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Caltech Mourns the Passing of Ahmed Zewail
08/02/2016

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Ahmed Zewail

Ahmed Zewail, the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemistry, professor of physics, and director of the Physical Biology Center for Ultrafast Science and Technology at Caltech, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. He was 70 years old.
Chorus of Black Holes Radiates X-Rays
07/28/2016

Chorus of Black Holes Radiates X-Rays

Whitney Clavin
The NuSTAR mission is identifying which black holes erupt with the highest-energy X-rays.
Remembering Charles W. Peck
07/23/2016

Remembering Charles W. Peck

Lorinda Dajose
Charles W. Peck (PhD '64)—an eminent physicist, dedicated educator, and former chair of the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy (PMA) at Caltech—passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016. He was 81 years old.
High School Students Hunt for Pulsars
07/18/2016

High School Students Hunt for Pulsars

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech's partnership in the Pulsar Search Collaboratory offers local high school students the opportunity to conduct astronomy research.
Math and Physics Professors Named Simons Investigators
07/07/2016

Math and Physics Professors Named Simons Investigators

Lorinda Dajose
Anton Kapustin and Vladimir Markovic will each be awarded $100,000 annually for five years as part of the fellowship.
Scientists Discuss Jupiter's Mysteries
07/01/2016

Scientists Discuss Jupiter's Mysteries

Lorinda Dajose
In anticipation of Juno's arrival at Jupiter on July 4, three Caltech faculty share thoughts on the planet, the mission, and the solar system.
In Memoriam, Simon "Si" Ramo, 1913‑2016
06/28/2016

In Memoriam, Simon "Si" Ramo, 1913‑2016

Alumnus and life member of the Board of Trustees Simon "Si" Ramo (PhD '36), a founding giant of the aerospace industry and chief architect of the nation's intercontinental ballistic missile system, passed away on June 27, 2016. He was 103.
2016 Distinguished Alumnus: Neil Gehrels
06/20/2016

2016 Distinguished Alumnus: Neil Gehrels

Gehrels received the award for his scientific leadership in the study of gamma-ray bursts as well as for his significant contributions to high-energy astrophysics, infrared astronomy, and instrument development.
photo of Neil Gehrels
Newborn Exoplanet Discovered
06/20/2016

Newborn Exoplanet Discovered

Lorinda Dajose
The discovery of an exoplanet that is essentially still in its infancy is an important step to understanding how planets, including the Earth, form.
Gravitational Waves Detected a Second Time
06/15/2016

Gravitational Waves Detected a Second Time

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration identify a second gravitational wave event in the data from Advanced LIGO detectors.
illustration of gravitational waves