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Ehlmann Named Emerging Explorer
06/13/2013

Ehlmann Named Emerging Explorer

Brian Bell
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Brown, Farley, and Seinfeld Elected to National Academy of Sciences
05/02/2013

Brown, Farley, and Seinfeld Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Kimm Fesenmaier
Based on their distinguished achievements in original research, three Caltech professors—Mike Brown, Ken Farley, and John Seinfeld—are among the newly elected members and foreign associates.
Watson Lecture: "Mars Science Laboratory: The Search for Habitable Environments"
04/23/2013

Watson Lecture: "Mars Science Laboratory: The Search for Habitable Environments"

Douglas Smith
John Grotzinger, Caltech’s Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology and project scientist for Curiosity—JPL’s newest Mars rover, exploring the floor of Gale Crater—will describe its discoveries so far during a free public lecture on Wednesday, April 24.
Two Decades of Discoveries
03/15/2013

Two Decades of Discoveries

Marcus Woo
This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of inaugural observations of the 10-meter telescope at W. M. Keck Observatory.
Astronomers Observe Planets Around Another Star Like Never Before
03/12/2013

Astronomers Observe Planets Around Another Star Like Never Before

Marcus Woo
Thanks to a new high-tech gadget, astronomers have observed four planets orbiting a star relatively close to the sun in unprecedented detail, revealing the roughly ten-Jupiter-mass planets to be among the most exotic ones known.
A Window Into Europa's Ocean Lies Right at the Surface
03/05/2013

A Window Into Europa's Ocean Lies Right at the Surface

Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech and JPL researchers have found the strongest evidence yet that water from the vast liquid ocean beneath the frozen exterior of Jupiter's icy moon Europa actually makes its way to the surface.
Planetary Astronomer Wins Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching
02/28/2013

Planetary Astronomer Wins Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching

Marcus Woo
John A. Johnson, assistant professor of planetary astronomy at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), has been awarded the Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
Watson Lecture: "Under the Hood of the Earthquake Machine"
02/11/2013

Watson Lecture: "Under the Hood of the Earthquake Machine"

Douglas Smith
What makes an earthquake go off? Why are earthquakes so difficult to forecast? Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Geophysics Nadia Lapusta gives us a close-up look at the moving parts, as it were, at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. Admission is free.
Johnson Wins Astronomy Prize
01/24/2013

Johnson Wins Astronomy Prize

Brian Bell
John A. Johnson, assistant professor of planetary astronomy at Caltech, received the 2012 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize at the 221st meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), in Long Beach, California.
Knutson Wins Award
01/24/2013

Knutson Wins Award

Brian Bell
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Heather Knutson