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Higgs Boson Observed in Haystack of Quarks

New observations from CERN show the Higgs boson decaying into pairs of bottom quarks.

Solved! Caltech Researcher Helps Crack Decades-Old Math Problem

Whitney Clavin
Spiros Michalakis and Matthew Hastings solve a lingering mathematical physics problem with implications for quantum physics as a whole.
Spiros Michalakis

Long and Winding Road: A Conversation with String Theory Pioneer

Whitney Clavin
John Schwarz talks about ups and downs in the development of string theory and where it might go in the future.
John Schwarz

Program Brings Area High School Students, Teachers into Caltech Labs

Jon Nalick
Summer Research Connection promotes curiosity, scientific literacy, and research skills.
Maggie Higginbotham, a 10th-grade student at Blair High School in Pasadena, opens an incubator shaker to reveal cultures of bacteria used to produce gas vesicles for research.

Yanbei Chen Named Simons Investigator

Whitney Clavin
Professor of Physics Yanbei Chen has been named a Simons Investigator for his work on gravitational-wave physics.
Yanbei Chen

Clues to Solar Cell Efficiency Found at Atomic Level

Robert Perkins
Marco Bernardi and David Hsieh rule out a commonly held belief about a promising solar cell material
Solar cells

String Theorist Wins Hamburg Prize

Whitney Clavin
The 2018 Hamburg Prize goes to Hirosi Ooguri and comes with a three-day symposium in his honor.
Hirosi Ooguri

A Centennial Celebration for Richard Feynman

Whitney Clavin
A two-day celebration honored Richard Feynman—the explorer, teacher, and seer.
Feynman 100 logo

Remembering Richard Feynman

Whitney Clavin
On May 11 and 12, Caltech will celebrate the memorable Richard Feynman with a two-day event that includes some of the world's top physicists.
Richard Feynman

Caltech and Princeton University Press Release 15th Volume of Einstein Papers

Emily Velasco
The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein: Volume 15: The Berlin Years: Writings & Correspondence, June 1925–May 1927, Documentary Edition is the latest collection published as a collaboration between Caltech's Einstein Papers Project, Princeton University Press, and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Einstein writes by hand at his desk. A bust of Dante sits on the corner of the desk near some books.
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