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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
Juggling in Dublin
08/25/2020

Juggling in Dublin

Whitney Clavin
David Conlon discusses mysteries of numbers and what it takes to juggle five balls.
David Conlon juggling in Dublin, Ireland.
Surviving the Sun
08/21/2020

Surviving the Sun

Whitney Clavin
Caltech graduate student Qicheng Zhang is studying Comet NEOWISE after its blistering journey around the sun.
Hubble image of Comet Neowise
ZTF Finds Closest Known Asteroid to Fly By Earth
08/18/2020

ZTF Finds Closest Known Asteroid to Fly By Earth

Whitney Clavin
Sky-scanning instrument at Palomar Observatory catches asteroid that flew 1,830 miles above Earth.
Asteroid 2020 QG appears as a streak.
Reimagining a Community-Building and Mentorship Program for Incoming Students
08/13/2020

Reimagining a Community-Building and Mentorship Program for Incoming Students

Andrew Moseman
The Freshmen Summer Research Institute is an annual institution that eases the transition between high school and the Caltech experience for students from underrepresented or underserved communities.
Screenshot of FSRI students on Zoom