Caltech Computer Scientist Thomas Vidick Named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar

Caltech's Thomas Vidick has been named an Azrieli Global Scholar by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

Caltech-Led Teams Strike Cosmic Gold

After being alerted to a gravitational-wave event by LIGO and its European counterpart Virgo, thousands of scientists across the globe looked at a patch of sky and saw the aftermath of a neutron star collision, marking the first time such an event has been observed with both gravitational-wave and conventional astronomy.

LIGO and Virgo Make First Detection of Gravitational Waves Produced by Colliding Neutron Stars

Discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light.

The Golden Record Turns 40

The creators of the Voyager Golden Record, along with cultural experts, weigh in on the history and influence of the farthest-flung message from humanity.

JPL News: Giant Exoplanet Hunters: Look for Debris Disks

Astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets.

Studying Entropy in Metallic Glasses

Intense neutron beams force metallic glasses to give up one of their secrets: the source of a huge increase in entropy at the glass transition.

Gradinaru Named Vallee Scholar

Gradinaru is one of five early-career researchers internationally to receive funding from the Vallee Foundation for basic biomedical research.

Caltech Researchers Create Test That Reveals Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in 30 Minutes

A new test developed at Caltech can identify whether bacteria are resistant to antibiotics in a mere half hour, giving medical professionals a new tool for fighting infections.

Barish and Thorne Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

Award honors their "decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves."

Caltech Alumnus and Former Caltech Researcher Win Nobel for Circadian Rhythm Research

Michael Rosbash (BS '65), and Jeffrey C. Hall, a former Caltech postdoctoral fellow, have been honored with a Nobel Prize for identifying the genetic mechanism controlling circadian rhythms.

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