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Beaming with the Light of Millions of Suns
02/26/2018

Beaming with the Light of Millions of Suns

Whitney Clavin
A Caltech-led astronomy team is homing in on the nature of extreme objects known as ULXs.
Image of M51
New Evidence for Galactic Eviction
02/26/2018

New Evidence for Galactic Eviction

Astronomers using the Keck Observatory have discovered that certain groups of stars were kicked out from the flat disk of our galaxy.
Illustration of halo stars in the study
Alumnus profile: Thomas Luke
02/15/2018

Alumnus profile: Thomas Luke

Emily Velasco
An unexpected setback sent a Thomas Luke's (BS '86) career in a new direction.
Photo of Caltech Alumnus Thomas Luke with Washington, D.C. in the background.
Three Caltech Faculty Members Win Sloan Fellowships
02/15/2018

Three Caltech Faculty Members Win Sloan Fellowships

Whitney Clavin
Three members of the Caltech faculty are among this year's Sloan Research Fellows.
Sloan Foundation Fellows
Caltech Students Win Prestigious Churchill Scholarship
02/13/2018

Caltech Students Win Prestigious Churchill Scholarship

Whitney Clavin
Two Caltech students have been awarded the Churchill Scholarship to pursue graduate studies at the University of Cambridge.
Matthew Weidner and Aishwarya Nene
Remembering Joseph Polchinski (BS '75)
02/09/2018

Remembering Joseph Polchinski (BS '75)

Whitney Clavin
Joseph Polchinski, lauded for his fundamental contributions to string theory, passed away at age 63.
Joseph Polchinski
Compositions of TRAPPIST-1 Planets
02/05/2018

Compositions of TRAPPIST-1 Planets

A new study offers the best measurements yet of the densities of the TRAPPIST-1 planets.
Illustration of seven TRAPPIST-1 planets
Tabletop Approach to Probing Fundamental Laws of Physics
02/01/2018

Tabletop Approach to Probing Fundamental Laws of Physics

Whitney Clavin
Nick Hutzler talks about what drew him to Caltech—first as an undergraduate and now more than 10 years later as new faculty.
Nick Hutzler
Heartbeat Stars and Pulsating Planets
01/24/2018

Heartbeat Stars and Pulsating Planets

Jim Fuller talks about movies he has developed to better understand the pulsations of planets and stars.
Jim Fuller
Citizen Scientists Discover Five-Planet System
01/11/2018

Citizen Scientists Discover Five-Planet System

Lorinda Dajose
A group of 10,000 citizen scientists from all over the world helped to identify signals from five planets orbiting a distant star.
Artist's visualization of an exoplanetary system