Commencement 2017

Caltech's 123rd annual commencement

New Branch in Family Tree of Exoplanets Discovered

In a new Caltech-led study, researchers have classified exoplanets in much the same way that biologists identify new animal species.

AGEP Postdocs Reflect on Experiences

Underrepresented minority postdoctoral scholars discuss their experiences with the AGEP program at Caltech.

Break Through Prospers

Break Through, publicly launched just over a year ago, is already the most successful campaign in Caltech’s history.

Caltech Faculty Receive Named Professorships

Twenty-five professors are recognized with the Institute’s highest honor.

"Hot" Electrons Move Faster Than Expected

Electrons excited by a laser diffuse through a material 1,000 times faster than their room-temperature counterparts, study shows.

LIGO Team Wins Princess of Asturias Award

Caltech scientists Barry Barish and Kip S. Thorne have been awarded the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research.

Writing the Next Chapter in the Search for Habitable Worlds

New professor of astronomy Andrew Howard discusses the diversity of exoplanets and the search for an Earth-like world.

Alumnus Jerry Nelson, Father of Keck Telescope, Passes Away

Caltech alumnus Jerry Nelson was the principal designer for the W. M. Keck Observatory—the world's largest observatory atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii.

A New Approach to Biology

Professor Rob Phillips reinvents Caltech's freshman biology course with programming and statistical mechanics.

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