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The Topolariton, a New Half-Matter, Half-Light Particle
10/06/2015

The Topolariton, a New Half-Matter, Half-Light Particle

Rod Pyle
The topolariton is a new half-light, half-matter quasiparticle theorized by Caltech researchers that has unique properties. Topolaritons may one day allow for dramatic advances in a number of technologies.
Recent Alumnus Adam Jermyn wins 2015 LeRoy Apker Award
10/04/2015

Recent Alumnus Adam Jermyn wins 2015 LeRoy Apker Award

Olga Batygin
Adam Jermyn was no stranger to awards or recognition while he was a Caltech undergraduate just...
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Summer Interns Return with a World of Experiences
09/30/2015

Summer Interns Return with a World of Experiences

Shayna Chabner McKinney
Caltech undergraduate students returned to campus this week, many after spending the summer working at companies in biotechnology, technology, and finance, among other fields. These students have had the opportunity to learn firsthand about the career opportunities and paths that may be available to them after graduation.
Global Project to Study Cosmic Flashes
09/25/2015

Global Project to Study Cosmic Flashes

Kimm Fesenmaier
The GROWTH network aims to keep astronomers and telescopes unbeaten by sunrise as they study exotic events, such as supernovae. The effort, led by new-faculty member Mansi M. Kasliwal, just received funding under the NSF's Partnerships for International Research and Education program.
Advanced LIGO to Begin Operations
09/15/2015

Advanced LIGO to Begin Operations

Rod Pyle
The Advanced LIGO, twin observatories designed to detect gravitational waves, begins full-scale operations this week after a 7-year overhaul. The new detectors are 10 times as powerful as their predecessors.
Preparations for Advanced LIGO's full-scale operational startup
Farthest Galaxy Detected
09/03/2015

Farthest Galaxy Detected

Rod Pyle
Caltech researchers have reported the detection of the farthest object yet, galaxy EGS8p7. At more than 13.2 billion years old, it provides a fascinating glimpse of the very early universe, just 600,000 years after the Big Bang.
Galaxy EGS8p7 as seen from space telescopes.
After a Half Century, the Exotic Pentaquark Particle is Found
08/21/2015

After a Half Century, the Exotic Pentaquark Particle is Found

Rod Pyle
In July, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) reported the discovery of the pentaquark, a long-sought particle first predicted to exist in the 1960s by Caltech's Murray Gell-Mann.
Physicist Charles A. Barnes Dies
08/18/2015

Physicist Charles A. Barnes Dies

Kathy Svitil
Charles A. Barnes, professor of physics, emeritus, at Caltech and an expert in the study of both the weak nuclear force—one of the fundamental forces of nature—and of the nuclear reactions that produce the majority of the elements in our universe, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2015. He was 93.
Caltech Theoretical Physicist Receives the 2015 Dirac Medal and Prize
08/17/2015

Caltech Theoretical Physicist Receives the 2015 Dirac Medal and Prize

Lorinda Dajose
Alexei Kitaev, the Ronald and Maxine Linde Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, has been awarded the 2015 Dirac Medal and Prize from the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics.
photo of Alexei Kitaev
Women in STEM Preview Day
08/12/2015

Women in STEM Preview Day

Lorinda Dajose
More than 100 high school seniors and their families got an inside look at the impact Caltech women are making in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.