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A Window Into Europa's Ocean Lies Right at the Surface
03/05/2013

A Window Into Europa's Ocean Lies Right at the Surface

Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech and JPL researchers have found the strongest evidence yet that water from the vast liquid ocean beneath the frozen exterior of Jupiter's icy moon Europa actually makes its way to the surface.
Patterson Named Sloan Research Fellow
03/01/2013

Patterson Named Sloan Research Fellow

Brian Bell
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Planetary Astronomer Wins Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching
02/28/2013

Planetary Astronomer Wins Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching

Marcus Woo
John A. Johnson, assistant professor of planetary astronomy at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), has been awarded the Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
Creating New Quantum Building Blocks
02/07/2013

Creating New Quantum Building Blocks

Kimm Fesenmaier
Laying the groundwork for an on-chip optical quantum network, a team of Caltech researchers has shown that defects in diamond can be used as quantum building blocks that interact with one another via photons, the basic units of light.
Viewing the Cosmos from the South Pole: An Interview with Jamie Bock
02/05/2013

Viewing the Cosmos from the South Pole: An Interview with Jamie Bock

Marcus Woo
Scientists like Jamie Bock are trying to understand what exactly triggered cosmic inflation.
Caltech Senior Wins Churchill Scholarship
02/04/2013

Caltech Senior Wins Churchill Scholarship

Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech senior Andrew Meng has been selected to receive a Churchill Scholarship, which will fund his graduate studies at the University of Cambridge for the next academic year. Meng, a chemistry and physics major, was one of only 14 students nationwide who were chosen to receive the fellowship this year.
Johnson Wins Astronomy Prize
01/24/2013

Johnson Wins Astronomy Prize

Brian Bell
John A. Johnson, assistant professor of planetary astronomy at Caltech, received the 2012 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize at the 221st meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), in Long Beach, California.
Knutson Wins Award
01/24/2013

Knutson Wins Award

Brian Bell
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Heather Knutson
A Cloudy Mystery
01/10/2013

A Cloudy Mystery

Marcus Woo
Near a crowded galactic center, where billowing clouds of gas and dust cloak a supermassive black hole three million times as massive as the sun, one particular cloud has baffled astronomers. Indeed, the cloud defies the rules of star formation.
Watson Lecture: "Physics at the Large Hadron Collider"
01/05/2013

Watson Lecture: "Physics at the Large Hadron Collider"

Douglas Smith
Professor of Physics Harvey Newman has been searching for signs of dark matter, extra dimensions, and the elusive Higgs particle at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. He'll be reporting from the high-energy frontier of particle physics at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. Admission is free.