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Caltech Submillimeter Observatory Site Decommissioning Plan Approved by Maunakea Management Board
03/05/2021

Caltech Submillimeter Observatory Site Decommissioning Plan Approved by Maunakea Management Board

Caltech hopes to have its plans approved by early 2022, which would enable the physical deconstruction and restoration to begin by summer 2022.
Caltech Submillimeter Observatory
Touchdown! NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover Safely Lands on Red Planet
02/18/2021

Touchdown! NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover Safely Lands on Red Planet

Emily Velasco
NASA's latest mission to Mars has successfully landed on the Red Planet.
An artist's rendering of a rover drilling into a rock on the surface of Mars.
A Mars-landing Play-by-Play with JPL's Rob Manning
02/18/2021

A Mars-landing Play-by-Play with JPL's Rob Manning

Emily Velasco
Landing on another planet is no walk in the park. Rob Manning explains what to expect.
An artist's rendering of a spacecraft with hot plasma around it as it passes into the Martian atmosphere.
New Advances Using Exotic Matter May Lead to Ultrafast Computing
02/17/2021

New Advances Using Exotic Matter May Lead to Ultrafast Computing

Whitney Clavin
Caltech researchers have, for the first time, figured out how to "flip the bits" of an excitonic insulator.
Honglie Ning in the lab
Caltech Professors Receive Sloan Research Fellowships
02/16/2021

Caltech Professors Receive Sloan Research Fellowships

Whitney Clavin
Two Caltech faculty members have been awarded Sloan Research Fellowships for 2021: Nick Hutzler, assistant professor of physics, and Wei Gao, assistant professor of medical engineering.
Photos of Wei Gao and Nick Hutzler
Watson Lecture on February 17: Mansi Kasliwal Explores "What Cosmic Fireworks Unveil About the Universe"
02/11/2021

Watson Lecture on February 17: Mansi Kasliwal Explores "What Cosmic Fireworks Unveil About the Universe"

The assistant professor of astronomy in the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy at Caltech continues the 2020–2021 Watson Lecture season.
Mansi Kasliwal
The Caltech Effect: Neural Networking
02/04/2021

The Caltech Effect: Neural Networking

The new issue focuses on the opening of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building, a vital new hub for interdisciplinary research on the brain.
cover art from issue 12 of The Caltech Effect, an illustration of the new Chen building on campus
LIGO and Virgo to Receive IEEE Milestone Plaques
02/01/2021

LIGO and Virgo to Receive IEEE Milestone Plaques

Whitney Clavin
On February 3, 2021, the IEEE will host an online event to bestow its Milestone awards to the gravitational-wave observatories of LIGO and Virgo.
LIGO Hanford, LIGO Livingston and Virgo.
Gary Sanders Retires from Managing Thirty Meter Telescope
01/30/2021

Gary Sanders Retires from Managing Thirty Meter Telescope

Jon Nalick
Served as project manager since telescope’s inception in 2004.
Gary Sanders
Caltech Remembers Ward Whaling (1923–2020)
01/22/2021

Caltech Remembers Ward Whaling (1923–2020)

Whitney Clavin
Ward Whaling, professor of physics, emeritus, at Caltech, passed away on December 15, 2020. He was 97 years old.
black and white picture of Ward Whaling