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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
From Caltech Magazine: Where Big Ideas Take Shape
07/08/2021

From Caltech Magazine: Where Big Ideas Take Shape

Situated inconspicuously on the south side of campus is a cavernous building that has witnessed some of the most influential developments in the history of astronomy and physics.
Workers pose with a 200-inch mirror, under construction for Palomar Observatory
Xie Chen Wins Simons Investigator Award
07/06/2021

Xie Chen Wins Simons Investigator Award

Whitney Clavin
As a Simons Investigator, Xie Chen will explore novel quantum patterns in materials.
Chen
A White Dwarf Living on the Edge
06/30/2021

A White Dwarf Living on the Edge

Whitney Clavin
The Zwicky Transient Facility has identified an extremely magnetized and rapidly rotating ultra-massive white dwarf.
Artwork of a white dwarf in comparison to Earth's moon.
LIGO–Virgo–KAGRA finds elusive mergers of black holes with neutron stars
06/29/2021

LIGO–Virgo–KAGRA finds elusive mergers of black holes with neutron stars

The gravitational network confirms first known collision of a black hole and neutron star.
Artwork of a neutron star–black hole merger
Caltech Celebrates Progress in Diversity and Inclusion in Recruitment and Admissions
06/21/2021

Caltech Celebrates Progress in Diversity and Inclusion in Recruitment and Admissions

Jennifer Torres and Lori Oliwenstein
New programs and partnerships have been established to sustain and accelerate gains.
Student Jennifer Rodriguez stands with her luggage in front of the Moore Laboratory of Engineering
Expanding the WAVE Pipeline
06/21/2021

Expanding the WAVE Pipeline

Judy Hill
WAVE Fellows program for underrepresented students in STEM to double in size
Graduate student Rebekah Loving with Bren Professor of Computational Biology and Computing and Mathematical Sciences Lior Pachter
Virtual Learning Helped Push Caltech Physics Labs into the Future
06/10/2021

Virtual Learning Helped Push Caltech Physics Labs into the Future

Andrew Moseman
A new approach to teaching undergraduate physics labs not only adapted the courses for remote learning but also taught students valuable practical skills.
Portrait of Eric Black
CIBER-2 Takes Its First Flight
06/07/2021

CIBER-2 Takes Its First Flight

The instrument to measure a cosmic infrared glow will take multiple short flights aboard a sounding rocket.
Richard Feder-Staehle, Chi Nguyen, and Rick Evavold of the CIBER-2 team working on the CIBER-2 payload.
Magnetism Drives Metals to Insulators in New Experiment
06/04/2021

Magnetism Drives Metals to Insulators in New Experiment

Whitney Clavin
New study provides tools to probe novel spintronic devices.
An illustration of domains divided by a domain wall.