Ares Rosakis Awarded the Timoshenko Medal

Engineer Ares Rosakis will receive the Timoshenko Medal in recognition of his work applying mechanical engineering to earth sciences.

Exact Optical Frequencies on Demand

Applied physicists shrink a tabletop-sized optical technology to computer-chip size, opening the way for its widespread use in communications, metrology, sensing, and LIDAR

JPL News: NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars

The Curiosity rover has found new evidence that Mars could have supported ancient life.

Ten Thousand Bursting Genes

Scientists can now image the activity of 10,421 genes at once within individual cells, using a new technique developed at Caltech.

The Cartography of the Nucleus

A new technique creates maps of the folded structures of DNA, RNA, and proteins within the cellular nucleus, revealing elegant "hubs" of organization.

JPL News: Juno Solves 39-Year Old Mystery of Jupiter Lightning

Scientists from NASA's Juno mission describe the ways in which lightning on Jupiter is actually analogous to Earth's lightning.

Collisions of Dead Stars Spray Heavy Elements Throughout Small Galaxies

Using the W.M. Keck Observatory, researchers have found the primary source of heavy elements in dwarf galaxies.

Caltech Service & Impact Awards Honor Staff Excellence

May 31 event recognized individuals and teams for their service to the Institute.

Senior Receives Fellowship for Graduate Funding

Katherine Guo will partner with the NSA for her graduate work in computer science.

Building the Starshot Sail: A Q&A with Harry Atwater

Researchers face the challenge of building something that is thinner than tissue paper but strong enough to withstand the energy of an ultra-high-powered laser

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