NASA Rover's Sand-Dune Studies Yield Surprise

Unusual wind-sculpted sand ripples have been discovered on Mars.

Remembering Gerald Wasserburg

Gerald Wasserburg, who helped to establish our current understanding of how the solar system formed, passed away on June 13.

Caltech Trustee and Alumnus Simon "Si" Ramo Passes Away

Alumnus and life member of the Board of Trustees Simon "Si" Ramo (PhD '36), a founding giant of the aerospace industry and chief architect of the nation's intercontinental ballistic missile system, passed away on June 27, 2016. He was 103.

2016 Distinguished Alumnus: Carl V. Larson (BS ’52, Mechanical Engineering)

Larson received the award for his accomplished career in the electronics industry. He is also being celebrated for his sustained commitment to the research, students, and alumni of Caltech.

Scientists Transform Lower-Body Cells into Facial Cartilage

Researchers have discovered a “gene circuit” that can alter the fate of cells, turning them into ones that make cartilage.

2016 Distinguished Alumnus: Neil Gehrels (PhD '82, Physics)

Gehrels received the award for his scientific leadership in the study of gamma-ray bursts as well as for his significant contributions to high-energy astrophysics, infrared astronomy, and instrument development.

Gerald Wasserburg, 1927–2016

Gerald Wasserburg, John D. MacArthur Professor of Geology and Geophysics, Emeritus, passed away on June 13, 2016. He was 89 years old.

Gravitational Waves Detected from Second Pair of Colliding Black Holes

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration identify a second gravitational wave event in the data from Advanced LIGO detectors.

Live Webcast: LIGO, Virgo Scientists to Discuss Continued Search for Gravitational Waves

The latest research in the effort to detect gravitational waves will be discussed in a press briefing on Wednesday, June 15.

Students Win National and International Prizes

Caltech undergraduate and graduate students have collected an array of awards this year, including a Fulbright grant, two Hertz Fellowships, a Marshall Scholarship, and 20 National Science Foundation Fellowships.

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