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Thinking Small: New Ideas in the Search for Dark Matter
06/16/2020

Thinking Small: New Ideas in the Search for Dark Matter

Whitney Clavin
Magnetic "quasiparticles" called magnons may help scientists detect dark matter.
Hubble image of a galaxy cluster with dark matter
Caltech Undergrads Receive Goldwater Scholarships
06/11/2020

Caltech Undergrads Receive Goldwater Scholarships

Four Caltech undergraduates have been selected to receive Goldwater Scholarships.
Caltech campus.
Titan is Migrating Away from Saturn 100 Times Faster than Previously Predicted
06/08/2020

Titan is Migrating Away from Saturn 100 Times Faster than Previously Predicted

Lori Dajose
Saturn's moon Titan is migrating away from the giant planet at a rate 100 times faster than previous theories predicted
Artwork of Saturn, Titan, and the Cassini spacecraft.
Caltech Names Kevin Gilmartin as Next Vice President for Student Affairs
05/18/2020

Caltech Names Kevin Gilmartin as Next Vice President for Student Affairs

Lori Oliwenstein
Gilmartin, Caltech's current dean of undergraduate students, will succeed the current vice president, Joseph E. Shepherd (PhD '81).
Kevin Gilmartin
Introducing the Caltech Science Exchange
05/18/2020

Introducing the Caltech Science Exchange

Jennifer Torres
The Institute has launched a new website that delivers trustworthy answers to timely scientific questions.
illustration of scientists researching the novel coronavirus
From Caltech Magazine: Tales of Spitzer Space Telescope
05/12/2020

From Caltech Magazine: Tales of Spitzer Space Telescope

Earlier this year, Spitzer Space Telescope was officially retired after 16 years in orbit, leaving behind a trove of memories for hundreds of people involved in its trailblazing mission.
illustration of the Spitzer Space Telescope
From Break Through: Persons of Interest
05/11/2020

From Break Through: Persons of Interest

In this issue of our campaign e-magazine, you will meet bioinspired engineers, earthquake modelers, sustainability scientists, discipline-crossing undergraduates, and donors who propel discovery at Caltech.
cover illustration from January 2020 Break Through e-magazine
Bands of Clouds Swirl Across Brown Dwarf's Surface
05/05/2020

Bands of Clouds Swirl Across Brown Dwarf's Surface

Whitney Clavin
For the first time, astronomers have used a tool called polarimetry to measure cloud patterns on a brown dwarf.
Artwork of a rotating striped brown dwarf.
Rotating Galaxies Galore
04/21/2020

Rotating Galaxies Galore

Whitney Clavin
An ambitious international sky survey has released a new catalog of rotating galaxies.
Rotating galaxies imaged by ALMA.
From Caltech Magazine: #SoCaltech: Alexander Zlokapa
04/20/2020

From Caltech Magazine: #SoCaltech: Alexander Zlokapa

Alexander Zlokapa (BS '21) is a Caltech undergraduate student majoring in physics who has led a variety of student efforts to understand and combat the spread of COVID-19.
Alexander Zlokapa