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Earthquakes in Slow Motion
10/23/2019

Earthquakes in Slow Motion

Robert Perkins
A survey of slow-slip events in Cascadia reveals new insight into the recently discovered phenomenon.
Cascadia
Researcher Unveils a Plan for a Dense Seismological Survey of Los Angeles
10/22/2019

Researcher Unveils a Plan for a Dense Seismological Survey of Los Angeles

Robert Perkins
Seismologists want to use a rolling, passive network of seismic sensors to map the ground beneath the LA Basin.
Clayton seismic waves
Lessons From Ridgecrest
10/17/2019

Lessons From Ridgecrest

Robert Perkins
Geophysicists complete their analysis of a well-documented seismic event that held many surprises.
Ridgecrest Quake fault
A Sustained History of Leadership
09/26/2019

A Sustained History of Leadership

Lori Oliwenstein
The Resnick Sustainability Institute will continue to build on the pioneering work Caltech researchers have been doing over many decades.
airplane tail in wind tunnel
Stewart and Lynda Resnick Pledge $750 Million to Caltech to Support Environmental Sustainability Research
09/26/2019

Stewart and Lynda Resnick Pledge $750 Million to Caltech to Support Environmental Sustainability Research

Kathy Svitil
Commitment will bring together experts across campus, and provide shared facilities with unparalleled instrumentation, to advance bold new solutions to energy and sustainability challenges
Lynda Resnick, Caltech President Thomas F. Rosenbaum, and Stewart Resnick
Planetary Collisions Can Drop the Internal Pressures in Planets
09/04/2019

Planetary Collisions Can Drop the Internal Pressures in Planets

Robert Perkins
A new study finds that collisions between planetary bodies, such as the event that created Earth's moon, could abruptly drop the planet's internal pressure.
Collision
When Music and Science Converge
08/26/2019

When Music and Science Converge

Here at Caltech, a sizable number of scientists also wield a bow, pluck a string, or tickle the ivories. Two in particular have forged powerful links between their research and their musicianship.
Lucy Jones and Konstantin Batygin
Natural-Gas Leaks are Important Source of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Los Angeles
08/12/2019

Natural-Gas Leaks are Important Source of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Los Angeles

Emily Velasco
Liyin He, a Caltech graduate student, finds that methane in L.A.'s air correlates with the seasonal use of gas for heating homes and businesses.
A photo showing the Los Angeles skyline near sunset. The air is hazy.
Jennifer Lum Named Caltech General Counsel
07/29/2019

Jennifer Lum Named Caltech General Counsel

Jennifer Lum, deputy general counsel at Caltech, has been named the Institute's new general counsel.
Jennifer Lum
Seismologists Monitor Ridgecrest Aftershocks Using Novel Fiber Optic Network
07/24/2019

Seismologists Monitor Ridgecrest Aftershocks Using Novel Fiber Optic Network

Robert Perkins
Proof-of-viability study will provide a clearer, more detailed look at the evolution of a major earthquake sequence
A surface rupture shows ground movement following a pair of large earthquakes that struck near Ridgecrest, CA, on July 4 and 5.