NASA’s Kepler Confirms 100+ Exoplanets During Its K2 Mission

Using data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft, scientists have confirmed 104 planets outside of our solar system.

Charles W. Peck Passes Away

Charles W. Peck (PhD '64)—an eminent physicist, dedicated educator, and former chair of the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy (PMA) at Caltech—passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016. He was 81 years old.

High School Students Hunt for Pulsars

Caltech's partnership in the Pulsar Search Collaboratory offers local high school students the opportunity to conduct astronomy research.

Team of Proteins Works Together to Turn on T Cells

Scientists are learning how cells make the decision to become T cells.

Special Delivery

From the exploration of other planets to the meanderings of single cells, Caltech and JPL researchers are thinking about transportation in unexpected ways.

2016 Distinguished Alumna: Ellen D. Williams (PhD ’82, Chemistry)

Williams received the award for her sustained record of innovation and achievement in the area of structural-surface physics. She now serves as director of the Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA-E) in the U.S. Department of Energy.

Juno Mission Begins Tour of Jupiter

Caltech scientists look forward to data from NASA's Juno mission, now in orbit around Jupiter.

Physics and Mathematics Professors Named Simons Investigators

Anton Kapustin and Vladimir Markovic will each be awarded $100,000 annually for five years as part of the fellowship.

2016 Distinguished Alumnus: Thomas (Tim) J. Litle IV (BS ’62, Engineering and Applied Science)

Litle received the award for his revolutionary contributions to commerce, including the presorted mail program developed for the U.S. Postal Service and the three-digit security codes on credit cards.

Caltech Scientists Discuss Jupiter's Mysteries

In anticipation of Juno's arrival at Jupiter on July 4, three Caltech faculty share thoughts on the planet, the mission, and the solar system.


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