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Caltech Names Thomas F. Rosenbaum as New President
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.
Caltech Named World's Top University in Times Higher Education Global Ranking
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.
First Papers from Curiosity
09/27/2013

First Papers from Curiosity

Kathy Svitil
The first papers from the Mars Science Laboratory mission are now available online.
Scientists Find a Martian Igneous Rock that is Surprisingly Earth-like
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.
New Gut Bacterium Discovered in Termite's Digestion of Wood
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.
Bruce Murray
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.
Thirty Meter Telescope Project Partners Sign Master Agreement
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.
Seeing Snow in Space
07/18/2013

Seeing Snow in Space

Kimm Fesenmaier
An international team of researchers, including Caltech's Geoffrey Blake, has used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to capture the first image of a snow line around a Sun-like star.
Evidence for a Martian Ocean
07/16/2013

Evidence for a Martian Ocean

Marcus Woo
Researchers at Caltech have discovered evidence for an ancient delta on Mars where a river might once have emptied into a vast ocean. This ocean, if it existed, could have covered much of Mars's northern hemisphere.
A Stepping-Stone for Oxygen on Earth
06/26/2013

A Stepping-Stone for Oxygen on Earth

Katie Neith
A team led by geobiologists at Caltech has found evidence of a photosystem involving manganese that predates cyanobacteria, the first group of organisms to release oxygen into Earth's environment via photosynthesis.