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Before the Telescope: Palomar's Indigenous Astronomers
06/13/2024

Before the Telescope: Palomar's Indigenous Astronomers

Cynthia Eller
Palomar Observatory creates a new digital exhibition to document the first astronomers at Palomar, the Indigenous peoples who observed and related to the night sky.
The night sky, showing the Pleiades, a collection of stars on the left center of the image, and the star Aldebaran on the lower right.
#SoCaltech: Meet Caltech's 2024 Graduates
06/12/2024

#SoCaltech: Meet Caltech's 2024 Graduates

Jon Nalick
Nine of Caltech’s 2024 graduates discuss the value of curiosity, perseverance, creativity, and lessons learned during their time at the Institute.
Laura Luebbert
Edward C. Stone, 1936-2024
06/11/2024

Edward C. Stone, 1936-2024

Caltech mourns the loss of Edward C. Stone, leader of humanity’s first foray into interstellar space.
A man standing in front of a large model of a spacecraft
Reflecting on a Pivotal Physics Calculation
06/05/2024

Reflecting on a Pivotal Physics Calculation

Whitney Clavin
A Q&A with physicist David Politzer about solving the mystery of the strong force more than 50 years ago.
David Politzer
Caltech Creativity Shines on Ditch Day
05/28/2024

Caltech Creativity Shines on Ditch Day

Julia Ehlert
Students honor annual tradition with puzzles and activities inspired by pop culture.
Students tackling a Mandalorian-themed stack head to their next destination.
Peiwei Chen Wins Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award
05/23/2024

Peiwei Chen Wins Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award

Cynthia Eller
Caltech graduate student in biology receives the prestigious Weintraub Award.
Peiwei Chen stands before the Beckman Auditorium on the Caltech campus.
Shri Kulkarni Awarded Shaw Prize in Astronomy
05/22/2024

Shri Kulkarni Awarded Shaw Prize in Astronomy

Whitney Clavin
Shri Kulkarni, the George Ellery Hale Professor of Astronomy and Planetary Science at Caltech, has been awarded the prestigious 2024 Shaw Prize in Astronomy.
Image of Shri Kulkarni in purple shirt and grey blazer in front of fountain
Inside Look: What Physics Professor Rana Adhikari Keeps in His Office
05/20/2024

Inside Look: What Physics Professor Rana Adhikari Keeps in His Office

Omar Shamout
For the new “Inside Look” series, faculty members share a bit about themselves and the interesting items they keep in their workspaces, both research-related and personal.
Rana Adhikari stands in his office wearing a plaid shirt and beanie, surrounded by clocks and maps and a chalkboard
Two Caltech Students Named Hertz Graduate Fellows
05/18/2024

Two Caltech Students Named Hertz Graduate Fellows

Cynthia Eller
Caltech students Andrew Laeuger and Virginia Canestraight are granted Hertz Fellowships for five years of graduate study.
Faces of Virginia Canestraight and Andrew Laeuger, side by side
High School Student Creates Soundscape of Exploding Stars
05/15/2024

High School Student Creates Soundscape of Exploding Stars

Cynthia Eller
Using data from the Zwicky Transient Facility, Southern California high school student Vanya Agrawal creates new "space music."
Map projection showing night sky with dots for supernova detections.