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Massive Astrophysical Objects Governed by Subatomic Equation

Lorinda Dajose
Surprisingly, a quintessential equation of quantum mechanics emerges while studying astronomical disks of orbiting material.
illustration of a warped disk in space

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

Searching for Earth-Like Planets

Sharon Kaplan
The search for extrasolar planets has uncovered a dizzying array of planetary systems.
Andrew W. Howard

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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