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Four Faculty Members, Five Alums Elected to National Academy of Sciences
06/01/2022

Four Faculty Members, Five Alums Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Emily Velasco
Caltech Faculty members elected to the Academy this year include Bil Clemons, Linda Hsieh-Wilson, Michael Elowitz, and Nicholas Scoville.
Recognizing America's Leading Innovative Scientists, The 2022 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists Names 31 Finalists
06/01/2022

Recognizing America's Leading Innovative Scientists, The 2022 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists Names 31 Finalists

The Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences announced 31 finalists today for the 2022 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, the world’s largest unrestricted prize honoring early-career scientists and engineers.
Mansi Kasliwal
Caltech Researchers Help Generate First Image of Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy
05/12/2022

Caltech Researchers Help Generate First Image of Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy

Robert Perkins
Event Horizon Telescope team captures the first image of Sagittarius A*.
Black Hole 1
Nanofabrication Courses Let Caltech Undergraduates Get Hands-on at the Smallest Scales
05/09/2022

Nanofabrication Courses Let Caltech Undergraduates Get Hands-on at the Smallest Scales

Andrew Moseman
APh/EE 150, a new undergraduate course on nanofabrication techniques, is being taught for the first time this term.
Changsoon Choi working at the electron microscope in Axel Scherer's lab.
"Black Widow" Star Devours Its Rapidly Circling Companion
05/04/2022

"Black Widow" Star Devours Its Rapidly Circling Companion

Whitney Clavin
Finding represents the shortest-period black widow binary found to date
An illustration of a black widow pulsar destroying its companion.
Watson Lecture on May 11: Scott Cushing on What We Can Learn from Quantum Entanglement
05/03/2022

Watson Lecture on May 11: Scott Cushing on What We Can Learn from Quantum Entanglement

Andrew Moseman
On Wednesday, May 11, at 5 p.m. PDT, Scott Cushing, Caltech assistant professor of chemistry and KNI-Wheatley Scholar in Nanoscience, will continue the 2021–22 Watson Lecture season with "What Entanglement Can Tell Us About Our World."
Portrait of Scott Cushing
Conversations on the Quantum World: Storytelling and Science
04/29/2022

Conversations on the Quantum World: Storytelling and Science

Alyce Torrice
Caltech physicist Spiros Michalakis and Hollywood writer and producer Ed Solomon discuss how scientists and creatives work together to put the science in science fiction.
purple filtered image of wormhole and film strip
Math for the Masses: Inside the Mind of Po-Shen Loh
04/27/2022

Math for the Masses: Inside the Mind of Po-Shen Loh

Andrew Moseman
Po-Shen Loh (BS ’04) thrives on interacting with people. Now he has created an app to keep them apart during a pandemic.
Man in glasses wearing a blue polo shirt, surrounded by equations
Caltech Launches Merkin Center for Pure and Applied Mathematics
04/25/2022

Caltech Launches Merkin Center for Pure and Applied Mathematics

Annette Moore
Caltech trustee Richard Merkin, MD, founder and chief executive officer of the Heritage Provider Network, has made a generous gift to establish a center for pure and applied mathematics at Caltech.
mathematics
Radio Host and Producer Jad Abumrad to Give Caltech's 128th Commencement Address
04/15/2022

Radio Host and Producer Jad Abumrad to Give Caltech's 128th Commencement Address

The creator of Radiolab, More Perfect, and Dolly Parton's America will deliver the keynote address on June 10.
Jad Abumrad