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From Caltech Magazine: #SoCaltech: Alexander Zlokapa
04/20/2020

From Caltech Magazine: #SoCaltech: Alexander Zlokapa

Alexander Zlokapa (BS '21) is a Caltech undergraduate student majoring in physics who has led a variety of student efforts to understand and combat the spread of COVID-19.
Alexander Zlokapa
Black Hole Bends Light Back on Itself
04/08/2020

Black Hole Bends Light Back on Itself

Whitney Clavin
Astronomers detect light from a disk around a black hole being pulled back by the black hole's monstrous gravity.
Artist's concept of a black hole surrounding by an accretion disk.
New Superconducting Film Resists a Magnet's Power to Thwart It
04/01/2020

New Superconducting Film Resists a Magnet's Power to Thwart It

Andrew Moseman
Joseph Falson found a superconducting material that retains its superconductivity even after exposure to magnetic fields that, according to the predictions of conventional theories, normally should disrupt that property.
Professor Joseph Falson
Math Professor and Students Take 'Random Walk' Together
03/26/2020

Math Professor and Students Take 'Random Walk' Together

Whitney Clavin
A solution to a math problem "just flowed out," according to math student.
Joshua Frisch, Omer Tamuz, and Pooya Vahidi Ferdowsi discuss a math problem at Caltech.
Nikolai Makarov Honored with 2020 Schock Prize
03/19/2020

Nikolai Makarov Honored with 2020 Schock Prize

Whitney Clavin
Caltech mathematician Nikolai Makarov has won the 2020 Schock Prize in mathematics.
Nikolai Makarov
Shining New Light on Dark Matter
02/28/2020

Shining New Light on Dark Matter

Whitney Clavin
Kathryn Zurek talks about the ongoing search for an invisible substance that permeates the galaxy.
Kathryn Zurek
Researchers Selected for First Class of AAS Fellows
02/27/2020

Researchers Selected for First Class of AAS Fellows

Robert Perkins
Fiona Harrison, Andrew Ingersoll, and Anneila Sargent among those selected
AAS Fellows
Aerospace Leader and Influential Advisor Norman R. Augustine to Give Caltech's 126th Commencement Address
02/27/2020

Aerospace Leader and Influential Advisor Norman R. Augustine to Give Caltech's 126th Commencement Address

The retired CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation and former chair of the Council of the National Academy of Engineering will deliver the keynote address on June 12.
sea of graduation caps at Commencement
Stargazing in Spanish
02/24/2020

Stargazing in Spanish

Judy Hill
Two non-English language astronomy outreach events are planned for the community.
People watching a lecture
Charles Elachi to Receive National Air and Space Museum Trophy
02/13/2020

Charles Elachi to Receive National Air and Space Museum Trophy

Whitney Clavin
Charles Elachi has been selected to receive the 2020 Michael Collins Trophy for Lifetime Achievement.
Charles Elachi