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02/15/2018

From Physics to Finance

Emily Velasco
An unexpected setback sent a Thomas Luke's (BS '86) career in a new direction.
Photo of Caltech Alumnus Thomas Luke with Washington, D.C. in the background.
02/15/2018

Three Caltech Faculty Members Win Sloan Fellowships

Whitney Clavin
Three members of the Caltech faculty are among this year's Sloan Research Fellows.
Sloan Foundation Fellows
02/13/2018

Caltech Students Win Prestigious Churchill Scholarship

Whitney Clavin
Two Caltech students have been awarded the Churchill Scholarship to pursue graduate studies at the University of Cambridge.
Matthew Weidner and Aishwarya Nene
02/09/2018

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Alumnus Joseph Polchinski, Renowned Physicist

Whitney Clavin
Joseph Polchinski, lauded for his fundamental contributions to string theory, passed away at age 63.
Joseph Polchinski
02/05/2018

New Clues to Compositions of TRAPPIST-1 Planets

A new study offers the best measurements yet of the densities of the TRAPPIST-1 planets.
Illustration of seven TRAPPIST-1 planets
02/01/2018

A Tabletop Approach to Probing Fundamental Laws of Physics

Whitney Clavin
Nick Hutzler talks about what drew him to Caltech—first as an undergraduate and now more than 10 years later as new faculty.
Nick Hutzler
01/24/2018

Taking the Pulse of Planets and Stars

Jim Fuller talks about movies he has developed to better understand the pulsations of planets and stars.
Jim Fuller
01/11/2018

Flat Metasurface Optics: Watson Lecture Preview

Andrei Faraon will discuss how nanotechnology enables new ways to make optical components.
Andrei Faraon will discuss how nanotechnology enables new ways to make optical components using fabrication processes already developed in the semiconductor industry
01/11/2018

Citizen Scientists Discover Five-Planet System

Lori Dajose
A group of 10,000 citizen scientists from all over the world helped to identify signals from five planets orbiting a distant star.
Artist's visualization of an exoplanetary system
01/05/2018

Caltech's NIRES Instrument Achieves "First Light"

A new Caltech-built instrument at Keck Observatory has captured its first spectral image.
NIRES