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Saul Teukolsky Receives Dirac Medal
08/10/2021

Saul Teukolsky Receives Dirac Medal

Whitney Clavin
Saul Teukolsky and colleagues honored for theoretical work on black holes.
Saul Teukolsky
#SoCaltech: Arian Jadbabaie
08/03/2021

#SoCaltech: Arian Jadbabaie

Jon Nalick
Arian Jadbabaie, a graduate student and researcher in the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, discusses the role of the participant in quantum measurements.
Arian Jadbabaie
New Spin on Planet Formation Mysteries
07/29/2021

New Spin on Planet Formation Mysteries

A new Keck Observatory instrument can determine the spin rates of exoplanets.
Artwork of the HR 8799 system showing a white star and four red planets.
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