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Caltech Physics Professors Earn NASA Medals
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
Alumnus Eric Betzig Wins 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
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.
NuSTAR Discovers Impossibly Bright Dead Star
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.
TMT Breaks Ground
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).
TMT Groundbreaking Launches New Era of Discovery
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).
Caltech Researchers Receive NIH BRAIN Funding
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.
Gerry Neugebauer
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.
Thomas A. Tombrello
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.
Superstring Theorist Honored with Science Writing Prize
08/15/2014

Superstring Theorist Honored with Science Writing Prize

Kathy Svitil
Caltech's Hirosi Ooguri has been selected to receive the Kodansha Prize for Science Books, Japan's only major prize for science books, for his popular science work, Introduction to Superstring Theory.
Quantum Information Meets Condensed Matter
08/12/2014

Quantum Information Meets Condensed Matter

Cynthia Eller
Xie Chen comes to Caltech after a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at UC Berkeley. She recently discussed with us her research interests and ambitions for her Caltech career.