Fiona Harrison Awarded High-Energy Astrophysics Prize

The 2015 Rossi Prize has been awarded to Fiona Harrison, the Benjamin M. Rosen Professor of Physics at Caltech, for her "groundbreaking work on supernova remnants, neutron stars, and black holes enabled by NuSTAR." The award is the top prize in high-energy astrophysics.

Grotzinger Steps Down as Curiosity’s Project Scientist

Caltech geologist John Grotzinger, who was recently named chair of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, has stepped down as project scientist for NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity. He is succeeded by Ashwin Vasavada (PhD '98) of JPL.

Ravichandran Receives Award for Solid Mechanics

Guruswami (Ravi) Ravichandran, the John E. Goode Jr. Professor of aerospace and professor of mechanical engineering, has received the Warner T. Koiter Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Remembering Don L. Anderson

A pioneer in the use of seismic anisotropy—variations in the velocities of seismic waves as they move at different angles through materials—to study the earth's interior, and a researcher whose work helped advance our understanding of the composition, structure, and dynamics of the earth and of earth-like planets, Don L. Anderson passed away on December 2, 2014.

Unusual Light Signal Yields Clues About Elusive Black Hole Merger

Caltech researchers discover a light signal that hints at an extremely close pair of super-massive black holes.

How Do You Make a Greasy Protein?

The research of Professor of Biochemistry Bil Clemons is focused on working out the structures of and biological processes associated with membrane proteins—assemblies of protein molecules that act as transport channels through the greasy lipid membrane that encapsulates a cell. Clemons will discuss how cells assemble these proteins, and how they deliver them to the membrane in a Watson Lecture on Wednesday, January 7.

Four Caltech Professors Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Professors Frances Arnold, David Baltimore, Carver Mead, and Axel Scherer have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Modeling Politics: An Interview With Alexander Hirsch

All those political statements that we, as humans, make? Alexander Hirsch, a new associate professor of political science at Caltech, creates mathematical models to actually test them.

SKIES App Aids Learning in Caltech Classrooms

Designed by two alums, the interactive SKIES app helps Caltech students and professors connect to take learning to the next level.

Kanamori Receives Sacred Treasure from Japanese Government

Geophysicist Hiroo Kanamori has been awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure Gold and Silver Star by the government of Japan.

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