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08/20/2019

Gravitational-wave Harmony

Whitney Clavin
Summer student Mahlet Shiferaw is studying higher-order modes of gravitational waves
Mahlet Shiferaw
08/16/2019

New Fellowship Honors Robbie Vogt, Who Shaped World-Leading Observatories

Initiated by longtime colleague Kip Thorne (BS '62), the Rochus E. Vogt Fellowship will support generations of Caltech graduate students in physics.
Kip Thorne, Ron Drever, and Robbie Vogt
08/05/2019

Ghosts of Ancient Explosions Live on in Stars Today

Lori Dajose
The chemical composition of certain stars gives clues about their predecessors, stars that have long since exploded and faded.
Image of a Type Ia supernova.
07/29/2019

Jennifer Lum Named Caltech General Counsel

Jennifer Lum, deputy general counsel at Caltech, has been named the Institute's new general counsel.
Jennifer Lum
07/24/2019

Dead Stars Found Whipping Around Each Other in Minutes

Whitney Clavin
The Zwicky Transient Facility finds a rare duo of rapidly orbiting white dwarfs.
Artwork of white dwarfs
07/08/2019

ZTF Spots Asteroid with Shortest Year

Whitney Clavin
ZTF has spotted a rare bird of an asteroid that orbits entirely within Earth's orbit.
animated asteroid image
07/02/2019

Fast Radio Burst Pinpointed to Distant Galaxy

Whitney Clavin
In a rare feat, astronomers have pinpointed the place of origin of a fast radio burst, with a surprising outcome.
Owens Valley Radio Observatory
07/01/2019

Spiraling Filaments Feed Young Galaxies

Whitney Clavin
The Keck Cosmic Web Imager's improved sensitivity and resolution are giving astronomers a better look at galaxy mechanics.
Artwork of growing galaxy.
06/20/2019

Gil Refael and Nets Katz Named Simons Investigators

Whitney Clavin
Physics and mathematics professors named Simon Investigators.
Nets Katz and Gil Refael
06/17/2019

Dexter A. Bailey, Jr., Appointed Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations

A nationally recognized leader, Bailey brings more than two decades of development experience to the campus.
Dexter A. Bailey, Jr.