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Prime Numbers, Quantum Fields, and Donuts: An Interview with Xinwen Zhu
12/05/2014

Prime Numbers, Quantum Fields, and Donuts: An Interview with Xinwen Zhu

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Xinwen Zhu, associate professor of mathematics, joined the Caltech faculty in September. He tells us about himself and his work with a web of mathematical conjectures called the Langlands program.
India Becomes TMT Partner
12/03/2014

India Becomes TMT Partner

Shayna Chabner McKinney
Leaders of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project announced on Tuesday that the government of India has signed on as a full partner in the construction of what will be the world's largest ground-based telescope.
Marvin L. "Murph" Goldberger
11/27/2014

Marvin L. "Murph" Goldberger

Kathy Svitil
Marvin L. "Murph" Goldberger, Caltech president and professor of theoretical physics, emeritus, passed away on November 26, 2014. He was 92.
New Center Supports Data-Driven Research
11/20/2014

New Center Supports Data-Driven Research

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
The new Center for Data-Driven Discovery makes advanced computational tools available to researchers from all six Caltech divisions, plus JPL researchers.
Caltech Rocket Experiment Finds Surprising Cosmic Light
11/06/2014

Caltech Rocket Experiment Finds Surprising Cosmic Light

Kathy Svitil
Using an experiment carried into space on a NASA suborbital rocket, astronomers at Caltech and their colleagues have detected a diffuse cosmic glow that appears to represent more light than that produced by known galaxies in the universe.
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No Galaxy Too Small: An Interview with Evan Kirby
10/31/2014

No Galaxy Too Small: An Interview with Evan Kirby

Douglas Smith
"I study the smallest galaxies we know about...These galaxies are interesting because they are part of our cosmic story. The first galaxies to form were small ones, and over time they got smashed together to build up bigger ones."
Evan Kirby, Caltech assistant professor of astronomy
A Newborn Supernova Every Night
10/16/2014

A Newborn Supernova Every Night

Douglas Smith
A new camera is being built at Caltech's Palomar Observatory that will be able to survey the entire Northern Hemisphere sky in a single night, searching for supernovas, black holes, near-Earth asteroids, and other objects.
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Remembering Tom Tombrello
10/14/2014

Remembering Tom Tombrello

Douglas Smith
Thomas Anthony Tombrello, Caltech's Robert H. Goddard Professor of Physics, passed away on September 23, 2014, at age 78. His studies of nuclear reactions in the 1960s helped show how chemical elements are created.
Tom Tombrello
Watson Lecture: Quantum States of Matter in Crystals
10/13/2014

Watson Lecture: Quantum States of Matter in Crystals

Douglas Smith
David Hsieh, an assistant professor of physics at Caltech, is searching for new forms of matter that exhibit weird quantum properties in bulk. Find out the why, where, and how at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15, in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. Admission is free.
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Remembering Gerry Neugebauer
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.