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How Long Does a Neutron Live?
10/13/2021

How Long Does a Neutron Live?

Whitney Clavin
Physicists use "bottle" method to make most precise measurement yet of a neutron's lifetime.
Artistic image of a bottle with neutrons.
New on the Caltech Science Exchange: Quantum Science and Technology
10/11/2021

New on the Caltech Science Exchange: Quantum Science and Technology

Alyce Torrice
Learn about core concepts in quantum physics and explore the promise of quantum technologies
Illustration of a quantum computer with two people next to it, one in a wheelchair
NSF Establishes New Institutes for Harnessing the Data Revolution
09/29/2021

NSF Establishes New Institutes for Harnessing the Data Revolution

Caltech is a partner in one of the five institutes, the NSF Institute for Accelerated AI Algorithms for Data-Driven Discovery (A3D3), which aims to construct the knowledge essential for real-time applications of artificial intelligence in three fields of science: high-energy physics, systems neuroscience, and multi-messenger astrophysics.
matthew graham diagram
Extending LIGO's Reach Into the Cosmos
09/29/2021

Extending LIGO's Reach Into the Cosmos

Whitney Clavin
New mirror coatings will increase the volume of space LIGO can probe in its next run.
Pinkish mirror coating on a test disk.
Caltech Astronomers Win New Horizons Breakthrough Prize
09/09/2021

Caltech Astronomers Win New Horizons Breakthrough Prize

Whitney Clavin/Emily Velasco
Mansi Kasliwal, Gregg Hallinan, and two others have received the New Horizons Prize for their leadership in multi-messenger astronomy including the first neutron star collision in 2017.
Side-by-side images of Gregg Hallinan and Mansi Kasliwal
Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) Decommissioning Draft Environmental Assessment Released
09/08/2021

Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) Decommissioning Draft Environmental Assessment Released

Emily Velasco
Community meetings also announced
Caltech Submillimeter Observatory
Felix H. Boehm, 1924–2021
09/03/2021

Felix H. Boehm, 1924–2021

Robert Perkins
Caltech mourns the passing of physics professor Felix Boehm
Felix Boehm working in a lab
A Black Hole Triggers a Premature Supernova
09/02/2021

A Black Hole Triggers a Premature Supernova

Lori Dajose
A massive star is prematurely blown up by its neighbor, producing one of the most radio-luminous supernovae ever observed.
Artwork of a massive star about to explode, after being hit by a black hole or neutron star.
Ashley Pallie Named New Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Caltech
08/23/2021

Ashley Pallie Named New Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Caltech

Ashley Pallie, a recognized leader in undergraduate admissions and in the recruitment of historically marginalized students, who is currently the director of recruitment at Pomona College, has been named Caltech's next director of undergraduate admissions.
Ashley Pallie
How Saturn Makes Waves in Its Own Rings
08/16/2021

How Saturn Makes Waves in Its Own Rings

Whitney Clavin
New analysis of ripples in the rings reveals nature of gas giant's core.
An artist illustration of Saturn and its wobbling core (grey).