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Jet of Near Light Speed Material Observed
09/05/2018

Jet of Near Light Speed Material Observed

Elise Cutts
An international team of researchers, including two Caltech scientists, observed a superfast jet of material from a neutron star collision.
Artist's impression of neutron star merger
Higgs Boson Observed in Haystack of Quarks
08/28/2018

Higgs Boson Observed in Haystack of Quarks

New observations from CERN show the Higgs boson decaying into pairs of bottom quarks.
CMS
Decades-Old Problem in Mathematical Physics Has Been Solved
08/23/2018

Decades-Old Problem in Mathematical Physics Has Been Solved

Whitney Clavin
Spiros Michalakis and Matthew Hastings solve a lingering mathematical physics problem with implications for quantum physics as a whole.
Spiros Michalakis
Spitzer Turns 15
08/22/2018

Spitzer Turns 15

The Spitzer Space Telescope is celebrating 15 years of discoveries, including exoplanets, distant galaxies and even a new ring around Saturn.
Spitzer Space Telescope
Long and Winding Road: Q&A with String Theory Pioneer
08/20/2018

Long and Winding Road: Q&A with String Theory Pioneer

Whitney Clavin
John Schwarz talks about ups and downs in the development of string theory and where it might go in the future.
John Schwarz
Caltech astronomer wins 2018 Robert J. Trumpler Award
08/14/2018

Caltech astronomer wins 2018 Robert J. Trumpler Award

Whitney Clavin
BJ Fulton, a staff scientist at NASA's Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech, has won an Astronomical Society for the Pacific award.
BJ Fulton
Caltech High Energy Physics group honors Charlie Peck in naming ceremony
08/07/2018

Caltech High Energy Physics group honors Charlie Peck in naming ceremony

The High Energy Physics (HEP) group in the Division of Physics, Mathematics and...
Maria, Ryan and Dr.Peck's Widow together in front of the controls
Caltech scientists have made the first radio-telescope detection of a planetary-mass object beyond o
08/07/2018

Caltech scientists have made the first radio-telescope detection of a planetary-mass object beyond o

Olga Batygin
The object is around a dozen times more massive than Jupiter, is a surprisingly strong...
Orange planet with magnetic blue field at North
Spacecraft to Speed Through Sun's Atmosphere
08/07/2018

Spacecraft to Speed Through Sun's Atmosphere

Whitney Clavin
Caltech and partners built an instrument that will capture high-speed solar particles hurtling toward Earth.
Jamie Rankin
"City of Astronomy" to Hosts Space Experts
07/11/2018

"City of Astronomy" to Hosts Space Experts

Whitney Clavin
Pasadena will be hopping with space events the week of July 14-22.
Collage of space images