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02/28/2014

Theoretical Physicist Wins Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching

Cynthia Eller
Steven C. Frautschi, professor of theoretical physics, emeritus, at Caltech, has been awarded the Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching—Caltech's most prestigious teaching honor.
02/24/2014

Detection of Water Vapor in the Atmosphere of a Hot Jupiter

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Researchers at Caltech and several other institutions have made the first detection of water in the atmosphere of a Jupiter-mass planet orbiting the nearby star tau Boötis.
02/19/2014

NuSTAR Reveals Radioactive Matter in Supernova Remnant

Kimm Fesenmaier
For the first time, NuSTAR has mapped radioactive material from the core of a supernova explosion.
02/19/2014

2014 Sloan Research Fellows

Brian Bell
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02/18/2014

The First 50 Years of Planetary Science

Douglas Smith
If you ask Andy Ingersoll how Caltech has contributed to our understanding of the universe, he'll tell you, "Caltech invented planetary science!" Since the field's origins 50 years ago, Caltech has become one of the top planetary-science research centers.
02/11/2014

Gerald B. Whitham

Kathy Svitil
Gerald B. Whitham, Charles Lee Powell Professor of Applied Mathematics, Emeritus, passed away on Sunday, January 26. He was 86 years old.
02/11/2014

NOvA Sees First Long-distance Neutrinos

Cynthia Eller
The NOvA experiment, centered at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) near Chicago, has detected its first neutrinos.
02/10/2014

Caltech's "Secrets" to Success

Allison Benter
Everyone who really knows Caltech understands that it is unique among universities around the world. But just what makes Caltech so special? We've asked that question before, and the numbers don't tell the full story. So, is it our focus? Our culture? Our people?
01/22/2014

Galaxies on FIRE: Star Feedback Results in Less Massive Galaxies

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
By incorporating the data of individual stars into whole-galaxy models, Caltech researchers can look at the actual effects of star feedback in the galaxies they study.
A still image from a FIRE simulation video, showing the gases in a galaxy. Magenta is cold molecular/atomic gas, which forms stars; green is warm ionized gas, most of which cools into a galaxy; red is 'hot' gas, which makes up the galaxy halo.
12/13/2013

John H. Schwarz Wins the Fundamental Physics Prize

Cynthia Eller
John H. Schwarz, the Harold Brown Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech, and Michael B. Green of the University of Cambridge have been awarded the 2014 Fundamental Physics Prize.