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Yanbei Chen Named Simons Investigator
07/06/2018

Yanbei Chen Named Simons Investigator

Whitney Clavin
Professor of Physics Yanbei Chen has been named a Simons Investigator for his work on gravitational-wave physics.
Yanbei Chen
Superstar Eta Carinae Shoots Cosmic Rays
07/03/2018

Superstar Eta Carinae Shoots Cosmic Rays

Data from NuSTAR show that a well-studied luminous star is accelerating particles to high energies.
Picture of Eta Carinae
Celebrating Caltech's Founder George Ellery Hale
06/29/2018

Celebrating Caltech's Founder George Ellery Hale

Whitney Clavin
George Ellery Hale, born 150 years ago on June 29, helped transform not just Caltech but all of astronomy.
George Ellery Hale
DOE Early Career Grant
06/27/2018

DOE Early Career Grant

Robert Perkins
David Simmons-Duffin, assistant professor of theoretical physics, will receive Department of Energy Early Career Research Program funding.
David Simmons-Duffin
Cosmic Artists Discuss their Craft
06/26/2018

Cosmic Artists Discuss their Craft

Whitney Clavin
Everything from the latest virtual reality experiences in space to how to engage the public was discussed at a space visualization conference.
Mosaic of images from the workshop.
Unlocking the Secrets of Solar Cells
06/20/2018

Unlocking the Secrets of Solar Cells

Robert Perkins
Marco Bernardi and David Hsieh rule out a commonly held belief about a promising solar cell material
Solar cells
Caltech Celebrates Newest Cohort of Named Professors
06/11/2018

Caltech Celebrates Newest Cohort of Named Professors

During the 2017-18 academic year, Caltech recognized six faculty members with their first named professorship—the Institute's most distinguished award for individual faculty.
photo of arches in Blacker House
Where Heavy Elements in Dwarf Galaxies are Made
06/05/2018

Where Heavy Elements in Dwarf Galaxies are Made

Using the W.M. Keck Observatory, researchers have found the primary source of heavy elements in dwarf galaxies.
Sculptor Dwarf galaxy
String Theorist Wins Hamburg Prize
05/24/2018

String Theorist Wins Hamburg Prize

Whitney Clavin
The 2018 Hamburg Prize goes to Hirosi Ooguri and comes with a three-day symposium in his honor.
Hirosi Ooguri
Richard Feynman's 100th Birthday Bash
05/16/2018

Richard Feynman's 100th Birthday Bash

Whitney Clavin
A two-day celebration honored Richard Feynman—the explorer, teacher, and seer.
Feynman 100 logo