Public Input Sought on Removal of Caltech Submillimeter Observatory from Maunakea

Caltech is proceeding to decommission the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) on Hawaii Island's Maunakea. CSO began operations in 1987 and ceased scientific observations in September 2015.

A New Spin to Solving Mystery of Stellar Companions

Scientists are investigating the nature of planetary-mass bodies that orbit stars, finding new clues to their origins.

Science Meets Art in a Warehouse in Brooklyn

LIGO scientists met with artists to gain new perspectives on their research.

Zwicky Transient Facility Opens Its Eyes to the Volatile Cosmos

The latest workhorse camera at Palomar Observatory will scan the majority of the night sky every night, looking for cosmic events as they happen.

Caltech Mourns Professor Emeritus Jerry Pine

Longtime Caltech professor of physics Jerome "Jerry" Pine passed away on November 8, 2017.

NuSTAR Probes Black Hole Jet Mystery

Astronomers using NASA's NuSTAR mission have gained new clues in black hole mystery.

Simon Receives Mathematical Physics Prize

Caltech mathematician Barry Simon is the recipient of the 2018 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics.

Physics Boosts Artificial Intelligence Methods

Researchers from Caltech and the University of Southern California (USC) report the first application of quantum computing to a physics problem.

Caltech-Led Teams Strike Cosmic Gold

After being alerted to a gravitational-wave event by LIGO and its European counterpart Virgo, thousands of scientists across the globe looked at a patch of sky and saw the aftermath of a neutron star collision, marking the first time such an event has been observed with both gravitational-wave and conventional astronomy.

LIGO and Virgo Make First Detection of Gravitational Waves Produced by Colliding Neutron Stars

Discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light.

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