LIGO SURF and the Perfect Wave
As the Advanced LIGO Project geared up last summer, 27 undergraduates from around the world became full partners in one of the biggest, most complex physics experiment ever. Their contributions ranged from creating hardware and software for current use to helping design next-generation detectors.
The Caltech–Huntington Library Materialities, Texts and Images Collaboration Opens Its Final Chapter
MTI is a research program that investigates the roles of a wide range of material things—books, artwork, scientific instruments, as well as natural resources such as rocks and plants—in human culture. The MTI program has welcomed its final scholars to begin their year-long fellowships. When their work is complete, a new chapter of the Caltech-Huntington Library collaboration will begin.
The Rosetta Mission's Rendezvous with the Rubber-Duckie Comet
Rosetta, named for the inscribed stone that allowed 19th-century historians to unlock the secrets of ancient Egypt, is unlocking the secrets of a far more ancient comet. Rosetta team member Paul Weissman will divulge some of them on Wednesday, October 14, at 8 p.m. in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. Admission is free.
Understanding Olfaction: An Interview with Elizabeth Hong
Although humans are largely visual creatures, olfaction—or smell—is the primary source of information for most other organisms. Elizabeth Hong, a new assistant professor of neuroscience at Caltech, studies olfaction to understand how the brain processes sensory information and how that information guides behaviors.
Wet Paleoclimate of Mars Revealed by Ancient Lakes at Gale Crater
A paper published in Science on October 9, 2015, will present new details about the paleoclimate of Mars and formations inside Gale Crater. New evidence indicates that the crater was filled with water-borne sediment, and excavated, in a shorter time than previously thought, leaving the base of Mount Sharp behind. Climate models of the ancient atmosphere of Mars will need to be adjusted.
Flowing Electrons Help Ocean Microbes Gulp Methane
The key to any healthy relationship is communication. Two types of microbes near the ocean floor use direct electron transfer to coordinate their symbiotic relationship—which results in the consumption of large amounts of methane from deep ocean vents.
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