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Seeking Order in Chaos
03/01/2019

Seeking Order in Chaos

Whitney Clavin
Maksym Radziwill is fascinated by the question of randomness versus determinism.
Radziwill
Live Stream: Kip Thorne's Watson Lecture
02/27/2019

Live Stream: Kip Thorne's Watson Lecture

Watch Kip Thorne's February 27, 2019 Watson Lecture
Kip Thorne
In Colliding Galaxies, a Pipsqueak Shines Bright
02/20/2019

In Colliding Galaxies, a Pipsqueak Shines Bright

NuSTAR has released a new view of the nearby Whirlpool galaxy and its companion galaxy, M51b.
Whirpool galaxy
Kip Thorne Looks Back...and Ahead
02/20/2019

Kip Thorne Looks Back...and Ahead

In his February 27 Watson Lecture, Thorne will discuss the "warped side of our universe," and speculate on future discoveries about the birth of our universe and of the laws that govern it.
Kip Thorne
Philip Isett Wins 2019 Sloan Fellowship
02/19/2019

Philip Isett Wins 2019 Sloan Fellowship

Whitney Clavin
Philip Isett has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship, which go to early career scientists of "outstanding promise."
Philip Isett
LIGO Receives New Funding to Search for Cosmic Events
02/14/2019

LIGO Receives New Funding to Search for Cosmic Events

Whitney Clavin
The NSF is awarding Caltech and MIT $20.4 million to upgrade LIGO, with additional funding coming from the United Kingdom and Australia.
Engineers installing Advanced LIGO upgrades.
NASA Selects Caltech-led SPHEREx Space Mission
02/13/2019

NASA Selects Caltech-led SPHEREx Space Mission

Whitney Clavin
The SPHEREx sky-surveying mission will answer questions about the origins of the universe.
Artwork of SPHEREx science goals
ZTF Nabs Supernovae, Stars, and More
02/07/2019

ZTF Nabs Supernovae, Stars, and More

Whitney Clavin
New discoveries from the Zwicky Transient Facility include exploding stars, near-Earth asteroids, and more.
Andromeda as seen by ZTF
Senior Named Churchill Scholar
01/25/2019

Senior Named Churchill Scholar

Lorinda Dajose
Daniel Assumpcao is one of 16 students in the country to be selected for the scholarship, which funds one academic year of graduate study at the University of Cambridge.
Daniel Assumpcao
Black Hole Smash-Ups
01/24/2019

Black Hole Smash-Ups

Whitney Clavin
Using machine-learning programs, physicists have created a precise model for the end state of black hole collisions.
simulated picture of two merging black holes