Keck Observatory's New Planet Imager Delivers First Science

The Keck Observatory's vortex coronagraph has the potential to image planetary systems closer to their host stars than was possible before.

Small but Mighty: Fruit Fly Muscles

A new study explains the nimble, complex maneuvers that allow the pesky fruit fly to evade being swatted.

National Academy of Sciences Honors LIGO Researchers

The National Academy of Sciences is honoring five members of the LIGO team with two distinguished prizes.

Prestigious Prize Awarded to Caltech Neuroscientist

David Anderson has received the Perl-UNC Prize for his discovery of neural circuit mechanisms underlying emotional behaviors.

Problem Solving, One Avocado at a Time

For the handful of students in Caltech's legendary Physics 11 seminar, jumping over hurdles is just the beginning.

JPL News: NuSTAR Finds New Clues to 'Chameleon Supernova'

The supernova SN 2014C dramatically changed in appearance over the course of a year, surprising astronomers.

Fixating on Faces

Neurons specialized for processing faces in the human brain are controlled by attention, according to a new Caltech study.

Frances Arnold Wins National Academy of Sciences' Sackler Prize

The National Academy of Sciences has awarded Frances Arnold the 2017 Sackler Prize for her work on directed evolution.

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Anatol Roshko, 1923–2017

Anatol Roshko (MS '47, PhD '52), Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics, Emeritus, at Caltech, passed away on January 23, 2017. He was 93 years old.

Tools and Techniques to Track and Study Methane

Studying the second-most-prevalent greenhouse gas in the atmosphere presents research challenges that are being tackled at Caltech.

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