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2020: A Year In Review
12/17/2020

2020: A Year In Review

Reflecting on community achievements in a year of international upheaval
Composition of images from highlighted stories throughout 2020
Titanium Atom That Exists in Two Places at Once in Crystal to Blame for Unusual Phenomenon
12/03/2020

Titanium Atom That Exists in Two Places at Once in Crystal to Blame for Unusual Phenomenon

Robert Perkins
Bombarding a crystal with neutrons reveals a quantum quirk that frustrates heat transfer.
Minnich crystal
Collecting Hot Carriers: New Process Harvests Excited Quasiparticles
08/07/2020

Collecting Hot Carriers: New Process Harvests Excited Quasiparticles

Robert Perkins
Scientists have found a new way to collect excited, charged quasiparticles in work that could underpin future efforts to boost the efficiency of solar power.
Hot carriers
Caltech-led Research Partnership Lands a $60 Million Department of Energy Project to Advance Fuels from Sunlight
07/29/2020

Caltech-led Research Partnership Lands a $60 Million Department of Energy Project to Advance Fuels from Sunlight

Caltech/Lawrence Berkeley Lab/SLAC/NREL partnership builds on JCAP's advances in artificial photosynthesis
close-up research photo
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
A Sustained History of Leadership
09/26/2019

A Sustained History of Leadership

Lori Oliwenstein
The Resnick Sustainability Institute will continue to build on the pioneering work Caltech researchers have been doing over many decades.
airplane tail in wind tunnel
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
A Center for Innovation and Education in Sustainability Science and Engineering
09/26/2019

A Center for Innovation and Education in Sustainability Science and Engineering

Emily Velasco
Resnick Sustainability Institute director highlights Caltech's vision and opportunity to expand and scale research in the field with generous new investment.
Jonas C. Peters
Natural-Gas Leaks are Important Source of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Los Angeles
08/12/2019

Natural-Gas Leaks are Important Source of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Los Angeles

Emily Velasco
Liyin He, a Caltech graduate student, finds that methane in L.A.'s air correlates with the seasonal use of gas for heating homes and businesses.
A photo showing the Los Angeles skyline near sunset. The air is hazy.
Levitating Objects with Light
03/18/2019

Levitating Objects with Light

Lorinda Dajose
Specially designed materials enable objects of different sizes to be levitated and manipulated with light, thanks to new research from Caltech scientists.
Conceptual illustration of a nano-patterned object reorienting itself to remain in a beam of light.
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