Natural Quasicrystals May Be the Result of Collisions Between Objects in the Asteroid Belt

Experiment demonstrates that rare, naturally occurring quasicrystals could have been formed by high-speed impacts in space.

2016 Distinguished Alumna: Janet C. Campagna (MS ’85)

Campagna received the award for her contributions to quantitative investment and for her leadership in the financial industry. Campagna is the founder of QS Investors, a leading customized solutions and global quantitative equities provider.

Percin Finishes Year with Impressive Achievements In Swimming, Water Polo

Brittany Percin has had an enviable freshman year, with remarkable performances as both a swimmer and a water polo player.

Shou Receives Fellowship for Graduate Studies in Germany

Senior Laura Shou has received a Graduate Study Scholarship to pursue a master's degree in Germany.

Gupta Receives Library Friends' Thesis Prize

The winner of this year's Library Friends' Senior Thesis Prize was announced on June 1.

Newly Named Pew Scholar to Image Gut Bacteria with Sound Waves

As a Pew scholar, Mikhail Shapiro will receive funding to image the location and activities of microbes in the body using ultrasound.

Honoring Service and Impact

Caltech celebrated its 61st Annual Service & Impact Awards on June 2, 2016, honoring more than 300 staff members with service ranging from 10 to 50 years.

2016 Distinguished Alumnus: Eric Betzig (BS '83)

Betzig received the award for his groundbreaking contributions to microscopy. He pioneered a method known as single-molecule microscopy, or “nanoscopy,” which allows cellular structures at the nanoscale to be observed using an optical microscope, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2014.

LIGO Founders Receive Prestigious Kavli Prize in Astrophysics

The $1 million Kavli Prize in Astrophysics has been awarded to the three founders of LIGO.

2016 Shaw Prize Awarded to LIGO Founders

This year's Shaw Prize in Astronomy, worth $1.2 million, has been awarded to the trio of researchers who founded LIGO.


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