Massive Astrophysical Objects Governed by Subatomic Equation

Surprisingly, a quintessential equation of quantum mechanics emerges while studying astronomical disks of orbiting material.

Q&A: Evan Kirby on the Importance of Science Outreach

Evan Kirby discusses his work with high school students and his recent Cottrell Scholarship.

Searching for Earth-Like Planets

The search for extrasolar planets has uncovered a dizzying array of planetary systems.

A Better Way to Model Stellar Explosions

A new computer program will allow astrophysicists to better model extreme events involving neutron stars.

Caltech Announces the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

Five alumni will be presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor the Institute bestows upon a graduate.

Engineered Metasurfaces Replace Adhesive Tape in Specialized Microscope

A collaboration between two labs at Caltech yields an improvement in microscopy results.

Mapping the Neural Circuit Governing Thirst

Caltech researchers discover the wiring of the circuit in the mouse brain that drives and quenches thirst.

Beaming with the Light of Millions of Suns

A Caltech-led astronomy team is homing in on the nature of extreme objects known as ULXs.

Stars Around the Milky Way: Cosmic Space Invaders or Victims of Galactic Eviction?

Astronomers using the Keck Observatory have discovered that certain groups of stars were kicked out from the flat disk of our galaxy.

Symposium to Honor Former Caltech President and Nobelist

A scientific symposium will be held on Friday, March 23, 2018, in honor of David Baltimore, president emeritus and recipient of the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.


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