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Caltech Professors Named Fellows of the American Physical Society

Lori Dajose
John Dabiri and Maria Spiropulu have been named fellows of the American Physical Society (APS) for their exceptional contributions to physics.

Caltech Professors Awarded 2015 Sloan Fellowships

Lori Dajose
Five Caltech faculty members have been awarded the fellowships, honoring them as "early-career scientists whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders."

NASA, ESA Telescopes Give Shape to Furious Black Hole Winds

Discovery shows that fierce winds from a supermassive black hole blow outward in all directions—a phenomenon that had been suspected, but difficult to prove until now.

Walter Burke Institute Dedication

When: February 23,2015 at 2:30 p.m.Where: Hameetman Auditorium, CahillAn Invitation from the...

Gravitational Waves from Early Universe Remain Elusive

A joint analysis of data from the Planck space mission and the ground-based experiment BICEP2 has found no conclusive evidence of gravitational waves from the birth of our universe.

Charles H. Townes (1915-2015)

Kathy Svitil
Laser pioneer Charles H. Townes (PhD '39), a life member of the Caltech Board of Trustees and a recipient of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics, died on Tuesday, January 27. He was 99 years old.

SPIDER Experiment Touches Down in Antarctica

Kimm Fesenmaier
SPIDER, an instrument carrying six Caltech-made telescopes, just landed after 16 days drifting in the wind above Antarctica searching for signs of inflation in the earliest moments of the universe.

Caltech Professors Named Fellows of the AAAS

Lori Dajose
Caltech Professor of Astronomy George Djorgovski and chemist Bruce Brunschwig are among the 401 newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for 2014.

Fiona Harrison Awarded High-Energy Astrophysics Prize

Lori Dajose
The 2015 Rossi Prize has been awarded to Fiona Harrison, the Benjamin M. Rosen Professor of Physics at Caltech, for her "groundbreaking work on supernova remnants, neutron stars, and black holes enabled by NuSTAR." The award is the top prize in high-energy astrophysics.

Clues In the Quasar

Ramanuj Basu
Caltech researchers discover a light signal that hints at an extremely close pair of super-massive black holes.