Caltech Celebrates Its Newest Nobel Laureates

Hundreds join celebration on the Olive Walk

The Caltech community gathered on October 31 to celebrate the Institute's most recent Nobel Laureates—Barry Barish, the Ronald and Maxine Linde Professor of Physics, Emeritus and Kip S. Thorne (BS '62), the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus—who on October 3 were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics with a longtime colleague, MIT's Rainer Weiss.

Hundreds of people attended the celebration on the Olive Walk, which featured remarks from the honorees, LIGO-themed ice sculptures, and commemorative Nobel-Prize chocolate coins emblazoned with the likeness of Barish and Thorne.