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“Combing” Through Terahertz Waves

Kimm Fesenmaier
New device created by Caltech chemists opens the door for many new applications in a variety of fields from astronomy to chemistry and beyond.

JPL News: NASA Selects 2015 Carl Sagan Fellows

NASA has selected six scientists as recipients of the 2015 Carl Sagan Exoplanet Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Two Caltech Seniors Win Hertz Fellowships

Douglas Smith
Caltech seniors Adam Jermyn and Charles Tschirhart have been named 2015 Hertz Fellowship winners. Selected from a pool of approximately 800 applicants, the awardees will receive up to five years of support for their graduate studies.
2015 Hertz Foundation Fellows Charles Tschirhart (left) and Adam Jermyn (right)

Caltech Space Challenge: Mission to an Asteroid in Lunar Orbit

Kimm Fesenmaier
Thirty two students from around the world converged on campus to test their space mission design skills. Their task? To design the best manned mission to an asteroid placed in orbit around the moon . . . in just five days.

New NSF-Funded Physics Frontiers Center Expands Hunt for Gravitational Waves

Kathy Svitil
A $14.5 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation will help with the creation and operation of a multi-institution Physics Frontiers Center.

A Cool Process to Make Better Graphene

Ker Than
Material's unique properties in strength and electrical mobility far outpace silicon, with the potential to revolutionize an array of different engineering and scientific fields.

Kresa Leadership Chair Opens Door for Opportunity

Ann Motrunich
The unrestricted $10 million gift for Caltech's Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy will help back-of-the-napkin ideas become groundbreaking science.
photo of Kent and Joyce Kresa

Caltech Professors Named Fellows of the American Physical Society

Lorinda 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

Lorinda 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.