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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.

Knutson Receives AAS Award for Outstanding Research

Lorinda Dajose
Heather Knutson, assistant professor of planetary science at Caltech, has been awarded the Newton Lacy Pierce Prize of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).
Heather Knutson

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.

Batygin Named to Forbes's "30 Under 30" List

Lorinda Dajose
Konstantin Batygin (MS '10, PhD '12), an assistant professor of planetary science at Caltech, was recently included in Forbes's "30 Under 30" list in the science category, and described by the editors as being "the next physics rock star."

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

Lorinda 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

Lorinda 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.

Prime Numbers, Quantum Fields, and Donuts: An Interview with Xinwen Zhu

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Xinwen Zhu, associate professor of mathematics, joined the Caltech faculty in September. He tells us about himself and his work with a web of mathematical conjectures called the Langlands program.