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Ditch Day? It’s Today, Frosh!
05/22/2015

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
05/20/2015

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
05/19/2015

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.
Caltech Students Named Goldwater Scholars
05/18/2015

Caltech Students Named Goldwater Scholars

Lorinda Dajose
Two Caltech students, Saaket Agrawal and Paul Dieterle, have been awarded Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for the 2015–16 academic year. The program, established by Congress in 1986, provides financial support to college students who intend to pursue research careers in science, mathematics, and engineering.
The Planet Finder: A Conversation with Dimitri Mawet
05/15/2015

The Planet Finder: A Conversation with Dimitri Mawet

Douglas Smith
Associate Professor of Astronomy Dimitri Mawet, who recently joined Caltech from the Paranal Observatory in Chile, searches for solar systems around other stars, and hopes to one day discover a planet much like our own.
Dimitri Mawet
Scoville Awarded Radio Astronomy Lectureship
05/12/2015

Scoville Awarded Radio Astronomy Lectureship

Lorinda Dajose
The lectureship, awarded from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the Associated Universities, Inc, is named for Karl Jansky, a pioneer in the field of radio astronomy and the first to detect radio waves from a cosmic source.
Imaging the Entire Radio Sky 24/7
05/11/2015

Imaging the Entire Radio Sky 24/7

Kimm Fesenmaier
The Owens Valley Long Wavelength Array is producing stunning videos of the radio sky.
NuSTAR Observations Hold Key to Supernova Mysteries
05/07/2015

NuSTAR Observations Hold Key to Supernova Mysteries

Ker Than
New findings support some of the fundamental theories and supercomputer model predictions made at Caltech about the lopsided inner workings of these explosive stellar giants.
Searching for Vibrations from the Big Bang
05/05/2015

Searching for Vibrations from the Big Bang

Douglas Smith
For a brief instant after the Big Bang, the universe flew apart at speeds faster than light; the gravitational waves from this expansion sowed the seeds of galaxies. Caltech professor Jamie Bock is hunting for an echo of these waves in the cosmic microwave background.
BICEP2 at the South Pole
Simon Wins International Mathematics Prize
04/29/2015

Simon Wins International Mathematics Prize

Lorinda Dajose
Barry Simon, the IBM Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Caltech, has been awarded the International János Bolyai Prize of Mathematics for 2015 by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Barry Simon