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05/01/2014

Simulating Milliseconds of Stellar Collapse: A Conversation with Christian Ott

Cynthia Eller
Christian Ott, professor of theoretical astrophysics at Caltech, formulates scenarios for what happens when massive stars collapse.
04/30/2014

Fu, Harrison, and Preskill Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Cynthia Eller
Three professors at Caltech—Gregory Fu, Fiona Harrison, and John Preskill—have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.
04/29/2014

Cosmic Web Imager Directly Observes "Dim Matter"

Cynthia Eller
Caltech astronomers have taken unprecedented images of the intergalactic medium (IGM)—the diffuse gas that connects galaxies throughout the universe—with the Cosmic Web Imager.
04/18/2014

Hyperbolic Homogeneous Polynomials, Oh My!

Cynthia Eller
Dinakar Ramakrishnan points out that number theory has interesting applications in both science and everyday life. "Quite often in science, you are counting..."
04/04/2014

Jamie Bock Wins George W. Goddard Award

Brian Bell
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03/28/2014

Reflecting on BICEP2

Allison Benter
Caltech professor of physics Jamie Bock, co–principal investigator for BICEP2 and the chief architect of the telescope's detectors, described the finding as "mind-boggling."
03/19/2014

Jamie Bock to Speak on BICEP2 Experiment

Cynthia Eller
On March 20, 2014, Jamie Bock will give a talk on the BICEP2 experiment and its recent detection of B-mode polarization indicating the effect of gravitational waves on the cosmic microwave background.
03/17/2014

Building BICEP2: A Conversation with Jamie Bock

Cynthia Eller
Jamie Bock and his collaborators announced that they have successfully measured a B-mode polarization signal in the cosmic microwave background using the BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole.
03/17/2014

BICEP2 Discovers First Direct Evidence of Inflation and Primordial Gravitational Waves

Cynthia Eller
Astronomers announced today that they have acquired the strongest confirmation yet of cosmic inflation theories, which say the universe expanded by 100 trillion trillion times in less than the blink of an eye.
03/13/2014

Caltech Appoints Diana Jergovic to Newly Created Position of Vice President for Strategy Implementation

Kathy Svitil
In the newly created position, Jergovic will collaborate closely with the president and provost, and with the division chairs, faculty, and senior leadership on campus and at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.