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New Research on Europa
10/27/2015

New Research on Europa

Rod Pyle
Using data from the W. M. Keck Observatory's OSIRIS spectrometer and maps from NASA's Galileo probe, researchers have mapped what may be salt deposits from the ocean below the ice onto the Jovian moon's surface.
Europa, as imaged by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
Physicists Uncover Novel Phase of Matter
10/26/2015

Physicists Uncover Novel Phase of Matter

Kimm Fesenmaier
It is not a conventional metal, insulator, or magnet. It is something entirely different and could hold the solution to a long-standing mystery related to high-temperature superconductivity.
Astronomers Find Giant Magnets Inside Stars
10/22/2015

Astronomers Find Giant Magnets Inside Stars

Ker Than
Astronomers have for the first time probed the magnetic fields in the mysterious inner regions of stars, finding they are strongly magnetized.
Feynman's Nobel Year
10/21/2015

Feynman's Nobel Year

Douglas Smith
Fifty years ago on October 21, 1965, Caltech's Richard Feynman shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with Julian Schwinger and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga. The three independently brokered workable marriages between 20th-century quantum mechanics and 19th-century electromagnetic field theory.
Richard Feynman
Cassini Begins Its Final Act: A Conversation with Charles Elachi
10/18/2015

Cassini Begins Its Final Act: A Conversation with Charles Elachi

Ramanuj Basu
In September, the NASA/JPL Cassini mission began the last two years of the Solstice Mission. We recently spoke with JPL director Charles Elachi to gain his unique perspective on Cassini's achievements—and what will come next.
Hitlin Awarded Prestigious Prize for Particle Physics
10/16/2015

Hitlin Awarded Prestigious Prize for Particle Physics

Lorinda Dajose
Professor of Physics David Hitlin has been awarded the 2016 W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics from the American Physical Society.
Physicist David Hsieh Wins Packard Fellowship
10/15/2015

Physicist David Hsieh Wins Packard Fellowship

Kimm Fesenmaier
Hsieh is one of 18 new fellows identified by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation as some of the nation's "most innovative early-career scientists and engineers."
Robotic Astronomer Finds New Home
10/15/2015

Robotic Astronomer Finds New Home

The world's only robotic adaptive optics system, Robo-AO, is moving to a new home: the 2.1-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona.
A Passion for Entanglement
10/13/2015

A Passion for Entanglement

Rod Pyle
During last summer's SURF program at Caltech, undergraduate Patrick Rall worked in quantum information science. This is his second consecutive SURF summer.
SURF participant and Caltech undergraduate Patrick Rall.
LIGO SURF and the Perfect Wave
10/07/2015

LIGO SURF and the Perfect Wave

Douglas Smith
As the Advanced LIGO Project geared up last summer, 27 undergraduates from around the world became full partners in one of the biggest, most complex physics experiment ever. Their contributions ranged from creating hardware and software for current use to helping design next-generation detectors.
LIGO SURF students in the control room