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Simon Receives Mathematical Physics Prize
10/20/2017

Simon Receives Mathematical Physics Prize

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech mathematician Barry Simon is the recipient of the 2018 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics.
Barry Simon
Physics Boosts Artificial Intelligence Methods
10/18/2017

Physics Boosts Artificial Intelligence Methods

Researchers from Caltech and the University of Southern California (USC) report the first application of quantum computing to a physics problem.
Higgs boson event
LIGO and Astronomy Teams Strike Gold
10/16/2017

LIGO and Astronomy Teams Strike Gold

Kathy Svitil
After being alerted to a gravitational-wave event by LIGO and its European counterpart Virgo, thousands of scientists across the globe looked at a patch of sky and saw the aftermath of a neutron star collision, marking the first time such an event has been observed with both gravitational-wave and conventional astronomy.
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LIGO & Virgo See Colliding Neutron Stars
10/16/2017

LIGO & Virgo See Colliding Neutron Stars

Discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light.
Artist’s illustration of two merging neutron stars.
The Voyager Golden Record
10/12/2017

The Voyager Golden Record

Robert Perkins
The creators of the Voyager Golden Record, along with cultural experts, weigh in on the history and influence of the farthest-flung message from humanity.
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Giant Exoplanet Hunters: Look for Debris Disks
10/11/2017

Giant Exoplanet Hunters: Look for Debris Disks

Astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets.
illustration of exoplanet and small bodies
Caltech Scientists Awarded Physics Nobel
10/03/2017

Caltech Scientists Awarded Physics Nobel

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to key members of LIGO team.
photo of Nobel Laureates Barry Barish and Kip Thorne
Caltech's New Provost
10/01/2017

Caltech's New Provost

David Tirrell steps into new role on campus.
Tirrell
LIGO & Virgo Observe Black Hole Merger
09/27/2017

LIGO & Virgo Observe Black Hole Merger

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration report the first joint detection of gravitational waves with both the LIGO and Virgo detectors.
aerial photo of the Virgo Observatory
Cassini End of Mission Celebration
09/18/2017

Cassini End of Mission Celebration

Members of the Caltech and JPL community marked the end of Cassini's mission with a celebratory send-off at Beckman Auditorium.
photo of donut display at Cassini Finale event