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Edward M. Stolper to Receive the Wollaston Medal
03/05/2019

Edward M. Stolper to Receive the Wollaston Medal

Robert Perkins
Edward Stolper receives Geological Society of London's highest honor.
Edward Stolper
Fast, Simple New Assessment of Earthquake Hazard
03/04/2019

Fast, Simple New Assessment of Earthquake Hazard

Robert Perkins
Coupling GPS and satellite images with computer modeling yields a new way of assessing seismic risk
Graphic representation of measuring a fault's strain
Caltech Announces the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners
03/01/2019

Caltech Announces the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

Caltech has announced five recipients of this year's Distinguished Alumni Award.
photo of the Distinguished Alumni Award medal
More Support for Planet Nine
02/27/2019

More Support for Planet Nine

Robert Perkins
Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin offer further clues about Planet Nine.
Planets to scale
High CO2 Levels Can Destabilize Marine Layer Clouds
02/25/2019

High CO2 Levels Can Destabilize Marine Layer Clouds

Robert Perkins
Computer modeling shows that marine stratus clouds could disappear if atmospheric CO2 levels climb high enough, raising global temperatures.
clouds in the San Francisco Bay
JPL News: NASA's Opportunity Rover Mission on Mars Comes to End
02/13/2019

JPL News: NASA's Opportunity Rover Mission on Mars Comes to End

Opportunity's mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring Mars.
Opportunity
Famed Oceanographer Walter Munk (BS '39, MS '40) Dead at 101
02/12/2019

Famed Oceanographer Walter Munk (BS '39, MS '40) Dead at 101

Elise Cutts
Caltech mourns the passing of alumnus and famed oceanographer Walter Munk.
Walter Munk
Q&A: Creating a "Virtual Seismologist"
01/03/2019

Q&A: Creating a "Virtual Seismologist"

Elise Cutts
Geologists and engineers team up to apply artificial intelligence to seismology.
Seismogram
Murray Lab Helps Scientists See Themselves on Mars
12/19/2018

Murray Lab Helps Scientists See Themselves on Mars

Robert Perkins
Scientists take the decision of where to send a $2.1 billion rover seriously. The Murray Lab gives them the tools to make an informed choice.
Jezero Crater
New Climate Model to Be Built from the Ground Up
12/12/2018

New Climate Model to Be Built from the Ground Up

Robert Perkins
Researchers from across the country team up to re-engineer climate modeling.
Climate modeling