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Building Blocks of Life's Building Blocks
10/12/2016

Building Blocks of Life's Building Blocks

Thanks to data from the Herschel Space Observatory, astronomers better understand how molecules form that are necessary for building other chemicals essential for life.
Orion Nebula as seen by Herschel
Caltech's first Nobel recipient, Robert A. Millikan
10/11/2016

Caltech's first Nobel recipient, Robert A. Millikan

Caltech Archives highlights the Institute's first Nobel recipient, Robert A. Millikan
Robert A. Millikan
Caltech Physicist Wins Buckley Prize
10/11/2016

Caltech Physicist Wins Buckley Prize

Whitney Clavin
Alexei Kitaev has been awarded the American Physics Society's 2017 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize.
photo of Alexei Kitaev
Caltech Visualizations Featured in IMAX Film
10/07/2016

Caltech Visualizations Featured in IMAX Film

Whitney Clavin
Two Caltech scientists provided scientific visualizations for a new IMAX film, Voyage of Time, directed by Terrence Malick and narrated by Brad Pitt.
photo of Caltech's Chris Hayward and Phil Hopkins at movie premiere
No Rest for a Nobelist
09/30/2016

No Rest for a Nobelist

Lori Oliwenstein
For the vast majority of the 34 Caltech faculty and alumni who have together won 35 Nobels, the award is just the beginning.
photo of Robert Millikan
Quantum MOOC
09/29/2016

Quantum MOOC

Robert Perkins
Thousands of students enroll in an online course to study how the laws of quantum mechanics can be used to create secure communications.
photo of Thomas Vidick
Space Telescopes ... Assembled by Robot
09/28/2016

Space Telescopes ... Assembled by Robot

Robert Perkins
Spider-like assembly robots can build a web of trusses that supports an enormous telescope mirror, researchers say.
Robot
Recreating Our Galaxy in a Supercomputer
09/07/2016

Recreating Our Galaxy in a Supercomputer

Whitney Clavin
A new simulation of our Milky Way galaxy has solved a decades-old mystery.
Hirosi Ooguri on Science Communication
08/19/2016

Hirosi Ooguri on Science Communication

Whitney Clavin
Hirosi Ooguri recently served as a science advisor for The Man from 9 Dimensions, a 3-dimensional dome movie that follows scientists on a search for a "theory of everything."
Lifetime of Numbers: Q&A with Barry Simon
08/10/2016

Lifetime of Numbers: Q&A with Barry Simon

Whitney Clavin
A special math conference is being held this month in honor of Barry Simon's 70th birthday.