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Newborn Exoplanet Discovered
06/20/2016

Newborn Exoplanet Discovered

Lorinda Dajose
The discovery of an exoplanet that is essentially still in its infancy is an important step to understanding how planets, including the Earth, form.
Gravitational Waves Detected a Second Time
06/15/2016

Gravitational Waves Detected a Second Time

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration identify a second gravitational wave event in the data from Advanced LIGO detectors.
Live Webcast: Ligo, Virgo Scientists to Discuss Continued Search for Gravitational Waves
06/14/2016

Live Webcast: Ligo, Virgo Scientists to Discuss Continued Search for Gravitational Waves

The latest research in the effort to detect gravitational waves will be discussed in a press briefing on Wednesday, June 15.
Live webcast: LIGO, Virgo scientists to discuss continued search for gravitational waves
06/14/2016

Live webcast: LIGO, Virgo scientists to discuss continued search for gravitational waves

The latest research in the effort to detect gravitational waves will be discussed in a press...
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Shou Receives Fellowship for Studies in Germany
06/09/2016

Shou Receives Fellowship for Studies in Germany

Lorinda Dajose
Senior Laura Shou has received a Graduate Study Scholarship to pursue a master's degree in Germany.
The Next Big Thing
06/08/2016

The Next Big Thing

Nehaly Shah
We talked to a handful of undergraduate and graduate students prior to commencement to find out what they think will be the next big thing in science and engineering and how their plans after graduation reflect those ideas.
Distinguished Alumnus: Eric Betzig (BS '83)
06/06/2016

Distinguished Alumnus: Eric Betzig (BS '83)

Betzig received the award for his groundbreaking contributions to microscopy. He pioneered a method known as single-molecule microscopy, or “nanoscopy,” which allows cellular structures at the nanoscale to be observed using an optical microscope, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2014.
Kavli Prize Goes to LIGO Founders
06/02/2016

Kavli Prize Goes to LIGO Founders

Whitney Clavin
The $1 million Kavli Prize in Astrophysics has been awarded to the three founders of LIGO.
LIGO Founders Win Shaw Prize
06/01/2016

LIGO Founders Win Shaw Prize

Whitney Clavin
This year's Shaw Prize in Astronomy, worth $1.2 million, has been awarded to the trio of researchers who founded LIGO.
Aerial photograph of LIGO Livingston facility
Ditch Day? It's Today, Frosh!
05/27/2016

Ditch Day? It's Today, Frosh!

Ramanuj Basu
Today students celebrate Ditch Day, one of Caltech's oldest traditions.