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10/08/2014

Remembering Gerry Neugebauer

Kathy Svitil
Gerry Neugebauer, Caltech's Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Physics, Emeritus, passed away on September 26, 2014, of complications from spinocerebellar ataxia, a neurodegenerative disease. He was 82.
10/08/2014

Caltech Physics Professors Earn NASA Medals

Douglas Smith
Jamie Bock, professor of physics at Caltech and a senior research scientist at JPL, and Caltech Professor of Physics Christopher Martin were among those receiving NASA Honor Awards in a ceremony on Tuesday, September 16.
Jamie Bock and Chris Martin
10/08/2014

Alumnus Eric Betzig Wins 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Kathy Svitil
Eric Betzig (BS '83) has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
10/08/2014

NuSTAR Discovers Impossibly Bright Dead Star

Kimm Fesenmaier
Astronomers working with NuSTAR have found a pulsating dead star beaming with the energy of about 10 million suns. The object, previously thought to be a black hole because it is so powerful, is in fact a pulsar—the incredibly dense rotating remains of a star.
10/07/2014

TMT Breaks Ground

Kathy Svitil
Today at 3 p.m. PDT, a groundbreaking and blessing ceremony approximately 14,000 feet above sea level, near the summit of Hawaii's Mauna Kea, will officially kick off construction for the next-generation Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT).
10/07/2014

TMT Groundbreaking Launches New Era of Discovery

Marcus Woo
Construction officially has begun near the summit of Hawaii's Mauna Kea on what will be the largest telescope on the planet: the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT).
10/03/2014

Caltech Researchers Receive NIH BRAIN Funding

Kathy Svitil
Among the 58 projects funded in furtherance of President Obama's "Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnology"—or BRAIN—Initiative are six projects either led or co-led by Caltech researchers.
09/26/2014

Gerry Neugebauer

Kathy Svitil
Gerry Neugebauer, Caltech's Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Physics, Emeritus, and one of the founders of the field of infrared astronomy, passed away on Friday, September 26. He was 82.
09/24/2014

Thomas A. Tombrello

Kathy Svitil
Thomas A. Tombrello, Caltech's Robert H. Goddard Professor of Physics, passed away on Tuesday, September 23. He was 78.
09/15/2014

KISS: A Think and Do Tank for Space Work

Kimm Fesenmaier
The Keck Institute for Space Studies was created at Caltech to develop revolutionary concepts and technology for future space missions by taking advantage of opportunities for increased collaboration between researchers on campus and at JPL.