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12/10/2013

First Rock Dating Experiment Performed on Mars

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
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12/09/2013

New Curiosity Papers Published

New research articles on the Mars Science Laboratory mission have recently been published.
12/09/2013

Stone Receives NASA Award

Brian Bell
Edward C. Stone was awarded a NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, presented by television personality Stephen Colbert on the December 3 broadcast of The Colbert Report.
10/24/2013

Caltech Names Thomas F. Rosenbaum as New President

Today Caltech announced the appointment of Thomas F. Rosenbaum as the Institute's ninth president. Dr. Rosenbaum is currently the John T. Wilson Distinguished Service Professor of Physics and provost at the University of Chicago.
10/02/2013

Caltech Named World's Top University in Times Higher Education Global Ranking

Kathy Svitil
For the third year in a row, the California Institute of Technology has been rated the world's number one university in the Times Higher Education global ranking of the top 200 universities.
09/27/2013

First Papers from Curiosity

Kathy Svitil
The first papers from the Mars Science Laboratory mission are now available online.
09/26/2013

Scientists Find a Martian Igneous Rock that is Surprisingly Earth-like

Kathy Svitil
A Caltech-led team of Mars Science Laboratory scientists has found that a surprisingly Earth-like martian rock offers new insight into the history of Mars's interior and suggests parts of the red planet may be more like our own than we ever knew.
09/23/2013

New Gut Bacterium Discovered in Termite's Digestion of Wood

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Caltech researchers have found a new species of microbe responsible for acetogenesis, an important process in termite nutrition.
09/16/2013

Bruce Murray

Douglas Smith
Bruce Churchill Murray, Caltech Professor of Planetary Science, Emeritus, and former head of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), succumbed to complications of Alzheimer's disease on August 29, 2013. He was 81.
07/29/2013

Thirty Meter Telescope Project Partners Sign Master Agreement

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Scientific authorities on the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project announced on Friday that they have now signed a master agreement formalizing project goals and providing a governing framework for the international collaboration.