assignments at home.
Caltech planetary science professor Mike Brown

Yeast Protein Network Could Provide Insights into Human Obesity

Ker Than
A new study by Caltech researchers suggests that yeast could serve as a fast and inexpensive model organism for studying human obesity.

Caltech Submillimeter Observatory in Hawaii to End Operations

After almost 29 years, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) will end operations of...