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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...

Three Caltech Fulbrights

Douglas Smith
Caltech seniors Jonathan Liu, Charles Tschirhart, and Caroline Werlang will be engaging in research abroad as Fulbright Scholars this fall.

Gravitational Waves—Sooner Than Later?

Douglas Smith
Built to look for gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space itself that were predicted by Einstein in 1916, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is the most ambitious project ever funded by the National Science Foundation. We talk to two Caltech researchers to learn about how LIGO came to be.

Ditch Day? It’s Today, Frosh!

On May 22, students celebrated Ditch Day, one of Caltech's oldest traditions.

Caltech Astronomers See Supernova Collide with Companion Star

Allie Akmal
The discovery, made using a robotic observing system, offers new insight into how white dwarfs become Type Ia supernovae.

Dedication of Advanced LIGO

Kathy Svitil
The Advanced LIGO Project, a major upgrade that will increase the sensitivity of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories instruments by a factor of 10 was officially dedicated on May 19.