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2021: Year in Review
12/15/2021

2021: Year in Review

Kathy Svitil
A look back at the Institute news of 2021.
A collage of science images
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
Decade of Discovery
12/19/2019

Decade of Discovery

As December winds down, we mark not just the end of another year of discovery at Caltech but the conclusion of a decade of remarkable accomplishments and research breakthroughs.
collage image for decade in review story
A Metal Unlike Itself
09/10/2019

A Metal Unlike Itself

Whitney Clavin
Physicists find evidence for the mechanism by which metals may exhibit "ferroelectricity"
Image of lithium osmate sample
New Quantum Liquid Crystals Discovered
04/20/2017

New Quantum Liquid Crystals Discovered

Whitney Clavin
First 3-D quantum liquid crystals may have applications in quantum computing.
Patterns from atomic crystals; At right, 3-D quantum liquid crystal
New Clues Emerge in Superconductor Mystery
11/21/2016

New Clues Emerge in Superconductor Mystery

Whitney Clavin
Researchers are taking steps toward cracking the puzzle of how high-temperature superconductors work.
artistic representation of data
Two Caltech Seniors Win Hertz Fellowships
04/06/2015

Two Caltech Seniors Win Hertz Fellowships

Douglas Smith
Caltech seniors Adam Jermyn and Charles Tschirhart have been named 2015 Hertz Fellowship winners. Selected from a pool of approximately 800 applicants, the awardees will receive up to five years of support for their graduate studies.
2015 Hertz Foundation Fellows Charles Tschirhart (left) and Adam Jermyn (right)
A Cool Process to Make Better Graphene
03/18/2015

A Cool Process to Make Better Graphene

Ker Than
Material's unique properties in strength and electrical mobility far outpace silicon, with the potential to revolutionize an array of different engineering and scientific fields.
Watson Lecture: Quantum States of Matter in Crystals
10/13/2014

Watson Lecture: Quantum States of Matter in Crystals

Douglas Smith
David Hsieh, an assistant professor of physics at Caltech, is searching for new forms of matter that exhibit weird quantum properties in bulk. Find out the why, where, and how at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15, in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. Admission is free.
crystal
Quantum Information Meets Condensed Matter
08/12/2014

Quantum Information Meets Condensed Matter

Cynthia Eller
Xie Chen comes to Caltech after a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at UC Berkeley. She recently discussed with us her research interests and ambitions for her Caltech career.
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