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Xie Chen will study fundamentally quantum mechanical behavior of matter
05/28/2019

Xie Chen will study fundamentally quantum mechanical behavior of matter

Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics Xie Chen is a member of the newly established Simons Collaboration on Ultra-Quantum Matter. The collaboration will study fundamentally quantum mechanical behavior of matter, in systems like metals, magnets, superconductors, etc. “One of the biggest surprises of quantum mechanics is entanglement — the spooky action at a distance,” Xie says. “Now more than eighty years after its discovery, we have learned not only to accept the concept, but also to embrace it and to explore it at the next level where thousands or millions or even more atoms and electrons in a macroscopic matter are entangled together and participate in the ‘spooky action’ in a collective way.” Such ultra-quantum matter (UQM) defies conventional expectations that quantum effects are important only in very small systems. It allows for entirely new physical properties, which may help future technologies by enabling the nonlocal storage of quantum information, and the creation of quantum materials with new functionalities.
Caltech Mourns the Passing of Murray Gell-Mann (1929–2019)
05/24/2019

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Murray Gell-Mann (1929–2019)

Nobel Laureate Murray Gell-Mann, who predicted quarks, has passed away.
Murray Gell-Mann
Shaw Prize in Astronomy Awarded to Ed Stone
05/21/2019

Shaw Prize in Astronomy Awarded to Ed Stone

Whitney Clavin
The 2019 Shaw Prize in Astronomy has been awarded to Caltech's Ed Stone, long-time project scientist for NASA's Voyager mission.
Ed Stone
LIGO and Virgo Detect Neutron Star Smashups
05/02/2019

LIGO and Virgo Detect Neutron Star Smashups

Whitney Clavin
The triple detectors of LIGO and Virgo have spotted five new gravitational-wave signals since turning back on.
Artwork of neutron stars.
Seven from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Sciences
05/01/2019

Seven from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Lori Dajose
Two faculty members and five alumni have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
From Caltech Magazine: #SoCaltech: Vikram Ravi
04/26/2019

From Caltech Magazine: #SoCaltech: Vikram Ravi

#SoCaltech is an occasional series celebrating the diverse individuals who give Caltech its spirit of excellence, ambition, and ingenuity.
Vikram Ravi and colleagues in multi-user video chat
Barry Barish Elected to Great Britain's Royal Society
04/24/2019

Barry Barish Elected to Great Britain's Royal Society

Whitney Clavin
Barry Barish has been named a foreign member of the Royal Society.
Barry Barish
2,700 Pages Later, a Space Mission Is Born
04/23/2019

2,700 Pages Later, a Space Mission Is Born

Whitney Clavin
Jamie Bock discusses SPHEREx, a new mission recently selected by NASA
Jamie Bock and a stack of SPHEREx mission proposals.
The Mathematics of Flow
03/28/2019

The Mathematics of Flow

Whitney Clavin
New Caltech professor Philip Isett uses math to understand the chaotic nature of fluids.
Philip Isett
NSF Director France Córdova to Speak at Caltech's 125th Commencement Ceremony
03/28/2019

NSF Director France Córdova to Speak at Caltech's 125th Commencement Ceremony

Davin Malasarn
The distinguished astrophysicist, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Caltech alumna (PhD '79), will give the keynote speech at Caltech's 2019 Commencement ceremony on June 14.
Headshot of France Córdova