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New Public Stargazing and Lecture Series
02/18/2016

New Public Stargazing and Lecture Series

Kimm Fesenmaier
The events are free and designed to engage the public in astronomy and to give everyone an opportunity to view the night sky through a telescope.
Considering the Future
02/16/2016

Considering the Future

On February 26, some of the nation's leading scientists and researchers—including five Nobel laureates and members of all three National Academies—will gather at Caltech to discuss some of the most perplexing questions facing humanity.
Hunting for Ephemeral Cosmic Flashes
02/12/2016

Hunting for Ephemeral Cosmic Flashes

Kimm Fesenmaier
The new assistant professor of astronomy discusses her passion for discovering and studying cosmic transients as well as her efforts to follow up on LIGO's detections of gravitational waves.
LIGO has opened a new window on the universe with the observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes.
02/11/2016

LIGO has opened a new window on the universe with the observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes.

LIGO has opened a new window on the universe with the observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes.
artist's conception of the merger of two black holes
LIGO's Beginnings
02/11/2016

LIGO's Beginnings

Douglas Smith
Built to look for gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space itself that were predicted by Einstein in 1915, 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.
Einstein's Prediction Confirmed by LIGO
02/11/2016

Einstein's Prediction Confirmed by LIGO

Kathy Svitil
LIGO opens a new window on the universe with the observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes.
Chasing Extrasolar Space Weather
02/10/2016

Chasing Extrasolar Space Weather

Lorinda Dajose
Professor Gregg Hallinan gives a preview of his upcoming Watson Lecture.
Astronomer Receives Instrumentation Award
02/05/2016

Astronomer Receives Instrumentation Award

Lorinda Dajose
Jamie Bock has received the Joseph Weber Award for Astronomical Instrumentation.
Contemplating a Quantum Future
02/04/2016

Contemplating a Quantum Future

Kimm Fesenmaier
The Institute for Quantum Information and Matter hosted an all-day Quantum Summit on January 27, bringing together scientists and engineers to discuss progress in the quantum realm.
JPL News: Uranus as seen by NASA's Voyager 2
01/25/2016

JPL News: Uranus as seen by NASA's Voyager 2

Humanity has visited Uranus only once, and that was 30 years ago when NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft got its closest look at the planet.