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Conventional Computers Can Learn to Solve Tricky Quantum Problems
09/22/2022

Conventional Computers Can Learn to Solve Tricky Quantum Problems

Whitney Clavin
Physicists prove that classical machine learning models can improve predictions about quantum materials.
Artwork depicting quantum computers and AI.
Caltech Physicists Win New Horizons in Physics Prize
09/22/2022

Caltech Physicists Win New Horizons in Physics Prize

Whitney Clavin
David Simmons-Duffin and Manuel Endres receive prizes for work in fundamental physics.
Manuel Endres and David Simmons-Duffin
Proving that Quantum Entanglement is Real
09/20/2022

Proving that Quantum Entanglement is Real

Caltech alumnus John Clauser discusses his first experimental proof of quantum entanglement.
John Clauser in 1976 standing with his second quantum entanglement experiment at UC Berkeley
Caltech Mourns the Passing of Maarten Schmidt, 1929-2022
09/19/2022

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Maarten Schmidt, 1929-2022

Maarten Schmidt, known for his 1963 discovery of quasars, has passed away.
Marteen Schmidt
Outreach Program Engages Public High School Students in the Discovery of Exoplanets
09/09/2022

Outreach Program Engages Public High School Students in the Discovery of Exoplanets

Sabrina Pirzada
Caltech and JPL astronomers, in partnership with the Caltech Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach (CTLO), have launched the Caltech Planet Finder Academy, a new astronomy program that offers Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) high school students the chance to conduct hands-on experiments and learn about the universe and its galaxies, stars, and planets.
student looking into the sky through a telescope
A Decade of NuSTAR: What Its X-Ray Vision Has Taught Us
09/09/2022

A Decade of NuSTAR: What Its X-Ray Vision Has Taught Us

Andrew Moseman
NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), led by Caltech and managed by JPL, turned 10 years old in June. This space telescope detects high-energy X-ray light and studies some of the most energetic objects and processes in the universe.
Bright green sources of high-energy X-ray light captured by NuSTAR overlaid on an optical-light image of the Whirlpool galaxy and its companion galaxy, M51b (the bright greenish-white spot above).
As Mars Perseverance Rover Rolls Along the Delta, Scientists at Caltech Roll Up Their Sleeves
08/23/2022

As Mars Perseverance Rover Rolls Along the Delta, Scientists at Caltech Roll Up Their Sleeves

Robert Perkins
Caltech geoscientists begin probing sediment samples on Mars in search of ancient signs of life.
Delta
NASA Selects UVEX Mission Proposal for Further Study
08/22/2022

NASA Selects UVEX Mission Proposal for Further Study

NASA has selected the the UltraViolet EXplorer (UVEX), led by Caltech's Fiona Harrison, for further study.
Ultraviolet light is seen in blue in this picture of Barnard's Galaxy.
NASA Astronaut Jessica Watkins Holds a Q&A from Space
08/18/2022

NASA Astronaut Jessica Watkins Holds a Q&A from Space

Omar Shamout
The former Caltech postdoc answered questions from the Caltech community live from the International Space Station
Jessica Watkins Q&A event in Ramo Auditorium on August 9, 2022.
A Test Chamber for NASA's New Cosmic Mapmaker Makes a Dramatic Entrance
08/16/2022

A Test Chamber for NASA's New Cosmic Mapmaker Makes a Dramatic Entrance

Calla Cofield of JPL
The SPHEREx space telescope will create a 3-D map of the entire sky. Its cutting-edge instruments require a custom-built chamber to make sure they're ready to operate in space.
SPHEREx hardware being lowered into a basement lab.