Opening up the Dynamic Infrared Sky

Mansi Kasliwal plans to survey the entire accessible night sky in infrared light every night.

Dying Star Emits a Whisper

The unexpectedly gentle death of a massive star suggests that it was being robbed by a dense companion lurking out of sight.

Time-Traveling Illusion Tricks the Brain

Caltech researchers show how sound can retroactively induce an optical illusion.

Caltech Mentor’s Legacy Lives on through a New Graduate Fellowship

Anneila Sargent (MS ’67, PhD ’78) has made a gift to establish the Wallace L. W. Sargent Fellowship.

JPL News: NASA Voyager 2 Could Be Nearing Interstellar Space

The Voyager 2 spacecraft may be getting close to edge of vast bubble around the sun.

Doris Tsao Named MacArthur Fellow

The MacArthur Fellowship is awarded to individuals of "outstanding talent."

Frances Arnold Wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

For her work on the directed evolution method of bioengineering enzymes, Frances Arnold has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Wilhelmus A. J. Luxemburg

Wilhelmus Luxemburg, emeritus professor of mathematics at Caltech, passed away on October 2, 2018. He was 89 years old.

Gradinaru Receives NIH Director's Award

The NIH Director's Pioneer Award, given to "exceptionally creative scientists," is part of its High-Risk, High-Reward Research program.

Scientists Uncover Why You Can't Decide What to Order for Lunch

Caltech researchers explore the choice overload effect, a phenomenon that hampers the brain's ability to make a decision when there are too many options.


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