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Mathematician Elected to Royal Society
05/01/2014

Mathematician Elected to Royal Society

Kimm Fesenmaier
Vladimir Markovic, the John D. MacArthur Professor of Mathematics at Caltech, has been named a fellow of Great Britain's Royal Society. Markovic's election brings to seven the number of fellows and foreign members of the Royal Society currently on the Caltech faculty.
To Supernova or Not to Supernova
05/01/2014

To Supernova or Not to Supernova

Cynthia Eller
Caltech researchers present a three-dimensional model of a rapidly rotating star with a strong magnetic field undergoing the process of collapse and explosion . . . or at least trying to.
Simulating Milliseconds of Stellar Collapse
05/01/2014

Simulating Milliseconds of Stellar Collapse

Cynthia Eller
Christian Ott, professor of theoretical astrophysics at Caltech, formulates scenarios for what happens when massive stars collapse.
Fu, Harrison, and Preskill Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
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.
Cosmic Web Imager Directly Observes "Dim Matter"
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.
Hyperbolic Homogeneous Polynomials, Oh My!
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..."
Jamie Bock Wins George W. Goddard Award
04/04/2014

Jamie Bock Wins George W. Goddard Award

Brian Bell
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Reflecting on BICEP2
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."
Jamie Bock to Speak on BICEP2 Experiment
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.
Building BICEP2: A Conversation with Jamie Bock
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.