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What Comes After the Higgs Boson
07/04/2022

What Comes After the Higgs Boson

Cynthia Eller
Ten years after the discovery of the elusive Higgs boson, Caltech scientists ponder what comes next
Cosmic Radio Pulses Probe Hidden Matter Around Galaxies
07/04/2022

Cosmic Radio Pulses Probe Hidden Matter Around Galaxies

Whitney Clavin
Caltech researchers show that "fast radio bursts" are slowed down by giant unseen halos around nearby galaxies
Halo 5
Behold the Wonder of the Wimshurst Machine
06/29/2022

Behold the Wonder of the Wimshurst Machine

Andrew Moseman
Developed in the 1880s by British inventor James Wimshurst, this spinning contraption generates the same kind of static electricity that makes your hair stand on end.
A round contraption sitting upon an old wooden table
Caltech Introduces New Named Professors and Leadership Chairs
06/15/2022

Caltech Introduces New Named Professors and Leadership Chairs

Since the start of the 2022 calendar year, Caltech has recognized five faculty members with the Institute's most distinguished award for individual faculty—named professorships for early career and tenured faculty—and awarded two faculty members with leadership chairs associated with administrative positions.
photo of Parsons-Gates Hall of Administration
Physicists Move Closer to Finding Elusive Higgs Boson Self-Coupling
06/14/2022

Physicists Move Closer to Finding Elusive Higgs Boson Self-Coupling

Whitney Clavin
Caltech researchers and their colleagues report new results on the hunt for not one but two Higgs bosons.
Illustration of a particle collision
Thousands of Galaxies Shine in Ultraviolet Light in New Hubble Image
06/14/2022

Thousands of Galaxies Shine in Ultraviolet Light in New Hubble Image

Whitney Clavin
Caltech researchers have produced new images that may help reveal how the first stars ended our universe's dark ages.
Hubble image of distant galaxies.
NuSTAR Celebrates 10 Years in Space
06/13/2022

NuSTAR Celebrates 10 Years in Space

Ten years ago, NASA's NuSTAR blasted into space on a mission to uncover extreme cosmic objects.
artwork of NuSTAR spacecraft
Native Americans Name Asteroid 'Ayló'chaxnim or 'Venus Girl'
06/09/2022

Native Americans Name Asteroid 'Ayló'chaxnim or 'Venus Girl'

Whitney Clavin
The Pauma band of San Diego has named an asteroid that orbits close to the sun 'Ayló'chaxnim or "Venus Girl."
Pauma band members walk up to the 200-inch Hale Telescope
LIGO Hanford's New 13,000-Square-Foot Educational Center is Open
06/07/2022

LIGO Hanford's New 13,000-Square-Foot Educational Center is Open

Whitney Clavin
Funded by $8.1-million in grants from the state of Washington, The LIGO Exploration Center aims to inspire curiosity in people of all backgrounds and ages.
Picture of Amber trunk cutting the blue ribbon in front of the LIGO Exploration Center.
Four Faculty Members, Five Alums Elected to National Academy of Sciences
06/01/2022

Four Faculty Members, Five Alums Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Emily Velasco
Caltech Faculty members elected to the Academy this year include Bil Clemons, Linda Hsieh-Wilson, Michael Elowitz, and Nicholas Scoville.