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Habitable Earth-Sized 'Tatooine' Planets?
04/12/2017

Habitable Earth-Sized 'Tatooine' Planets?

Caltech postdoctoral scholar Siegfried Eggl modeled planets in double-star systems to find out if they could be habitable.
artist's concept
Exploring Plasma Wave Physics
04/06/2017

Exploring Plasma Wave Physics

A new technique helped NASA spacecraft detect a previously unseen phenomenon in the plasma in the earth's magnetosphere.
NASA visualization
The 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
03/31/2017

The 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Lorinda Dajose
Twenty current students and eight alumni have been selected to receive funding for graduate studies.
The logo of the National Science Foundation.
Next Steps to Finding Life Elsewhere
03/29/2017

Next Steps to Finding Life Elsewhere

Whitney Clavin
In the Exoplanet Technology Laboratory, researchers have been developing new ways to search exoplanets for biosignatures.
TMT
Seeing Other Worlds: Watson Lecture Preview
03/23/2017

Seeing Other Worlds: Watson Lecture Preview

Lorinda Dajose
Astronomer Dimitri Mawet will give the April Watson Lecture about directly imaging planets outside of our solar system.
Dimitri Mawet
LIGO Co-founder Ronald W. P. Drever (1931–2017)
03/08/2017

LIGO Co-founder Ronald W. P. Drever (1931–2017)

Whitney Clavin
Ronald William Prest Drever, professor of physics, emeritus, at Caltech, passed away on March 7, 2017, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was 85 years old.
photo of Ronald Drever in the lab
Stephen A. Ross, 1944–2017
03/04/2017

Stephen A. Ross, 1944–2017

Alumnus and senior trustee Stephen A. Ross (BS '65), whose work helped shape the development of the field of financial economics, passed away on March 3, 2017. He was 73 years old.
Stephen Ross, 1944–2017
Caltech Names Two Distinguished Alumni
03/02/2017

Caltech Names Two Distinguished Alumni

Caltech has announced that Regina E. Dugan (PhD '93) and Alexei V. Filippenko (PhD '84) are this year's recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award.
Distinguished Alumni Awards
Temperature Swings of Black Hole Winds
03/01/2017

Temperature Swings of Black Hole Winds

Lorinda Dajose
Rapidly varying temperatures have been measured on the ultrafast streams of gas emanating from around a black hole.
Artist rendition of a black hole with X-rays and winds.
Supersonic Gas Jets Blast Off
02/28/2017

Supersonic Gas Jets Blast Off

Lorinda Dajose
A new discovery about jets of gas bursting from the surface of moons throughout the solar system.
still image from YouTube video