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International Academy of Astronautics awards highest honor to Charles Elachi
11/04/2019

International Academy of Astronautics awards highest honor to Charles Elachi

Jon Nalick
Former JPL director receives Theodore von Kármán Award for lifetime achievement.
Charles Elachi at Mission Control
Emperor of Japan to Bestow Medal of Honor on Hirosi Ooguri
11/01/2019

Emperor of Japan to Bestow Medal of Honor on Hirosi Ooguri

Whitney Clavin
The government of Japan is honoring Hirosi Ooguri with a Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon.
Hirosi Ooguri
Build It and They Will Come (The Fast Radio Bursts)
10/25/2019

Build It and They Will Come (The Fast Radio Bursts)

Whitney Clavin
New astronomy professor Vikram Ravi discusses building new observatories in Owens Valley.
Vikram Ravi
Fiona Harrison and Fernando Brandão win American Physical Society Awards
10/22/2019

Fiona Harrison and Fernando Brandão win American Physical Society Awards

Whitney Clavin
Caltech researchers win this year's Hans A. Bethe Prize, and Rolf Landauer and Charles H. Bennett Award.
Fiona Harrison and Fernando Brandão
Super Spirals Spin Super Fast
10/17/2019

Super Spirals Spin Super Fast

"Super spiral" galaxies spin at a rate of up to 350 miles per second.
A super spiral galaxy captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Virtual Reality for Scientists
10/04/2019

Virtual Reality for Scientists

Whitney Clavin
Scientists are getting a new look at their data with the help of virtual reality headsets.
Still from VR lung program.
KAGRA to Join LIGO and Virgo in Hunt for Gravitational Waves
10/04/2019

KAGRA to Join LIGO and Virgo in Hunt for Gravitational Waves

Whitney Clavin
KAGRA, LIGO, and Virgo will team up to detect gravitational waves.
Photos of KAGRA, LIGO, and Virgo.
Stewart and Lynda Resnick Pledge $750 Million to Caltech to Support Environmental Sustainability Research
09/26/2019

Stewart and Lynda Resnick Pledge $750 Million to Caltech to Support Environmental Sustainability Research

Kathy Svitil
Commitment will bring together experts across campus, and provide shared facilities with unparalleled instrumentation, to advance bold new solutions to energy and sustainability challenges
Lynda Resnick, Caltech President Thomas F. Rosenbaum, and Stewart Resnick
First Overtones "Heard" in the Ringing of a Black Hole
09/11/2019

First Overtones "Heard" in the Ringing of a Black Hole

Whitney Clavin
By listening for specific tones in the gravitational waves of black hole mergers, researchers are putting Albert Einstein's theories to new tests.
Simulation of black hole data
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