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Collisions of Dead Stars Spray Heavy Elements Throughout Small Galaxies

Using the W.M. Keck Observatory, researchers have found the primary source of heavy elements in dwarf galaxies.
Sculptor Dwarf galaxy

String Theorist Wins Hamburg Prize

Whitney Clavin
The 2018 Hamburg Prize goes to Hirosi Ooguri and comes with a three-day symposium in his honor.
Hirosi Ooguri

A Centennial Celebration for Richard Feynman

Whitney Clavin
A two-day celebration honored Richard Feynman—the explorer, teacher, and seer.
Feynman 100 logo

Astrophysics Student Selected for Fulbright Fellowship

Emily Velasco
Astrophysics student Roohi Dalal has received a Fulbright fellowship to travel to the Netherlands where she will study the distribution of galaxies in the universe. The way galaxies are arranged could reveal clues about how general relativity works on large scales.
A portrait of student Roohi Dalal

Astronomers and Data Scientists from Caltech and India Join Forces to Produce More Powerful Data Analysis Tools

The growing scientific partnership between Caltech and India including the TMT and...

Astronomy Professor and JPL Historian Win 2018 Guggenheim Fellowships

Whitney Clavin
Shri Kulkarni of Caltech and Erik Conway of JPL have been named 2018 Guggenheim fellows.
Guggenheim Fellowship Logo

Caltech Students and Alumni Receive 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Lorinda Dajose
Twenty-seven current students and 11 recent alumni have been selected to receive funding for graduate studies.
The logo of the National Science Foundation.

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

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.

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