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The Caltech Effect: Pivot Points
09/24/2020

The Caltech Effect: Pivot Points

The new issue features scientists and engineers who have followed unexpected paths, repurposed technology, and responded nimbly to innovative ideas and urgent needs.
Caltech Effect cover
New Dean of Graduate Studies Named
09/17/2020

New Dean of Graduate Studies Named

Professor of Biology David Chan's appointment is effective October 1
David Chan
Caltech Suspends GRE Requirement for One Year
09/17/2020

Caltech Suspends GRE Requirement for One Year

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Caltech graduate admissions in each division will not require applicants to submit GRE scores.
Stock photo of a person's hand writing on a paper at a desk
From Caltech Magazine: Radio Astronomy in the High Desert
09/14/2020

From Caltech Magazine: Radio Astronomy in the High Desert

“By building large numbers of small telescopes, we can scan the skies faster than ever before. These arrays will be generating more than 40 terabytes of science data per day, making them among the most data-intensive telescopes in the world.”
the Long Wavelength Array at Owens Valley Radio Observatory
The Warrior-Scholar Project Brings Caltech STEM Education to Soldiers and Veterans
09/11/2020

The Warrior-Scholar Project Brings Caltech STEM Education to Soldiers and Veterans

Andrew Moseman
Seventeen veterans and active-duty members of the military participated this summer in Caltech's first year as part of the Warrior-Scholar Project.
U.S. Air Force veteran William Doran
Urmila Mahadev Awarded Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize
09/10/2020

Urmila Mahadev Awarded Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize

Whitney Clavin
The New Frontiers Breakthrough Prize is given to early-career female mathematicians
Artwork of a quantum process.
A "Bang" in LIGO–Virgo Detectors Signals Most Massive Gravitational-Wave Source Yet
09/02/2020

A "Bang" in LIGO–Virgo Detectors Signals Most Massive Gravitational-Wave Source Yet

Whitney Clavin
A binary black hole merger likely produced gravitational waves equal to the energy of eight suns.
Illustration of a hierarchical black hole merger
A Molecular Approach to Quantum Computing
09/01/2020

A Molecular Approach to Quantum Computing

Whitney Clavin
Molecules in quantum superposition could help in the development of quantum computers.
Illustration of molecules in superposition
Quantum Innovations Achieved Using Alkaline-Earth Atoms
08/27/2020

Quantum Innovations Achieved Using Alkaline-Earth Atoms

Whitney Clavin
Through the manipulation of so-called alkaline-earth atoms, researchers have made strides in a leading quantum computer strategy.
Illustration of entangled atoms
Caltech Faculty to Advance Future Quantum Science Efforts
08/26/2020

Caltech Faculty to Advance Future Quantum Science Efforts

Whitney Clavin
Caltech faculty will help innovate quantum technologies by participating in four of five new Department of Energy quantum science centers.
Quantum processors