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New Advances Using Exotic Matter May Lead to Ultrafast Computing
02/17/2021

New Advances Using Exotic Matter May Lead to Ultrafast Computing

Whitney Clavin
Caltech researchers have, for the first time, figured out how to "flip the bits" of an excitonic insulator.
Honglie Ning in the lab
Caltech Professors Receive Sloan Research Fellowships
02/16/2021

Caltech Professors Receive Sloan Research Fellowships

Whitney Clavin
Two Caltech faculty members have been awarded Sloan Research Fellowships for 2021: Nick Hutzler, assistant professor of physics, and Wei Gao, assistant professor of medical engineering.
Photos of Wei Gao and Nick Hutzler
Watson Lecture on February 17: Mansi Kasliwal Explores "What Cosmic Fireworks Unveil About the Universe"
02/11/2021

Watson Lecture on February 17: Mansi Kasliwal Explores "What Cosmic Fireworks Unveil About the Universe"

The assistant professor of astronomy in the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy at Caltech continues the 2020–2021 Watson Lecture season.
Mansi Kasliwal
The Caltech Effect: Neural Networking
02/04/2021

The Caltech Effect: Neural Networking

The new issue focuses on the opening of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building, a vital new hub for interdisciplinary research on the brain.
cover art from issue 12 of The Caltech Effect, an illustration of the new Chen building on campus
LIGO and Virgo to Receive IEEE Milestone Plaques
02/01/2021

LIGO and Virgo to Receive IEEE Milestone Plaques

Whitney Clavin
On February 3, 2021, the IEEE will host an online event to bestow its Milestone awards to the gravitational-wave observatories of LIGO and Virgo.
LIGO Hanford, LIGO Livingston and Virgo.
Caltech Remembers Ward Whaling (1923–2020)
01/22/2021

Caltech Remembers Ward Whaling (1923–2020)

Whitney Clavin
Ward Whaling, professor of physics, emeritus, at Caltech, passed away on December 15, 2020. He was 97 years old.
black and white picture of Ward Whaling
Caltech to Remove the Names of Robert A. Millikan and Five Other Eugenics Proponents
01/15/2021

Caltech to Remove the Names of Robert A. Millikan and Five Other Eugenics Proponents

The decision will lead to the renaming of three campus buildings, including Millikan Library, and a student residence.
aerial view of the Caltech campus
A Tale of Planetary Resurrection
01/11/2021

A Tale of Planetary Resurrection

Whitney Clavin
Years after its detection, astronomers have learned that a planet called KOI-5Ab orbits in a triple-star system with a skewed configuration.
Artwork of the KOI-5 system.
2020: A Year In Review
12/17/2020

2020: A Year In Review

Reflecting on community achievements in a year of international upheaval
Composition of images from highlighted stories throughout 2020
Quantum Internet Tested at Caltech and Fermilab
12/14/2020

Quantum Internet Tested at Caltech and Fermilab

Collaboration achieves sustained high-fidelity quantum teleportation over a distance of 44 kilometers.
Caltech graduate student Samantha Davis analyzing CQNET's quantum teleporation data