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Faculty Join Caltech

Caltech welcomes 12 faculty members who will join the Institute's six divisions over the academic year, representing fields ranging from cosmochemistry and microeconomics to genome engineering and the philosophical underpinnings of quantum theory.
photo of Caltech's Throop Pond

How the Seeds of Planets Take Shape

Whitney Clavin
A new class of dust and gas instabilities helps explain planet formation and other phenomena on Earth and in space.

Caltech Mentor’s Legacy Lives on through a New Graduate Fellowship

Anneila Sargent (MS ’67, PhD ’78) has made a gift to establish the Wallace L. W. Sargent Fellowship.
Wallace L. W. Sargent

JPL News: NASA Voyager 2 Could Be Nearing Interstellar Space

The Voyager 2 spacecraft may be getting close to edge of vast bubble around the sun.
Graphic of Voyager 1 and 2

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Wilhelmus A. J. Luxemburg

Wilhelmus Luxemburg, emeritus professor of mathematics at Caltech, passed away on October 2, 2018. He was 89 years old.
Wilhelmus A. J. Luxemburg

Caltech Awarded Federal Funding for Quantum Research

Whitney Clavin
Caltech scientists have won federal grants for research in quantum computing, quantum networks, and more.
Computer chip illustration

Palomar's Samuel Oschin Telescope Turns 70

Whitney Clavin
Historic telescope's discoveries include everything from thousands of galaxy clusters to a Pluto-sized object in our solar system.
George Abell at 48-inch telescope

President Rosenbaum Highlights Postdocs as "Unsung Heroes"

In a letter to the Caltech community during Postdoc Appreciation Week, the President emphasizes the role this key group plays at the Institute.
National Postdoc Association Logo

Caltech to Celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week September 17–21

Jon Nalick
Events will honor contributions postdocs make to research.
members of the Caltech Postdoc Association hold a banner for Postdoc Appreciation Week.

Superfast Jet Observed Streaming Away from Stellar Collision

Elise Cutts
An international team of researchers, including two Caltech scientists, observed a superfast jet of material from a neutron star collision.
Artist's impression of neutron star merger