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New Gift Allows Caltech and Cornell Scientists to Continue Simulating Warped Space-time
03/09/2009

New Gift Allows Caltech and Cornell Scientists to Continue Simulating Warped Space-time

Jon Weiner

Sherman Fairchild Foundation's gift will continue advanced space research.

Caltech Astrophysicist Awarded Dan David Prize
02/19/2009

Caltech Astrophysicist Awarded Dan David Prize

Deborah Williams-Hedges

Andrew Lange of Caltech has been awarded the 2009 Dan David Prize along with Paolo De Bernardis of the University La Sapienza in Rome and Paul Richards of the University of California, Berkeley. Lange and De Bernardis have been recognized for leading the BOOMERanG experiment, which provided the first undisputed evidence of the universe's flat geometry. Richards's MAXIMA experiment confirmed the result soon after.

Caltech's Newest Shining Star: The Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics
01/26/2009

Caltech's Newest Shining Star: The Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics

Lori Oliwenstein

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) scientists who study the outer reaches of space are about to get some space of their own with the official opening of the Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Caltech
About Caltech Astronomy
01/26/2009

About Caltech Astronomy

Lori Oliwenstein
As part of Caltech's Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, the astronomy department's primary mission is to perform cutting-edge research in astronomy and astrophysics while educating undergraduate and graduate students to become the scientific leaders of tomorrow.
Caltech Researchers Interpret Asymmetry in Early Universe
12/16/2008

Caltech Researchers Interpret Asymmetry in Early Universe

elisabeth nadin

The Big Bang is widely considered to have obliterated any trace of what came before. Now, astrophysicists at the California Institute of Technology think that their new theoretical interpretation of an imprint from the earliest stages of the universe may also shed light on what came before.

High Energy Physics Team Sets New Data-Transfer World Records
12/08/2008

High Energy Physics Team Sets New Data-Transfer World Records

Jon Weiner
Building on seven years of record-breaking developments, an international team of physicists, computer scientists, and network engineers led by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)--with partners from Michigan, Florida, Tennessee, Fermilab, Brookhaven, CERN, Brazil, Pakistan, Korea, and Estonia--set new records for sustained data transfer among storage systems during the SuperComputing 2008 (SC08) conference recently held in Austin, Texas. Caltech's exhibit at SC08 by the High Energy Physics (HEP) group and the Center for Advanced Computing Research (CACR) demonstrated new applications and systems for globally distributed data analysis for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, along with Caltech's global monitoring system MonALISA (http://monalisa.caltech.edu) and its collaboration system EVO (Enabling Virtual Organizations; http://evo.caltech.edu), together with near real-time simulations of earthquakes in the Southern California region, experiences in time-domain astronomy with Google Sky, and recent results in multiphysics multiscale modeling.?
Caltech 4D Microscope Revolutionizes the Way We Look at the Nano World
11/20/2008

Caltech 4D Microscope Revolutionizes the Way We Look at the Nano World

Kathy Svitil

More than a century ago, the development of the earliest motion picture technology made what had been previously thought "magical" a reality: capturing and recreating the movement and dynamism of the world around us. A breakthrough technology has now accomplished a similar feat, but on an atomic scale--by allowing, for the first time, the real-time, real-space visualization of fleeting changes in the structure and shape of matter barely a billionth of a meter in size.

Caltech's David Baltimore and Fiona Harrison Named among America's Best Leaders for 2008
11/20/2008

Caltech's David Baltimore and Fiona Harrison Named among America's Best Leaders for 2008

Lori Oliwenstein
Two prominent researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have been named among the country's 24 top leaders by U.S. News Media Group in association with the Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard Kennedy School.
W.M. Keck Foundation Gift to Enable Caltech and JPL Scientists to Research the Universe's Violent Origin
11/10/2008

W.M. Keck Foundation Gift to Enable Caltech and JPL Scientists to Research the Universe's Violent Origin

Jon Weiner
The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded $2.3 million to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to fund the Keck Array--a suite of three microwave polarimeters at the South Pole--and the corresponding research initiative, "Imaging the Beginning of Time: A Search for the Signature of Inflation in the Cosmic Microwave Background."
"Einstein's Cosmic Messengers" Multimedia Concert Inspired by Quest for Gravitational Waves
10/24/2008

"Einstein's Cosmic Messengers" Multimedia Concert Inspired by Quest for Gravitational Waves

Martin Voss
Join two world-renowned California Institute of Technology (Caltech) physicists and an award-winning composer for the world premiere of "Einstein's Cosmic Messengers," an inventive multimedia concert. Inspired by Caltech's involvement with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), the presentation takes an innovative approach to communicating scientific exploration and discovery to the general public. The event takes place Thursday, October 30, at 8 p.m., in Beckman Auditorium on the Caltech campus.