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From Caltech Magazine: Tales of Spitzer Space Telescope
05/12/2020

From Caltech Magazine: Tales of Spitzer Space Telescope

Earlier this year, Spitzer Space Telescope was officially retired after 16 years in orbit, leaving behind a trove of memories for hundreds of people involved in its trailblazing mission.
illustration of the Spitzer Space Telescope
From Break Through: Persons of Interest
05/11/2020

From Break Through: Persons of Interest

In this issue of our campaign e-magazine, you will meet bioinspired engineers, earthquake modelers, sustainability scientists, discipline-crossing undergraduates, and donors who propel discovery at Caltech.
cover illustration from January 2020 Break Through e-magazine
Bands of Clouds Swirl Across Brown Dwarf's Surface
05/05/2020

Bands of Clouds Swirl Across Brown Dwarf's Surface

Whitney Clavin
For the first time, astronomers have used a tool called polarimetry to measure cloud patterns on a brown dwarf.
Artwork of a rotating striped brown dwarf.
Rotating Galaxies Galore
04/21/2020

Rotating Galaxies Galore

Whitney Clavin
An ambitious international sky survey has released a new catalog of rotating galaxies.
Rotating galaxies imaged by ALMA.
From Caltech Magazine: #SoCaltech: Alexander Zlokapa
04/20/2020

From Caltech Magazine: #SoCaltech: Alexander Zlokapa

Alexander Zlokapa (BS '21) is a Caltech undergraduate student majoring in physics who has led a variety of student efforts to understand and combat the spread of COVID-19.
Alexander Zlokapa
Black Hole Bends Light Back on Itself
04/08/2020

Black Hole Bends Light Back on Itself

Whitney Clavin
Astronomers detect light from a disk around a black hole being pulled back by the black hole's monstrous gravity.
Artist's concept of a black hole surrounding by an accretion disk.
New Superconducting Film Resists a Magnet's Power to Thwart It
04/01/2020

New Superconducting Film Resists a Magnet's Power to Thwart It

Andrew Moseman
Joseph Falson found a superconducting material that retains its superconductivity even after exposure to magnetic fields that, according to the predictions of conventional theories, normally should disrupt that property.
Professor Joseph Falson
Math Professor and Students Take 'Random Walk' Together
03/26/2020

Math Professor and Students Take 'Random Walk' Together

Whitney Clavin
A solution to a math problem "just flowed out," according to math student.
Joshua Frisch, Omer Tamuz, and Pooya Vahidi Ferdowsi discuss a math problem at Caltech.
Nikolai Makarov Honored with 2020 Schock Prize
03/19/2020

Nikolai Makarov Honored with 2020 Schock Prize

Whitney Clavin
Caltech mathematician Nikolai Makarov has won the 2020 Schock Prize in mathematics.
Nikolai Makarov
Shining New Light on Dark Matter
02/28/2020

Shining New Light on Dark Matter

Whitney Clavin
Kathryn Zurek talks about the ongoing search for an invisible substance that permeates the galaxy.
Kathryn Zurek