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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
Caltech to Remove the Names of Robert A. Millikan and Five Other Eugenics Proponents
01/15/2021

Caltech to Remove the Names of Robert A. Millikan and Five Other Eugenics Proponents

The decision will lead to the renaming of three campus buildings, including Millikan Library, and a student residence.
aerial view of the Caltech campus
A Tale of Planetary Resurrection
01/11/2021

A Tale of Planetary Resurrection

Whitney Clavin
Years after its detection, astronomers have learned that a planet called KOI-5Ab orbits in a triple-star system with a skewed configuration.
Artwork of the KOI-5 system.
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
Quantum Internet Tested at Caltech and Fermilab
12/14/2020

Quantum Internet Tested at Caltech and Fermilab

Collaboration achieves sustained high-fidelity quantum teleportation over a distance of 44 kilometers.
Caltech graduate student Samantha Davis analyzing CQNET's quantum teleporation data
Research Professor Sean Carroll, Trustee David Chavez (BS '96), and 10 Additional Alumni Elected to the AAAS
12/03/2020

Research Professor Sean Carroll, Trustee David Chavez (BS '96), and 10 Additional Alumni Elected to the AAAS

Whitney Clavin
Sean Carroll, a research professor of physics at Caltech and communicator of science, trustee David Chavez (BS '96), and 10 additional Caltech alumni have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Sean Carroll (left) and Trustee David Chavez (BS '96)
Merging Stars Produce Glowing Blue Ring Nebula
11/18/2020

Merging Stars Produce Glowing Blue Ring Nebula

Whitney Clavin
Astronomers solve 16-year old mystery of ultraviolet ring in space
Image of the Blue Ring Nebula from GALEX and other telescopes, combined
Expanding the WAVE Pipeline
11/05/2020

Expanding the WAVE Pipeline

Judy Hill
WAVE Fellows program for underrepresented students in STEM to double in size
Graduate student Rebekah Loving with Bren Professor of Computational Biology and Computing and Mathematical Sciences Lior Pachter
A Magnificent Burst from Within Our Galaxy
11/04/2020

A Magnificent Burst from Within Our Galaxy

Whitney Clavin
Graduate student Chris Bochenek's STARE2 project catches a whopper of a radio burst.
Photo composite of STARE2 under fish-eye sky
Caltech Invites Students of Color to Explore Opportunities in Science and Engineering
11/03/2020

Caltech Invites Students of Color to Explore Opportunities in Science and Engineering

Jennifer Torres-Siders
The FUTURE Ignited virtual conference represents an expanded effort to support diversity and inclusion in graduate admissions.
Graduate student Emma Sosa sits works at a computer at Caltech