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The Caltech Effect: Pivot Points
09/24/2020

The Caltech Effect: Pivot Points

The new issue features scientists and engineers who have followed unexpected paths, repurposed technology, and responded nimbly to innovative ideas and urgent needs.
Caltech Effect cover
Urmila Mahadev Awarded Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize
09/10/2020

Urmila Mahadev Awarded Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize

Whitney Clavin
The New Frontiers Breakthrough Prize is given to early-career female mathematicians
Artwork of a quantum process.
A Molecular Approach to Quantum Computing
09/01/2020

A Molecular Approach to Quantum Computing

Whitney Clavin
Molecules in quantum superposition could help in the development of quantum computers.
Illustration of molecules in superposition
Quantum Innovations Achieved Using Alkaline-Earth Atoms
08/27/2020

Quantum Innovations Achieved Using Alkaline-Earth Atoms

Whitney Clavin
Through the manipulation of so-called alkaline-earth atoms, researchers have made strides in a leading quantum computer strategy.
Illustration of entangled atoms
Caltech Faculty to Advance Future Quantum Science Efforts
08/26/2020

Caltech Faculty to Advance Future Quantum Science Efforts

Whitney Clavin
Caltech faculty will help innovate quantum technologies by participating in four of five new Department of Energy quantum science centers.
Quantum processors
Preparations Begin for AWS Center for Quantum Computing at Caltech
08/06/2020

Preparations Begin for AWS Center for Quantum Computing at Caltech

Jennifer Torres-Siders
New building will support research and innovation in quantum computing
A rendering of the AWS Center for Quantum Computing, which is expected to open on Holliston Avenue in spring 2021.
Quantum Fluctuations Can "Kick" Objects on the Human Scale
07/02/2020

Quantum Fluctuations Can "Kick" Objects on the Human Scale

A new LIGO Laboratory study demonstrates how the minuscule happenings of the quantum world can affect large, everyday objects.
picture of LIGO's mirrors
Tiny Optical Cavity Could Make Quantum Networks Possible
03/30/2020

Tiny Optical Cavity Could Make Quantum Networks Possible

Robert Perkins
Engineers at Caltech have shown that atoms in optical cavities could be foundational to the creation of a quantum internet.
Optical cavity
"Tweezer Clock" May Help Tell Time More Precisely
12/23/2019

"Tweezer Clock" May Help Tell Time More Precisely

Whitney Clavin
A new optical atomic clock makes ultra-precise time measurements
Adam Shaw, Ivaylo Madjarov and Manuel Endres in the lab.
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
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