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11/03/2016

Watson Lecture: Ceres and the Dawn of the Solar System

Lorinda Dajose
JPL scientist Carol Raymond will give the November 9 Watson Lecture.
Carol Raymond
10/24/2016

The Wikipedian Geobiologist

Lorinda Dajose
A conversation with Alice Michel (BS '16), who spearheaded the effort to give geobiology a home on Wikipedia.
Stromatolites
10/19/2016

Curious Tilt of the Sun Traced to Undiscovered Planet

Robert Perkins
"Planet Nine," which may lurk beyond Neptune, may be the reason that the solar system's planets orbit at a six-degree angle with respect to the sun.
artistic rendering of Planet Nine
10/13/2016

The City of Astronomy

Lorinda Dajose
From October 16–22, Caltech and nine other institutions are participating in Pasadena Astronomy Week to celebrate the city's rich history in astronomy.
image of the Crab nebula
10/12/2016

SURF Seminar Day 2016

Lorinda Dajose
On October 15, students will present their research at the annual SURF Seminar Day.
graphic of three human silhouettes and two torches
09/30/2016

No Rest for a Nobelist

Lori Oliwenstein
For the vast majority of the 34 Caltech faculty and alumni who have together won 35 Nobels, the award is just the beginning.
photo of Robert Millikan
09/21/2016

Newman and Orphan Named MacArthur Fellows

Lorinda Dajose
The "no strings attached" fellowships award $625,000 over five years.
09/15/2016

In the Light of Evolution

Lorinda Dajose
Students reflect on experiences in a biannual evolution course which culminates in a trip to the Galápagos Islands.
photo of Galápagos giant tortoises
09/08/2016

Batygin a "Brilliant 10" Researcher

Konstantin Batygin is one of this year's Popular Science's Brilliant 10.
08/24/2016

Counting on Grains of Sand

Robert Perkins
Engineers use individual grains as force gauges to calculate how stress moves through sand, granular rocks, and soils.
Granular material still image