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Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation pledges $1.5 million to relocate six telescopes
11/29/1999

Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation pledges $1.5 million to relocate six telescopes

Sue McHugh
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Caltech scientists develop new cell sorter
11/08/1999

Caltech scientists develop new cell sorter

Robert Tindol

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have developed a device for sorting individual living cells. This device will provide huge cost benefits for scientists and technologists in clinical medicine as well as in biological and materials research.

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Inauguration of LIGO facility to be hosted by NSF, Caltech, MIT
11/08/1999

Inauguration of LIGO facility to be hosted by NSF, Caltech, MIT

Robert Tindol

Media Advisory—Not for Publication The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) will be inaugurated Friday, November 12, at the Livingston, Louisiana, LIGO site to celebrate the completion of construction.

Largest Explosions in the Universe May Come from the Death of Massive Stars
09/29/1999

Largest Explosions in the Universe May Come from the Death of Massive Stars

Robert Tindol
Cosmic gamma-ray bursts, the brightest known explosions in the universe, may come from the fiery deaths of very massive stars in supernova explosions, a team of astronomers said today.
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Caltech joins effort to extend capabilities of major observatories
08/04/1999

Caltech joins effort to extend capabilities of major observatories

Sue McHugh
The California Institute of Technology will participate in a multi-institutional effort, funded by the National Science Foundation, to advance the field of adaptive optics, which promises to revolutionize astronomy.
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New digital sky survey uncovers rare celestial objects
05/31/1999

New digital sky survey uncovers rare celestial objects

Robert Tindol

A large new digital sky survey has been used by astronomers at the California Institute of Technology to discover distant quasars and other rare types of cosmic objects, including mysterious new objects of an unknown nature.

Aeronautics researchers generate cracks that move as fast as the speed of sound, and resemble certain earthquake shear ruptures
05/20/1999

Aeronautics researchers generate cracks that move as fast as the speed of sound, and resemble certain earthquake shear ruptures

Robert Tindol

New work from California Institute of Technology researchers shows that a certain type of crack can exceed the shear wave speed through the material, creating a sort of "sonic boom," and can almost reach sound speed.

Caltech observes brightest gamma-ray burst so far
03/25/1999

Caltech observes brightest gamma-ray burst so far

Robert Tindol

An extraordinarily bright cosmic gamma-ray flash turns out to be the most energetic one measured so far, according to a team of astronomers from the California Institute of Technology.

Caltech astronomer elected president of the American Astronomical Society
03/11/1999

Caltech astronomer elected president of the American Astronomical Society

Robert Tindol
Anneila Sargent, professor of astronomy at the California Institute of Technology and director of Caltech's Owens Valley Radio Observatory, has been elected president of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).
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New electron states observed by Caltech physicists
02/22/1999

New electron states observed by Caltech physicists

Robert Tindol

Caltech physicists have succeeded in forcing electrons to flow in an unusual way never previously observed in nature or in the lab.