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BICEP2 Discovers First Direct Evidence of Inflation and Primordial Gravitational Waves
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.
Caltech Appoints Diana Jergovic to Newly Created Position of Vice President for Strategy Implementation
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.
Theoretical Physicist Wins Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching
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.
NuSTAR Reveals Radioactive Matter in Supernova Remnant
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.
2014 Sloan Research Fellows
02/19/2014

2014 Sloan Research Fellows

Brian Bell
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Gerald B. Whitham
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.
NOvA Sees First Long-distance Neutrinos
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.
Caltech's "Secrets" to Success
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?
Galaxies on FIRE: Star Feedback Results in Less Massive Galaxies
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.
John H. Schwarz Wins the Fundamental Physics Prize
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.