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Caltech Astronomers Win New Horizons Breakthrough Prize
09/09/2021

Caltech Astronomers Win New Horizons Breakthrough Prize

Whitney Clavin/Emily Velasco
Mansi Kasliwal, Gregg Hallinan, and two others have received the New Horizons Prize for their leadership in multi-messenger astronomy including the first neutron star collision in 2017.
Side-by-side images of Gregg Hallinan and Mansi Kasliwal
Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) Decommissioning Draft Environmental Assessment Released
09/08/2021

Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) Decommissioning Draft Environmental Assessment Released

Emily Velasco
Community meetings also announced
Caltech Submillimeter Observatory
Felix H. Boehm, 1924–2021
09/03/2021

Felix H. Boehm, 1924–2021

Robert Perkins
Caltech mourns the passing of physics professor Felix Boehm
Felix Boehm working in a lab
A Black Hole Triggers a Premature Supernova
09/02/2021

A Black Hole Triggers a Premature Supernova

Lori Dajose
A massive star is prematurely blown up by its neighbor, producing one of the most radio-luminous supernovae ever observed.
Artwork of a massive star about to explode, after being hit by a black hole or neutron star.
Ashley Pallie Named New Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Caltech
08/23/2021

Ashley Pallie Named New Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Caltech

Ashley Pallie, a recognized leader in undergraduate admissions and in the recruitment of historically marginalized students, who is currently the director of recruitment at Pomona College, has been named Caltech's next director of undergraduate admissions.
Ashley Pallie
Saturn Makes Waves in Its Own Rings
08/16/2021

Saturn Makes Waves in Its Own Rings

Whitney Clavin
New analysis of ripples in the rings reveals nature of gas giant's core.
An artist illustration of Saturn and its wobbling core (grey).
Saul Teukolsky Receives Dirac Medal
08/10/2021

Saul Teukolsky Receives Dirac Medal

Whitney Clavin
Saul Teukolsky and colleagues honored for theoretical work on black holes.
Saul Teukolsky
#SoCaltech: Arian Jadbabaie
08/03/2021

#SoCaltech: Arian Jadbabaie

Jon Nalick
Arian Jadbabaie, a graduate student and researcher in the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, discusses the role of the participant in quantum measurements.
Arian Jadbabaie
New Spin on Planet Formation Mysteries
07/29/2021

New Spin on Planet Formation Mysteries

A new Keck Observatory instrument can determine the spin rates of exoplanets.
Artwork of the HR 8799 system showing a white star and four red planets.
Caltech Names Its 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
07/19/2021

Caltech Names Its 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Lori Oliwenstein
Caltech has awarded the Institute’s highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award, to four alumni in recognition of personal and professional accomplishments.
collage of four headshot photos