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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
Flat Metasurface Optics: Watson Lecture Preview
01/11/2018

Flat Metasurface Optics: Watson Lecture Preview

Andrei Faraon will discuss how nanotechnology enables new ways to make optical components.
Andrei Faraon will discuss how nanotechnology enables new ways to make optical components using fabrication processes already developed in the semiconductor industry
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
Caltech Instrument Achieves "First Light"
01/05/2018

Caltech Instrument Achieves "First Light"

A new Caltech-built instrument at Keck Observatory has captured its first spectral image.
NIRES
Caltech's Instrument Makers
01/05/2018

Caltech's Instrument Makers

In this 2017 address, President Rosenbaum discusses the history, future, and critical importance of the instruments designed and built by Caltech researchers.
photo of the lecture
New Faculty Join Caltech in 2017
12/21/2017

New Faculty Join Caltech in 2017

In 2017, Caltech welcomed 20 new faculty members to the Institute's six divisions—specialists in fields ranging from entomology to quantum physics.
photo of wistaria on Arms Laboratory at Caltech
Neutron Star Jet Hits a Roadblock
12/20/2017

Neutron Star Jet Hits a Roadblock

Whitney Clavin
Light detected from a neutron star merger is not from a super-fast jet as previously suspected, but rather a bubble-like cocoon.
image
Stripes and the Riddle of Superconductivity
12/08/2017

Stripes and the Riddle of Superconductivity

Whitney Clavin
Striped patterns of electrical charges may help crack mystery of high-temperature superconducting materials.
Illustration shows the “rivers of charge”
Public Input Sought on CSO
12/04/2017

Public Input Sought on CSO

Caltech is proceeding to decommission the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) on Hawaii Island's Maunakea. CSO began operations in 1987 and ceased scientific observations in September 2015.
photo of the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO)