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NASA Astronaut Jessica Watkins Holds a Q&A from Space
08/18/2022

NASA Astronaut Jessica Watkins Holds a Q&A from Space

Omar Shamout
The former Caltech postdoc answered questions from the Caltech community live from the International Space Station
Jessica Watkins Q&A event in Ramo Auditorium on August 9, 2022.
A Test Chamber for NASA's New Cosmic Mapmaker Makes a Dramatic Entrance
08/16/2022

A Test Chamber for NASA's New Cosmic Mapmaker Makes a Dramatic Entrance

Calla Cofield of JPL
The SPHEREx space telescope will create a 3-D map of the entire sky. Its cutting-edge instruments require a custom-built chamber to make sure they're ready to operate in space.
SPHEREx hardware being lowered into a basement lab.
Caltech Mourns the Passing of Thomas G. Phillips
08/15/2022

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Thomas G. Phillips

Whitney Clavin
Thomas G. Phillips, the John D. MacArthur Professor of Physics, Emeritus, passed away on August 6, 2022. He was 85.
Tom Phillips
Mathematically Percolating
08/05/2022

Mathematically Percolating

Whitney Clavin
Tom Hutchcroft explains why phase transitions in percolation models are so fascinating.
Tom Hutchcroft
Caltech Submillimeter Observatory Decommissioning Receives Final Permits and Selects Contractors
08/02/2022

Caltech Submillimeter Observatory Decommissioning Receives Final Permits and Selects Contractors

Caltech has received the necessary permits to begin the physical deconstruction of the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) in Hawai‘i.
Caltech Submillimeter Observatory
Writing in the Language of Math
08/01/2022

Writing in the Language of Math

Whitney Clavin
From chalk to software code, mathematicians and scientists use a variety of methods to express equations and formulas, and they have different ideas about the meaning behind their numerical prose.
Equations written in black on a pink background
Maria Spiropulu to Co-Chair National Academies' Elementary Particle Physics Committee
07/27/2022

Maria Spiropulu to Co-Chair National Academies' Elementary Particle Physics Committee

The National Academies are launching a new study to set a vision for the field of particle physics in the next decade and beyond.
Maria Spiropulu
Conversations on the Quantum World: Why Space Isn't What You Think It Is
07/22/2022

Conversations on the Quantum World: Why Space Isn't What You Think It Is

Whitney Clavin
Physicists Kathryn Zurek and Rana Adhikari discuss one of the biggest mysteries in physics today: quantum gravity.
two people in discussion in front of an outdoor chalkboard
A Guided Tour of a Galactic Quintet
07/21/2022

A Guided Tour of a Galactic Quintet

Whitney Clavin
In this video, Philip Appleton, a staff scientist at Caltech's IPAC astronomy center, walks us through the new JWST image of Stephan's Quintet.
A group of colorful galaxies in space
An Ocean of Galaxies Awaits
07/13/2022

An Ocean of Galaxies Awaits

Whitney Clavin
New COMAP radio survey will peer beneath the "tip of the iceberg" of galaxies to unveil a hidden era of star formation.
Photo of COMAP's radio dish