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10/17/2018

Rana Adhikari and Maksym Radziwill Honored with 2019 New Horizons Prizes

Whitney Clavin
Caltech professors are honored for their work on detecting gravitational waves and number theory.
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10/11/2018

Dying Star Emits a Whisper

Lori Dajose
The unexpectedly gentle death of a massive star suggests that it was being robbed by a dense companion lurking out of sight.
Three panels illustrating the life of a supernova
10/10/2018

How the Seeds of Planets Take Shape

Whitney Clavin
A new class of dust and gas instabilities helps explain planet formation and other phenomena on Earth and in space.
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09/25/2018

Caltech Awarded Federal Funding for Quantum Research

Whitney Clavin
Caltech scientists have won federal grants for research in quantum computing, quantum networks, and more.
Computer chip illustration
08/28/2018

Higgs Boson Observed in Haystack of Quarks

New observations from CERN show the Higgs boson decaying into pairs of bottom quarks.
CMS
08/23/2018

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
08/20/2018

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
08/01/2018

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.
07/06/2018

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
06/20/2018

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