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04/09/2018

Caltech Students and Alumni Receive 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Lori Dajose
Twenty-seven current students and 11 recent alumni have been selected to receive funding for graduate studies.
The logo of the National Science Foundation.
04/04/2018

Remembering Richard Feynman

Whitney Clavin
On May 11 and 12, Caltech will celebrate the memorable Richard Feynman with a two-day event that includes some of the world's top physicists.
Richard Feynman
03/19/2018

Caltech and Princeton University Press Release 15th Volume of Einstein Papers

Emily Velasco
The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein: Volume 15: The Berlin Years: Writings & Correspondence, June 1925–May 1927, Documentary Edition is the latest collection published as a collaboration between Caltech's Einstein Papers Project, Princeton University Press, and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Einstein writes by hand at his desk. A bust of Dante sits on the corner of the desk near some books.
03/14/2018

Caltech Mourns the Loss of Stephen Hawking

Whitney Clavin
Stephen Hawking, the author of A Brief History of Time and a frequent visitor to Caltech, has passed away. He was 76.
photo of Stephen Hawking
03/05/2018

Massive Astrophysical Objects Governed by Subatomic Equation

Lori Dajose
Surprisingly, a quintessential equation of quantum mechanics emerges while studying astronomical disks of orbiting material.
illustration of a warped disk in space
03/02/2018

Q&A: Evan Kirby on the Importance of Science Outreach

Whitney Clavin
Evan Kirby discusses his work with high school students and his recent Cottrell Scholarship.
Evan Kirby
03/02/2018

Searching for Earth-Like Planets

Sharon Kaplan
The search for extrasolar planets has uncovered a dizzying array of planetary systems.
Andrew W. Howard
03/01/2018

A Better Way to Model Stellar Explosions

Whitney Clavin
A new computer program will allow astrophysicists to better model extreme events involving neutron stars.
Artist's concept of two neutron stars colliding.
03/01/2018

Caltech Announces the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

Five alumni will be presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor the Institute bestows upon a graduate.
photo of the Distinguished Alumni Award medal
02/26/2018

Beaming with the Light of Millions of Suns

Whitney Clavin
A Caltech-led astronomy team is homing in on the nature of extreme objects known as ULXs.
Image of M51