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Lori Dajose
Five Caltech faculty members have been awarded the fellowships, honoring them as "early-career scientists whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders."
Lori Dajose
Heather Knutson, assistant professor of planetary science at Caltech, has been awarded the Newton Lacy Pierce Prize of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).
Lori Dajose
Konstantin Batygin (MS '10, PhD '12), an assistant professor of planetary science at Caltech, was recently included in Forbes's "30 Under 30" list in the science category, and described by the editors as being "the next physics rock star."
Lori Dajose
Caltech geologist John Grotzinger, who was recently named chair of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, has stepped down as project scientist for NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity. He is succeeded by Ashwin Vasavada (PhD '98) of JPL.
Katie Neith
A pioneer in the use of seismic anisotropy—variations in the velocities of seismic waves as they move at different angles through materials—to study the earth's interior, and a researcher whose work helped advance our understanding of the composition, structure, and dynamics of the earth and of earth-like planets, Don L. Anderson passed away on December 2, 2014.
Lori Dajose
Geophysicist Hiroo Kanamori has been awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure Gold and Silver Star by the government of Japan.
Kathy Svitil
Don L. Anderson, the Eleanor and John R. McMillan Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus, passed away on December 2, 2014. He was 81 years old.
Kimm Fesenmaier
A team of researchers has discovered an ancient, deep canyon buried along the Yarlung Tsangpo River in south Tibet. The geologists say that the ancient canyon—thousands of feet deep in places—effectively rules out a popular model used to explain how the massive and picturesque gorges of the Himalayas became so steep, so fast.
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
The new Center for Data-Driven Discovery makes advanced computational tools available to researchers from all six Caltech divisions, plus JPL researchers.
Douglas Smith
Two and a half billion years ago, single-celled organisms called cyanobacteria harnessed sunlight to split water molecules, producing energy to power their cells and releasing oxygen into an atmosphere that had previously had none. These early environmental engineers are responsible for the life we see around us today, and much more besides. At 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium, Professor of Geobiology Woodward "Woody" Fischer will describe how they transformed the planet. Admission is free.
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Caltech researchers use robotic ocean gliders to study how warm water is making its way to Antarctic ice sheets—and how this warming ultimately leads to rising ocean levels.
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