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11/10/2017

Caltech Mourns Professor Emeritus Jerry Pine

Whitney Clavin
Longtime Caltech professor of physics Jerome "Jerry" Pine passed away on November 8, 2017.
Jerry Pine
10/30/2017

NuSTAR Probes Black Hole Jet Mystery

Astronomers using NASA's NuSTAR mission have gained new clues in black hole mystery.
Artist concept of black hole jet
10/20/2017

Simon Receives Mathematical Physics Prize

Lori Dajose
Caltech mathematician Barry Simon is the recipient of the 2018 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics.
Barry Simon
10/19/2017

Going Out in a Blaze of Glory: Cassini Mission Highlights

Lori Dajose
The November Watson Lecture will be given by Linda Spilker, Cassini project scientist.
Linda Spilker
10/18/2017

Physics Boosts Artificial Intelligence Methods

Researchers from Caltech and the University of Southern California (USC) report the first application of quantum computing to a physics problem.
Higgs boson event
10/16/2017

Caltech-Led Teams Strike Cosmic Gold

Kathy Svitil
After being alerted to a gravitational-wave event by LIGO and its European counterpart Virgo, thousands of scientists across the globe looked at a patch of sky and saw the aftermath of a neutron star collision, marking the first time such an event has been observed with both gravitational-wave and conventional astronomy.
image
10/16/2017

LIGO and Virgo Make First Detection of Gravitational Waves Produced by Colliding Neutron Stars

Discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light.
Artist’s illustration of two merging neutron stars.
10/12/2017

The Golden Record Turns 40

Robert Perkins
The creators of the Voyager Golden Record, along with cultural experts, weigh in on the history and influence of the farthest-flung message from humanity.
Panel
10/11/2017

JPL News: Giant Exoplanet Hunters: Look for Debris Disks

Astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets.
illustration of exoplanet and small bodies
10/01/2017

New Provost Starts This Week

David Tirrell steps into new role on campus.
Tirrell