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.

Celebrating 50 Years of Service: A Conversation with Mary Webster

Mary Webster, executive assistant to President Thomas F. Rosenbaum and secretary of the Board of Trustees, is being recognized for 50 years of service to Caltech at the annual Staff Service and Impact Awards.

Ditch Day? It’s Today, Frosh!

Today students celebrate Ditch Day, one of Caltech's oldest traditions.

Gilmartin Named Dean of Undergraduate Students

On July 1, 2016, Kevin Gilmartin, professor of English, will begin serving as Caltech's dean of undergraduate students.

Frances Arnold Wins 2016 Millennium Technology Prize

Innovator Frances Arnold has been awarded the Millennium Technology Prize for her "directed evolution" method, which creates new and better proteins in the laboratory using principles of evolution. The Millennium Technology Prize is one of the world's most prestigious technology awards.

Oka Receives McKnight Award

Yuki Oka, assistant professor of biology, will receive the 2016 McKnight Scholars Award.

A Feeling Touch

Caltech biologist Richard Andersen is working to incorporate a sense of touch into the neural prosthetics he has been helping develop for years—devices implanted in the brain that allow a paralyzed patient to manipulate a robotic arm.

When Science Mentors Art, and Art Plays with Science

The MACH 33 program pairs playwrights with science advisers from Caltech and JPL who can inform the plays' fictional worlds with scientific authenticity and insight to produce richer dramatic works.

LIGO Founders and Team Receive Cosmology Prize

Caltech's Drever and Thorne receive the Gruber Cosmology Prize for their role in discovering gravitational waves.


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