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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
02/26/2018

Stars Around the Milky Way: Cosmic Space Invaders or Victims of Galactic Eviction?

Astronomers using the Keck Observatory have discovered that certain groups of stars were kicked out from the flat disk of our galaxy.
Illustration of halo stars in the study