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.

Best-Selling Author to Discuss How Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt Shaped Modern Views of Nature

Author Andrea Wulf will visit Caltech as part of the James Michelin Distinguished Visitors Program.

New Provost Starts This Week

David Tirrell steps into new role on campus.

The Science of Sweat: An Interview with Wei Gao

New faculty member Wei Gao creates biosensors that probe metrics of health by analyzing sweat.

Scenes from Frosh Camp

Many students got their first exposure to geology on the annual hike at freshmen orientation.

Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger Observed by LIGO and Virgo

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration report the first joint detection of gravitational waves with both the LIGO and Virgo detectors.

Decoding the Political Divide: A Conversation with Michael Gibilisco and Gabriel Lopez-Moctezuma

New assistant professors of political science Michael Gibilisco and Gabriel Lopez-Moctezuma chat about their research, hopes for collaboration, and what they find interesting in today's politics.

The Surprising, Ancient Behavior of Jellyfish

The discovery that primitive jellyfish sleep suggests that sleep is an ancient, evolutionarily conserved behavior.

Postdoctoral Scholars Named Hanna Gray Fellows

Two Caltech postdoctoral scholars will receive up to $1.4 million in funding over eight years.

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