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Untangling Particles with Artificial Intelligence
08/05/2020

Untangling Particles with Artificial Intelligence

Whitney Clavin
Particle physicist Jennifer Ngadiuba discusses how AI technologies can help sift through the Large Hadron Collider's upcoming deluge of data.
Jennifer Ngadiuba
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
From the Break Through Campaign: Caltech's Kortschak Scholars Program Builds a New Community
07/15/2020

From the Break Through Campaign: Caltech's Kortschak Scholars Program Builds a New Community

Andrew Moseman
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Caltech Kortschak Scholars for 2020
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
Kathryn Zurek Wins Simons Investigator Award
07/01/2020

Kathryn Zurek Wins Simons Investigator Award

Whitney Clavin
Physicist who studies dark matter named a 2020 Simons Investigator.
Kathryn Zurek
Experiment at CERN makes the first observation of rare events producing three massive force carriers simultaneously
06/25/2020

Experiment at CERN makes the first observation of rare events producing three massive force carriers simultaneously

Emily Velasco
Caltech's high-energy physics group uncovers an ultra-rare process in the search for new physics at the Large Hadron Collider.
An artist's depiction of a boson-producing event. Colored streaks emanate from within a cylinder.
Black Hole Collision May Have Exploded with Light
06/25/2020

Black Hole Collision May Have Exploded with Light

Whitney Clavin
Astronomers have seen what might amount to the first light ever detected from a black hole merger.
Artist's concept of a supermassive black hole, with a binary pair of black holes in its disk.
LIGO-Virgo Finds Mystery Object in "Mass Gap"
06/23/2020

LIGO-Virgo Finds Mystery Object in "Mass Gap"

Whitney Clavin
The LIGO–Virgo gravitational-wave network has identified an object that is either the heaviest known neutron star, or the lightest known black hole.
Artwork showing a black hole merging with a black hole or neutron star.
Five Mellon Mays Graduates Heading For Prestigious Institutions
06/17/2020

Five Mellon Mays Graduates Heading For Prestigious Institutions

Emily Velasco
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program aims to increase diversity in higher education by providing resources to underrepresented students.
A composite image showing black-and-white portraits of the five graduating Mellon Mays Fellow. In the background is an abstract colorful texture.
Thinking Small: New Ideas in the Search for Dark Matter
06/16/2020

Thinking Small: New Ideas in the Search for Dark Matter

Whitney Clavin
Magnetic "quasiparticles" called magnons may help scientists detect dark matter.
Hubble image of a galaxy cluster with dark matter