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KISS Workshop Addresses Critical Problem of Megafires
05/04/2021

KISS Workshop Addresses Critical Problem of Megafires

Judy Hill
A recent workshop hosted by the W. M. Keck Institute for Space Sciences has led to new ideas for the detection and tracking of megafires.
Image of a wildfire burning
Active Members of the Campus Community Encouraged to Participate in Campus Climate Survey
05/04/2021

Active Members of the Campus Community Encouraged to Participate in Campus Climate Survey

Andrew Moseman
Survey aims to support diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
A cyclist and pedestrians on the Caltech campus, with flowers visible in the foreground.
Three Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
05/01/2021

Three Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Lori Dajose
Alexei Kitaev, Ellen Rothenberg, and Anneila Sargent (MS '67, PhD '77) have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, in a year where a record number of women have been elected.
Seeing Quadruple
04/07/2021

Seeing Quadruple

Whitney Clavin
Machine-learning methods lead to discovery of rare "quadruply imaged quasars" that can help solve cosmological puzzles.
A picture of one of the quasar quads
Small Telescopes, Big Science
04/06/2021

Small Telescopes, Big Science

Whitney Clavin
A quest to open up the dynamic, infrared sky begins.
Gattin Telescope
From Caltech Magazine: Notes from Afar
04/05/2021

From Caltech Magazine: Notes from Afar

The Caltech Center for Comparative Planetary Evolution (3CPE) unites scientists in a shared mission to understand what different planets can tell us about the evolution of the cosmos and the rise of life.
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From Caltech Magazine: Where is Dark Matter Hiding?
04/01/2021

From Caltech Magazine: Where is Dark Matter Hiding?

Scientists turn to new ideas and experiments in the search for dark matter particles.
illustration image of gas flowing into the center of a galaxy via dark matter filaments
Women Advocating for Women
03/30/2021

Women Advocating for Women

Judy Hill
Women-led groups across campus provide support and community, an effect that is multiplied when they come together under the umbrella of Caltech's Women's Engagement Board.
a blue tie dye t-shirt with the logo for women in BBE
Biophysicist Ibrahim Cissé Awarded Vilcek Prize
03/29/2021

Biophysicist Ibrahim Cissé Awarded Vilcek Prize

Whitney Clavin
Professor of Physics Ibrahim Cissé has been named one of the 2021 recipients of the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science.
Ibrahim Cissé
Radioactive Molecules May Help Solve Mystery of Missing Antimatter
03/26/2021

Radioactive Molecules May Help Solve Mystery of Missing Antimatter

Whitney Clavin
Caltech physicists figure out a way to use "lumpier" radioactive molecules to search for symmetry violations in fundamental physics.
An artistic representation of the structure of the radium monomethoxide ion, or RaOCH3+, used in the new study.