Scoville Awarded Radio Astronomy Lectureship

The lectureship, awarded from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the Associated Universities, Inc, is named for Karl Jansky, a pioneer in the field of radio astronomy and the first to detect radio waves from a cosmic source.

Powerful New Radio Telescope Array Searches the Entire Sky 24/7

The Owens Valley Long Wavelength Array is producing stunning videos of the radio sky.

New Thin, Flat Lenses Focus Light as Sharply as Curved Lenses

Caltech engineers have created flat microlenses with performance on a par with conventional, curved lenses. These lenses can be made using well-known methods for making computer chips, allowing their incorporation into electronics and other novel devices.

Lopsided Star Explosion Holds the Key to Other Supernova Mysteries

New findings support some of the fundamental theories and supercomputer model predictions made at Caltech about the lopsided inner workings of these explosive stellar giants.

Caltech, JPL Team Captures Movement on Nepal Earthquake Fault Rupture

Using a combination of global data and seismic observations, scientists have seen what happened below Earth's surface during the recent 7.8-magnitude Gorkha quake.

Searching for Vibrations from the Big Bang

For a brief instant after the Big Bang, the universe flew apart at speeds faster than light; the gravitational waves from this expansion sowed the seeds of galaxies. Caltech professor Jamie Bock is hunting for an echo of these waves in the cosmic microwave background.

Andersen Wins Inaugural Cal-BRAIN Funding

Cal-BRAIN, the California complement to the federal BRAIN Initiative, recently announced that Caltech's Richard Andersen is one of 16 winners of the new state-funded seed grants.

Tracking Photosynthesis from Space

A new way of using the technologies aboard JPL's OCO-2 satellite allows researchers to monitor plant health and productivity on a global scale.

John H. Richards, 1930–2015

John H. ("Jack") Richards, a professor of organic chemistry and biochemistry at Caltech whose research was focused on gaining a molecular understanding of the mechanisms of protein function, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015. He was 85 years old.

“Freezing a Bullet” to Find Clues to Ribosome Assembly Process

Researchers figure out how protein-synthesizing cellular machines are assembled in a stepwise fashion.


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